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  1. Deacon Jones changed game, set standard

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Johnny Unitas and receiver Raymond Berry had been tormenting NFL Western Conference defenses with the deep ball when along came David "Deacon" Jones and a new wave of defensive linemen to spoil the fun. "The main pattern we were using ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  2. Safe to say coaches not aggressive enough

    Mike Sando

    The "Ground Chuck" nickname for Chuck Knox fit the former NFL coach's old-school reputation even if it sometimes misrepresented his approach to offensive football. Quarterbacks John Hadl and Dave Krieg went to Pro Bowls with Knox as their head coa...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  3. 2012 NFC West practice squad eligibility

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams can begin forming practice squads once eligible players clear waivers Saturday. A look at which players released by NFC West teams have eligibility: Arizona Cardinals Eligible: Crezdon Butler, Antonio Coleman, Blake Gideon, Ricky L...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  4. Seattle Seahawks cut-down analysis

    Mike Sando

    Click here for the complete list of Seattle Seahawks' roster moves. Most significant move. The Seattle Seahawks emerged from last season with high hopes for Josh Portis as a developmental quarterback. The arrival of Matt Flynn in free agency and n...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's style

    Mike Sando

    Conventional wisdom says quarterback Alex Smith held back the San Francisco 49ers' offense last season. It's also possible coach Jim Harbaugh held back Smith simply because Harbaugh prefers to run an offense that way. Matt Barrows of the Sacrament...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  6. More reasons to admire Jackson's resolve

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will forever be known as an all-time great running back driven into premature retirement by his team's losing culture. Sanders should get no sympathy from Steven Jackson. Weighted Winning Percentages Rank R...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  7. Rich Saul's impact extended beyond Rams

    Mike Sando

    Rich Saul's former Los Angeles Rams teammates recalled his Pro Bowl talent, scary toughness and, humorously, a legendary appetite that waned only in the retired center's final days. Early in Saul's career, when he was putting on weight to fulfill ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  8. Jim Harbaugh joins NFC West short list

    Mike Sando

    One of our blog regulars, joe_cool585, correctly points out an omission from the NFC West blog recently. Jim Harbaugh's naming as the NFL's top coach, as declared by Associated Press voters, got insufficient play here during Pro Football Hall of F...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  9. Mailbag: Super Bowl play recalled 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Seattle thought Victor Cruz's first-quarter non-fumble in the Super Bowl, rendered irrelevant by a penalty for 12 men on the field, resembled the forward-progress call involving Ahmad Bradshaw that hurt San Francisco during the 49ers' game...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  10. 'Might be greatest coaching I've ever seen'

    Mike Sando

    Ronnie Lott witnessed one of the greatest coaching jobs in NFL history during the Bill Walsh years in San Francisco three decades ago. The Hall of Famer thinks the 49ers' current coach, Jim Harbaugh, might be doing something more spectacular in le...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  11. Camp Confidential: Seattle Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- NFL training camps aren't what they used to be now that players have secured day-spa treatment from coaches under the new labor agreement. Still, teams aren't practicing in slippers and robes ... yet. Earl Thomas, the Seattle ...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Cards' line dance

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of azcardinals.com looks at the unsettled nature of the Cardinals' offensive line. Center Lyle Sendlein and guard Deuce Lutui do not have contracts for 2011. Urban: "Free agency will determine the path of the line. Sendlein remains a fav...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's sore foot

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com says San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree remains limited after aggravating a foot injury during a June 6 workout session. Maiocco: "Crabtree attended the Alex Smith-led classroom session Tuesday morning at San...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  14. Flash Points: About those pivotal moments

    Mike Sando

    Where the NFC West stands in Flash Points balloting, which continues into Wednesday afternoon and seeks to identify key events in franchise history: Votes so far: 125,896 Votes by team: San Francisco 49ers 42,066; Seattle Seahawks 29,750; St. L...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  15. Around the NFC West: Taylor Mays' future

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com checks in with 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell. Unable to work with players, Donatell and the other 49ers coaches are working with one another. Donatell: "We'll watch tons of tape together. That's how you grow toge...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  16. Flash Points: Seahawks' defining moment

    Mike Sando

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Seattle Seahawks -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 19. The first two decades of Seahawks history had more to do with what could h...

    Blog | May 10, 2011