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  1. Why you won't recognize Rams' offense

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer delivered an old-school message to players in the St. Louis Rams' first offensive meeting at training camp one year ago. The 2012 Rams were going to seek their offensive identity in the running game, p...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  2. Snyder to Cardinals: Some perspective

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' running game perked up considerably when Adam Snyder replaced Chilo Rachal at right guard last season. That did not necessarily mean the 49ers wanted to proceed with Snyder as their long-term starter. They valued him initi...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  3. On 49ers' play calling against Giants

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kendall Hunter's 18-yard run moved the San Francisco 49ers into easy range for the tying fourth-quarter field goal Sunday. The running game seemed to be there for the 49ers during their 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  4. 2011 Rams Week 9: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the St. Louis Rams' most recent game, a 19-13 overtime defeat to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9: Shotgun running game. Steven Jackson rushed nine times for 61 yards from the shotgun formation, an average of 6...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  5. Silver linings: Rams at Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 1-7 with a 19-13 overtime loss at Arizona in Week 9. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. The Rams got strong production from Steven Jackson in the running game once aga...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  6. 2011 Rams Week 7: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the St. Louis Rams during their 34-7 defeat at Dallas in Week 7: Rough start for center Jason Brown. The Rams wanted to establish Steven Jackson and the running game early. They were facing the NFL's top-ranke...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  7. On Rams' Lloyd and 49ers' offensive MVP

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: two Insider pieces heavy on NFC West angles. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. says the San Francisco 49ers' running game must remain strong for Alex Smith to succeed. My take: Some argued for Smith's inclusion on the MVP Watch list l...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  8. You wanna step outside? 49ers did Sunday

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' tight ends caught three touchdown passes Sunday. They also factored into the running game as the 49ers rushed for 213 yards. 49ers Rushing Outside Tackles Category Weeksk 1-4 Week 5 Yards 53 141 ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  9. Thoughts on NFC West non-division games

    Mike Sando

    Passing along a few general thoughts after watching the most recent games from Week 3 NFC West opponents Baltimore and Cincinnati: Rams' running game: The Ravens look like they're still tough against the run, but a quick-thinking quarterback can ...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers same, different

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers ran a power offense before coach Jim Harbaugh arrived and that wasn't going to change. Harbaugh, like his predecessor, very much values building around a strong running game. There will be times, of course, when the 49ers n...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  11. 49ers' Gore already thinking outside box

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' offense lacked subtlety under former coach Mike Singletary. That was the point. Singletary vowed to "hit people in the mouth" with a power running game. If opponents loaded up against the run, too bad. The 49ers were going...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. Beanie Wells rides to Jim Tressel's defense

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' running game should perk up this season if Beanie Wells revisits the hard-charging form he flashed during his rookie season two years ago. Beanie Wells #26 RB Arizona Cardinals 2010 STATS Rush116 Yds397 TD2 Rec...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  13. Rams led NFC West in underrated stat

    Mike Sando

    The old mantra about stopping the run has become a little quaint now that conventional wisdom, and lots of evidence, has recast the NFL as a quarterback-driven league. Getting steamrolled in the running game is no ticket to success, of course. Sto...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  14. AllNight audio: Holmgren, 49ers and more

    Mike Sando

    You've probably heard the usual names associated with any potential San Francisco 49ers coaching search. Jon Gruden stands out to me as an attractive potential candidate. He's an offensive-minded head coach who values the running game and has won ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  15. Around the NFC West: Seahawks dominate

    Mike Sando

    Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times sums up the Seahawks' 23-20 victory over the Bears this way: "This was a glimpse of the kind of style (Pete) Carroll wants to play. The formula isn't complicated, but it can be unstoppable. Power running game. Effi...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  16. Marshawn Lynch could help passing game

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck provided insight Wednesday into how newly acquired running back Marshawn Lynch might help the Seattle Seahawks' entire offense, not just its running game. "I don't know if we've ever had a guy like him," Hasselbeck told...

    Blog | October 06, 2010