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  1. Appreciating a Rams great, Torry Holt

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt's formal retirement from the NFL -- as a St. Louis Ram, fittingly -- will touch off the usual discussions about Hall of Fame worthiness. In the meantime, consider this an appreciation. Holt was the NFC West wide receiver opponents fe...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  2. Scout's take: 49ers vs. Steelers on MNF

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. offered thoughts Thursday heading into the San Francisco 49ers' game Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park. Mike Sando: This game against the Steelers provides the 49ers with an opportunity...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  3. Around the NFC West: Rams visit Arizona

    Mike Sando

    Steve Wyche of NFL.com says the Rams will hold workouts in Arizona beginning this week, with James Laurinaitis and Ron Bartell among those taking the lead. Wyche: "Not all of the work will be on field either. Bartell, Laurinaitis and other players...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  4. Initial thoughts on Burress' availability

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on Plaxico Burress' availability as NFC West teams consider potential options at wide receiver: By my count, six current NFL receivers are older than Burress, who turns 34 in August: Terrell Owens (37), Derrick Mason (37), Donald D...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  5. Madden 12: Bradford out, Willis advances

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is the last man standing from the NFC West in the race to grace the "Madden NFL 12" cover. Willis beat out Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward by a 60-40 percentage margin. He'll face Philadelphia ...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  6. Two quick updates on 'Madden 12' front

    Mike Sando

    A personal aside I shared with Facebook friends several weeks ago: One day I looked outside my office window and saw our 9- and 6-year-old sons playing football with friends on a modest strip of severely worn grass in our side yard. Our younges...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  7. Madden cover: Bradford, Willis advance

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' 12th Man has good company among NFC West also-rans in the race to grace the "Madden NFL 12" cover. Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald also tasted first-round defeat in the online voting contest to determine a winner....

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  8. How the NFC West stacks up with Steelers

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Close your eyes for a moment after reading this sentence and imagine your favorite NFC West team lining up against the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. How would your team's offense measure up, starter for s...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  9. Draft hindsight: Big Ben and beyond

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared loose and comfortable during their first Super Bowl 45 media session. They've been in big games before, and frequently, thanks largely to shrewd drafting. This is the Steelers' third Super B...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  10. Alex Smith, Vernon Davis connection back

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis caught a touchdown pass in four consecutive games this season. The streak ended when a shoulder injury sidelined quarterback Alex Smith. Davis failed to catch a scoring pass in his first four games with Troy S...

    Blog | December 11, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Gridiron Challenge: Week 6 fantasy ideas

    Mike Sando

    Congrats to Cullen_Powers_Dominates for putting together the highest-scoring Week 5 team from among more than 3,500 entrants in the ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge. Starting Matt Forte (30 points), Ray Rice (27), Malcolm Floyd (27) and th...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  13. Quick thoughts as Week 8 kickoffs approach

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando A few thoughts as NFC West games approach in Week 8: The 49ers need more from their offensive line. I'm not sure why the team hasn't given Tony Wragge a chance at one of the guard spots, but perhaps it is time. ...

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  14. 49ers' Willis brings down the hammer

    Mike Sando

    Getty Images Linebacker Patrick Willis, shown taking cues from 49ers coach Mike Singletary, cannot tolerate opponents putting him on the ground. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Retired NFL players tend to miss the camaraderie. The ...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  15. Two hours with Cardinals Pro Bowler Wilson

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson recently spent an extended period in studio with XTRA 910 radio in Phoenix. His wife, Alicia, was also in studio. They discussed issues ranging from Darnell Dockett's Twitter acco...

    Blog | July 19, 2009
  16. Double Coverage: Is the NFL getting too soft?

    Mike Sando

    Crystal LoGiudice/US PRESSWIRE and Vic Stein/NFL Football looked very different when Bears Hall of Famer George Connor, right, played. Modern players like Reggie Bush, left, are more protected by the rules...

    Blog | July 15, 2009