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  1. Sculpting Kaepernick's HOF bust at halftime

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The voice of reason isn't going to stand a chance unless San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick suffers a second-half implosion Monday night. Kaepernick has revitalized the 49ers' offense while leading San Francisco to a...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  2. Fantasy bust reaction: Five quick thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Initial thoughts on those NFC West players (or teams) listed as potential 2012 busts by at least one of 13 ESPN fantasy panelists: Seattle Seahawks defense/special teams: Seattle was pretty good in this area last season. I see no reason to expect...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Backing Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers embraced Alex Smith as their starting quarterback one year ago, when most viewed Smith as a first-round draft bust. Embracing him has only become easier after the team went 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship Game with Sm...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  4. LuckWatch: Bradford trade considerations

    Mike Sando

    No one knows for sure whether Andrew Luck is the next great NFL quarterback, the next first-round bust or something in between. For now, the Stanford quarterback projects as the franchise-saving reward for some poor NFL team careening through an o...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  5. Mike Williams and Goodell's challenge

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' leading receiver this past season is living proof that people can remake themselves through resolve and humility. Mike Williams went from first-round draft bust in Detroit to NFL irrelevance before reestablishing himself in 2...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  6. Gridiron Challenge: Taunting flag deserved

    Mike Sando

    The dreaded instant messages began popping onto my screen this morning while preparing this update on the Blog Network Gridiron Challenge. My wife never misses a chance to bust chops. Especially mine. "I don't see anywhere on the blog ...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  7. Podcast: Sleepers, busts, bold predictions

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry took a run through the NFC West during their nearly 40-minute podcast Friday. They touched on the St. Louis Rams beginning at about the 11-minute mark, debating to what degree Brandon Gibson might emerge follow...

    Blog | August 28, 2010
  8. Bradford or bust: Heading to St. Louis

    Mike Sando

    The 2010 NFL exhibition season is just about here for NFC West fans. We've waited a long, long time, and if you're a St. Louis Rams fan, Saturday night marks your first chance to see No. 1 overall draft choice Sam Bradford in uniform against anoth...

    Blog | August 14, 2010
  9. Furthering discussion on draft gems, busts

    Mike Sando

    The earlier piece about NFC West gems and busts from past drafts generated some discussion. Let's follow up. Mind of no mind: Sando, you just ruined my day. "Ownership's decision to select quarterback Dan McGwire with the 16th pick in 1991 look...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  10. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Busts and late-round gems. Arizona Cardinals Gems: With the 129th choice of th...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  11. Busting Holmgren's chops at 600 feet

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Perhaps only Mitch Levy of KJR radio in Seattle could bust Mike Holmgren's chops so agreeably. With Holmgren set to serve as co-grand marshall of the annual Seafair parade in Seattle, Levy compared the former ...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  12. Fan friendly? Lawson brings new meaning to term

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The scouting vernacular references "floors" and "ceilings" as parameters for how a prospect might fail or succeed. A boom-or-bust prospect might have a low floor and a high ceiling. A safer pick...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  13. Why the 'bust' label isn't always fair

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Could the Rams use a player with "great versatility, good power, leg drive and balance to break secured tackles" while displaying "outstanding character, excellent work habits" and the traits of...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  14. Mailbag: Seahawks and Sanchez revisited

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Will from Washington, D.C., writes: Hey Mike, I was wondering since a lot of people consider this year's class of quarterback to be not as great as others, and most have a possibility to be a bust, would it per...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  15. Bust factor hangs over receiver decisions

    Mike Sando

    Getty Images Former first-round picks David Terrell, Charles Rogers and Donte' Stallworth haven't measured up to their lofty draft status. Posted by's Mike Sando INDIANAPOLIS -- Th...

    Blog | February 21, 2009
  16. Mailbag: Draft busts aren't solely to blame

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Kraig from Seattle writes: In evaluating a team's draft success, to what degree do you consider 1st round "busts" a part of the logic of the system, and not just a reflection on the draftee and/or the...

    Blog | February 20, 2009