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  1. Labor agreement gets 'credit' for QB camps

    Mike Sando

    NFC West quarterbacks have a relatively strong recent tradition of offseason leadership. The St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith organized their teammates for workouts during the 2011 NFL lockout. The 49ers' Colin ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. KNBR audio: Do usual rules apply to 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers were exceptional last season in the strict sense of the word. Teams with new coaching staffs were supposed to struggle following a lockout-shortened offseason. Not the 49ers. They were an exception. 2011 49ers in 10 a....

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Catching up to 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Changing coaching staffs heading into a lockout was supposed to set back the San Francisco 49ers last season. Instead, the team won nine of its first 10 games, finished 13-3 and came within an overtime defeat of reaching the Super Bowl. Having ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  4. How fifth exhibition could affect Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    A year ago, the St. Louis Rams were scheduled to play a fifth exhibition game. The lockout wiped out that game. With Arizona scheduled for a fifth exhibition game this year, I've gone back through my notes from last year and will reproduce highlig...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Pricing out fans

    Mike Sando

    The New York Giants drew favorable publicity during the lockout when they extended deadlines for renewing season tickets. But in a twist reflecting the NFL's economic realities, the move actually put the team in a favorable position. Fans taking a...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  6. XTRA910 audio: NFC West Week 7

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have pretty much obliterated every convenient lockout-related excuse a team could embrace this season. Dan Bickley, Mike Jurecki and I discussed that reality and others during our weekly conversation Friday on XTRA Sports 9...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  7. Holding Rams' offense to 49ers' standard

    Mike Sando

    Those shocked by the St. Louis Rams' slow start on offense should have adjusted their expectations downward as the team adjusted to a new system coming out of the lockout. That was the word Thursday from Rams running back Steven Jackson, who point...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  8. Bidwill expects better return on investment

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals were riding high after adding Kevin Kolb, Daryn Colledge, Stewart Bradley, Todd Heap and others veteran players during the lockout-shortened offseason. "We knew we wanted to step in and be very aggressive, and we weren't goin...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  9. Andre Gurode vs. Seattle youth movement

    Mike Sando

    Andre Gurode's scheduled visit to the Seattle Seahawks, reported by ESPN's John Clayton, reflects post-lockout realities. Teams going young on their offensive lines -- Dallas and Seattle among them -- could have a tougher time coming out of a lock...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  10. Sneaking a peek at Week 1 opponents

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout allowed teams to get a jump on familiarization with 2011 regular-season opponents. The prep work was tougher for teams preparing to face opponents with new coaching staffs. That is why the Seattle Seahawks, scheduled to visit San F...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  11. Camp Confidential: St. Louis Rams

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Unfazed by the NFL lockout and energized by a new offense, Sam Bradford shatters perceptions of him as a young player scrambling to make up lost ground. "We're going to push the ball down the field," the St. Louis Rams' second-y...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  12. Wrapping up big day from Rams camp

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It takes only a few minutes with St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to realize an offseason framed ominously by a lockout and offensive scheme change hasn't fazed him. Sam Bradford #8 QB St. Louis Rams 2010 STATS ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  13. McDaniels: Bradford 'so driven to be great'

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Sam Bradford and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels are still getting acquainted after the NFL lockout wiped out what should have been a more productive offseason for them. The St. Louis Rams' preseason opener agai...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: Rams' go to market

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the St. Louis Rams are relying more heavily on free agents this offseason. Thomas: "In a 10-day span since the lockout ended, they agreed to terms and then signed 11 veteran free agents from other teams....

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  15. Colossal waste for Kolb, Smith, Jackson

    Mike Sando

    If anything, the three NFC West teams with new starting quarterbacks for 2011 should have additional practice time with their new passers. Thanks to the lockout and legalese, the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have sig...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  16. Sidney Rice's addition large for Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout prevented the Seattle Seahawks from wheeling and dealing the way they did during Pete Carroll's first season with the team. RiceCarroll and general manager John Schneider are making up for lost time. Their five-year agreement ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011