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  1. Can Steelers contend minus the run?

    Mike Sando

    Maurkice Pouncey is one of the few NFL offensive linemen with the quickness to pull around the formation from the center position. He is a driving force behind the Pittsburgh Steelers' renewed efforts to run the football this season using z...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  2. Carimi, Carpenter and 2011 contemporaries

    Mike Sando

    The trade sending Gabe Carimi from the Chicago Bears to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shines light on the 2011 draft for offensive linemen. 2011 First-Round Offensive Linemen Pk. OL Tm. Starts 17 Nate Solder NE 32 15 ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. Thoughts as Rams re-sign Chris Williams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have 10 offensive linemen under contract after re-signing 2008 Chicago Bears first-round draft choice Chris Williams. Williams, who played 59 snaps at guard over the Rams' final two games last season, adds depth after Robert Tur...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  4. Inside Slant: Assessing two NFL trends

    Mike Sando

    Gone are the days when offensive linemen weighed less than 250 pounds, fullbacks led their teams in rushing and some of the best quarterbacks compiled NFL passer ratings in the 70s. At some point in the future, I suspect we'll marvel at how the NF...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: Smith's concussion

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFL teams pay millions to offensive linemen and ask them to protect their quarterbacks. The league has rewritten its rulebook to protect quarterbacks further. Only so much can be done to spare quarterbacks from the concus...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  6. Harbaugh vs. Gilbride: NFC West addendum

    Mike Sando

    A few more thoughts on San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh going nuclear on New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride for suggesting 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith "gets away with murder" by holding opposing offensive linemen: ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  7. How the Cardinals can reduce sack problem

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals aren't going to find Pro Bowl offensive linemen on the waiver wire. Teams have a hard enough time finding them in the draft. 2012 Arizona Cardinals Offense Score Ahead Tied Behind Plays 100 70 15...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  8. Rams, Seahawks already going deep on line

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals have started the same five offensive linemen through two games of the 2012 NFL season. 2012 OLs: Most Starters Used, Weeks 1-2 Rank Team Starters 1 Seahawks 7 1 Rams 7...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  9. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Underdog Cards

    Mike Sando

    An underwhelming quarterback competition and key injuries to offensive linemen have lowered outside expectations for the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has apparently noticed. Asked about noticing any difference in practice with John S...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  10. Cardinals at 53: Roster with practice squad*

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals drafted three offensive linemen and found spots for all of them on their initial 53-man roster. That's good for a team that could use a youth infusion up front. It's unfortunate to the extent that Levi Brown's season-ending t...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  11. Hochstein adds seasoning to Cards' line

    Mike Sando

    Russ Hochstein's addition to the Arizona Cardinals gives the team something it has valued on its offensive line for years: veteran depth. Arizona, after employing the NFL's oldest offensive linemen by average age at points during recent seasons, r...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  12. What West has to show for putting it on line

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have loaded up on offensive linemen over the past several seasons. They used first-round choices for Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis, Jason Smith, Levi Brown, Russell Okung and James Carpenter since 2007. 2007-2012 NFL...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  13. These lines don't look a day older than 150

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams should have few age issues on their offensive lines. San Francisco, Seattle and St. Louis have combined to use five first-round picks for offensive linemen in the last five drafts. Those teams have combined to draft five more in the...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  14. Ducks' James joins crowded 49ers backfield

    Mike Sando

    A run on offensive linemen in the second round made running back a better value choice for the San Francisco 49ers on Friday. That's one way to read the team's decision to use the 60th overall choice for LaMichael James, the dynamic 5-foot-8 runni...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  15. Focus shifting to combine workouts

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL scouting combine gains momentum through the weekend as the workout phase takes priority. I'll be heading over to Lucas Oil Stadium shortly. Offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists are scheduled to work out Saturday,...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  16. Seahawks regular-season wrap-up

    Mike Sando

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending: Final Power Ranking: 21 Preseason Power Ranking: 25 Biggest surprise: Seattle's ground game continued building momentum after the Seahawks lost three starting offensive linemen to season-ending injur...

    Blog | January 04, 2012