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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. QBs in focus for Rams-Seahawks rematch

    Mike Sando

    For the past couple years, the St. Louis Rams could point past their on-field struggles to a brighter future with a franchise quarterback. Sam Bradford was what separated the Rams from their division rivals, at least over the long term. The Rams h...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  5. Wrap-up: Seahawks 28, Jets 7

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 28-7 victory over the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field in Week 10: What it means: The Seahawks improved to 6-4, keeping themselves in good position to push for a playoff spot. The San Francisco 49ers' struggles ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  6. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Early Doucet, Cardinals WR. Doucet dropped two passes during Arizona's 31-17 defeat at Green Bay. He has six drops through nine games, twice his total for the full 2011 season. Doucet's struggles have opened the door for rookie first-ro...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Not sweating over 49ers' defensive issues

    Mike Sando

    Regular blog commenter 4949Centennial hit the NFC West mailbag after watching the San Francisco 49ers' defense struggle against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the team's third preseason game. "How concerned 49ers fans should be after Den...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  10. The common thread through Harbaugh's ire

    Mike Sando

    The way San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh projects himself doesn't matter much while his winning percentage stands at .813. It'll be interesting to see how some of his quirkier comments play if the 49ers ever do struggle on his watch. That...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  11. KNBR audio: Do usual rules apply to 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers were exceptional last season in the strict sense of the word. Teams with new coaching staffs were supposed to struggle following a lockout-shortened offseason. Not the 49ers. They were an exception. 2011 49ers in 10 a....

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  12. Revisiting 49ers' improvement in red zone

    Mike Sando

    NFL offenses generally do not suddenly assume vastly different characteristics when crossing the opponent's 20-yard line. Bad offenses tend to struggle inside and outside the red zone. Good ones fare better. Red Zone Offense: Last Four Games ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Five things to watch: Rams-Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    There was almost no way, it seemed, for the St. Louis Rams to be this bad. The schedule suggested they might struggle early in the season. No one could have known that they would have only 11 offensive touchdowns and two victories through 12 games...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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