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  1. The problem with re-signing Andy Dalton

    Mike Sando

    This is not a rip job on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In polling a large cross-section of NFL coaches and executives, prevailing opinion says at least a dozen NFL teams would be better off with Dalton in their lineup. But the issue, in...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Geno Smith to the Cardinals? Not so fast

    Mike Sando

    Various 2013 NFL mock drafts have the Arizona Cardinals selecting West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the seventh overall pick. The logic is sound in that Arizona has needed quarterback help for years. The problem is that Cardinals coach Bru...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  3. Followup: Age-old questions answered

    Mike Sando

    Age caught up to some of the best players in NFC West history this offseason. Walter Jones, Isaac Bruce and Kurt Warner retired. Jones' knee was the problem. Bruce was no longer an impact player. Warner decided to move on with his life. All were a...

    Blog | July 18, 2010
  4. Rams' offensive line not the problem

    Mike Sando

    Jose writes via Facebook: Thanks for keeping us up to date on the NFC West during this offseason. Everyone seems to malign the Rams' OL, but it seems like last year the problem was that WRs just could not get open and thus the QBs were forced to hold...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  5. Routine procedure for 49ers' Willis

    Mike Sando

    Patrick Willis cited a minor knee ailment when withdrawing from the Pro Bowl last month. The linebacker underwent a bursectomy to address the problem in his right knee, the 49ers announced. This appears to be a routine procedure. Colts quarterb...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  6. One-way conversations generally not best kind

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Unable to leave a comment on blog items recently? You weren't the only one. We're checking into the problem. For a while I thought this was simply a quiet day. That was not the case. I look forward to resta...

    Blog | February 24, 2009
  7. Mailbag: Debating Nolan's personnel skill

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Justin from Lexington, Ky., writes: I don't think that the oft-overlooked 49ers and their fantastic head coach have gotten nearly enough credit for the dramatic turn. As we can clearly see now the problem with the nine...

    Blog | December 18, 2008
  8. Cardinals: Cutdown analysis

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Biggest surprise: There weren't any. The Cardinals enter the season thin at center after releasing third-stringer Pat Ross, but Ross wasn't going to solve the problem. The team is banking on Lyle Sendlein staying healt...

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  9. Who is to blame for the New York Jets' problems? - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Rex Ryan and John Idzik might not survive the Jets' 1-7 start, writes Mike Sando -- but neither is most to blame for New York's problems.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  10. The solution to NFL's officiating problem

    Mike Sando

    After Tom Brady's 2-yard scoring pass to Julian Edelman drew the New England Patriots within five points of the Cleveland Browns with 1:01 remaining Sunday, history still did not like their chances. Win-probability statistics culled from years of pla...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: NFC West camp battles

    Mike Sando

    One key positional battle for each NFC West team as training camps get underway. Arizona Cardinals: Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams are fighting for the starting job at halfback. Both have had injury problems recently. Mendenhall is the more ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  12. A quick end for Cardinals' rookie receiver

    Mike Sando

    One of the Arizona Cardinals' nine draft choices for 2013 did not make it to training camp. That could be a good thing in the long run for receiver Ryan Swope, whose concussion problems led the team to place him on the reserve/retired list Thursda...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. Podcast: Tyrann Mathieu's off-field plan

    Mike Sando

    Off-field incidents involving NFL players tend to spike during the offseason. This can be particularly concerning for players with a history of known off-field problems -- players such as Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off th...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  14. Bruce Arians correct about abusive fans

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says an openly gay NFL player would have more to fear from fans in stadiums than from teammates in the locker room. "I don't think the locker room would have any problem with it," Arians told "Th...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  15. Future Power Rankings: NFC West on rise

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Herm Edwards and Field Yates explain in the video above why the San Francisco 49ers rank No. 1 in our Future Power Rankings projecting ahead to 2016. "Their only problem is this: Long term, there is a team up north built similar to the San...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  16. Cornerback's PED comments in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Comments from Richard Sherman to ESPN The Magazine could reignite conversations regarding the Seattle Seahawks' run of suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs. Asked whether the team had a PED problem, Sherman allowed that "it does seem that ...

    Blog | June 11, 2013