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  1. Football Today: Thoughts on 49ers' CBs

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: ESPN's Robert Flores and I collaborated Friday on the "Football Today" podcast regarding the San Francisco 49ers' injury situation. Former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith, now a college football analyst for ESPN, opened th...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Camp Confidential: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer's relationship with his new head coach, Bruce Arians, is unlike any the Arizona Cardinals quarterback has experienced in 10 NFL seasons or even in college under Pete Carroll at USC -- except for a nine-start period in...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  3. Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage

    Mike Sando

    College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent. Beanie Wells (2009) and Isaiah Pead (2012) are two higher-profile examples from the NFC West. Rules prevented both ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: Offseason programs

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: April 16, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: When college players visit Urban: FA adds, bigger staff, on field McManaman: Mocking Fisher to Cards St. Louis Rams Thomas: Saffold among those p...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  5. What Winfield move says and does not say

    Mike Sando

    David from State College, Pa., questions whether the Seattle Seahawks are making a mistake by signing 35-year-old cornerback Antoine Winfield. "The Seahawks have a lot of young, untested talent and their success these past few seasons has largely ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  6. On 'street cred' and strength of NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks fans might be interested in hearing fullback Michael Robinson's thoughts on newly-acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin. Robinson spoke with Linda Cohn, who noted Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's attachment to Harvin dating to college ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: Combine's timing

    Mike Sando

    The NFL scouting combine has traditionally served another purpose beyond evaluating college prospects. For years, team executives and agents have used the event as a springboard into free agency. That might not be the case to the same extent this ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  8. With Smith hurt, a look at 49ers' DL drafting

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have not drafted a true 3-4 defensive lineman since 2009. They've taken outside linebackers such as Aldon Smith. They've taken a college defensive end and turned him into a fullback (Bruce Miller). 2005-2012 49ers D...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  9. On the NFL's punishment of Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    No one can accuse the Seattle Seahawks of slacking off during organized team activities. But if coach Pete Carroll's critics want to add NFL rules violations to the ones NCAA officials unleashed on Carroll following a successful run at USC, they'v...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  10. 49ers find first-rounder behind Door No. 1

    Mike Sando

    The excitement Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu felt turned to disappointment upon learning the draft-day call from the Cincinnati Bengals had actually been a prank. We can therefore forgive another college receiver, Illinois' A.J. Jenkins, for react...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Pre-draft visitors

    Mike Sando

    We've reached the point where college prospects make pre-draft visits to NFL teams and analysts try to figure out what it all means. Teams visit with players they hope to select. Teams also visit with players they're unlikely to select. Sometimes ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  12. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    "Nice, quiet day at ESPN," Adam Schefter wrote. "NCAA tourney begins, NBA trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET, and decisions pending from Mario Williams and Peyton Manning." Not that any of it can compete with the raw excitement of the next NFC West ch...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  13. Long and short of it from 2012 combine

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at some of the more extreme measurables from the recently completed 2012 NFL scouting combine (asterisks show categories with multiple qualifiers) ... . 2012 NFL Scouting Combine Notables Category Player Pos. College Re...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Rams' prime partner

    Mike Sando

    The Washington Redskins have selected 33 college players in the first four rounds since 2000, their first draft with Daniel Snyder as team owner. That is 10 fewer than any other team, 29 fewer than league-leading Tennessee and 17.6 fewer than the ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  15. Pete Carroll gets laughs at NCAA's expense

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Give Pete Carroll credit for the quote of the day Friday from the NFL scouting combine. A reporter from New York noted that players pointed to Carroll and the Jets' Rex Ryan as the coaches they most enjoyed playing under. But with ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Combine kickoff

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL combine media work room is beginning to buzz with about an hour remaining before NFL coaches, executives and college players begin filtering through Lucas Oil Stadium. Bill Williamson, Kevin Seifert, Paul Kuharsky and I wil...

    Blog | February 23, 2012