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  1. 49ers can say, 'Know the rules, Schwartz!'

    Mike Sando

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz appeared to call out San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh before their postgame flap last season. "Know the rules, Harbaugh!" Schwartz appeared to yell after Harbaugh threw his red challenge flag for a play that ...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  2. Flag on the play? Carroll tweaks Harbaugh

    Mike Sando

    These are fun times in the NFC West now that all four teams are competitive and all four have higher-profile head coaches. One complaint: The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers will not play again until Week 14. A few days after 49ers coa...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  3. Interference calls up, thanks to NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Penalty flags are going to fly in the secondary when the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals get together. Both teams have physical corners unafraid to push boundaries in coverage. Both teams incurred penalties for interference Sunday. N...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  4. NFC West Penalty Watch: Flags flying

    Mike Sando

    It's been a rough first four games for NFC West teams in the penalty department, and not just in the tripping department. Officials have flagged teams from the division 153 times, assessing penalties covering 1,054 yards. The other divisions avera...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  5. Saints-Seahawks: On the scene at Qwest

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Sweatpants, sweatshirts and ski caps are helping players warm up here at Qwest Field (except for Drew Brees, who is wearing shorts). The weather is not much of a factor at this point. The flags atop the goal posts are hanging straight d...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  6. Chat wrap: Cynicism deficit confusing

    Mike Sando

    Flag on me for delay of game on the latest NFC West chat. I lost track of time while working on an item sizing up the playoff chances for St. Louis, Seattle and San Francisco. That one is coming to the blog in a bit. On the chat front, here's the ...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  7. 49ers QB: Flag football on the way

    Mike Sando

    Do not count the San Francisco 49ers' Troy Smith among those campaigning for increased protection from officials for offensive players. "Pretty soon it seems like we're going to be playing flag football," Smith said Monday, sounding more like a li...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  8. NFC West Penalty Watch: OL flags

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have dramatically reduced penalties in recent weeks. Officials flagged Arizona 37 times in the Cardinals' first four games and only 14 times in the subsequent three. The 37 penalties through four weeks was the third highest t...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  9. No fine for hit on Cards QB Max Hall

    Mike Sando

    The hit Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons put on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall while making a sack in Week 7 will not cost Clemons in the wallet. Officials did not flag Clemons for what replays appeared to show as a helmet-to-h...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  10. Gridiron Challenge: Taunting flag deserved

    Mike Sando

    The dreaded instant messages began popping onto my screen this morning while preparing this update on the ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge. My wife never misses a chance to bust chops. Especially mine. "I don't see anywhere on the blog ...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  11. The day ahead: Preseason Week 2

    Mike Sando

    It's a football Saturday all the way for me, first at my 9-year-old son's practice (flag rules) and then at Qwest Field for the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Green Bay Packers. The schedule is doing NFC West watchers favors this week. The St....

    Blog | August 21, 2010
  12. Boldin throwing passes at Cardinals HQ

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of azcardinals.com has a photo of former Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin, traded Friday, hanging out at team headquarters Saturday. Kurt Warner, Joe Flacco, Todd Heap and others are also there as part of Warner's annual charity flag-...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  13. Weather conditions will not inhibit Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando CHICAGO -- The Cardinals will not be able to blame the weather if their passing game falters against the Bears. The temperature is 63 degrees, with light winds. The orange flags atop the goalposts are limp. Skies...

    Blog | November 08, 2009
  14. Referee assignment recalls Week 6 controversy

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando PHOENIX -- Officiating generally isn't a hot topic until the flags have flown (or not flown, or been picked up after being thrown). But the referee assignment for the Giants-Cardinals game caught my attention. Peter Mo...

    Blog | November 23, 2008
  15. Rams throw flag on officiating

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The Rams thought the Patriots caught a break from referee Scott Green when the teams played in Week 8. Green assessed nine penalties against the Rams and zero against the Patriots. That was the first time this season a...

    Blog | October 28, 2008
  16. lWatch these guys when a flag flies

    Mike Sando

    NFC West Player Team Pos. Penalties Called Yards Jonas Jennings SF OL 4 20 Julian Peterson SEA LB 2 20 Adam Goldberg STL OL 2 20 Clark Haggans ARI LB 2 16 Kelly Jennings SEA CB 2 11 Randy McMichael STL TE 2 10 Josh Wilson SEA CB 2 10 Posted by...

    Blog | September 19, 2008