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  1. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Perceived risks

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams appear to take significant risks pretty regularly, but the more we know about the teams' thinking, the less risky some of the moves tend to appear. That has certainly been the case regarding some of the seemingly unconventional personnel...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: Biggest questions

    Mike Sando

    The major question facing each team in the NFC West as summer break looms: Arizona Cardinals: What form will the defense take? Todd Bowles is the new coordinator after taking over for Ray Horton. Bowles said from the beginning he would only "tweak...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  3. Takeo Spikes sighting at Rams Park

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams own the NFL's youngest roster by average age. They could be interested in adding some veteran seasoning at linebacker, it appears. 2013 Rams Linebackers (June 11) LB Starts Age Jo-Lonn Dunbar ...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  4. 2012 NFL Preview: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five notes on the San Francisco 49ers from our recently published 2012 preview page: 1. Alex Smith has an opportunity: San Francisco ranked 31st in third-down conversion rate and 30th in red zone touchdown percentage last season despite higher ranki...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. 2011 All-NFC West Defense

    Mike Sando

    A look at my all-NFC West picks for the 2011 season, continuing with the defense: San Francisco 49ers rookie Aldon Smith defied categorization. I wasn't going to list him at the expense of every-down players at defensive end or linebacker. Neithe...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: 49ers own Cards?

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West rivalry between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers hasn't been much of a rivalry lately. The Cardinals last defeated the 49ers on Nov. 10, 2008. That was 1,124 days ago. Darren Urban of azcardinals.com says the Cardinals...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  7. Around the NFC West: Who gets the credit

    Mike Sando

    NFL coaches and personnel people tend to be very much attuned to the credit/blame handed out for putting together their teams. They should be. Their jobs often hang in the balance. Terry Donahue, Steve Mariucci, Scot McCloughan, Mike Nolan, Mik...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  8. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Mike Sims-Walker, ex-Rams WR: That did not take long. Sims-Walker went from key free-agent addition to dropping three passes against Washington to being named inactive to being released in a short period of time. Perhaps now we know why...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  9. On Carlos Rogers' rebirth with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers haven't been big spenders in free agency recently. None of the unrestricted free agents they added from other teams during the 2011 offseason received a deal exceeding three years in length or $4.25 million in average compe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  10. Mailbag: If the Rams held top pick in draft

    Mike Sando

    In one month's time, we've gone from discussing the St. Louis Rams' playoff prospects to how they might handle the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The chances suddenly appear very real. The Rams are 0-4 heading into their bye week. Their top rec...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  11. Bowman and 49ers' defensive revelations

    Mike Sando

    crabman82 read the NFC West Stock Watch and thought the San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman deserved mention. Good point. "NaVorro Bowman is a big-time find," Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. said. Bowman, a third-round choice in 2010, took ov...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  12. Intelligence report: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers, straight from our newly published 2011 preview: 1. The clock starts anew: As frustrating as the past decade has been for 49ers fans and the organization as a whole, none of that serves as a releva...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West rosters after calculating age ranks for NFL teams based on the rosters I maintain: The chart ranks teams from oldest to youngest, excluding special-teams players who can sometimes play into their 40s. The first column s...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  14. 2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard

    Mike Sando

    With training camps winding down, I've found time to update rosters and put together team-by-team reference material for unrestricted free agency. The names below match official NFL counts. These are for players with at least four accrued NFL s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Camp Confidential: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The sights and sounds of the typical NFL training camp aren't quite the same with Jim Harbaugh running things for the San Francisco 49ers. The digital timers commonly used to break practices into periods do not exist there. ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  16. 49ers' defensive overhaul unexpected

    Mike Sando

    Panic would have set in last season if the San Francisco 49ers had gone into a game without five defensive starters and a promising young backup safety. Aubrayo Franklin, Takeo Spikes, Nate Clements and Dashon Goldson each started 16 games for the...

    Blog | August 05, 2011