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  1. Labor agreement gets 'credit' for QB camps

    Mike Sando

    NFC West quarterbacks have a relatively strong recent tradition of offseason leadership. The St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith organized their teammates for workouts during the 2011 NFL lockout. The 49ers' Colin ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. Cosell's thoughts, plus QB pocket stats

    Mike Sando

    2012 NFC West Total QBR by Location Pocket Inside Outside Colin Kaepernick 83.0 15.6 Alex Smith 80.3 8.5 Russell Wilson 77.0 62.5 Sam Bradford 57.6 14.5 Kevin Kolb 38.4 14.0 John Ske...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  3. Updating NFC West quarterback injuries

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Quarterbacks Alex Smith (finger), Sam Bradford (knee) and John Skelton (ankle) showed up as probable on injury reports heading into Week 6. Having three NFC West quarterbacks on injury reports sounds troubling on the surface, but ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  4. Inside Slant: Making home-field edge matter

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and ESPN's recent package breaking down home-field advantages gave Kevin Seifert and I material for the latest "Inside Slant" podcast. Seattle's CenturyLink Field figured prominently into the home-field p...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  5. Michael Brockers' injury feels too familiar

    Mike Sando

    Last season, the St. Louis Rams' high expectations took a hit when the team lost high-profile players to injury in Week 1. Injuries knocked out starters Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola, Ron Bartell, Quintin Mikell and Jason Smith for ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz and I got right to the hot topics during our latest NFC West conversation Tuesday: Jason Smith's trade, and what the St. Louis Rams got in return; Why Sam Bradford and the Rams' first-team offense struggled at Dallas, and what to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  7. Jaws' QB Countdown: Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    A year ago, when the San Francisco 49ers were approaching training camp, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer told me he suspected Alex Smith would be the best quarterback in the NFC West for 2011. The thought caught me a bit off-guard. Sam Bradford seemed t...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: The pressure's on

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn finished his rookie season with five sacks. Two other NFC West teams had a rookie with more (Aldon Smith 14, Sam Acho seven). It's not that Quinn disappointed as a first-round choice, but the Rams expec...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  9. The most developed QB in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    SeattleAztec from San Diego asks whether Matt Flynn might be the "most developed" quarterback in the NFC West after learning from Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. "Alex Smith and Sam Bradford seem to be the least developed with having multiple offensiv...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Flynn's NFL path

    Mike Sando

    High hopes for Sam Bradford and Kevin Kolb gave way to a largely unanticipated development in 2011: Alex Smith was the best quarterback in the NFC West. How will Matt Flynn affect the division's quarterback dynamics in 2012? Danny O'Neil of the...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  11. Sam Bradford and Alex Smith, early years

    Mike Sando

    Count Frank Cignetti's expected hiring as quarterbacks coach in St. Louis as the latest career parallel between the Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith. Both were No. 1 overall draft choices. Both began their careers unde...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  12. Expanded list: Most sacks per pass play

    Mike Sando

    Expanding on an earlier post, this one ranks NFL players by most sacks per pass play through Week 13. The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith ranks fourth on the list. The St. Louis Rams' Chris Long is 10th. The Arizona Cardinals' Sam Acho ranks 19th...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Rams' QB options

    Mike Sando

    One starting quarterback in the NFC West has made it through 12 games without missing a snap to injury. That one quarterback is Alex Smith, who previously had started more than 10 games in a season just once, back in 2006. Sam Bradford, who took e...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  14. Rams' relief efforts go beyond donation

    Mike Sando

    Here's a day-brightener during the NFL lockout: St. Louis Rams Adam Goldberg, Sam Bradford, James Laurinaitis, James Hall and Jason Brown joined NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith on a charter flight to meet with the tornad...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  15. A free game of quarterback roulette

    Mike Sando

    Two notes while on the subject of quarterbacks and when teams select them: Teams drafted quarterbacks first overall 14 times in the last 24 drafts. The list: Sam Bradford (2010), Matthew Stafford (2009), JaMarcus Russell (2007), Alex Smith (2005)...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  16. Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and coordinators

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' changes at offensive coordinator have become an annual storyline. The team has gone from Mike McCarthy to Norv Turner to Jim Hostler to Mike Martz to Jimmy Raye to Michael Johnson to Greg Roman since January 2006. The e...

    Blog | March 29, 2011