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  1. New Pro Bowl rules help NFC quarterbacks

    Mike Sando

    Massive changes to the Pro Bowl could help rising NFC quarterbacks earn recognition. "Gone is the familiar AFC vs. NFC matchup that has existed since 1971," the NFL and NFL Players Association announced Wednesday. "Instead, players will be selecte...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. Safe to say coaches not aggressive enough

    Mike Sando

    The "Ground Chuck" nickname for Chuck Knox fit the former NFL coach's old-school reputation even if it sometimes misrepresented his approach to offensive football. Quarterbacks John Hadl and Dave Krieg went to Pro Bowls with Knox as their head coa...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  3. Wilson gives Seattle first-round presence

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Russell Wilson waited until the third round before the NFL called his name during the 2012 draft. Wilson will make an appearance much earlier in the 2013 version. The Seattle Seahawks' Pro Bowl passer will appear in and voice the draft...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  4. On Dashon Goldson's inevitable departure

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers knew they could not re-sign every free agent after fielding the NFL's highest-paid defense last season. That enabled Pro Bowl free safety Dashon Goldson to reach the market and agree to terms Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Bu...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  5. Draft rewind: Seahawks' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. Seattle Seahawks Best choice: Russell Wilson, QB, 2012 third round. Wilson went from springtime curiosity to surprise opening-day starter to Pro Bowl qua...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  6. NFC West Pro Bowl update as Fitz added

    Mike Sando

    An updated look at NFC West players named to the Pro Bowl after the NFL announced Larry Fitzerald's addition to the NFC squad: Arizona Cardinals Named to team initially: cornerback Patrick Peterson. Named to team as an alternate: receiver La...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. Washington, Wilson worthy of Pro Bowl

    Mike Sando

    Picking apart the Pro Bowl selection process has become sport for NFL fans frustrated by seemingly unworthy choices. The groans have almost become automatic when the NFL announces players appearing as replacements for those unable to participate f...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. NFC West penalty watch: DB compliance

    Mike Sando

    Cornerback Brandon Browner committed an NFL-high 19 penalties on his way to representing the Seattle Seahawks in the Pro Bowl last season. Defensive Snaps Per Penalty DB 2011 2012 Change Sherman 87.3 354.0 -75.3% P...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  9. Where they rank in Pro Bowlers: 49ers first

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams would rather have a young future Pro Bowl prospect than a washed-up player with a Pro Bowl in his distant past. For that reason, the number of players on a roster with Pro Bowl experience isn't an air-tight way to measure roster strength...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  10. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears have owned one of the NFL's best records, backed by a dominant defense. They haven't had an obvious MVP candidate. How about Charles Tillman? The 10th-year cornerback earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time last season. He b...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Revisiting 2010 crop

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams owned six first-round choices in the 2010 NFL draft. Sam Bradford, Russell Okung, Anthony Davis, Earl Thomas, Mike Iupati and Dan Williams were the selections. One of them has emerged as a Pro Bowl performer (Thomas). Another has...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  12. Pressure point: 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Examining who faces the most challenging season for the San Francisco 49ers and why. Frank Gore ranked sixth among NFL rushers with 1,211 yards last season, at one point rushing for at least 100 yards in five consecutive games. He earned Pro Bowl ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  13. Quick look at how NFC West GMs stack up

    Mike Sando

    NFL general managers put their reputations on the line come draft day. Some fare better than others. The chart shows how many Pro Bowl players current NFC West GMs have drafted or helped draft over the past 10 years. The numbers are not defi...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  14. Initial thoughts on Rich Saul's passing

    Mike Sando

    Three NFL players earned Pro Bowl honors every season from 1976 through 1981. Hall of Famer Jack Lambert was one. Robert Brazile, who might also be deserving, was another. The third: Rich Saul, who played 176 regular-season and 12 playoff games...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  15. Memory Lane: Tatupu, Hutch revisited

    Mike Sando

    Two moves making NFL headlines Saturday recall the Seattle Seahawks' finest season. Lofa Tatupu's contract agreement with Atlanta came just as Minnesota was releasing seven-time All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson. Both players earned Pro Bowl honors w...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  16. Goodell sounds like a coach on Pro Bowl

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Quarterback Aaron Rodgers kicked off Super Bowl week by complaining about the Pro Bowl. Midway through the week, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick implied he felt similarly about the NFL's annual all-star game. NFL commi...

    Blog | February 05, 2012