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  1. Deacon Jones changed game, set standard

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Johnny Unitas and receiver Raymond Berry had been tormenting NFL Western Conference defenses with the deep ball when along came David "Deacon" Jones and a new wave of defensive linemen to spoil the fun. "The main pattern we were using ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: QBs a little safer

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We are going to remember and appreciate former Los Angeles Rams defensive end David "Deacon" Jones' career on this day following his passing at age 74. Around the NFC West: June 4, 2013 Arizona Cardinals ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. Deacon Jones, 1938-2013

    Mike Sando

    Fearsome Foursome legend Deacon Jones' passing Monday at age 74 provides an opportunity to reflect upon one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. We'll do that beginning Tuesday. Jones, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 19...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: Expert opinions

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coaches know they can trust Alex Smith to execute their game plan and lead the offense. They appreciate the quarterback's temperament, too. Greg Roman, the 49ers' offensive coordinator, explained the appeal during a conversa...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  5. Jack Youngblood's ticked? A few thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Jack Youngblood's Pro Football Hall of Fame bio recalls a postseason performance featuring a sack, forced fumble, blocked extra-point attempt and 47-yard interception return for a touchdown. That performance and others made Youngblood a favorite a...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  6. Latest NFL safety rules worth defending?

    Mike Sando

    Four quick thoughts on the NFL's latest rules changes addressing player safety: The changes attack the culture. Previous changes have emphasized specific rules. These changes seek to address the broader culture that encourages such hits even when...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  7. Audio: Deacon Jones still bringing it strong

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- Hall of Famers Mike Haynes and Deacon Jones offered some intriguing ideas and insights about the modern NFL game and ways to improve it. Forget about that. Jones, who played tough during his career with the Los Angeles Rams, still tal...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  8. Even opponents liked Merlin Olsen

    Mike Sando

    The Rams and 49ers were playing an exhibition game at the L.A. Coliseum one year when a fight broke out near the 49ers' bench. "I turn around and I start forward," former 49ers guard Howard Mudd said Thursday, "and there is 'Oly' standing there." ...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  9. Rice, Jones take place among legends

    Mike Sando

    Former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson stopped to shake hands with reporters during a visit to a Seahawks practice years ago. The feeling on this end was surreal, like shaking hands with someone out of a history book. Robinson's first year at Gr...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  10. Hall of Famer Youngblood sacks Rams

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Rams Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood's displeasure with the organization goes beyond the team's 1-15 record last season. Youngblood, speaking with Bernie Miklasz of 101ESPN St. Louis, took issue with the Rams' recent decisio...

    Blog | February 03, 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. Sounding off: NFC West on the airwaves

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The latest in our periodic spin around the NFC West radio dials: Rams 101ESPN St. Louis: Steven Jackson via 101ESPN St. Louis: La'Roi Glover 101ESPN St. Louis: reporter Jim Thomas...

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  13. Around the NFC West: Will nine be enough?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by staff Arizona Cardinals Darren Urban of projects what Arizona's starting offense will look like on opening day. San Francisco 49ers Samuel Lam of breaks down the battle for starting spots at gu...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  14. Around the NFC West: Rams, Raji and risk

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams could use defensive tackles, but the team does not appear interested in Boston College's B.J. Raji. Thomas: "There has been next to nothing in terms...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  15. Old-school arguments always in style

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Count Hall of Famer Deacon Jones among those who think current NFL players would have a hard time functioning under rules as they existed -- or often did not exist -- back in his day. As Jones told Alan Grant in this O...

    Blog | October 31, 2008
  16. Mailbag: The case for Deacon Jones

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Bill from Pearl River writes: It is inconcievable to think that Deacon Jones did not get the best ever all-time Ram player ever! I'm a lifetime 48 yr old Ram fan from NY and I loved Faulk(played half with Colts) but th...

    Blog | September 04, 2008