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  1. Why NFL should expand playoff field

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has no shortage of critics on player safety, commissioner-ordered discipline and the push to leverage public funds for billionaire owners seeking new stadiums. For some, a ramped-up Thursday night schedule came off as just another money grab ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. NFL - How effective can Robert Griffin III be early?

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando measures Robert Griffin III against the history of mobile QBs who came off serious knee injuries and QBs who returned from serious injuries with little or no preseason prep, evaluating how effective he might be early in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  3. On 49ers' addition of ex-Seahawks tight end

    Mike Sando

    We can remove another NFC West unrestricted free agent from the pool of available players. Cameron Morrah, a Seattle Seahawks seventh-round draft choice from the Tim Ruskell era, agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers. He joins Jason Jones a...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  4. Buckle up: Wild ride continues at QB

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have drafted five quarterbacks, acquired two by trade, shipped off four others for draft choices and spent roughly $130 million on the position -- all since 2010. It's been a wild ride. In 2012 alone, every team in the division b...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  5. Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, frustrated over the absence of a late pass-interference call in Super Bowl XLVII, might not embrace a stat ESPN's John Clayton dug up for his latest "Inside the Huddle" video (above). I can help on that front, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Three of a kind. Not since 1991 have three NFC West teams finished a season with winning records. It could happen in 2012 if the St. Louis Rams upset the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Rams would finish 8-...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  7. New variables, same formula for Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks scored what I saw as a signature victory over the 4-1 Chicago Bears at Soldier Field back in 2010. "This is very reminiscent of the formula I have become accustomed to -- the big back hitting it hard and the flashy ...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Sherman, QB shine

    Mike Sando

    Back in January, someone around here warned precocious NFC West defensive backs against getting too cocky. A long list of esteemed quarterbacks awaited them on the 2012 NFL schedule, after all. Let me rephrase: Those esteemed quarterbacks should w...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  9. Let the debate rage: Flynn or Wilson?

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson was the most impressive quarterback on the field upon reporting for Seattle Seahawks minicamp in June. The question was whether the rookie would do what rookies often do: bog down during training camp and the exhibition season, play...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Singletary's return

    Mike Sando

    It's homecoming week in the NFC West. The Tennessee Titans' Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Hutchinson, Mike Reinfeldt, Ruston Webster and other former Seattle Seahawks will be returning to the Northwest for an exhibition opener at CenturyLink Field on Sat...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  11. Revisiting pre-draft look at Russell Wilson

    Mike Sando

    Pete Carroll and his Seattle Seahawks coaching staff have shown little use for conventional wisdom. They've built a strong, ascending defense in decidedly unconventional fashion. As discussed Tuesday, we'll be better off setting aside the usual te...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  12. Seahawks: One big question

    Mike Sando

    Will Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn live up to his Green Bay hype? J.C. Colom asked the question via Facebook, and initially I was reluctant to answer it. Some things must wait until the regular season because there's not enough evidence ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  13. Thoughts on Stokley, Kolb and concussions

    Mike Sando

    Brandon Stokley became a preferred target for Matt Hasselbeck when the two were playing for the Seattle Seahawks. More recently, Stokley became a factor in securing Peyton Manning for the Denver Broncos. There's something about a reliable slot ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Free-agent updates

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, and thanks to those who offered well wishes as our family drove back to Washington from California following a visit to see my father-in-law. His health has improved in recent days, and we made it back safely. Thursday was mostly qui...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  15. Looks like 49ers, Smith could use deadline

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers face no looming deadline for a contract agreement. That could help explain why negotiations seem to lack urgency. The NFL's labor agreement prevents players from entering into football preparations with co...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  16. Then and now: Giving Matt Flynn a chance

    Mike Sando

    Similarities between Matt Flynn and Matt Hasselbeck border on eery. Flynn, like Hasselbeck in 2001, came to the Seattle Seahawks from the Green Bay Packers. Both were reunited in Seattle with personnel people they knew in Green Bay (John Schneider...

    Blog | March 19, 2012