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  1. 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
  2. Around the NFC West: Lynch's prospects

    Mike Sando

    Marshawn Lynch's status remains the No. 1 injury issue for the NFC West in Week 1. The back spasms sidelining Seattle's franchise runner are nothing new. They've flared up in the past, preventing him from playing against Cleveland last season. Tha...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  3. More reasons to admire Jackson's resolve

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will forever be known as an all-time great running back driven into premature retirement by his team's losing culture. Sanders should get no sympathy from Steven Jackson. Weighted Winning Percentages Rank R...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  4. Did Redskins have bounty on Alexander?

    Mike Sando

    Allegations that the Gregg Williams-era Washington Redskins put a $15,000 bounty on Brad Johnson and also sought to injure Shaun Alexander caught my attention Friday. Williams, suspended indefinitely from the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Sa...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Memory Lane: Tatupu, Hutch revisited

    Mike Sando

    Two moves making NFL headlines Saturday recall the Seattle Seahawks' finest season. Lofa Tatupu's contract agreement with Atlanta came just as Minnesota was releasing seven-time All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson. Both players earned Pro Bowl honors w...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  6. Alexander and beyond: Considering RBs

    Mike Sando

    Statistics can vault a running back into consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are not everything in every case, of course, but if you're the the NFL's all-time rushing leader at this point in league history, the case for considera...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Mailbag: Super Bowl play recalled 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Seattle thought Victor Cruz's first-quarter non-fumble in the Super Bowl, rendered irrelevant by a penalty for 12 men on the field, resembled the forward-progress call involving Ahmad Bradshaw that hurt San Francisco during the 49ers' game...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  9. 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
  10. ManningWatch: Peyton's right about 49ers

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning's interview with ESPN's Trey Wingo swerved into NFC West territory about five minutes into the clip below. The San Francisco 49ers and their fans will appreciate what Manning said when Wingo asked how tough it is for...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Okung's injury

    Mike Sando

    The whistle had just blown when the Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, apparently frustrated by Russell Okung's aggressive tactics, flipped the Seattle Seahawks' left tackle onto the ground in one violent motion. There's a chance Okung suffered a se...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  12. Hawks wouldn't be same minus Beast Mode

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The last time the Seattle Seahawks shelled out top dollar for a running back, Shaun Alexander went into Ceased Mode. The former MVP took the money and couldn't find anywhere to run. He was finished within a couple of years. That caution...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  13. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Rams/Seahawks special teams. St. Louis had its game-winning attempt at a field goal blocked as regulation expired against Arizona. The Rams then allowed the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Seattle did a better job on its cove...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  14. Silver linings: Seahawks at Cowboys

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 2-6 with a 23-13 road defeat to the Dallas Cowboys. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 135 yards, his highest total since Seattle acquired ...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  15. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Huge weekend for sack opportunities: The Seattle Seahawks, having allowed a league-high 28 sacks, must contend with the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware, who collected four of his 12 last week. The San Francisc...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  16. Frank Gore's contract follows usual form

    Mike Sando

    Not once can I recall an NFL player receiving more money than expected from a team. Frank Gore's new deal with the San Francisco 49ers follows the usual pattern, as Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com details. The deal was widely and accurately repo...

    Blog | September 02, 2011