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  1. Around the NFC West: Quiet will not last

    Mike Sando

    The NFL took a break from dominating the sports news cycle over the weekend. The silence will not last long. Bounty-related punishments for current and former New Orleans Saints players await. The NFL will address recent bounty-related appeals ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  2. Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL linebackers

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com's NFL writers rank the top 10 linebackers in the league today. Next week: Top 10 cornerbacks. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis beat out a strong and diverse field for top billing in ESPN.com's latest positional power ranking...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  3. Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL linebackers

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com's NFL writers rank the top 10 linebackers in the league today. Next week: Top 10 cornerbacks. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis beat out a strong and diverse field for top billing in ESPN.com's latest positional power ranking...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  4. 10 NFC West thoughts after Super Bowl

    Mike Sando

    Those responsible for making sure fans had Super Bowl seats weren't responsible for maintaining seats on airplanes leaving Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. I'm home, in other words. Ten thoughts relating at least tangentially to the NFC...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  5. Score to settle: Seahawks vs. Bears

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears needed 130 offensive plays, 18 punts and more than three hours to decide their Week 6 matchup at Soldier Field. Sizing up their impending divisional-round playoff rematch shouldn't require so much trouble. ...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  6. Around the NFC West: Seismic matters

    Mike Sando

    Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times passes along a Seismograph showing seismic activity associated with fan reaction during Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard touchdown run Saturday. More here. Also from O'Neil: The Seahawks expect middle linebacker Lofa Tatu...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  7. Bears' Lance Briggs inactive against Seattle

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- The Seattle Seahawks will not have to worry about Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs in their Week 6 matchup at Soldier Field. Briggs, slowed by an ankle injury recently, was named inactive Sunday. Also, the Bears designated veteran ...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  8. Around the NFC West: No Rams WR trade

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams are not pursuing San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson. Mark Clayton's emergence gives rookie quarterback Sam Bradford a reliable target. The team could still use more of a downfield threa...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  9. Why the 49ers cut a promising pass-rusher

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside linebacker Diyral Briggs was one of the San Francisco 49ers' more impressive pass-rushers during portions of the exhibition season. The team cut him Monday, making room on the roster for Tramaine Brock, a cornerback signed...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  10. San Francisco 49ers cutdown analysis

    Mike Sando

    Biggest surprise: Veteran running back Michael Robinson was one of the best special-teams players in the league, but he wasn't a factor on offense and that hurt him. It's worth noting that the 49ers have a new special-teams coach, and Robinson hurt h...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  11. Around the NFC West: Leinart, coach meet

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic passes along comments from Matt Leinart and Ken Whisenhunt after an eventful Monday at Arizona Cardinals headquarters. Leinart: "I feel like I've outplayed the competition, training camp, preseason. I think my play...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  12. Around the NFC West: Blitzing Leinart

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says Matt Leinart pointed to the Titans' frequent blitzes when analyzing what went wrong for Arizona's first-team offense Monday night. Somers: "With Matt Leinart at quarterback, the starting unit did not gain a...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  13. Four NFC West pass-rushers to watch

    Mike Sando

    Ask any general manager what he'd like to improve, and pass-rush ability will rank high on the list, even for teams proficient in pressuring quarterbacks. With that in mind, here's a quick look at four NFC West players key to their teams' improvem...

    Blog | August 21, 2010
  14. Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 2

    Mike Sando

    A couple thoughts per NFC West team heading into the second week of the 2010 NFL exhibition season: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET) Seattle wants to see a sharper, more engaged effort from quarterback Matt Hasselbec...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  15. Around the NFC West: Hasselbeck's camp

    Mike Sando

    Clare Farnsworth of seahawks.com says quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was the Seahawks' best player during training camp. Hasselbeck will be looking to improve upon his performance in the exhibition opener. Coach Pete Carroll: "Matt's looking terrific. H...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  16. First impressions from 49ers' opener

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thoughts and observations after watching the San Francisco 49ers' backups help them grab a 20-10 halftime lead against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 exhibition opener for both teams: Linebacker Diyral Briggs enjoyed a monster...

    Blog | August 15, 2010