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  1. Around the NFC West: Quinn's challenge

    Mike Sando

    The eventual move away from veteran defensive end James Hall to 2011 first-round draft choice Robert Quinn was inevitable for the St. Louis Rams. At least one prominent figure in the NFC West won't miss Hall, whose release earlier this offseason h...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Top 200: 49ers, Seahawks lead the way

    Mike Sando

    Eighteen NFC West players landed spots in the Scouts Inc. Top 200 heading into the 2011 season. A quick accounting: San Francisco 49ers (6): Patrick Willis 11th, Justin Smith 25th, Vernon Davis 111th, Frank Gore 114th, Donte Whitner 117th, Mik...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  4. Take a bow: Justin Smith, Bradley Fletcher

    Mike Sando

    Five NFC West-related notes after checking out Football Outsiders' stats for broken tackles allowed during the 2010 season: Arizona Cardinals players totaled a league-high 51 broken tackles allowed on the list showing only those defenders with at...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  5. Why NFC West linebackers did not register

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Schatz's piece on defensive stop rates caught my attention for what it did not include, namely any mention of NFC West players among the highest- or lowest-ranked linebackers. The San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis sets the standard at the ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  6. Lockout dispenses with the delusions

    Mike Sando

    The usual NFL offseason narratives aren't so alluring now that the league has locked out players and banned roster transactions. That is bad for the NFL and a downer for those dependent upon the hope each offseason sells. Quite a bit of that hope ...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  7. Around the NFC West: Alex Smith's return

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee provides one more piece of evidence affirming Alex Smith's intentions to re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers. Barrows: "Smith, who is an unrestricted free agent, spoke publicly for the first time since the 2010 sea...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: 49ers to watch QB

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says the 49ers plan to attend a private workout for Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Barrows: "The 6-5, 225-pound Kaepernick has the strongest arm of any quarterback in this draft, and he led the Wolf Pack to a ...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  9. Mailbag: Seahawks LB questions

    Mike Sando

    Josh from Yakima, Wash., writes: What are the Seahawks' plans for Leroy Hill? Are they wanting to keep him, trade him or release him? I personally like David Hawthorne and think that the Seahawks should trade Hill for more draft picks. What kind of v...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  10. 2005 re-draft gives 49ers you know who

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on Mel Kiper's 2005 NFL re-draft, covering the first round and available to Insider subscribers: 1. San Francisco 49ers Actual pick: Alex Smith, QB, Utah Kiper re-draft pick: Aaron Rodgers My thoughts: The question, of cour...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  11. In-depth look at NFC West defenses

    Mike Sando

    I've asked Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Information to sift through defensive charting information for performance clues regarding NFC West teams. Among his findings, with my thoughts as well ... San Francisco 49ers What they do well: T...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  12. Under the microscope: 15 little things

    Mike Sando

    Fifteen little things I noticed while watching NFC West teams play in Week 14: Referee Jerome Boger suffered two replay reversals during the Arizona game. I thought his crew should have flagged Denver Broncos tight end Daniel Graham for a facemas...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  13. Around the NFC West: Seattle regressing?

    Mike Sando

    Brock Huard of 101ESPN Seattle says the Seahawks are regressing on multiple levels after showing promise earlier in the season. Huard: "Outside of Mike Williams, David Hawthorne and Ben Obomanu, who has really flourished and grown as this season has ...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  14. What to make of Seahawks' opener

    Mike Sando

    Raise your Seattle Seahawks pom-pom if you thought the team was going to put a 31-6 beatdown on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. The point: Only an optimistic Seattle fan could have seen it coming. Before the opener, I was hearing from fans who ...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  15. Pete Carroll true to self in first game back

    Mike Sando

    Arash Markazi's column on Pete Carroll for provides entry into the coaching aspect of the Seattle Seahawks' 31-6 home victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The column focuses on Carroll's unapologetic enthusiasm and how it came ...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  16. No guarantees for NFL team captains

    Mike Sando

    September can be an exciting, gratifying time for those NFL players deemed significant enough to earn "captain" status, usually by vote of their peers. Enjoy it while you can, gentlemen. Take a look at the St. Louis Rams' captains from 2008: Ma...

    Blog | September 08, 2010