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  1. Around the NFC West: Trade reconsidered

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams traded the second pick in the 2012 NFL draft to Washington with the long-term future in mind. They knew they wouldn't be drafting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III because they'd already committed so much to Sam Bradford. Th...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  2. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Free agency chatter

    Mike Sando

    Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News says the 49ers will not be "major players" in free agency following the lockout, according to general manager Trent Baalke. Baalke: "Just because somebody goes out, makes a lot of acquisitions, doesn't mean a...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  4. Broken tackles: Lynch, Forsett lead the way

    Mike Sando

    Football Outsiders' stats for broken tackles raise all sorts of questions regarding NFC West running backs. Why did the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett rank among the NFL's top six players in broken tackles per touch (minimum 8...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  5. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  6. Hasselbeck: Finding teammates not easy

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' pledge to get younger, reiterated this week by general manager John Schneider, will lead to even more roster turnover. That is good for the organization in the long haul, at least in theory, but roster turnover does produce n...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  7. Larry Fitzgerald running away from field

    Mike Sando

    Our weekly positional power rankings shift to running backs this week. Paul Kuharsky will have the main piece on the AFC South blog later Tuesday. In the meantime, I wanted to offer another item on the receiver rankings that came out last week....

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Marc Bulger's hopes

    Mike Sando

    Don Banks of SI.com checks in with agent Tom Condon for thoughts on Marc Bulger's future. Banks: "Ravens backup quarterback Marc Bulger is still trying to decide his best course of action in 2011, Condon said. Bulger will be a free agent this offs...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  9. Leading Questions: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each NFC West team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season: ARIZONA CARDINALS What happens to the offensive line? We've been asking, answering and asking...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  10. Catching up with Branch, Seattle castoffs

    Mike Sando

    Jackie MacMullan's piece on Deion Branch for ESPNBoston.com includes some items of potential interest for Seattle Seahawks fans. Branch caught nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in his first game back with New England. He added three catches...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  11. Around the NFC West: Okung's challenge

    Mike Sando

    Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune singles out Russell Okung's matchup with Julius Peppers as potentially pivotal for Seattle. Okung's thoughts on the matter remain unknown because the Seahawks' offensive linemen refuse to grant interviews. Guard...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  12. NFC West High Energy Player of the Week

    Mike Sando

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 3. The Seattle Seahawks saw little risk in sending the 139th choice in the 2010 NFL draft to the New York Jets for injured running back Leon Washington. They could have drafted a ...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  13. Definitive look at NFC West turnover

    Mike Sando

    Roster turnover is a leading topic for discussion in Seattle following the release of T.J. Houshmandzadeh in particular. I've addressed the subject in depth across the division -- first May 26 and again July 30 -- and it's worth another look now t...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  14. Battling perceptions in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    KTAR radio's Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley just finished grilling me medium rare over the far-flung (to them) notion that the San Francisco 49ers should be favored in the NFC West this season. They think the 49ers face at least as many questions as t...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  15. Shock! Another Seahawks-Lions deal

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle-Detroit pipeline keeps pumping, albeit with less-than-spectacular results this time. The latest move between the teams is particularly chuckle-worthy (surely there must be some reason these teams keep hooking up, but I can't find any h...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  16. Boldin's third-down impact in context

    Mike Sando

    Aaron from Austin, Texas writes: Everyone keeps taking about Kurt Warner retiring and how much it will help my 49ers, but I'd like to point to the loss of Anquan Boldin as another factor. Is it just me, or did he KILL it on third down the last couple...

    Blog | July 09, 2010