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  1. Lessons from Tavon Austin, Percy Harvin

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- The more the Seattle Seahawks watched game tape on Tavon Austin, the more they realized the West Virginia receiver would not last long in the 2013 NFL draft. Back in mid-March, the Seahawks could not know Austin would land with th...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  2. Lessons in free agency, with some laughs

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Anthony Adams produced quite a few laughs recently with a video parodying his "retirement" from the NFL. Adams didn't retire so much as teams stopped calling him once his contract with the Chicago Bears...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  3. NFC West lessons from Robert Kraft rant

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's comments regarding the Wes Welker situation made for compelling theater at the NFL owners meeting Monday. Reporters long familiar with the Patriots' ways could not believe what they were hearing...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: QB draft lessons

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals head to the NFL scouting combine with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and an unsettled situation at quarterback. Around the NFC West: Feb. 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Cards' free agency pl...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: History lessons

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Nov. 27, 2012 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: QB questions, Kolb Somers: Sendlein done for year Urban: Missing Sendlein, Lindley starts St. Louis Rams Thomas: OL jelling with Wells back ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  6. Rams' Givens, Jenkins face hard lessons

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Chris Givens and Janoris Jenkins might look back on Sunday as a turning point in their young professional lives. Perhaps they'll call it the day coach Jeff Fisher's harsh discipline refocused them as the NFL's figurative rookie wa...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  7. $21,000 lesson on blindside block rule

    Mike Sando

    Minnesota Vikings tight end and NFC West alum John Carlson suffered a concussion when the Arizona Cardinals' Rashad Johnson struck him during a punt return in Week 7. Carlson, who has a history of concussions dating to his career in Seattle, misse...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  8. HOF12: Doleman, Tez and parenting lessons

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- A theme is emerging throughout the ongoing Pro Football Hall of Fame proceedings. Chris Doleman and Cortez Kennedy in particular have stressed the importance strong parenting played in their lives and, ultimately, in their successe...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  9. Lessons from Harbaugh's QB comments

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh's attempts to clarify the San Francisco 49ers' interest in Peyton Manning are having the opposite effect. I'll be curious to see whether Harbaugh learns from the experience. The message Harbaugh tried to convey invites ridicule (se...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  10. Lessons from Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte

    Mike Sando

    An irate Matt Forte lashed out at the Chicago Bears after the team signed Michael Bush to a four-year contract Thursday. Forte has reason to be mad -- at the Bears, perhaps, but mostly at his predicament. "There's only so many times a man that ...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  11. 49ers' Jennings: Penn State scandal lessons

    Mike Sando

    NFL long-snappers generally escape public notice, but the San Francisco 49ers' Brian Jennings is compelling enough to command his own weekly radio show in the Bay Area. Jennings was especially compelling this week when addressing the sex-abuse sca...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  12. Asante Samuel and lessons in free agency

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers made very few waves during the free-agent signing period. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was the biggest name available, and the 49ers had a clear need at the position. I even made an air-tight case for San Francisco making a p...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  13. Tough NFC West lessons, except for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jim Harbaugh and Kevin Kolb arrived, Matt Hasselbeck departed, and the NFC West team with the highest hopes at quarterback largely stood pat at wide receiver. The moves that defined the NFC West offseason are defining the regula...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  14. Tough lessons for Kevin Kolb, Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- When the Arizona Cardinals needed their quarterback to drive them into field-goal range with the game on the line, Kevin Kolb threw an interception. Fluke play? Not for the Cardinals during an unsightly 13-10 defeat to the Seattle Seaha...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  15. 49ers Two-A-Day: Regrets on Hasselbeck

    Mike Sando

    Mike Greenberg learned his lesson picking the San Francisco 49ers to reach the Super Bowl last season. The "Mike & Mike in the Morning" co-host has penciled in the 49ers for another 6-10 season after the team re-signed Alex Smith as its likely...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  16. Dream Team: Lessons in NFC West, beyond

    Mike Sando

    To the weary, our Dream Team project smells like an attempt to mask the NFL lockout's foul odor with cologne we wouldn't consider wearing during less malodorous times. Go ahead and inhale. I've opened a window and sniffed out greater meaning from ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011