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  1. Eight in the Box: RB status check

    Mike Sando

    How does each NFC West team look at running back, and what still needs to be done? Arizona Cardinals: This is a transitional year at the position for Arizona. Free-agent addition Rashard Mendenhall gets a shot to revive his career following a disa...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. 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
  3. NFL big plays: Who and what makes them

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams spent Sunday watching running backs and wide receivers work out at the NFL scouting combine. As always, teams are looking for players with big-play ability. But what is a big play? In my experience, NFL teams tend to see them as runs ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: 49ers hail Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore, already the San Francisco 49ers' career rushing leader, is headed to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. His head coach and one prominent teammate have suggested another destination for Gore: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: Pro Bowl pedigrees

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 3, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Horton's interview Bickley: Defending Andy Reid Urban: Norv link, Floyd, Horton St. Louis Rams Miklasz: Stable, Kroenke King: Rams' rebuildin...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  6. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Kolb (ribs) does not appear close to returning. John Skelton will start at quarterback. Receiver Andre Roberts (ankle) and defensive end Ronald Talley (ankle) did not practice. Defensive end Calais Campbell, held out of the C...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  7. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Kolb is expected to miss another week, at least, with the rib injuries he suffered against Buffalo in Week 6. Receiver Andre Roberts (ankle) missed practice Wednesday. Safety Justin Bethel (shoulder), receiver LaRon Byrd (hea...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  8. Fantasy Watch: Spotting trends for Week 12

    Mike Sando

    Our weekly look at playing-time trends in the NFC West, with an eye toward the fantasy leagues you routinely dominate: Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Rob Housler have played more offensive snaps than any non-linemen on the...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  9. Fantasy Watch: Trends through Week 10

    Mike Sando

    Our weekly look at playing-time trends in the NFC West, with an eye toward fantasy football: Arizona Cardinals: Rookie receiver Michael Floyd has played about 60 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps over the past two weeks. He was at 38.4 pe...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  10. Where they rank in Pro Bowlers: 49ers first

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams would rather have a young future Pro Bowl prospect than a washed-up player with a Pro Bowl in his distant past. For that reason, the number of players on a roster with Pro Bowl experience isn't an air-tight way to measure roster strength...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  11. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Pressure situation. The San Francisco 49ers must pressure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, of course. They'll be counting on second-year linebacker Aldon Smith to pick up where he left off last s...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  12. Four fantasy nuggets, from Fitz to Lynch

    Mike Sando

    Four quick notes, one per NFC West team, from KC Joyner's newly published 2012 fantasy guide: St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson can still make the most of good blocking. Jackson averaged 8.7 yards per carry, second only to Reggie Bush, when the Rams...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  13. Chat wrap: Running backs on the mind

    Mike Sando

    NFC West fans had running backs in mind during our chat Thursday. We had Joe C. from Fort Worth asking for projected carry breakdowns in Arizona if the Cardinals' Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams are both healthy. k1joyce from Massachusetts, fearful...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: On Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    Life for Steven Jackson would change significantly if the St. Louis Rams used a first-round draft choice for Trent Richardson or any running back. That appears unlikely to happen. In the meantime, recent chatter about Jackson's contract status ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  15. A running back with home-run potential

    Mike Sando

    Corey from Orlando, Fla., asks whether the San Francisco 49ers would consider using the 30th pick in the 2012 NFL draft for Miami running back Lamar Miller. "He's tough, like Frank Gore, he's not overly big and probably not as gritty as Gore is, b...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  16. Some long teeth in NFC West backfields

    Mike Sando

    Roughly 90 percent of currently signed NFL halfbacks are not yet 28 years old. I'm counting one, Fred Jackson, older than 30. (He is 31.) Willis McGahee and Michael Turner are 30. The rest are younger. Teams will add a few older backs as the d...

    Blog | March 28, 2012