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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Camp Confidential: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers call it taking ownership. Coach Mike Singletary sets aside a portion of practice for players to step forward and coaches to step back. Quarterback Alex Smith gets to call whichever offensive play he t...

    Blog | August 07, 2010
  11. Numbers games: 49ers roster in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The 49ers' roster appears most interesting at running back and receiver. The more I think about how much the 49ers want to pound the ball on offense, the more I see them keeping two fullbacks on the Week 1 rost...

    Blog | August 17, 2009