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  1. Carroll up to the challenge in NFL return?

    Mike Sando

    The readjustment back to the NFL has led Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to occasionally reassess his approach. Carroll, accustomed to winning big with regularity at USC, went into the season knowing two-minute situations would require more at...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  2. Perspective as Adam Snyder, 49ers reunite

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, by most accounts, have the best offensive line in the NFC West and one of the best in the NFL. They've needed a swing tackle and could always use veteran depth. Adam Snyder's return to the team Monday on a two-year cont...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  3. On Leon Washington's expected departure

    Mike Sando

    All Leon Washington did since joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 to tie for the NFL lead with four kickoff returns for touchdowns. The 30-year-old running back and returner revitalized his career in Seattle following a devastating knee injury su...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  4. Scoring changes affect Brady, Kaepernick

    Mike Sando

    The Total QBR scores for Tom Brady and Colin Kaepernick have changed slightly after the NFL made changes to the official play-by-play account from the San Francisco-New England game Sunday night. The first change involved the interception return f...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  5. Sorting through Seahawks' roster moves

    Mike Sando

    There was some thought before the 2012 NFL season that James Carpenter, the Seattle Seahawks' 2011 first-round draft choice, might not play again until 2013. Carpenter did return from a serious knee injury in time to start seven games. 201...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  6. Peterson not alone among down returners

    Mike Sando

    Every NFC West team ranked among the NFL's top 11 in punt-return average last season. Each averaged at least 11.0 yards per return, 1.5 above the average. Only the San Francisco 49ers have maintained their performance this season. They rank sevent...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: 49ers-Jags in London

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West is doing its part to help the NFL promote its game overseas. The San Francisco 49ers, having defeated the Denver Broncos in London two seasons ago, will return to Wembley Stadium for an Oct. 13, 2013 game against the Jacksonville Jagu...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. Whew, simultaneous catches no sweat now

    Mike Sando

    With the NFL's regular officials set to return, I wanted to assure everyone that simultaneous-catch rulings will be handled in a manner agreeable to all parties. The shoddy manner in which replacement officials handled the Seattle-Green Bay play M...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  9. Fitzgerald on refs, a look at DB penalties

    Mike Sando

    Count Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald among the many NFL players hoping regular officials return for games in Week 4. Fitzgerald, speaking on ESPN in the video above, said replacement officials have applied inconsistent standards for p...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  10. Patrick Peterson's week to break out?

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson tied an NFL record with four punt returns for touchdowns last season. The Philadelphia Eagles held him to a 4.5-yard average on six returns in their November meeting, however. This season, Peterson has yet t...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. NFLPA rejection could affect Cards' LT

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals had been hopeful that proposed changes regarding injured reserve might facilitate Levi Brown's return from a torn triceps tendon late in the season. The NFL Players Associated rejected the proposal, however. That means Bro...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  12. 680 KNBR audio: Getting ready for camps

    Mike Sando

    The arrival of NFL training camps mark a return to a more regular schedule for radio conversations touching on the NFC West. It's all good as another long offseason finally gives way to the reason for the NFL season: actual football players perfor...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  13. Top rookies stare down sophomore slumps

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Aldon Smith, Patrick Peterson and Doug Baldwin lit up the NFL, relatively speaking, as NFC West rookies last season. Smith's 14 sacks led the 49ers. Peterson's four touchdowns on punt returns tied an NFL record. Baldwin led the Se...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  14. No checklist for Gregg Williams' return

    Mike Sando

    LZ Granderson's column makes a strong case for Gregg Williams' return to the NFL and (presumably) the St. Louis Rams for the 2013 season. Granderson cites examples of players returning to the NFL following illegal or prohibited activity. He says W...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  15. Schedule strength and a 49ers follow-up

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers return all their starters from one of the NFL's best defenses. Others play great defense, too. The earlier item pointing out what history says about the 49ers' chances for another 13-victory season generated immediate de...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  16. Resolved? Seahawks top threat to 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five first-team All-Pro selections, an NFL high, return to the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers. The NFL's coach of the year, Jim Harbaugh, returns along with every starter from a defense that allowed 14.3 points per game, third-fewest in fra...

    Blog | March 28, 2012