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  1. 2010 draft: NFC West vs. Rolando McClain

    Mike Sando

    Rolando McClain's early retirement from the NFL comes three years after the Oakland Raiders made him the eighth overall choice in the 2010 draft. NFL Games Started By 2010 First-Rounders Pick Player Starts 10 Tyson Alualu ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Suspension could help Rams, 49ers early

    Mike Sando

    Mikel Leshoure's two-game suspension from the Detroit Lions takes him off the field for games against the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers. The second-year running back missed the 2011 season with an injury, but he's expected to start in 201...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  3. The truth hurts: How injuries affected West

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have become the hunted in the NFC West. Having already take aim at their 2011 turnover differential, let us consider another reason for a potential 2012 regression from 13-3. "Repeating the 2011 relative lack of injuries...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  4. 49ers putting the hurt on opposing backs

    Mike Sando

    The hit San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner put on New Orleans' Pierre Thomas set a physical tone for one of the NFL's best defenses Saturday. It also knocked Thomas from the game with a concussion. Tough break? Yes, but not entirely unexp...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  5. 49ers' run defense hazardous to health

    Mike Sando

    Beware, opposing running backs. The San Francisco 49ers are coming to hurt you -- not with overly aggressive handshakes, either. Five Ring Circus gets credit/blame for this entry after setting off a discussion in the comments section of the Chat W...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  6. Around the NFC West: When youth's served

    Mike Sando

    Losing an established veteran player unexpectedly can hurt. It can also help. Marcus Trufant's season-ending back injury could fall into both categories. It hurts because the Seattle Seahawks, like most teams, could always use another starting-cal...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  7. Matchups: Lions offense vs. 49ers defense

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' defense likely will not see another offense quite like the one Detroit will field during the teams' matchup Sunday. The same might be true in reverse. 2011 49ers-Lions Rankings Category DET Off. SF Def. ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  8. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  9. Gridiron Challenge: Slow climb begins

    Mike Sando

    We're up to more than 3,200 entrants in the ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge after more people discovered how easy it would be to defeat the NFC West guy. I might make you work a little bit. The "Mike Sando (NFC West)" entry came throug...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers' needs

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee runs through the 49ers' needs heading into the draft. Barrows: "The 49ers must open up their attack and use the perimeter more often in 2010. That means improving the overall speed on offense. The team took a st...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  11. Mailbag: Elite tackles found early

    Mike Sando

    S.L. from Tulsa writes: Your blog item on Pro Bowl players versus draft position was quite interesting. Because the Pro Bowl selects all 22 positions, I would expect certain positions (kicker, center, guard, safety) to have far fewer very high picks ...

    Blog | April 10, 2010
  12. Mailbag: Rolle, McClain and the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Rolando from Clovis, Calif., says the 49ers should pursue Antrel Rolle in free agency, draft an offensive tackle and linebacker in the first round -- Alabama's Rolando McClain or Michigan's Brandon Graham were suggestions -- before using a second-rou...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  13. Around the NFC West: Rolle, Barron, more

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals could be more motivated to trade Anquan Boldin as the receiver enters the final year of his contract. Somers: "A contract extension doesn't appear part of that plan. With a year to go until free ...

    Blog | March 01, 2010