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  1. Questioning how teams value WRs in draft

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle D'Marco Farr, for raising an interesting point regarding drafted wide receivers. The top three teams in passing yardage last season -- New Orleans, New England and Green Bay -- have combined to inv...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  2. Peters, Bell and the Cardinals' tackle issue

    Mike Sando

    Jason Peters' injury hurt the Philadelphia Eagles and did no favors for the Arizona Cardinals. The Pro Bowl left tackle was earning $12.8 million per year, a reflection of his obvious value to the Eagles. His injury thrust Philadelphia into the ma...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  3. Cole on Okung play: 'I'm not a dirty player'

    Mike Sando

    The fine levied against Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole apparently was not for inflicting a season-ending injury upon Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung. The fine, reportedly for $7,500, likely would have been the same whether or n...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  4. Carroll seeking fine for play hurting Okung

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung was playing through the whistle Thursday night when he continued blocking the Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole away from the play. Sustaining the block that long wasn't really necessary. Seattle was runnin...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Around the NFC West: Tripping on fines

    Mike Sando

    The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive scheme and personnel puts extra pressure on opposing offensive tackles. Defensive ends line up wider than in most schemes, putting them in position to rush the passer. This would not necessarily excuse the two tr...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  7. 2011 NFL draft: Putting it on line (or not)

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals began the Ken Whisenhunt era by drafting an offensive tackle, Levi Brown, fifth overall in 2007. No NFL team has allocated less draft capital for offensive linemen than Arizona in the subsequent three years, however. Whisenhu...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  8. Thoughts on the Seahawks' offensive line

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks shopped Sean Locklear in trade talks, but coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday that the veteran right tackle will stay with the team this season, according to Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune. Locklear and his $5.4...

    Blog | September 10, 2010