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  1. 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
  2. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Raising the roof?

    Mike Sando

    Lots going on with the St. Louis Rams. First, thanks to @Gofastleft for pointing out a story suggesting the team has asked for a retractable roof as part of its proposed renovations to the Edward Jones Dome. Charles Jaco of says exp...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  4. Whew: Saints, 49ers sweep game-changers

    Mike Sando

    Back and forth the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints went until finally time ran out with the 49ers leading, 36-32. One of the more memorable games in NFL playoff history produced four lead changes in the final minutes. It also produced t...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 36, Saints 32

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thoughts after the San Francisco 49ers' 36-32 divisional playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers are headed to the NFC title game against the winner of the New York Gia...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  6. XTRA910 audio: Fisher, 49ers and more

    Mike Sando

    Among the subjects discussed during my latest conversation with Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki on XTRA Sports 910 AM: Harbaugh vs. Payton: I poured cold water on the storyline pitting Jim Harbaugh against Sean Payton stemming from the preseason gam...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  7. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Breaking Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yardage enhanced Drew Brees' MVP credentials even if Aaron Rodgers remains the favorite on your imaginary ballot. The manner in which Brees broke the record shouldn't matter too much in the en...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  8. Clues on the Rams' approach to market

    Mike Sando

    The trade agreement that would send Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins affirms once again the St. Louis Rams' apparent preference for lower-profile transactions in free agency. Bush would have fit nicely, at least in theory, as a third-down back an...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  9. NFC West free-agency breakdown

    Mike Sando

    A look at the free-agent priorities for each NFC West team: Arizona Cardinals 1. Sign or acquire a quarterback: You've heard all the potential names by now. Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger and Matt Hasselbeck all could be av...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  10. Chat wrap: About those sleeper receivers

    Mike Sando

    The later-than-usual kickoff for the NFC West chat hopefully worked better for those unable to participate earlier in the day. I'm getting enough questions about NFC West running backs to consider running a poll asking which player is best, Frank ...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Bradford's statue

    Mike Sando

    John E. Hoover of the Tulsa World checks in with the Rams' Sam Bradford after the University of Oklahoma honored its former quarterback with a statue commemorating his status as a Heisman Trophy winner. Bradford: "I never thought I'd be standing he...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Kolb and Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic thinks Kevin Kolb tops the Cardinals' list of quarterbacks to pursue this offseason. Somers: "There is no question the Cardinals are interested, and I get the feeling Kolb is their first choice to be their starter ...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Taylor Mays' future

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of checks in with 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell. Unable to work with players, Donatell and the other 49ers coaches are working with one another. Donatell: "We'll watch tons of tape together. That's how you grow toge...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  14. Mailbag: Trading up in the NFL draft

    Mike Sando

    Brian from Pennsylvania writes: With the reality of an uncapped year looming, doesn't the difficulty for teams improving by stripping other teams of unrestricted free agents make trading for the first overall pick more attractive? I can see big-marke...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  15. Dust settles on NFC West franchise players

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando 2009 NFL Franchise Player Pos. Team Status Dunta Robinson DB Texans Unsigned Max Starks OL Steelers Long-term deal Matt Cassel QB Chief...

    Blog | July 15, 2009
  16. Why Atogwe hasn't signed Rams' franchise offer

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando 2009 NFL Franchise Player Pos. Team Salary Julius Peppers DE Panthers $16,683,000 Matt Cassel QB Patriots $14,650,000 Dunta Robinson CB T...

    Blog | June 08, 2009