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  1. Camp Confidential: Seattle Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- This training camp marks the Seattle Seahawks' first since 2009 without some form of a starting quarterback competition. So comfortable, mature and in command is Russell Wilson this summer that you'd swear he's been the starter for a...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Where's urgency?

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen rarely makes himself available to discuss the NFL, his team or much of anything. Allen was unexpectedly available following the Seahawks' controversial victory over Green Bay on Monday night. He even discussed the...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: The new Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith's commitment to improving his throwing mechanics promises to turn analysts into amateur position coaches during the upcoming NFL season. Every touchdown pass or interception will invite questions about whether Smith's shoulders were squ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  4. ManningWatch: Team ownership matters

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks owned the NFC West for years because their owner, Paul Allen, was so clearly superior to his peers in the division. It was Allen who pushed through a stadium referendum precipitating his purchase of the team in the late 1990s....

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Seattle Super Bowl?

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Levine's report about the Seattle Seahawks hoping to bring a Super Bowl to the Northwest sent me back through notes to a 2002 interview with team owner Paul Allen. The Seahawks were about to open their new stadium at the time, so it was natu...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. Our 10 best NFL offseason top 10 lists

    Mike Sando

    This was supposed to be the first day of the rest of our NFL lives, offering a clean break from the 2011 lockout and our first weekend free from the various projects and top 10 lists that have occupied our time since March. Instead, here we are, s...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  7. On Paul Allen's presence at NFL meetings

    Mike Sando

    The NFL cannot take for granted Paul Allen's presence at league functions. I've attended the NFL's annual spring owners meeting roughly 10 times and cannot recall seeing Allen at them. He has typically authorized others to cast votes on the organi...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  8. Best of NFL: NFC West teams

    Mike Sando

    As part of Best of the NFL Week on, here are five bests for the NFC West: Best stadium innovation: I'm all for downtown stadiums with open roofs and cityscape views. That wasn't practical in Arizona, where temperatures exceed even Kurt W...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  9. Ultimate Rankings: Rams, Seahawks surge

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams are surging. The Seattle Seahawks are moving up, too. The Arizona Cardinals are plummeting. The San Francisco 49ers are slipping to a much smaller degree. Those were the conclusions offered up by ESPN's Ultimate Team Rankings...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  10. Seahawks best organization in NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    Adam Schein of Sirius NFL Radio and is back with his third annual NFL organizational rankings. The Seattle Seahawks have overtaken the Arizona Cardinals for the top spot in the division based on ownership, quarterback, coach, front o...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Holt on Rams' WRs

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch checks in with former Rams receiver Torry Holt, who is helping out at player-organized practices. Holt says he hasn't retired, but isn't sure whether he'll have another opportunity to sign with a team. Holt...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Linebacker's legacy

    Mike Sando

    Clare Farnsworth of asks whether the team has had a free-agent signing better than the one that landed linebacker Chad Brown, who went to two Pro Bowls over an eight-season span with the organization. Brown was an outstanding linebacker...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  13. Flash Points: Franchise-turning events

    Mike Sando

    Examining the most crucial event in the history of every team in the division. A longtime Cincinnati Bengals assistant named Bill Walsh was having a hard time convincing NFL teams to hire him as a head coach. The Bengals had promoted another as...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  14. Flash Points: About those pivotal moments

    Mike Sando

    Where the NFC West stands in Flash Points balloting, which continues into Wednesday afternoon and seeks to identify key events in franchise history: Votes so far: 125,896 Votes by team: San Francisco 49ers 42,066; Seattle Seahawks 29,750; St. L...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  15. Where NFC West lags in power rankings

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have fared poorly in NFL Power Rankings for ownership, head coaches, quarterbacks and pass-rushers. The rankings reflect and also explain why teams from the division haven't fared very well in recent seasons. The chart s...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  16. Poll: Seahawks Allen top NFC West owner

    Mike Sando

    Tim Graham's piece on the Rooney family's place atop's latest NFL Power Rankings contains compelling reasons for ranking the Pittsburgh Steelers' ownership above all others. Ranking the owners Rank Sando Ballot ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011