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  1. Texans, Rams, Bucs facing draft dilemmas

    Mike Sando

    The short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium to the players' hotel at the NFL scouting combine earlier this week provided a good opportunity to ask an NFL general manager what he thought of the quarterbacks available in the 2014 draft. "It's a hard group...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Is 49ers' championship window closing?

    Mike Sando

    A high-ranking NFL personnel evaluator I ran across at the NFL scouting combine Thursday morning said he was hearing sensational stories about the San Francisco 49ers. He would not elaborate because the stories were unsubstantiated, but we can assume...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Best, likeliest team fits for Johnny Manziel

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games, he recruited a range of quarterbacks to Stanford University. Harbaugh couldn't have done much better than Andrew Luck, but three years af...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  4. Going, going, gone: West picks by 40 times

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-three of the 38 players NFC West teams drafted in 2013 ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February. The chart shows the times they recorded, providing a feel for the track speed teams from this division added through the dr...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. Seahawks' third-round pick fills DT need

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks entered the 2013 NFL draft with few (if any) pressing needs. The team flaunted it a bit, it seemed, by using a second-round selection for a running back even though Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin combine to make that positio...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  6. Inside Slant: Alex Smith vs. Matt Cassel

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith, Tom Brady and the NFL scouting combine played starring roles in the Inside Slant podcast Wednesday. 2008-2012 Cassel vs. Smith QB Cassel Smith W-L 29-33-0 27-17-1 Comp. 1,181 855 Att. 2,005 ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  7. NFL big plays: Who and what makes them

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams spent Sunday watching running backs and wide receivers work out at the NFL scouting combine. As always, teams are looking for players with big-play ability. But what is a big play? In my experience, NFL teams tend to see them as runs ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: Combine rumors

    Mike Sando

    The 2013 NFL scouting combine has not yet finished. Defensive players work out Monday and Tuesday. Defensive backs still have psychological testing and interviews with team personnel. Around the NFC West: Feb. 25, 2013 Arizona Cardin...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  9. Thoughts as Alex Smith rumors heat up

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers cannot trade Alex Smith before March 12, but with word coming that a deal could be lined up, let's consider the possibilities. First, rules do allow teams to talk about trades and even agree to them informally before the tr...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  10. On guards: How early to draft best ones

    Mike Sando

    General managers and coaches have been known to send figurative smoke screens from the NFL scouting combine regarding their draft intentions. On the surface, at least, the rest of the NFC West has to hope Arizona general manager Steve Keim is seri...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  11. On the Packers' Kaepernick Commission

    Mike Sando

    This just in from the NFL scouting combine: The Green Bay Packers have called off the search for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. They're now focusing on ways to stop Kaepernick and other fleet quarterbacks from replicating the 181-y...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  12. On the NFL's hope to change up offseason

    Mike Sando

    The question becomes inevitable each February for those covering or working for the NFL. "So, what do you do during the offseason?" It's a reasonable question from those whose NFL experience consists of a few hours each Sunday from September th...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  13. Closer look at Wells and NFC West RBs

    Mike Sando

    At his best, Beanie Wells can be a big, physical runner with a wicked stiff-arm and a strong nose for the end zone. Wells was not at his best last season. The Arizona Cardinals running back had 88 carries for 234 yards and five touchdowns in ei...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. Schwartz: Rams' new DC future head coach

    Mike Sando

    Coaches tend to say nice things about their friends in the business. Our job is to identify what's meaningful or at least noteworthy. Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's comments from the NFL scouting combine regarding new St. Louis Rams defensive ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. Two young QBs in NFC West? Make it three

    Mike Sando

    2012 NFC West QB Comparison QB Kaepernick Wilson Bradford W-L 5-2 11-5 7-8-1 Comp. 136 252 328 Att. 218 393 551 Pct. 62.4 64.1 59.5 Yards 1,814 3,118 3,702 YPA 8.3 7.9...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We'll be gathering Thursday at 1 p.m. ET for the next NFC West chat. Here's the link. Hope to see you there. We have much to discuss, including the NFL scouting combine. However, while the process began Wednesday, on-field ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013