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  1. Video: Super Bowl impact players

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Mark Schlereth and Trent Dilfer tell you which players are most important to victory plus whether last year's matchup tells us anything....

    Blog | January 29, 2009
  2. Ryan Tannehill ranks among Top 50 breakout players for 2014 - NFL...

    Mike Sando

    Ryan Tannehill, Ezekiel Ansah and Montee Ball are all poised to make a jump in performance this season, writes Mike Sando. He ranks his Top 50 breakout players for the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  3. Around the NFC West: Red Bryant's impact

    Mike Sando

    Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times weighs Red Bryant's impact on the Seahawks' defense. O'Neil: "There might not be a bigger player on Seattle's defense than Bryant, something as figuratively true as it is literally accurate. The 6-foot-4, 330-pound d...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  4. Fantasy impact: NFC West top 15 players

    Mike Sando

    The fantasy football staff at has ranked its top 300 players for the upcoming season. Thirty-four of the 300 are affiliated with NFC West teams, led by the San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore (13th) and the St. Louis Rams' Steven Jackson (19t...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  5. Six early-impact rookies from NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the six NFC West players Mel Kiper singled out for his piece on early-impact rookies : Aldon Smith, OLB, San Francisco 49ers: Wait, wasn't Smith supposed to be some sort of long-term developmental player? Not really. He faces a transi...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  6. Rams: How 2010 draft picks project

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Sam Bradford wasn't the only player the St. Louis Rams drafted last year. It seemed that way at times, given the profound impact Bradford made as a rookie. The rest of the Rams' 2010 draft class features one sure starter in left tackle...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  7. Followup: Age-old questions answered

    Mike Sando

    Age caught up to some of the best players in NFC West history this offseason. Walter Jones, Isaac Bruce and Kurt Warner retired. Jones' knee was the problem. Bruce was no longer an impact player. Warner decided to move on with his life. All were a...

    Blog | July 18, 2010
  8. The Big Question: Biggest trade impact

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have acquired 10 veteran players by trade this offseason. Which one will have the greatest impact in 2010? Let's define impact first. Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes, acquired from the Jets, has the best chance to finish the 2010 s...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  9. About those Pro Bowl incentive clauses

    Mike Sando

    The number of players named to the 2010 Pro Bowl continues to grow, moving well into triple digits. The swelling numbers shouldn't have much impact on contract incentives around the league. Teams are generally careful in writing incentive claus...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  10. Podcast: Super Bowl roundup

    Mike Sando

    Several former players chime in with thoughts on the Super Bowl. Falcons owner Arthur Blank discusses how the economic climate might impact the 2009 season. Blank also breaks down Pittsburgh's success this season. Former Steelers running back...

    Blog | January 30, 2009
  11. Around the NFC West: Seahawks concede

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says the Seahawks had little choice but to concede the NFC West to Arizona. Also from Farnsworth: Cornerback Josh Wilson is becoming an impact player for Seattle. Greg...

    Blog | November 17, 2008
  12. Cardinals' newcomers make quick impact

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Cardinals got key contributions from newcomers during their 23-13 victory over the 49ers in the season opener. Players in new roles also contributed. A quick look at their impact: Clark Haggans, LB. The former Stee...

    Blog | September 10, 2008
  13. Five to fear: Manning, Brady, Moss, Smith, Gates

    Mike Sando

    The NFL's truly elite players don't need individual statistics to validate their impact, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2007