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  1. Has Wilson claimed young QB crown?

    Mike Sando

    Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson alternated turns in the NFL's young quarterback spotlight last season. Griffin set the rookie record for passer rating. Kaepernick set playoff records on his way to the Super Bowl. ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  2. Listen up, kids: Respect thy West elders

    Mike Sando

    The rookie wage scale and overall salary structure should increasingly make the NFL a young man's game, all else equal. Youth will be served during rookie minicamps beginning Friday, for sure. With that in mind, I've gone through NFC West roste...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. Throwing caution to the rookie QB wind?

    Mike Sando

    Here in the NFC West, we like to ease our young quarterbacks into the starting role by having them drop back to pass as many times as possible in their very first starts. 2008-2012 Most Dropbacks in 1st NFL Start Yr. QB Dropbacks ...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  4. Triple coverage: Wilson and the rookie QBs

    Mike Sando

    Several Seattle Seahawks fans sent me a link to Kerry Byrne's piece promoting Russell Wilson as the NFL's best rookie quarterback this season. "The biggest story in football is that a charismatic but undersized 5-foot-11, 205-pound, third-round dr...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  5. Three things revisited: Seahawks-Chiefs

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the Seattle Seahawks' preseason game Friday night at Kansas City (they led 44-7 in the fourth quarter when I filed this): 1. Russell Wilson's efficiency. The rookie quarterback led Seattle to thre...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. Let the debate rage: Flynn or Wilson?

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson was the most impressive quarterback on the field upon reporting for Seattle Seahawks minicamp in June. The question was whether the rookie would do what rookies often do: bog down during training camp and the exhibition season, play...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  7. NFC West-enabled players of the week

    Mike Sando

    The NFL named Arizona's Patrick Peterson its special-teams player of the week in the NFC after the rookie scored for a fourth time this season on a punt return. Baltimore's Terrell Suggs was named top defensive player in the AFC. Washington's DeAn...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  8. Three things: 49ers-Saints

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for in the San Francisco 49ers' exhibition opener against the New Orleans Saints on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. Colin Kaepernick's debut: Coach Jim Harbaugh said he plans for the rookie second-round draft cho...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  9. Sam Bradford's place among NFL QBs

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford went through a six-game stretch last season featuring 11 touchdowns, one interception and the St. Louis Rams' first road victory. The rookie then tossed one touchdown pass with six interceptions over the Rams' final five games, a remi...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  10. NFC West High Energy Player of the Week

    Mike Sando

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 16: Danario Alexander had 11 receptions, one knee surgery and a diminishing role in the St. Louis Rams' offense heading into Week 16. The rookie hadn't caught a pass in two games....

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  11. Sam Bradford's performance in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford's outstanding performance for the St. Louis Rams during their 36-33 victory at Denver places the rookie in select company. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Bradford became the first rookie in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yard...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  12. Mike Hoomanawanui emerging for Rams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams are getting significant contributions from Mike Hoomanawanui now that the rookie tight end has more fully recovered from a high-ankle sprain. Hoomanawanui's 36-yard touchdown reception Sunday has pulled the Rams within 10-7 agai...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  13. NFC West Week 11 decisive moment

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford proved a week earlier he could lead the St. Louis Rams to the tying field goal in the final minutes. The rookie quarterback was leading another potential fourth-quarter rally in Week 11 when the Rams called a seemingly safe play for t...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: Sticking with Hall

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of says the Cardinals' decision to stick with Max Hall as their starting quarterback despite the rookie's performance Sunday makes sense. Urban: "If you want him to learn, pulling the rug out from under him now probably m...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  15. Danario Alexander's TD great sign for Rams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams thought receiver Danario Alexander might contribute more on special teams than on offense in his first NFL game. The rookie, signed after the Rams lost Mark Clayton to a season-ending injury, made an impressive touchdown grab ag...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  16. Thoughts on Max Hall, rookie of the week

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall emerged from Week 5 as the rookie of the week in voting. Results were announced Friday. Two days earlier, I asked Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. what he thought of Hall and the Cardinals' prospects th...

    Blog | October 15, 2010