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  1. Tony Gonzalez and what might have been

    Mike Sando

    With Tony Gonzalez leaning toward retirement after 16 NFL seasons and 1,242 receptions, I turned back the clock in my mind to 1997, the year San Francisco tried to draft the tight end from California. The 49ers were in a wheeling and dealing mode ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Bring on the Saints

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to the blog for the only NFL division with a second-round playoff representative every season since realignment in 2002. We are under no illusions here. The NFC West has not always produced formidable teams top to bottom. Three other divis...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  3. Breaking down Marshawn Lynch's big run

    Mike Sando

    Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard touchdown run to clinch Seattle's 41-36 wild-card victory against New Orleans is the play NFL fans everywhere are buzzing about. Twenty-four things to know about the run that will give Seattle's No. 24 a special place in NFL ...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  4. Seahawks score victories on inactive lists

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints named Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sharper inactive against the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle, meanwhile, has left tackle Russell Okung and slot receiver Brandon Stokley back from injuries...

    Blog | November 21, 2010
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Chris Johnson is up, Brett Favre is down and Donovan McNabb is out since the final MVP Watch from last season. The initial list for 2010 overlooks defense entirely, with good reason. Lawrence Taylor was the last defensive player to win the award a...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  6. Around the NFC West: Porter's case

    Mike Sando

    Steve Swenson of the Bakersfield Californian says Cardinals outside linebacker Joey Porter plans to fight his DUI arrest amid reports that the arresting officer has issues of his own. Swenson: "The officer who arrested Porter has a pending drunken...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  7. Seattle worse without Grant, for now

    Mike Sando

    For all the criticism Arizona took after losing safety Antrel Rolle, the Cardinals did show they had a plan by quickly acquiring replacement Kerry Rhodes. The Seahawks' plan after releasing safety Deon Grant isn't yet evident. The team decided...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  8. Mailbag: Chiefs-Rams trade idea

    Mike Sando

    Tom from Orange County, Calif., writes: Mike, longtime Rams fan. Thanks for the coverage. Trade question for you: What do you think about Adam Carriker and the 33rd pick to Kansas City for Glenn Dorsey? Both players have not lived up to expectations...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  9. NFC West teams need safety help

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals lost Antrel Rolle, the Rams could lose Oshiomogho Atogwe and the 49ers might need to replace Michael Lewis. The Cardinals could also lose backup safety Matt Ware, who could draw interest from the Rams. The Seahawks aren't exactly set...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  10. Assessing Taylor Mays' time in the 40

    Mike Sando

    USC safety Taylor Mays covered 40 yards in 4.43 seconds, according to NFL Network. Initial reports suggested Mays might have finished in only 4.24 seconds, creating quite a buzz. It's pretty amazing that a 4.43-second time for a safety can seem li...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  11. The case for Rice as the greatest ever

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Anyone advocating Jerry Rice as the greatest player in NFL history can bury the opposition in statistics. Rice averaged 1,145 yards receiving and more than 10 total touchdowns per season -- for 20 NFL seasons. Rice caught 69 touchdown ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  12. Cardinals' Rolle named to Pro Bowl

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has added 14 players to the NFC and AFC Pro Bowl rosters to replace members of the Colts and Saints. Cardinals free safety Antrel Rolle, sidelined by a concussion during a divisional-round loss at New Orleans, was named to the NFC squad. H...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  13. Pro Bowl could welcome these four players

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at how a few NFC West players could find themselves named to the Pro Bowl this year: Kurt Warner, Cardinals QB. He is the second alternate behind the Eagles' Donovan McNabb. McNabb will be named to the NFC squad when either Brett Fav...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  14. Wilson, Willis lead NFC West All-Pros

    Mike Sando

    The recently announced 2009 NFL All-Pro team has as many former Seahawks (two) as current NFC West players. The Cardinals' Adrian Wilson and the 49ers' Patrick Willis made the team, as did former Seahawks Steve Hutchinson and Leonard Weaver. Ni...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  15. NFC West penalty watch: Personal fouls

    Mike Sando

    Getting personal Bills guard Richie Incognito, recently released by the Rams after committing his 10th and 11th personal fouls since 2006, ranks tied for second among NFL players in personal fouls this season, according to ESPN Stats & Informati...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  16. Quick look at early Pro Bowl balloting

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals' starting safeties are in contention to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl. Adrian Wilson ranks first in fan balloting among strong safeties. Antrel Rolle ranks second behind the Saints' Darren Sharper among free safeties. Those ar...

    Blog | November 17, 2009