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  1. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  2. Was top comeback player from NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick beat out candidates from the NFC West to become the NFL's comeback player of the year in the two major versions of the annual award. One problem, at least for some: Vick made his comeback in 2009, but h...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  3. My choice for 2010 Player of the Year

    Mike Sando

    Thirty-eight players and two offensive lines had drawn mention by Wednesday morning after I asked for candidates -- sleeper and otherwise -- for 2010 NFC West player of the year. Some of the sleeper suggestions bordered on ridiculous (Olindo Mare)...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  4. Eli Manning, Drew Brees and ... Shaun Hill?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Super Bowl champion Eli Manning, reigning offensive player of the year Drew Brees and the NFC West's very own Shaun Hill rank 1-2-3 in third-down passing through Week 2. Surprised to see Hill's name so high the l...

    Blog | September 26, 2009
  5. The most important move in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams signed Jake Long and had two first-round NFL draft choices this year. The Seattle Seahawks added Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. The San Francisco 49ers added Anquan Boldin and three of the first 55 players selected ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  6. Fun with Scouts Inc.'s seven-round mock

    Mike Sando

    Predicting which teams will draft specific players can be tough work. Last year, for instance, the seven-round mock draft from Scouts Inc. went 0-for-28 in projecting players to NFC West teams. Some of the projections lined up from the standpoint...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  7. A look at Jake Long's contract with Rams

    Mike Sando

    The numbers for Jake Long's new contract with the St. Louis Rams are on file with the NFL and NFL Players Association, allowing for verification of particulars. A few things to know: General terms: This is a four-year, $34 million deal with an...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. NFC West puts 10 among NFL's Top 50

    Mike Sando

    One year ago Wednesday, Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. ranked four NFC West players among the NFL's 50 best. Patrick Willis (ninth), Justin Smith (10th), Larry Fitzgerald (12th) and Chris Clemons (50th) made the cut. The number has more than do...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  9. Video: Next great player in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Patrick Peterson ranked 160th on the recently published Scouts Inc. Top 200 list of top NFL players. I'll be surprised if Peterson doesn't rank higher -- much, much higher -- one year from now. As much as any unproven young player in the NFC West...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  10. Memorable moments with a 49ers legend

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Gordy Soltau was a Navy Seal before the Seals were known by that name, graduating with the first class of frogmen during World War II. He was also one of the San Francisco 49ers' finest players during their first years as an NF...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  11. Mailbag: Handing out NFC West hardware

    Mike Sando

    JohnnyP from St. Louis, Mo., wants to see NFC West awards patterned after the major NFL awards: MVP, offensive and defensive players of the year, top rookies, etc. Mike Sando: We've done all-division teams since 2008 and I'll reproduce the choices...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Setting expectations for top defensive ends

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams might think twice before handing their top defensive ends contract extensions worth $49 million over four years. Signing those players for $17 million over two years would be more palatable. They could, in theory, do both of the ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  13. NFC West spending armed the enemy, too

    Mike Sando

    Teams receiving four of the 10 best compensatory draft choices this year have NFC West teams to thank. That was the word Monday from the world's leading comp-pick guru, AdamJT13, who links specific players to specific comp picks on his blog. Th...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  14. Fisher wants more prep time for Bradford

    Mike Sando

    NFL players won lifestyle concessions from team owners during the most recent labor negotiations. Some of those concessions aren't sitting well with first-year St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher. "We would love to have our quarterback upstairs an...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Kroenke's approach

    Mike Sando

    "Silent" Stan Kroenke wasn't so silent following the St. Louis Rams' 26-0 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13. Brian Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the team's second-year majority owner visited with players individually in th...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: Rams' Jackson leads

    Mike Sando

    Steven Jackson, more than any other St. Louis Rams player, commands the respect and attention of teammates. Even he realizes Sam Bradford is the Rams' future, but when players voted on team captains this year, they elected Jackson to represent the...

    Blog | October 05, 2011