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  1. Expanded view on the company a QB keeps

    Mike Sando

    After judging a quarterback by the company he keeps, I've expanded the field to show additional names with recent ties to the NFC West. The chart below ranks these QBs by most starts since 2010 with at least 15 action plays and a Total QBR score i...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  2. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Teams facing the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers tend to focus on containing those teams' strong running games. This could be opening up first-down opportunities for quarterbacks Russell Wilson and...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Week 5 rematches: NFC West vengeance?

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams went 0-3 last season against the teams they face in Week 5. They lost those games by a combined 99-31 score. Much has changed since then. Let's take a look: Cardinals at Vikings Score last season: Vikings 27, Cardinals 24 (...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Around the NFC West: Awaiting Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com updates Michael Crabtree's injury situation. Maiocco: "There were encouraging signs Monday, as Crabtree was seen walking briskly from the locker room to the parking lot and back without an orthopedic boot on his left fo...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. Kolb hits road with rest 2007 QB class

    Mike Sando

    Keith Hawkins of ESPN Stats & Information passes along this: Ten of the 11 quarterbacks drafted in 2007 have changed teams now that Kevin Kolb is heading to Arizona. This doesn't reflect poorly on Kolb, who has sat behind quarterbacks with mul...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's challenge

    Mike Sando

    Bob Padecky of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat explains why there's a good chance Michael Crabtree will flourish with the 49ers. Two words: Vernon Davis. Padecky: "Remember two seasons ago when a talented 49er was criticized for being inconsistent and ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  13. The makings for a dominant NFL defense?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams made tremendous statistical gains on defense last season. Kerry Byrne breaks down some of the differences from 2009 to 2010 in his recent piece for SI.com. Are coach Steve Spagnuolo and the Rams headed for even better things on ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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