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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Logical post-lockout reporting timetable

    Mike Sando

    The pending NFL labor agreement calls for player reporting dates Wednesday and Friday. Which teams would report when? Let's do the math. Wednesday lines up with the long-established 15-day period between reporting and when 10 teams begin playing t...

    Blog | July 24, 2011
  9. Sorting through needs in free agency

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson's projected top three needs for each NFL team provides a good starting point as we prepare for the anticipated start of free agency following the lockout. I've gone through his chart and culled information with an eye toward the NF...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  10. The ever-popular Brandon Mebane

    Mike Sando

    Those clamoring for news on the NFL free agency front will have to settle for projections until the lockout finally does end. There's been no shortage of them on regarding Brandon Mebane. The Seattle Seahawks' defensive tackle would ma...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  11. Williams: Getting past 'the Oprah part of it'

    Mike Sando

    The third and final item in a series stemming from a recent interview with the Seattle Seahawks' leading receiver for 2010 ... The past two NFL comeback players of the year were easy choices for the Pro Bowl. Tom Brady (2009) and Michael Vick (...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  12. How Rams, others make most of lockout

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout is bad. We can all agree on that. Down time does not have to become lost time, however, and that is why teams are adjusting their approaches to the offseason. St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney, appearing recently on Siri...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  13. Mike Williams and Goodell's challenge

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' leading receiver this past season is living proof that people can remake themselves through resolve and humility. Mike Williams went from first-round draft bust in Detroit to NFL irrelevance before reestablishing himself in 2...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  14. Mike Williams' success against Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' Mike Williams caught 22 of his 65 receptions last season against a certain NFC West rival. That team, the Arizona Cardinals, subsequently used the fifth pick in the 2011 NFL draft for a cornerback, Patrick Peterson. The Ca...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  15. Faces of lockout: Seahawks' Maurice Kelly

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout has put players and owners in limbo. The ripple effects are also felt by people whose lives or businesses touch their teams. Here are their stories: RENTON, Wash. -- The candy dish on Maurice Kelly's desk rests undisturbed. Six ...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  16. Cable, Harbaugh and challenges that await

    Mike Sando

    Kevin from Sylmar, Calif., thought Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers should have shown up on John Clayton's list featuring coaches most affected by the lockout. Mike Sando: I had the same thought and mentioned it to John when we spoke on th...

    Blog | May 29, 2011