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  1. Koonce gets his wish: NFL taking action

    Mike Sando

    Ten weeks after George Koonce made a powerful statement about life after football, the retired linebacker is helping the NFL address some of the issues he highlighted. Koonce has agreed to join an advisory board charged with developing programs fo...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  2. Ignorance driving NFL concussion fears?

    Mike Sando

    George Koonce's recent guest column opened eyes to issues NFL players face upon leaving the game. The former Green Bay and Seattle linebacker used research and personal experience to illustrate costs associated with investing disproportionately in...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  3. Video: Bell, Seau and life after the NFL

    Mike Sando

    Jacob Bell's recently announced retirement from the NFL after eight seasons provides the basis for the most recent "Blogger Blitz" video above. Bell, 31, understandably pointed to the health risks associated with continuing his career. He has suff...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Rams keep churning

    Mike Sando

    The NFL rule expanding roster limits to 90 players came at the right time for teams overhauling their personnel. The St. Louis Rams are one of those teams. They drafted 10 players and are close to adding 23 undrafted free agents. Jim Thomas ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Mourning Seau

    Mike Sando

    The 1990 NFL draft class featured Pro Football Hall of Famers Cortez Kennedy and Emmitt Smith. Sadly, that class also included Jeff Alm, who committed suicide following a traffic accident that killed his best friend, and Anthony Smith, who would b...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  6. Harbaugh mourns former teammate Seau

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh and Junior Seau were teammates on the San Diego Chargers during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Harbaugh, entering his second season as the San Francisco 49ers' head coach, offered thoughts on Seau following the linebacker's passing Wednes...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  7. Recalling Seau, who remembered others

    Mike Sando

    Someone once asked Junior Seau about his role as centerpiece of the San Diego Chargers' defense. Seau mentioned the 10 other defensive starters by name in his response: John Parrella, Norman Hand, Ralee Johnson, Al Fontenot, Eric Hill, Lewis Bush,...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Rookie hazing

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of says some Cardinals players think Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant shouldn't resist carrying shoulder pads for veteran receiver Roy Williams as a rite of passage. Running back Jason Wright: "You can say it's hazing or messing...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  10. Five greatest draft classes since 1967

    Mike Sando

    The 1983 NFL draft might have been the best of the modern era even without Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Jim Kelly or Dan Marino. It was that good. "I think if you asked each guy to a man, in particular the Hall of Fame guys, there has ...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  11. Rams taking hard look at Big 12

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford, Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy would fit the college conference profile for first-round choices taken by Billy Devaney's teams over the last two decades. All three are from the Big 12 and all three could be candidates for the St. Lou...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  12. Merlin Olsen's career without parallel

    Mike Sando

    Merlin Olsen was a 14-time Pro Bowl choice in 15 NFL seasons, all with the Rams. OlsenNo one in league history went to more Pro Bowls, and none went to as many in as few seasons. His passing Wednesday from cancer at age 69 provides an opportuni...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  13. Ridiculous Hall of Fame candidates list

    Mike Sando

    Orlando Pace's release from the Bears and possible retirement sets up a potentially star-studded Hall of Fame ballot in 2015. Quite a few of those eligible for the first time could have strong NFC West ties. Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  14. Roided-out NFC West rosters: Updated

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando A trick question to test your divisional knowledge on a May Saturday: Which veteran head coach has led teams in three of the four current NFC West cities? Hint: He's a current head coach. Answer: Arizona State...

    Blog | May 23, 2009
  15. Rams add a leader on defense in Laurinaitis

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Rams' decision to draft Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis early in the second round fills a need. I think the move also reflects the perceived depth at receiver in this draft. As much as the Rams coul...

    Blog | April 25, 2009
  16. Mailbag: Best draft goes to Cardinals for now

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Greg from Redondo Beach writes: Mike, What I'd really like to read is an updated list of draft grades for the rookies this season in the NFC West. I'd like to know how my Seahawks fared against other teams in their div...

    Blog | December 09, 2008