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  1. Around the NFC West: 'A cheap shot'

    Mike Sando

    The hits keep coming for San Francisco 49ers backup guard Joe Looney after his low block left Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams with an injured knee. We discussed the block Monday and I concluded that Looney did not violate playing...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  2. Another look at Joe Looney's low block

    Mike Sando

    You can bet coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers would have questions this morning if a Minnesota Vikings player had unnecessarily struck top defensive lineman Justin Smith in the knee Sunday night. For that reason, I'll be interested in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Fright night for Jonathan Cooper, Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Rookie guard Jonathan Cooper's athleticism was on display Saturday night when the first-round draft choice pulled around the Arizona Cardinals' formation to deliver a block downfield with about 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter of an exhibiti...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  4. Chain reaction led to season-ending injury

    Mike Sando

    Outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield might still be healthy and playing for the Arizona Cardinals if his Week 9 opponent hadn't suffered a hip injury Sunday. The man assigned to block Schofield, Green Bay tackle Bryan Bulaga, was out of the game w...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  5. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    We occasionally hear coaches and players stress the importance of finishing. Finishing drives. Finishing games. Finishing plays. Finishing blocks. The subject arose Tuesday during my weekly conversation with Bernie Miklasz on 101ESPN St. Louis...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. $21,000 lesson on blindside block rule

    Mike Sando

    Minnesota Vikings tight end and NFC West alum John Carlson suffered a concussion when the Arizona Cardinals' Rashad Johnson struck him during a punt return in Week 7. Carlson, who has a history of concussions dating to his career in Seattle, misse...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: 49ers trump Ryan

    Mike Sando

    Coaches do not get to block and tackle one another. The satisfaction they get comes from outwitting the opponent. There had to be some satisfaction for the San Francisco 49ers' staff after they used Colin Kaepernick to upstage the New York Jets' T...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  8. Closer look at Golden Tate's crushing block

    Mike Sando

    The memorable block Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate unleashed Sunday launched Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee onto his back. It also freed quarterback Russell Wilson for a 14-yard scramble on a second-and-12 play early in the fourth quart...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  9. NFL: Block on Rams' Brockers was illegal

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell remains the leading force in player safety with or without replacement officials. Goodell provided a reminder this week by fining the Baltimore Ravens' Ramon Harewood for the block that sidelined St. Louis Rams defen...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  10. Cards' schedule serves up top pass-rushers

    Mike Sando

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals do not yet know which players will start at offensive tackle for them. The Cardinals do have a pretty good idea which players those tackles will have to block in passing situations this season. The list...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  11. Finnegan gives Fisher a building block

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams said they would be aggressive in free agency. Reaching agreement with Tennessee Titans free-agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan six hours into the NFL signing period counts as being aggressive. Cortland Finnegan #31 CB ...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  12. NFC West penalty watch: Saints-49ers ref

    Mike Sando

    One NFL head coach rated John Parry as the league's best referee for a confidential survey back in 2008. San Francisco 49ers fans might recall Parry for the disputed chop-block call he made against running back Frank Gore at Baltimore in Week 12. ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  13. A statement game for the 49ers, undeniably

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Tight end Vernon Davis sold the run block, disengaged from outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley and broke into the clear for a touchdown catch so easy, he could have made it in the dark. By then, city engineers had restored power to ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  14. Reading between lines on NFL fines

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on fine-related revelations from Friday: Gore's chop unpunished: Coach Jim Harbaugh was right when he used the word "unlucky" to describe the chop-block penalty against Frank Gore during the San Francisco 49ers' 16-6 defeat at Balt...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  15. Carroll seeking fine for play hurting Okung

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung was playing through the whistle Thursday night when he continued blocking the Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole away from the play. Sustaining the block that long wasn't really necessary. Seattle was runnin...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: On that chop block

    Mike Sando

    Coach Jim Harbaugh took the high road when reporters asked about the penalty that wiped out a 75-yard touchdown reception for his San Francisco 49ers. The call was unlucky but also correct, Harbaugh said, following the 49ers' 16-6 defeat at Baltim...

    Blog | November 25, 2011