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  1. Around the NFC West: Fired GM's laments

    Mike Sando

    Billy Devaney has kept a low profile since the St. Louis Rams fired him as general manager following the 2011 season. That changed Saturday when Devaney, now living in Atlanta, checked in with Doug Farrar and Rob Rang on Sports Radio 950 AM KJR. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  2. 2012 Kiper mock 3.0: Rams thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his third 2012 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed the previous one before the combine and covered the updated one relating to the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. The St. Lou...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  3. Mailbag: On carrying over salary cap room

    Mike Sando

    Tigre from "South of the Border" asks about new provisions allowing NFL teams to carry over unused salary-cap space to future years. He wonders why a team would ever decide against carrying over some of the unused allotment. Mike Sando: NFL teams ...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  4. Mailbag: Backlash against QB desperation

    Mike Sando

    Frequent hand-wringing over the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback situation has struck a nerve with some. "After seeing the 'Why not trade up for a QB' piece, I have to say I am getting a little frustrated with all the talk of how Seattle HAS to get a...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  5. Sam Bradford and Alex Smith, early years

    Mike Sando

    Count Frank Cignetti's expected hiring as quarterbacks coach in St. Louis as the latest career parallel between the Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith. Both were No. 1 overall draft choices. Both began their careers unde...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  6. Chat wrap: 49ers not only team in division

    Mike Sando

    NFC West life does exist outside the divisional playoff round. Our latest chat provided a platform to look beyond the San Francisco 49ers' matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Kyle from New Jersey asks which coaching candidate could turn around the ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  7. Kyle Orton? NFC West remembers that guy

    Mike Sando

    Three NFC West teams went into the most recent NFL offseason with unsettled quarterback situations. Among the potential options: acquiring veteran Kyle Orton from the Denver Broncos. It never happened, but Orton's viability is worth revisiting now...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  8. Holding Rams' offense to 49ers' standard

    Mike Sando

    Those shocked by the St. Louis Rams' slow start on offense should have adjusted their expectations downward as the team adjusted to a new system coming out of the lockout. That was the word Thursday from Rams running back Steven Jackson, who point...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  9. Mailbag: If the Rams held top pick in draft

    Mike Sando

    In one month's time, we've gone from discussing the St. Louis Rams' playoff prospects to how they might handle the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The chances suddenly appear very real. The Rams are 0-4 heading into their bye week. Their top rec...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Million-dollar loss

    Mike Sando

    Vittorio Tafur and Dwight Chapin of the San Francisco Chronicle pass along remembrances for John Henry Johnson, famed member of the San Francisco 49ers' Million Dollar Backfield of the 1950s. Johnson died Friday. Tafur and Chapin: "In a 1955 exhibit...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  11. Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and coordinators

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' changes at offensive coordinator have become an annual storyline. The team has gone from Mike McCarthy to Norv Turner to Jim Hostler to Mike Martz to Jimmy Raye to Michael Johnson to Greg Roman since January 2006. The e...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  12. NFL lockout would hit 49ers, others hardest

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had grand plans for Michael Crabtree when the gifted Texas Tech receiver fell to them in the 2009 NFL draft. Those plans took a detour when a contract dispute kept Crabtree away from the 49ers well into his rookie season. N...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  13. Claim: 'Big step back' awaiting Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Sam Bradford faces a difficult short-term adjustment while transitioning to a new offensive system under coordinator Josh McDaniels. I think he'll handle it well and show progress in his second NFL season. Easy for me to say. ESP...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  14. Rams, Seahawks and Josh McDaniels

    Mike Sando

    OK, now we know the Seattle Seahawks have been speaking with Josh McDaniels about becoming their offensive coordinator. Hiring the former New England assistant and Denver head coach would help explain why the Seahawks fired Jeremy Bates after one ...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  15. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    We won't be hurting for subject matter when the next NFC West chat begins right here at 1 p.m. ET. Among the possibilities: Thanks to Seattle, the NFC West is one of five divisions with teams still playing in the postseason (sorry, AFC West, A...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  16. Bradford, Rams need succession plan

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts while St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur remains a candidate to land in Cleveland as the Browns' head coach: If that happens, the Rams will want to have quarterback Sam Bradford's best interests in mind as they consider a s...

    Blog | January 12, 2011