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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. QBR ranks: Russell Wilson stands tallest

    Mike Sando

    At least one NFC West game from Week 6 followed its expected course. The Seattle Seahawks indeed had problems against New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker. And the Patriots were indeed vulnerable on deep passes. 2012 Total QBR vs. Patriot...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  8. How the Cardinals can reduce sack problem

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals aren't going to find Pro Bowl offensive linemen on the waiver wire. Teams have a hard enough time finding them in the draft. 2012 Arizona Cardinals Offense Score Ahead Tied Behind Plays 100 70 15...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  9. Clemons honored, Campbell next in line?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' Chris Clemons is the NFC's top defensive player from Week 11 after using the St. Louis Rams' injury problems to his advantage Sunday. Next in line: the Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell, who sometimes dominates against regul...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Cardinals' problems

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals had no chance against the Minnesota Vikings in part because they couldn't count on the players they've paid the most. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald dropped a pass on the first play of the game, his first drop of the season. Quart...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Where Cardinals' problems start, not end

    Mike Sando

    A potentially embarrassing confession: I spent a good chunk of my Sunday night taking a closer look at the Arizona Cardinals' forgettable, regrettable 19-12 defeat at Carolina in Week 15 last season. The seemingly dreary experience beat just about...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  12. When an NFL coach fumbles his lines

    Mike Sando

    Fumbling has been a problem for Arizona Cardinals running backs, or at least for one of them. Tim Hightower has fumbled 10 times and lost eight of them over the past two seasons. Beanie Wells fumbled four times as a rookie in 2009, losing two, bef...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  13. On the bright side: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The premise: We spend much of the offseason focusing on teams' problems. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and I discussed some of those Friday during a wide-ranging conversation on the NFC West, but there were also some positives. I'll break out one fo...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  14. The Manusky file: 49ers vs. Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' defense gave Arizona problems even when Kurt Warner was playing at a Pro Bowl level for the Cardinals. Count that among the reasons Arizona is interviewing Manusky as a candidate to replace the recently fired Bill Davis as...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  15. Whisenhunt must get next hire right

    Mike Sando

    The 2010 Arizona Cardinals struggled badly on both sides of the ball. They'll address those problems, at least in part, by seeking a new quarterback and a new defensive coordinator. The team fired Bill Davis, its coordinator the past two seasons, ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  16. Adrian Wilson: It's the communication

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals allowed 325 points in 16 games last season. They have allowed 319 through 11 games this season. WilsonThat's a problem. What's the solution, beyond adding better players? Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson offered a few ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010