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  1. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's warning

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Nov. 16, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Fitz and Floyd, injuries Urban: Making plays, offense Weinfuss: Defending the pass St. Louis Rams Thomas: Gibson, Schotty Burwell: Taking it...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  3. Sando's best guess: Giants-49ers prediction

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers play violent defense. They dominate on special teams. They limit turnovers by design and through impeccable decision making. They are good enough on offense to win close games against teams with flawed defenses. Put it all ...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  4. Gore: 'We knocked the fight out of them'

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers fans should enjoy this one. Philadelphia Eagles fans, not so much. "I think the Eagles, they didn't want to play no more," Gore said on a video clip I just saw on ESPN. "We kept pounding and kept pounding and making plays and w...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's decision

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh's decision to decline a 15-yard penalty and instead take David Akers' 55-yard field goal for a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter has stirred debate among San Francisco 49ers fans. Was Harbaugh making the right percentage play? Or sh...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  6. Donnie Avery: Positive impression so far

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney couldn't miss receiver Donnie Avery making plays while Devaney visited with the team's broadcast crew on the air Thursday night. The timing was perfect. Avery, one of several Rams receivers competing fo...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  7. Easy to take Patrick Willis for granted

    Mike Sando

    Patrick Willis, like many of his San Francisco 49ers teammates, seemed to be making fewer dominant plays early this season. That could be changing. Willis stood out at times during the 49ers' 23-20 overtime victory over the St. Louis Rams on Su...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  8. Challenges heightened for Rivers, Smith

    Mike Sando

    The play clock ticks a little louder for Philip Rivers and Alex Smith. The NFL quarterbacks run offenses with prodigious terminology, making it tougher for them to call plays before incurring penalties for delay. The challenges are heightened duri...

    Blog | September 26, 2010
  9. Around the NFC West: 49ers have issues

    Mike Sando

    Lowell Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says 49ers quarterback Alex Smith called out coach Mike Singletary and offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye when he said the team wasn't quick enough in making critical decisions or getting plays into the hudd...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  10. Chat wrap: Porter, Peppers and more

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to those who kept the latest NFC West chat moving. Transcript here. Highlights below. Vince (Phoenix, AZ): Mike, can you see the Niners making a play for a guy like Joey Porter? I think he has that intensity and toughness we can use. We reall...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  11. Around the NFC West: Vick, Martz, more

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says during a chat that he thinks the Rams are "seriously considering" making a play for Michael Vick this offseason. Vick would already know the Rams' offense, which Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur br...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  12. A play from Seattle's secondary? Yes

    Mike Sando

    Kelly Jennings gets credit for making a physical play on the ball and setting up fellow Seattle cornerback Josh Wilson for a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown. Opponents have exploited Jennings' lack of size over the years. He outmuscled...

    Blog | November 29, 2009
  13. Cards true to form, with one glaring exception

    Mike Sando

    Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald isn't making the plays he was making last season. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This current Arizona Cardinals team might never develop th...

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  14. Containing 'Fitz' doesn't mean stopping him

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The 49ers have generally prevented Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald from making big plays against them since cornerback Nate Clements signed with San Francisco before the 2007 season. Fitzge...

    Blog | September 13, 2009
  15. Closer look at Cardinals' offense

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Chris McGrath/Getty Images Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner is making smart decisions and avoiding mistakes. The Cardinals used three or more wide receivers on nearly 70 percent of offensive plays...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  16. Mailbag: Cardinals need Kurt Warner

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Thanks to those of you who dropped by the chat earlier today. I've been going through the mailbag, so let's get right to what's on your minds. Juice from Colma, Calif., writes: Why isn't anybody making a play for Kurt ...

    Blog | August 22, 2008