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  1. Heisman no longer bad omen for QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    There was a time -- like pretty much the last 50 years -- when a Heisman Trophy wasn't a very good thing for a quarterback to have on his resume as he entered the NFL. When Baylor's Robert Griffin III gets taken early in next week's NFL draft, he ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  2. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Burden could fall on Kevin Kolb. Beanie Wells' ability to carry the Arizona Cardinals' offense against the New York Giants might not translate to the team's game against Minnesota in Week 5. The Vikings are ...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  3. 48 NFC West starters since Manning debut

    Mike Sando

    Cool note from ESPN Stats & Information: First-year San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is the last quarterback other than Peyton Manning to start a regular-season game for the Indianapolis Colts. That will change when Kerry Collins replace...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  4. 2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard

    Mike Sando

    With training camps winding down, I've found time to update rosters and put together team-by-team reference material for unrestricted free agency. The names below match official NFL counts. These are for players with at least four accrued NFL s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  5. NFC West: What's left in free agency

    Mike Sando

    2011 Unsigned UFAs Team Number Avg. age ARI 3 33.6 SF 5 31.9 SEA 7 31.8 STL 5 29.9 Totals 20 31.7 The time has come for some accounting now that the top unrestricted free agents ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  6. QBR: Kolb, Bradford and the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Watching Sam Bradford fire passes across the St. Louis Rams' practice field has affirmed his status in my mind as the most promising quarterback in the NFC West. There's much to like about the Arizona Cardinals' Kevin Kolb based...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  7. Which quarterbacks command most respect

    Mike Sando

    Jesse Reynolds, an Arizona Cardinals fan deadlocked in a debate over quarterbacks, turned this way for a resolution. "I have searched everywhere but haven't been able to find the data that supports (or contradicts) my argument that the Cardinals w...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  8. Lebron factor: Fourth-quarter QB mettle

    Mike Sando

    A Lebron James discussion broke out on my Facebook wall and I started it. Nineteen comments into the discussion came this question: "Is this what the lockout has brought us to? Discussing the NBA?" JamesWell, almost. I've taken a related conce...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  9. Beanie Wells rides to Jim Tressel's defense

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' running game should perk up this season if Beanie Wells revisits the hard-charging form he flashed during his rookie season two years ago. Beanie Wells #26 RB Arizona Cardinals 2010 STATS Rush116 Yds397 TD2 Rec...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  10. Mailbag: Smith and Kaepernick enough?

    Mike Sando

    David from San Jose, Calif., says the San Francisco 49ers should not open the 2011 season with Alex Smith and rookie Colin Kaepernick as their top two quarterbacks. He thinks the team needs to add another starting-caliber player -- Carson Palmer, Ke...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  11. To dream: NFC West free agency primer

    Mike Sando

    It is possible, even likely, that the NFL and its players will continue their staring contest through the 2011 draft -- even with a ruling from U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson. The appeals process could take weeks or longer, during which time it'...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  12. NFC West wheeling and dealing, a year later

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks acquired their leading sacker for 2010, Chris Clemons, from the Philadelphia Eagles one year ago Tuesday. They acquired their backup quarterback and potential future starter, Charlie Whitehurst, from San Diego one year ago Wed...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  13. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Quarterback contrasts. The San Francisco 49ers' trip to Green Bay brings them face to face, again, with a familiar 2005 NFL draft storyline. Too many variables affected Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith for anyo...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  14. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 27, Cardinals 6

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' victory over the Arizona Cardinals on "Monday Night Football" in Week 12: What it means: The Cardinals appear finished. They've lost six in a row, falling to 3-8 and they are showing no signs...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  15. 49ers, Cardinals and Monday night matchup

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- I'll be shifting gears from regular Monday blogging into "Monday Night Football" mode as the afternoon progresses. A few pregame notes to pass along: Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and I will be chatting throughout the San Francisco...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  16. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: Sam Bradford's road opportunity. The St. Louis Rams haven't won a road game all season. They've lost twice at home. The math is simple. The Rams must win twice on the road to reach .500 and at least onc...

    Blog | November 26, 2010