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  1. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Five of our eight NFL divisional bloggers think Peyton Manning stands as the favorite for league MVP through Week 14. Two of the bloggers favoring Tom Brady have something in common: Both were at Gillette Stadium for Brady's four-touchdown perform...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  2. Manning and 49ers' championship window

    Mike Sando

    Thaisport from San Francisco wants my take on the Peyton Manning news regarding the San Francisco 49ers. He thinks this is a "win-win" situation because Manning would deliver an NFC West title to the 49ers, Manning would make every offensive player b...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  3. Dockett: No offense to Cardinals' QBs

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' quarterbacks should not be offended, in my view, when teammate Darnell Dockett publicly encourages Peyton Manning to sign with the team. Manning is an all-time great, after all. Still, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic rai...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  4. Debate: Charles Haley's case for the Hall

    Mike Sando

    Skip Bayless and Dan Graziano took up the case for Charles Haley as a Pro Football Hall of Famer on ESPN's First Take. Bayless thought Haley should have qualified on the first ballot as a key championship variable for the San Francisco 49ers and D...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  5. Patrick Peterson principle: Ware over Revis

    Mike Sando

    Jake from Lafayette, Calif., strongly disagrees with my decision to rank DeMarcus Ware third and Darrelle Revis only ninth in our rankings for top defensive players. He says Ware has yet to "consistently perform at an elite level, and he can't even a...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  6. Leading Questions: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each NFC West team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season: ARIZONA CARDINALS What happens to the offensive line? We've been asking, answering and asking...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  7. Rams' vets Robbins, Hall getting it done

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- Fred Robbins' sixth sack of the season Sunday gave the St. Louis Rams' veteran defensive tackle a career high at age 32. It also highlighted the significant contributions St. Louis is getting from two defensive linemen thought to be p...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  8. Five greatest draft classes since 1967

    Mike Sando

    The 1983 NFL draft might have been the best of the modern era even without Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Jim Kelly or Dan Marino. It was that good. "I think if you asked each guy to a man, in particular the Hall of Fame guys, there has ...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  9. Precedent for Cards' Porter to produce

    Mike Sando

    Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter turned 33 Monday amid questions about what he has left to offer an NFL team. Porter addressed the issue during a recent interview with KTAR radio in Phoenix, with sportsradiointerviews.com providing a transcript. ...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  10. Mailbag: Fallout from Rice as greatest ever

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- We're approaching 1,700 comments on the piece about Jerry Rice's potential standing as the greatest player in NFL history. I have also heard from people through the NFC West mailbag. Those comments and my responses follow. Greg from Carli...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  11. Discussing Hall of Fame credentials

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Hall of Fame voters will consider nine 2010 finalists with ties to current NFC West teams. I'll be presenting the case for Cortez Kennedy during the proceedings Saturday as the geographic representative for the Seattle market. Al Mes...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  12. Kennedy, other finalists must wait their turn

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando TAMPA, Fla. -- The emotions sweeping through the Hall of Fame ballroom at the Tampa Convention Center have been overpowering for some. The newly selected Bruce Smith struggled to compose himself as he reflects on h...

    Blog | January 31, 2009
  13. With Smith hurt, a look at 49ers' DL drafting

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have not drafted a true 3-4 defensive lineman since 2009. They've taken outside linebackers such as Aldon Smith. They've taken a college defensive end and turned him into a fullback (Bruce Miller). 2005-2012 49ers D...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  14. Bruce Bochy has Alex Smith's back, and cap

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith's Bay Area credentials keep getting stronger. The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback, under NFL orders to stop wearing a San Francisco Giants cap to postgame news conferences or risk a $15,000 fine, is getting support from the NL West lea...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  15. On the rise: Rams' Quinn and a few others

    Mike Sando

    Aldon Smith's 14-sack rookie season and Bruce Irvin's recent first-round selection have obscured another young NFC West pass-rusher with great potential. Not for long, perhaps. The St. Louis Rams' Robert Quinn, chosen 14th overall in 2011, show...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  16. Audio: On Bradford, 49ers QB situation

    Mike Sando

    KNBR radio in San Francisco has posted audio from my latest conversation with Damon Bruce regarding the 49ers and the NFC West. My thoughts on Troy Smith: "I love what he is bringing to them in the short term whether or not it works out for longe...

    Blog | November 16, 2010