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  1. Vernon Davis' receiving stats due to spike?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have allowed the 10th-most yards to opposing tight ends through Week 9 this season. No big deal, right? Well, it is if you're @timstantonx and you're wondering whether this is the week Vernon Davis gets back on track as a rec...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  2. Football Today: 2012 NFC West Week 3

    Mike Sando

    Those interested in hearing Matt Williamson, Ross Tucker and Jay Soderberg predict NFC West games in Week 3 can check out their Football Today podcast: 8:45 mark: St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears. Tucker, who works on the Rams' preseason telecasts...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  3. Stats back up 49ers' Fangio on pass 'D'

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- With the Pro Football Hall of Fame proceedings an hour-plus from beginning, an interview transcript from San Francisco 49ers training camp caught my attention. Reporters asked defensive coordinator Vic Fangio about the 49ers' prepa...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  4. Vernon Davis and NFL's top tight ends

    Mike Sando

    Eight of John Clayton's 10 best tight ends have one thing in common: a Pro Bowl quarterback. Vernon Davis, ranked fifth, was an exception. We hear quite a bit about tight ends taking pressure off quarterbacks, but it's tough for any tight end t...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  5. After focusing on run, division looks to air

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West had a 1,000-yard rusher last season. Coaches in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis have promoted run-first philosophies. Arizona has invested first- and second-round picks in running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan William...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  6. Quick look at how NFC West GMs stack up

    Mike Sando

    NFL general managers put their reputations on the line come draft day. Some fare better than others. The chart shows how many Pro Bowl players current NFC West GMs have drafted or helped draft over the past 10 years. The numbers are not defi...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. Buckle up: Chancellor, Wilson break mold

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Adrian Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor tower over the other strong safeties in the NFC this season. That is true not only in their accomplishments -- Wilson is a Pro Bowl starter, Chancellor a first alternate...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  8. Video: NFC 411 on Seahawks' Doug Baldwin

    Mike Sando

    Doug Baldwin's 46 receptions for the Seattle Seahawks include 21 for successful conversions on third down, the third-highest total in the NFL. I touched on that and the information in the chart below for the NFC 411 videos we produced this week. T...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  9. Dream Team: Lessons in NFC West, beyond

    Mike Sando

    To the weary, our Dream Team project smells like an attempt to mask the NFL lockout's foul odor with cologne we wouldn't consider wearing during less malodorous times. Go ahead and inhale. I've opened a window and sniffed out greater meaning from ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  10. Which tight ends had most, fewest drops

    Mike Sando

    Our ongoing discussion on tight ends raised questions about which ones possess the best -- and worst -- hands. "Any way you can add in 'thrown to' and 'drops' in this stat?" Furfanam asked in one comments section. Consider it done. Jason Vid...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  11. Why I voted Vernon Davis third-best TE

    Mike Sando

    Counting the reasons San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis ranked behind only Antonio Gates and Jason Witten on my ballot featuring the NFL's 10 best tight ends: Production: Davis has 20 scoring receptions over the past two seasons, most amo...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  12. NFC West practice squad eligibility

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams can begin signing eight or fewer players to their practice squads once the players clear waivers Sunday. Players on practice squads earn $5,200 per week for the 2010 season. The collective bargaining agreement sets the following paramete...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  13. Rounding up known NFC West moves

    Mike Sando

    I'll provide a separate file breaking down each NFC West team's roster moves once they meet the 53-man limit. In the meantime, a few odds and ends: Arizona Cardinals Traded guard Reggie Wells to Philadelphia; released tight end Anthony Becht...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: Willis' perfect 99

    Mike Sando

    Jon Robinson of ESPN.com checks in with 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, who loves his 99 rating on "Madden NFL 11." Willis: "It's truly an honor just to be in the game because when I was a kid, I used to created myself in 'Madden' and give myself al...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  15. Much fantasy love for Gore, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry is all over Frank Gore specifically and the 2010 San Francisco 49ers in general. "Gore, (Michael) Crabtree, (Vernon) Davis, Josh Morgan and (Alex) Smith are all on my love list this year," Berry proclaims. "I think ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Math on Atogwe

    Mike Sando

    Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat breaks down Oshiomogho Atogwe's new contract with the Rams. The deal pays $4.1 million in guaranteed money to Atogwe in 2010, with no promises thereafter. That sounds about right. The team had refused to ...

    Blog | July 07, 2010