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  1. 2012 NFL draft order thru Week 13 (top 16)

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, Matt Willis of ESPN Stats & Information for passing along 2012 NFL draft order for every team without a winning record through Week 13. Buffalo and Seattle would flip a coin to determine which one picked 13th instead of 14th. The ch...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  2. NFC West puts 10 among NFL's Top 50

    Mike Sando

    One year ago Wednesday, Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. ranked four NFC West players among the NFL's 50 best. Patrick Willis (ninth), Justin Smith (10th), Larry Fitzgerald (12th) and Chris Clemons (50th) made the cut. The number has more than do...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  3. 'Madden 13:' Fitzgerald out, Willis faces test

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has gone about as far as it's likely to go in "Madden 13" cover balloting. The San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis has knocked off Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew and Victor Cruz to reach the semifinals, where Cam Newton stands in his ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. Madden 13: Willis, Lynch, Fitz represent

    Mike Sando

    Any knowledgeable NFC West fan knows what happens when Matt Forte runs across Patrick Willis. On the field, Willis helped hold Forte to 2.05 yards per carry as Willis' San Francisco 49ers defeated Forte's Chicago Bears 10-6. We'll conveniently ove...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Willis' great start

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of says 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is putting together a Hall of Fame career. Maiocco: "Writers from around the country vote for the All-Pro team. There are many of the same writers who also vote for the Hall of Fa...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  6. 49ers strongest in division at linebacker

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. gives the San Francisco 49ers high marks at linebacker even beyond perennial Pro Bowl choice Patrick Willis. His Insider take on Takeo Spikes: "Spikes played extremely well last season and doesn't seem to be slowing ...

    Blog | July 05, 2010
  7. Around the NFC West: Willis gaining

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, mostly recovered from knee surgery this offseason, claimed a narrow victory over rookie Navorro Bowman in a footrace. Willis: "It's hard not being out there. Because it's wha...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  8. Seahawks could get Hasselbeck back

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Seahawks expect Matt Hasselbeck to practice Wednesday for the first time since 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis tackled Hasselbeck and fractured the quarterback's rib in Week 2. That was the word Monday aftern...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  9. 49ers make statement against Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    AP Photo/Ben Margot Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck left the game after a hit from the 49ers' Patrick Willis. Posted by's Mike Sando SAN FRANCISCO -- The progress coach Mike Singletary and the San Francisco 49ers have...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  10. Willis defends his hit on Hasselbeck as clean

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando SAN FRANCISCO -- Patrick Willis defended his hit on Matt Hasselbeck as clean and within the rules. "I just know it wasn't an illegal hit," Willis said. "I didn't take my helmet and spear him right in his back. It...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  11. Hasselbeck doubtful with rib injury

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Hasselbeck's return is doubtful, the Seahawks announced. The quarterback sustained a "rib injury" when Patrick Willis hammered him near the goal line. On a side note, my wife is looking smar...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  12. 49ers' Willis puts KO shot on Hasselbeck

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando SAN FRANCISCO -- Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck is paying for his competitive nature after 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis drilled him in the back on a run toward the end zone. Hasselbeck got up, walked toward the sid...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  13. Around the NFC West: 49ers' Willis welcomes role

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis welcomes the opportunity to wear the radio headset in his helmet after resisting the technology last season. Willis: "It veri...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  14. Around the NFC West: Willis, Jacobs pals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee gets 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis' take on Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. The two became friends at the ESPY Awards in July. "He's just a cool, down-to-earth, funny guy," Will...

    Blog | October 17, 2008