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  1. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 49ers' deal for Vernon Davis makes sense

    Mike Sando

    Vernon Davis works hard, plays hard, stays out of trouble, blocks effectively, stretches opposing defenses, makes big plays and stays on the field across situations. That's why the San Francisco 49ers' five-year extension for Davis, announced by t...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  10. Losing center could hurt 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    NFL centers often do so much more than snap the football and block. That was the case for the San Francisco 49ers with veteran Eric Heitmann manning the position. HeitmannHeitmann has started for the 49ers since the 2002 season, including the last...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  11. NFC West draft rewind

    Mike Sando

    Examining the draft classes of each division team. St. Louis Rams SmithBuilding blocks: The Rams held two of the top-35 overall choices. Both picks are looking like long-term contributors. Tackle Jason Smith (second overall) and linebacker Jame...

    Blog | December 23, 2009