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  1. Brutal loss could be a good thing for Johnny Manziel, Cleveland B...

    Mike Sando

    Johnny Manziel got off to a horrible start Sunday, but Mike Sando writes that's not necessarily a bad thing for a player who was going to need to reinvent himself anyway. That plus nine other takeaways from Week 15.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  2. NFC West roots for Smith and Incognito

    Mike Sando

    Antonio Smith and Richie Incognito played against one another for years when Smith was with the Arizona Cardinals and Incognito was with the St. Louis Rams. Both players rank among the NFL leaders in penalties for unnecessary roughness, unsportsma...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  3. Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, frustrated over the absence of a late pass-interference call in Super Bowl XLVII, might not embrace a stat ESPN's John Clayton dug up for his latest "Inside the Huddle" video (above). I can help on that front, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  4. No holds barred: The price of a non-call

    Mike Sando

    A quick layover in Denver allowed me to rejoin the Super Bowl aftermath conversation via Twitter. Officiating remained prominent on San Francisco 49ers fans' minds. That's fine by me. Even if you think the Baltimore Ravens played better and deserv...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  5. Ah, the memories: 49ers with Boger as ref

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Jerome Boger is the referee assigned to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Boger is working with an all-star crew, customary for the playoffs. Regular-season crew tend...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  6. NFC West penalty watch: A big surprise

    Mike Sando

    Officials flagged the Seattle Seahawks for illegal contact an NFL-high eight times in 2011. That comes as no surprise to those familiar with the aggressive, controversial tactics Seattle's big cornerbacks employ. 2012 Fewest Regular-season ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  7. NFC West penalty watch: Goldson's fine

    Mike Sando

    Objections to NFL fines for unnecessary roughness fall into a couple categories. Some objections pertain to the rules themselves. Others pertain to rules interpretations. The first category should cover objections to the $21,000 fine levied aga...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  8. NFC West penalty watch: Receivers clean

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers wide receivers had eight penalties last season. They have one through Week 14 this season. The single penalty for 49ers receivers jumped out when I sorted NFC West penalties by team and position for the latest "penalty watch" i...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  9. Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams ref

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Carl Cheffers, the referee assigned to work the Arizona-Seattle game Sunday, was the same one presiding over two controversial scoring plays earlier this season. Cheffers' crew incorrectly allowed a Carolina touchdown to stand during th...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  10. NFC West penalty watch: 49ers' complaints

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh made headlines after Week 7 for asking the NFL whether Seattle's cornerbacks were playing too aggressively. Seven weeks later, he might want to ask the league whether officials have anything against his own t...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  11. NFC West penalty watch: DB compliance

    Mike Sando

    Cornerback Brandon Browner committed an NFL-high 19 penalties on his way to representing the Seattle Seahawks in the Pro Bowl last season. Defensive Snaps Per Penalty DB 2011 2012 Change Sherman 87.3 354.0 -75.3% P...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  12. Why there was no 10-second runoff Sunday

    Mike Sando

    The Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks were tied in the final minute Sunday when officials flagged Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews for illegal motion. Some have asked why the penalty did not necessitate a 10-second clock runoff. The answer ...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  13. NFC West penalty watch: Live, don't learn

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford appeared to complete a routine pass to Austin Pettis during a Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks. There was one problem. The Rams had more than seven players on the line of scrimmage. As a result, only...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  14. 49ers should read this item without delay

    Mike Sando

    Seth from Pennsylvania asked during the most recent chat whether the San Francisco 49ers were committing an inordinate number of penalties for delay. 2012 Delay of Game Penalties by Week Rank Team 1-3 4-8 Total 1 SEA 4...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  15. NFC West penalty watch: Suspicions true

    Mike Sando

    The guys at had a suspicion the St. Louis Rams' offensive line was racking up penalties at an accelerated rate. 2012 NFC West Penalties: Third-down D Player Team Number Brandon Browner SEA 4 Bradley Fletc...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. Penalty or not? Record in balance for QB

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 passes for the San Francisco 49ers against Arizona on Monday night. Or was it 19 of 20 passes? How about 20 of 21? The answers could depend upon two plays, not just the one San Francisco hopes the NFL changes from ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012