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  1. Raiders wanted Kaepernick -- and Russell

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, among others, tried to maneuver in the 1983 NFL draft for a shot at selecting John Elway. So did the Los Angeles Raiders. Now, former Raiders coach Hue Jackson says via Peter King that the team also...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  2. Grigson, not Schneider, named top exec

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Executives throughout the NFL would happily trade places with Super Bowl general managers Trent Baalke (San Francisco) and Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore). Neither prevailed in voting among peers for the Sporting News' award honoring the ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. ESPN poll gives Schneider edge as top exec

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has edged a strong field of candidates for NFL executive of the year in voting by ESPN staffers. 2012 NFL Draft Class Comparison Stats Games Starts Snaps Colts 84 51 3,787 ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Cards' new lows

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals should have expected some dropoff at quarterback following Kurt Warner's retirement. Total bankruptcy at the position wasn't a reasonable expectation. Around the NFC West: Dec. 10, 2012 Arizona Cardinals ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    How nice of Peyton Manning to throw a couple of interceptions last week, just to change up things. The Denver Broncos quarterback had posted a 14-1 ratio of touchdowns to INTs over his previous five games. His odds for winning a fifth MVP award no...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  6. Ex-Broncos' GM would be good fit for Rams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' ongoing front-office shuffling brings to mind a name for consideration: Brian Xanders. Xanders, out this week as the Denver Broncos' general manager, worked with new Rams GM Les Snead in Atlanta. He would fit well with Snead in...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  7. Chasing Manning an exercise in futility

    Mike Sando

    Peter King has the play-by-play from Peyton Manning's wild tour through free agency. I'll mix in some color commentary for portions reaching into the NFC West. King notes that the teams Manning considered the strongest featured former NFL play...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. Five thoughts on a Manning-free division

    Mike Sando

    Five considerations now that Peyton Manning has told the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans he plans to sign with the Denver Broncos: Big sighs of relief: Arizona, Seattle and St. Louis no longer must worry about defending against a Manning...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. ManningWatch: Connecting dots, planes

    Mike Sando

    Tracking NFL free agency has sometimes meant tracking aircraft. A flight enthusiast once helped me follow the plane Kurt Warner took from Arizona to San Francisco for a 2009 free-agent meeting with the 49ers. Peyton Manning is the big story thi...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  10. Warner, Moon, Young paved Manning's way

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have some experience with highly successful older quarterbacks. Peyton Manning will be 36 if and when he resumes his career with a still-unknown team. With Mike Greenberg steering ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  11. Elway, Aikman and the concussion issue

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Two pieces at Grantland.com and Troy Aikman's subsequent comments played into a theory suggesting concussion problems could threaten the NFL's long-term popularity. Aikman does not have a son, but said he would have reservations ab...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  12. Writing off a QB after three NFL starts

    Mike Sando

    Charlie Whitehurst was, by all accounts, horrible as the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback during a 6-3 defeat at Cleveland in Week 7. Charlie Whitehurst #6 QB Seattle Seahawks 2011 STATS Att49 Comp23 Yds246 TD1 Int1 Rat60.4 ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  13. An excuse to watch Barkley's golf swing

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West's dominance extends beyond fighter jets, croc files, athlete award eligibility, currency collection and retractable playing surfaces. A look through the celebrity golf leaderboard from Lake Tahoe, Nev., shows Ken Whisenhunt, Jerry Ric...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  14. On Kyle Orton's viability for Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Mike from Eugene, Ore., thinks the Seattle Seahawks would be better served considering Kyle Orton over Kevin Kolb among quarterback options, based in part on what K.C. Joyner wrote about Orton in a recent Insider piece. Mike Sando: The Seahawks ar...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  15. Does Elway's hiring in Denver affect 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' 55-10 shellacking of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV came at John Elway's expense. Might Elway's recent hiring as the Broncos' executive vice president threaten the 49ers' efforts to replace Mike Singletary? It's ...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: Process a 'sham'?

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Lynch of Niner Insider says the 49ers' search for a GM will be a 'sham' if current team executive Trent Baalke gets the job quickly. Lynch: "The 49ers are either creating a huge smoke screen to conceal their true desire to hire someone other th...

    Blog | December 31, 2010