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  1. The art of playing tight end in the NFL

    Mike Sando

    After downplaying the Vernon Davis-as-wide-receiver angle, I ran across a comment from the tight end that invited another look. "I've never had to spend as much time in the playbook as I have this training camp," Davis told ESPN's Jeff Chadiha. "I...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  2. Searching for answers on NFL injury front

    Mike Sando

    A run of high-profile injuries in the NFC West specifically and the NFL in general has focused attention on what can be done to prevent them. John from Bakersfield, Calif., was among those raising the subject through the NFC West mailbag. He sugge...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Mike Sando

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what's the most pressing issue on each NFC West team's agenda? Arizona Cardinals: Figuring out what's up with Daryl Washington should rank high on the Cardinals' list. Washington can be one of the most dynami...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. Amendola thoughts as free agency nears

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' Danny Amendola, like Wes Welker of New England, is a cat-quick slot receiver from Texas Tech with experience in Josh McDaniels' offense. Neither receiver has a contract for the 2013 season. Neither was named his team's franchis...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  5. Big questions about need for a big receiver

    Mike Sando

    Steve from Palisades Park, N.J., used the most recent NFC West chat to say the San Francisco 49ers should add to their receiving corps "a big guy who can go up and get jump balls" -- perhaps someone such as Ramses Barden. "The 49ers have Vernon Da...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  6. Man of Year: Fitz would join Largent, Warner

    Mike Sando

    Perhaps you've heard: The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the Super Bowl for a sixth time in franchise history. A few other NFC West items have slipped through around here amid all the red and gold confetti. I'm going to touch on a few of them,...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  7. Will Amendola beat doubtful status again?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams listed Danny Amendola as "doubtful" on their final injury report last week, indicating the receiver had less than a 25 percent chance of playing against Arizona. Amendola played in the game anyway, burning the Cardinals for a 38...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  8. Witten's injury could factor in West early

    Mike Sando

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten slipped behind Seattle Seahawks linebackers K.J. Wright and David Hawthorne for the go-ahead 33-yard touchdown in Week 9 last season. The third-quarter play broke a 6-6 tie, sending the Cowboys to a 23-13 vict...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  9. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 49ers' Walker on short list for tight ends

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez and the San Francisco 49ers' Delanie Walker top an unusual list of NFL tight ends. Both have played more than half their teams' offensive snaps, but neither is the featured tight end on his team. The Patri...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 2011 Cardinals Week 13: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the Arizona Cardinals during their 19-13 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13: Field goal confusion benefited Arizona. The Cowboys twice called timeouts before failed field goal attempts. Dal...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  15. Wrap-up: Cowboys 23, Seahawks 13

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' road defeat to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9: What it means: The Seahawks are 2-6 and will stand five games behind the first-place San Francisco 49ers with eight games to play, assuming San Francisco does not blow ...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  16. 2011 Rams Week 7: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the St. Louis Rams during their 34-7 defeat at Dallas in Week 7: Rough start for center Jason Brown. The Rams wanted to establish Steven Jackson and the running game early. They were facing the NFL's top-ranke...

    Blog | October 26, 2011