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  1. John Abraham and the Cardinals' pass rush

    Mike Sando

    Veteran pass-rusher John Abraham was an option for the Seattle Seahawks before the team signed Cliff Avril in free agency. Now, the division-rival Arizona Cardinals are taking a look at him. John Abraham 3-year Glance Yr. 2012 2011 ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Mike Sando

    A look at the one offseason move each team in the NFC West needed to make, but didn't: Arizona Cardinals: Pass-rushing outside linebacker is one position where the team could have upgraded more aggressively. Using a fourth-round pick for Alex Okaf...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: Breakout player

    Mike Sando

    Who is one potential breakout player for each NFC West team in 2013? Arizona Cardinals: Tight end Rob Housler comes to mind as a talented young player likely to benefit from an upgraded quarterback situation. Housler had 45 receptions, so it's not...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. Young NFC West pass-rushers making mark

    Mike Sando

    Four young NFC West outside pass-rushers have combined for 18 sacks through five games. A look at their progress: Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams (6.0 sacks): A three-sack game against Arizona on Thursday night doubled Quinn's total for the seaso...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Time to shape up

    Mike Sando

    Staying in good physical condition is part of the job description for professional athletes. Some have a tougher time than others. The Arizona Cardinals were pleased to see Dan Williams, one of their recent first-round choices and a cornerstone...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  6. Following up: Getting after the quarterback

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith and the St. Louis Rams' James Hall scored two-point plays last season with sacks resulting in safeties. The sacks these and other players collected outside the end zone affected point totals in less direct ways...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  7. NFC West: More or Less

    Mike Sando

    After running the numbers, ESPN.com pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: The 49ers return just about all the key players f...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  8. Wrestling over the Cardinals' OLB talent

    Mike Sando

    Pull up a chair. Now, hand it over to Chase from Arizona and watch him pummel me with it. A good rant can be so cathartic. This one, delivered to the NFC West mailbag, stemmed from my contention that teams tend to sign 35-year-old veterans as back...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  9. 2012 NFC West draft primer, Take One

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to the 2012 NFL season. The games are not yet here, of course, but most teams have long since shifted their mindsets forward. Tuesday brought a first look at free agency for NFC West teams. Now comes a first look at the draft, to be revisi...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Fourth-round bounty

    Mike Sando

    The fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft has been kind to the NFC West. Kendall Hunter scored a touchdown during the San Francisco 49ers' five-point victory over Cincinnati, and again during a seven-point victory over the New York Giants. Another...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  11. Chat wrap: Seahawks' OL challenges

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat covered a good mix of in-season and offseason questions/comments. I'll touch on some highlights here and conclude by following up with an additional thought or two: Phil from Connecticut asks about the Arizona Cardinals' cha...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  12. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Free-agent wide receivers. Sidney Rice, the Seattle Seahawks' marquee addition in free agency, landed on injured reserve following his second concussion of the season. Shoulder, knee and foot injuries bothered him earlier. Another free-...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Okung's injury

    Mike Sando

    The whistle had just blown when the Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, apparently frustrated by Russell Okung's aggressive tactics, flipped the Seattle Seahawks' left tackle onto the ground in one violent motion. There's a chance Okung suffered a se...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  14. Tip of the cap to ex-Seahawk Aaron Curry

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks paid $3.2 million to Aaron Curry just so the third-year linebacker would go away. That was seven weeks ago. The team, anxious to get anything in return for a failed draft choice from a previous leadership regime, paid the m...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  15. Taking stock: NFC West defensive rookies

    Mike Sando

    Playing-time percentages for NFC West defensive rookies tell us a few things: Draft order matters. The three defensive players chosen in the first round are the three with the most playing time. Starting cornerbacks stay on the field for almost a...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: 49ers threaten West

    Mike Sando

    Brock Huard of 710ESNP Seattle says the San Francisco 49ers' success is legitimate and stands as a long-term threat for coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider and the Seattle Seahawks. Huard: "Jim Harbaugh has had success at every turn...

    Blog | November 03, 2011