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  1. Reassessing two NFC West Pro Bowlers

    Mike Sando

    NFC West Pro Bowlers Brandon Browner and David Akers made KC Joyner's list of seven overrated players from the conference for 2011. So did Cam Newton, which made me wonder whether Joyner would have preferred Alex Smith as the third Pro Bowl quarterb...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  2. Playbook breaches among overrated stories

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams do not face the Denver Broncos this season, but I could not resist one of the funnier stories from the weekend. D.J. Williams probably faces a team fine for tweeting images from the Broncos' digital playbook. He should be embarrasse...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  3. When character concerns can be overrated

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks fans know their team once avoided at almost any cost NFL draft prospects with known issues reflecting poorly on the players' character. That was the emphasis of former general manager Tim Ruskell, who drove home the message in a l...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  4. Sando's best guesses: Week 6 predictions

    Mike Sando

    It was a rough week in the predictions department for the guy who overrated Arizona and underrated Seattle in Week 5 games. Live and learn. My record fell to 13-4 on NFC West predictions for the season. We've got only two games on the schedule ...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  5. Underrated? Welcome to the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    There is no official rating system for NFL players. Whether one is overrated or underrated depends upon who is doing the rating. The ones ESPN's John Clayton placed on his all-underrated team were generally not early draft choices. They had not...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  6. Power rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots' dominating victory over the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football" seemed about right to one of our ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings panelists. "I've been saying for weeks the Jets were overrated and people were killing me f...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  7. Wet weather and other Week 7 notes

    Mike Sando

    For the second time this season, weather forecasters are calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation during a Seattle Seahawks game at Qwest Field. Rain wound up being overrated last time -- that is fairly typical for Seahawks home games, as...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  8. Mailbag: 49ers' talent vastly overrated?

    Mike Sando

    Marc from Arizona writes: This is what we have heard all season, that the 49ers have a lot of talent, but they keep shooting themselves in the foot. I would like to know what they mean by this. What talent are they talking about and how is it recogni...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  9. Bonding time overrated at training camp?

    Mike Sando

    Three of four NFC West teams will stay home for training camp again this year. The Arizona Cardinals are the only team in the division still traveling for camp. But if you think the Cardinals are gaining an advantage by toughing it out in a tradit...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  10. Video: 49ers overrated intensity

    Mike Sando

    The 2008 San Francisco 49ers were not getting outplayed, team president Jed York stressed when Mike Singletary took over as coach. "I think we are getting out-intensitied," York said. "I don't think that's a word, but I'm going to use it anyway. T...

    Blog | December 11, 2009
  11. Around the NFC West: Schmitt apologizes

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com staff Arizona Cardinals Revenge Of The Birds looks at some of the overrated and underrated stories regarding the Cardinals this offseason. San Francisco 49ers Matt Maiocco goes behind the scenes to answer a few questions about...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  12. Rams regaining some flexibility

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Salary-cap concerns tend to be overrated because so many teams have ample room to operate in free agency. The Rams are in a different situation. They were one of the oldest teams in the league heading into the offs...

    Blog | March 10, 2009
  13. Trade talk usually overrated

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The mailbag has buzzed with questions about possible trades involving NFC West teams heading into the deadline that recently passed. My answers followed a familiar course. Yes, the trade makes sense on some level, but ...

    Blog | October 15, 2008
  14. Mailbag: Is Hawks' Branch overrated?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Tom from Menifee, Calif., writes: Mike, What is the latest on the Bobby Engram situation? Am I the only one that feels like Deion Branch has not lived up to the hype and never will? I am worried about our depth and exp...

    Blog | August 07, 2008