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  1. Why Eli Manning, New York Giants look to be in trouble this seaso...

    Mike Sando

    Things looked bad for Eli Manning and the Giants in Week 1. Here are the biggest reasons for their struggles.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  2. Palmer might have to bail out his line

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, we considered the challenges Arizona Cardinals offensive tackles would face against a long list of accomplished pass-rushers. It's hard not to think similar thoughts after watching left tackle Levi Brown struggle badly against the Sa...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    Mike Sando

    Carson Palmer's arrival by trade should help the Arizona Cardinals recover from a three-year struggle at the quarterback position. Bruce Arians' arrival as head coach means additional playing time for tight ends in his fullback-free offense. 2...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. Cardinals could have options at No. 7

    Mike Sando

    Anyone familiar with the Arizona Cardinals' recent offensive struggles can be forgiven for thinking the team absolutely, positively must select a quarterback with its 2013 first-round draft choice. 2006-12 Drafts: 1st-round Picks Traded ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. Jets were bad, but 49ers get credit, too

    Mike Sando

    The hand-wringing over the New York Jets' offensive struggles is legitimate. The Jets were inept Sunday. Sometimes the other team deserves credit. This is one of those times. The San Francisco 49ers are what happened to the Jets in Week 4, cont...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Seahawks' struggles

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Seattle Seahawks knocked out the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback. Their defense and special teams produced four drives starting in Arizona territory. Officials even gave Seattle a fourth timeout with the game on the lin...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  7. Explaining Cards' defensive improvement

    Mike Sando

    Many factors could be contributing to the Arizona Cardinals' dramatic defensive improvement over the past six games: Learning a new system. This narrative blames early-season struggles on adopting a new scheme with a first-year coordinator (Ray H...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Cards' playmaking

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals, for all their struggles at quarterback and on defense in recent seasons, have done a good job collecting playmakers over the years. That paid off Sunday when one of those playmakers, LaRod Stephens-Howling, turned a short pa...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  9. QBR ranks: Can Cardinals develop QBs?

    Mike Sando

    Most young, inexperienced quarterbacks are going to struggle on the road against top NFL defenses. John Skelton's performance for the Arizona Cardinals against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11 undercut even the most guarded expectations. Skelton...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  10. On whether Cardinals can gain a yard

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' struggles against Seattle in third-and-1 rushing situations killed two drives and endangered another. That was costly during a game lost by such a narrow margin (13-10). There are reasons to suggest the struggles were tem...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  11. Whisenhunt: Wilson 'fought the fight'

    Mike Sando

    You weren't the only one unaware how much an abductor injury contributed to Adrian Wilson's struggles during the 2010 NFL season. The Arizona Cardinals didn't know its severity, either. Wilson, who underwent surgery early this month, started al...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  12. Potential factor in Adrian Wilson's struggles

    Mike Sando

    Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson turned in one of the more dominant performances I can recall from a defensive back during the Arizona Cardinals' victory at St. Louis in the 2010 regular-season opener. Wilson finished the game with two interce...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  13. Matt Leinart supporter states case for QB

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' struggles at quarterback have invited criticism over the team's handling of the position. One key question, addressed during the most recent NFC West chat: Would the team be any better off with Matt Leinart instead of Derek ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  14. Charting the Cardinals' first-half struggles

    Mike Sando

    Tim Hightower's 80-yard touchdown run -- the third-longest for the Arizona Cardinals since 1958 -- stands as a rare highlight for Arizona in its Week 2 game at Atlanta. The chart sums up the Falcons' dominance while building a 24-7 halftime lead. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2010
  15. Extending the Matt Leinart conversation

    Mike Sando

    Will from Massachusetts called me another name for a donkey in the mailbag after I offered Matt Leinart's struggles in relief last season as one criteria for evaluating his prospects as the Arizona Cardinals' 2010 starter. "I was at his very first...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  16. Super stupor? What ails the Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Writing off the defending NFC champions after three games would be a mistake. For all their struggles during a 1-2 start, the Arizona Cardinals have proven at least one thing under coach Ken Whisenhunt: Past perf...

    Blog | September 30, 2009