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  1. 2010 draft: NFC West vs. Rolando McClain

    Mike Sando

    Rolando McClain's early retirement from the NFL comes three years after the Oakland Raiders made him the eighth overall choice in the 2010 draft. NFL Games Started By 2010 First-Rounders Pick Player Starts 10 Tyson Alualu ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. When eight in the box isn't a big deal at all

    Mike Sando

    2012 RB Rush Yards vs. Loaded Box Count Rk. RB Att. Yards 1 Chris Johnson 42 320 2 Arian Foster 58 250 3 Marshawn Lynch 53 178 4 Adrian Peterson 39 178 5 Alfred Morris 32 165 ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  3. Wrap-up: Seahawks 50, Bills 17

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' victory over the Buffalo Bills in Toronto: What it means: The Seahawks improved to 9-5, ensuring their first winning season since 2007. They strengthened their hold on a wild-card playoff berth, at least. This vic...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  4. Rush defenses could get nickeled, dimed

    Mike Sando

    Non-scrambling rushes vs. nickel/dime Sub unit NE O SF D Rushes 291 125 Rush yards 1,361 486 Rush avg. 4.7 3.9 Rush TD 6 0 Rush FD 87 19 Yds. after contact 409 123 YAC avg....

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  5. Peterson, Harvin double trouble for Cards?

    Mike Sando

    Levi Brown's injury and an underwhelming quarterback competition were supposed to doom the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. The team surprised skeptics by winning its first four games anyway. The injury news has worsened. The Cardinals have fallen to...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  6. RBs also hit tough sledding around here

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams lead the NFL in shutting down quarterbacks. They also lead the league in yards per rushing attempt allowed on called running plays. By called running plays, I'm excluding quarterback scrambles. However, even if we included those pla...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  7. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has become a game of frequent substitutions. Some of them don't make much sense on the surface. For example, the San Francisco 49ers removed from the field Patrick Willis, arguably the NFL's best linebacker, for roughly one-third of the...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. Marshawn Lynch should upgrade Seattle

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks finally landed the physical running back they've coveted when the Buffalo Bills agreed to part with Marshawn Lynch nearly six months after drafting another back, C.J. Spiller, in the first round. This can only be a good thing ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  9. Seahawks trying to cross off major needs

    Mike Sando

    A defensive assistant coach scheduled to face Seattle this season told me during training camp he hoped the Seahawks would not acquire Marshawn Lynch. The thinking was that Lynch would give the Seahawks' running game a needed edge. The price Se...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  10. Russell Okung last top pick without deal

    Mike Sando

    C.J. Spiller's contract agreement with the Buffalo Bills -- reported here by's John Clayton -- leaves the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Okung as the only healthy 2010 NFL draft choice without a contract. If that's not embarrassing for all inv...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  11. Marshawn Lynch makes sense if price right

    Mike Sando

    A defensive assistant coach for an NFC West team told me earlier this offseason he hoped the Seattle Seahawks weren't serious about acquiring Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch. If the Seahawks are serious -- and I see no reason for them to...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  12. Should Rams have drafted RB?

    Mike Sando

    The Rams could be right about Steven Jackson's back surgery being no big deal and little threat to his 2010 season. The reality, of course, is that Jackson didn't make it through last season and the team could use a competent backup anyway. If ...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  13. Flurry of moves in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- NFC West teams are making four choices in a seven-pick span from late in the fourth round into the fifth round. I've listed the players chosen in the chart. The big news in the division Saturday surrounds the Seahawks' acquisit...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  14. What the Seahawks want early

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- This just in from ESPN's Shelley Smith, reporting from Seahawks headquarters: A source close to the team tells me Pete Carroll wants an offensive tackle, a defensive tackle and a safety and that the only OT Carroll wants is Trent Wi...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  15. Spiller, Bradford, Clausen and Big Ben

    Mike Sando

    Quick thoughts on hot topics in the NFC West: The 2010 NFL draft could become quite a bit more interesting for the NFC West if Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen lasts beyond the top 10 choices. The 49ers reportedly have interest -- they hold t...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  16. Last-minute look at mock drafts

    Mike Sando

    Nolan Nawrocki, Rob Rang, Rick Gosselin and Pat Kirwan have posted updated mock drafts recently. The chart shows their predictions for NFC West teams, with links to their full mock drafts. They agree on Sam Bradford at No. 1. Two think Eric Ber...

    Blog | April 22, 2010