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  1. Will Harbaugh, Carroll be elite coaches?

    Mike Sando

    Similarities between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers frame an increasingly intense, combative rivalry heading into their Week 2 stare-down Sunday night. Both teams have young, multidimensional quarterbacks. Both teams emphasize a power r...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  2. Fresh talent for long-forgotten veterans

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams earned praise around here for maneuvering their way around the 2013 draft. Both teams entered the draft with considerable capital -- enough to facilitate significant trades up and down the order. The A...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Party like it's not '09

    Mike Sando

    Making it this deep into the week without discussing the 2009 NFL draft qualifies as an upset under the circumstances. That was the year St. Louis used the second overall choice for tackle Jason Smith, Seattle selected linebacker Aaron Curry over ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  4. 2012 Kiper mock 4.0: Assessing the options

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt got the timing right for his retirement news conference Wednesday at St. Louis Rams headquarters. The Rams' seven-time Pro Bowler offered a formal goodbye while NFC West teams searched for receivers with comparable skill. The latest ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Warning: Franchise tags can disappear

    Mike Sando

    A reminder as NFL teams name franchise players: Teams can withdraw the designations if players decide against signing the corresponding one-year offers. That came to mind Friday upon reading Matt Maiocco's report suggesting Dashon Goldson had no i...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  6. 2012 NFC West draft primer, Take One

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to the 2012 NFL season. The games are not yet here, of course, but most teams have long since shifted their mindsets forward. Tuesday brought a first look at free agency for NFC West teams. Now comes a first look at the draft, to be revisi...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  7. Counting the ways to build Super team

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Super Bowls provide validation for players, coaches and organizations. There are more ways than one to get there, however. 2011 Starts by Own Draft Picks Rank Team Starts 1 CAR 266 2 PIT 264 ...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. Revisiting NFC West projections for 2011

    Mike Sando

    Nearly five months have passed since I set team-by-team expectations for the NFC West based on what I'd seen at training camps. The San Francisco 49ers outperformed expectations. The St. Louis Rams fell far short. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Fourth-round bounty

    Mike Sando

    The fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft has been kind to the NFC West. Kendall Hunter scored a touchdown during the San Francisco 49ers' five-point victory over Cincinnati, and again during a seven-point victory over the New York Giants. Another...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  10. Chat wrap: If the Seahawks could re-draft

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has not yet been won, but it's trending toward the San Francisco 49ers enough for offseason questions to proliferate during the latest chat. Niners fans are already asking about which players the team should re-sign, while other teams...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. 710ESPN Seattle audio: NFC West Week 6

    Mike Sando

    The Aaron Curry trade and the San Francisco 49ers' trip to Detroit dominated my weekly conversation with Dave Grosby and Dave Wyman on 710ESPN Seattle. They've made available the audio here. We went on longer than expected about Curry, covering...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Sharing secrets

    Mike Sando

    Imagine going to work and only later realizing someone had slipped a microphone into your clothing so they could hear everything you said throughout the day. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says that's what essentially happened to Cardinals ce...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  13. Updated: NFC West roided-out rosters

    Mike Sando

    The freshly updated NFC West roided-out rosters feature a lineup change no one could have envisioned just two years ago. Moving rookie K.J. Wright into the Seattle Seahawks' starting lineup over Aaron Curry leaves NFC West teams with six of their ...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  14. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Larry Fitzgerald road show resumes. The Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl receiver caught a combined 23 passes for 251 yards in road games against Seattle over the 2008 and 2009 seasons. His production at the form...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  15. Chat wrap: National perceptions of 49ers

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- The short NFC West week coming out of the Monday night game leaves less time for the usual featured entries. I'm going to power through them in the remaining time. Should be fun. The latest NFC West chat ended about 15 minutes bef...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  16. Ginn worth more than 49ers' storylines

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Coach Jim Harbaugh got a five-year, $25 million contract to remake the San Francisco 49ers, particularly on offense. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. got an ultimatum: Take a pay cut, or be prepared for what happens when players refuse ...

    Blog | September 11, 2011