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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Mailbag: Carroll's approach to building

    Mike Sando

    Scott from Gunma, Japan cited the Seattle Seahawks' approach to rebuilding when reading Mike Wilbon's column about poor pass defense in the NFL. Scott sees the Seahawks emphasizing the run by focusing on offensive linemen in the 2011 draft, a year ...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  8. On the line: Prediction for 2012 NFL draft

    Mike Sando

    Something tells me the Arizona Cardinals will select an offensive lineman in the first three rounds of the 2012 NFL draft. 2008-2011 NFL Drafts: Offensive Linemen in First Three Rounds Rank Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total 1 Seattle...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  9. Adventures in drafting offensive linemen

    Mike Sando

    2005-2010 NFC West Drafts OL selected by team and round. Rd. STL SEA SF ARI 1st 2 2 3 1 2nd 1 1 2 1 3rd 2 0 1 0 4th 1 3 1 1 5th 2 0 0 1 6th 1 0 0 0 ...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  10. 2011 NFL draft: Putting it on line (or not)

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals began the Ken Whisenhunt era by drafting an offensive tackle, Levi Brown, fifth overall in 2007. No NFL team has allocated less draft capital for offensive linemen than Arizona in the subsequent three years, however. Whisenhu...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Lots on the line

    Mike Sando

    Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com says only the Bills used more starting offensive linemen than the Seahawks last season. That included four starting left tackles. Pasquarelli: "Most coaches and players surveyed this week agreed that, although athletes are...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  12. Numbers games: 49ers roster in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando No one can accuse the 49ers of keeping players for the sake of hitting quotas at various positions. The team's initial 53-man roster featured two tight ends and eight offensive linemen, low numbers in each catego...

    Blog | September 05, 2009
  13. Flag these guys down when there's a penalty on the play

    Mike Sando

    Who are the most penalized players in the NFL? With the help of ESPN researchers, Mike Sando starts naming names of the players who fill the laundry baskets -- and even some of those who don't.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  14. Kwame Harris: Why orientation is relevant

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris made headlines before the Super Bowl for allegedly assaulting an ex-boyfriend. The story outed Harris a couple days before a current 49ers player, Chris Culliver, made headlines for anti-ga...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  15. What Super Bowl teams had in common

    Mike Sando

    The three NFC West teams reaching the Super Bowl over the past eight seasons had an important similarity. All three kept their offensive lines intact all season. That is the case for the San Francisco 49ers as their linemen -- left tackle Joe S...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  16. Fantasy Watch: Spotting trends for Week 12

    Mike Sando

    Our weekly look at playing-time trends in the NFC West, with an eye toward the fantasy leagues you routinely dominate: Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Rob Housler have played more offensive snaps than any non-linemen on the...

    Blog | November 25, 2012