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  1. Two players to watch for 49ers vs. Ravens

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Baltimore Ravens' defense dominated the right side of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line during a 2011 game in Baltimore. The 49ers made a significant upgrade since then by moving Alex Boone into the lineup at right guard. ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  2. 49ers players to watch, and a theory

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers opened their 13-3 season with a mostly dominant defensive performance against the Seattle Seahawks. Ray McDonald's performance that day -- six tackles, including three for losses, plus a sack -- served notice the team had m...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  3. NFC West players to watch this summer

    Mike Sando

    Last year at this time, NFL Live asked me to project four NFC West players in four categories. I'll revisit the categories with projections updated for 2010, based solely on what we've seen this offseason: Most Impressive Rookie Golden Tate, WR...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  4. Players to watch for Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Seahawks' exhibition game at Minnesota tonight provides a proving ground for several Seattle players. I'll take a look at some of them here: Owen Schmitt. The rookie fullback might always have fan appeal as a craze...

    Blog | August 08, 2008
  5. Pete Carroll's changing view on big hits

    Mike Sando

    The night before an NFL game follows a similar course for teams throughout the league. Players and coaches finish their meetings at the team hotel, and, at some point, they gather to watch an inspirational highlight video set to music. These video pr...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  6. Kicking back as franchise deadline nears

    Mike Sando

    The deadline for NFL franchise players to sign long-term contracts in 2013 will pass Monday at 4 p.m. ET. NFC West teams can afford to sit back and watch without consequence. For the second time in three years and the third time since divisional r...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Fans booed Kevin Kolb? Sorry, didn't hear it

    Mike Sando

    About 15,000 fans turned out to watch the Arizona Cardinals during their "FanFest" practice Wednesday night. If some of them booed quarterback Kevin Kolb, I didn't hear it. I arrived for the event 90 minutes before players walked onto the field an...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers' ascension to the top spot in the weekly MVP Watch requires no rationalization. The Green Bay Packers are the undefeated reigning Super Bowl champions. Rodgers is their best player, the Super Bowl MVP. Esquire has taken note by de...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: Taylor Mays' future

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of checks in with 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell. Unable to work with players, Donatell and the other 49ers coaches are working with one another. Donatell: "We'll watch tons of tape together. That's how you grow toge...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  10. Quick look at NFC West milestones

    Mike Sando

    A look at what several NFC West players need in Week 17, realistically or otherwise, to reach various milestones for the regular season: 2010 NFC West Milestone Watch Player Pos. Team Currently Has Needs To Reach Steven Ja...

    Blog | January 01, 2011
  11. NFC West Penalty Watch: Up and down

    Mike Sando

    The weekly NFC West Penalty Watch is back with a twist. This time, I've gone through the ESPN Stats & Information file to identify players committing penalties at a significantly different rate from last season. I excluded players whose totals cha...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  12. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Chris Johnson is up, Brett Favre is down and Donovan McNabb is out since the final MVP Watch from last season. The initial list for 2010 overlooks defense entirely, with good reason. Lawrence Taylor was the last defensive player to win the award a...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  13. High, crazy praise for Cardinals prospect

    Mike Sando

    Brandon Keith was one Arizona Cardinals player I wanted to watch at training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz. A seventh-round draft choice in 2008, Keith spent his first two NFL seasons in the shadows, appearing in only four games -- none as a starter. Th...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  14. Justin Smith, Chris Long pressure in hurry

    Mike Sando

    Pressuring quarterbacks into poor decisions can sometimes have more value than sacking them. The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith has long been a player whose value has transcended his sack totals. Simply watch him play from week to week and you'...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  15. On the radar: Remade receiving rotations

    Mike Sando

    A player, coach or issue that should be on your radar as training camp approaches. Every team in the division is making some sort of transition at wide receiver. The position will be one to watch all summer. Arizona: The Cardinals have parted ...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  16. NFC West penalty watch: 14 and counting

    Mike Sando

    NFC West Penalty Watch: Through Week 16 Rams tackle Alex Barron leads NFL players with 14 penalties. His former teammate, Richie Incognito, committed seven before the Rams released him, according to ESPN Stats & Information. NFL rank Pla...

    Blog | December 31, 2009