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  1. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  2. Grading the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI

    Mike Sando

    QUARTERBACK: Eli Manning completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown and a 103.8 NFL rating. He did not turn over the ball, which was huge for the Giants during their 21-17 victory. Manning's 38-yard sideline strike to Mario Manningham sho...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  3. Calm before figurative Super Bowl storm

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Yes, it's cold here in central Indiana. But not NFL scouting combine cold. The weather for Super Bowl week is exactly freezing at present, with moderate winds adding bite to the winter air, but I've felt a much colder chill while s...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Bring the smack talk

    Mike Sando

    Vernon Davis was honest during his nationally televised interview Sunday. He wanted the New York Giants to beat the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, the only scenario producing another home game for his San Francisco 49ers. I wondered ho...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  5. Sacks piling up against some in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    J.J. Cooper's piece for Football Outsiders, re-tweeted to my attention by Darren Urban, lists four NFC West tackles among nine players responsible for allowing the most sacks this season. Not to worry, Seattle Seahawks fans. Russell Okung does not...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  6. Justin Tuck: Alex Smith 'playing decent'

    Mike Sando

    Thought I'd pass along Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck's thoughts on Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers' offense. Tuck, whose New York Giants face the 49ers at Candlestick Park, is coming off a game against Tom Brady. His thoughts on Smith:...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  7. Tuck, Umenyiora and Cardinals' chances

    Mike Sando

    News that Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora made the trip to Arizona with the New York Giants counts as an unwelcome revelation for the Cardinals. The Giants are expected to have both top pass-rushers available in the same week for the first time this...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  8. No surprise: Jackson, Amendola inactive

    Mike Sando

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The St. Louis Rams and New York Giants have submitted their inactive lists for their Monday night matchup. Rams: receiver Danny Amendola, running back Steven Jackson, receiver Austin Pettis, safety Jermale Hines, lineback...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  9. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 2: Handling the pressure. Only Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers ranked higher than the Arizona Cardinals' Kevin Kolb in NFL passer rating (139.2) when defenses brought at least five pass-rushers in Week 1, accordin...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  10. Best after Willis: Smith now, Thomas later?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith earned a spot on two ballots -- mine and Kevin Seifert's -- as ESPN.com sought to rank the 10 best defensive players in the NFL. Smith was also faring well in unscientific polling here on the NFC West blog. ...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  11. Rams, 49ers linked by first-round picks

    Mike Sando

    North Carolina's Robert Quinn was my projected pick for the San Francisco 49ers with the seventh choice in the 2011 NFL draft. Todd McShay had the St. Louis Rams selecting Missouri's Aldon Smith at No. 14. Quinn and Smith are indeed heading to ...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Money no object?

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com says Stephen Ross' jet arrived in the Bay Area at 11:21 p.m. PT. The Dolphins' owner planned to meet Thursday morning with Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers' top choice to replace Mike Singletary. Maiocco: "Niners team preside...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  13. Taking stock: NFC West Pro Bowl balloting

    Mike Sando

    Running backs Frank Gore and Steven Jackson are among 14 NFC West players ranked among the top five at their positions in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl. As usual, it appears as though a few fans have not spent the season carefully studying player...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  14. Mailbag: Leroy Hill's trade value

    Mike Sando

    Clayton from Seattle writes: Mike, I keep hearing how the Seahawks still need to improve their defensive line, particularly at the end position. I was thinking that they could trade Leroy Hill for one of the Giants' ends. New York has four starting-c...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  15. Around the NFC West: Projecting 49ers' Haralson

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says Parys Haralson could "easily" finish the season with 10 or more sacks if he could stay healthy. Twelve NFL players reached double-digit sacks last seaso...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  16. What the 49ers can expect in the draft

    Mike Sando

    Pick 2008 2007 2006 2005 10 Jerod Mayo Amobi Okoye Matt Leinart Mike Williams 43 Tyrell Johnson Drew Stanton Roman Harper Corey Webster 74 Dan Connor Yamon Figurs ...

    Blog | April 04, 2009