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  1. Cutler inked, Chicago spotlight falls on D

    Mike Sando

    Jay Cutler wasn't going to find a situation as favorable as the one he already had with the Chicago Bears. Frankly, quite a few quarterbacks would trade their current setups for a chance to play under coach Marc Trestman and within an offense featuri...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Has Wilson claimed young QB crown?

    Mike Sando

    Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson alternated turns in the NFL's young quarterback spotlight last season. Griffin set the rookie record for passer rating. Kaepernick set playoff records on his way to the Super Bowl. ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  3. Colin Kaepernick gets the call for ESPY

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's offseason in the spotlight continued Wednesday night when he prevailed over NFC West rival Russell Wilson and three others for the "Best Breakthrough Athlete" award at the ESPYs. "Breakout" might ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. 'I haven't seen a whole lot of guys quit'

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith tends to shy from the media spotlight. He had no choice during Super Bowl week. I thought Smith exceeded expectations in that setting. He was at times thoughtful, funny and revealin...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: Culliver in spotlight

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 31, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: SF connection, Suggs, QB Bickley: 49ers trouble for Cards Urban: About that Suggs near-miss St. Louis Rams Thomas: Bajema catches on, exec M...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  6. Spotlight comes with job for West punters

    Mike Sando

    Five times in nine weeks an NFC West punter has earned acclaim from ESPN punter awareness coordinator Mark Simon. Simon works for ESPN Stats & Information. He isn't really a punter awareness coordinator, at least not officially. I've called hi...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: 49ers-Cards preview

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Oct. 29, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Defense braces, Feely, OL Boivin: Horton the Good Samaritan McManaman: ILBs in spotlight Urban: Confident Cards, Massie Weinfuss: First place in West...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Execs weigh in

    Mike Sando

    With a new stadium on the way and a division championship in their possession, the San Francisco 49ers' leadership has fresh opportunities to enjoy the sporting spotlight. Those opportunities have not been missed this week. Interviews with CEO ...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  9. Why Cardinals will miss Richard Marshall

    Mike Sando

    Patrick Peterson commanded the most attention among Arizona Cardinals cornerbacks last season. That was natural for a rookie drafted fifth overall. Scoring touchdowns four times on punt returns also helped Peterson command the spotlight. There ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  10. RG3: Combine impression a positive one

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL quarterbacks must play well to remain viable. How well they handle the spotlight matters, too. The impression Baylor's Robert Griffin III made during his NFL scouting combine media debut suggested the quarterback will have l...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  11. Shining the spotlight back on 49ers' Gore

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Frank Gore's 89-yard rushing performance for San Francisco in the NFC divisional playoffs failed to register as a significant postgame storyline. 2011 Top Rushers vs. Giants Wk. RB Yards 4 Beanie Wells 13...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  12. Would Chiefs target Rams' Josh McDaniels?

    Mike Sando

    Todd Haley's firing from the Kansas City Chiefs pushes St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels into the spotlight as a potential replacement. Last offseason, the Rams lost coordinator Pat Shurmur to Cleveland largely because Browns pre...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  13. Leon Washington, Devin Hester in spotlight

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Leon Washington says there's much more to the impending Seattle-Chicago divisional playoff game than a battle for "SportsCenter" air time between two of the NFL's elite return men. He's right, too. This game Sunday in Chicago g...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  14. NFC West left tackles in Week 9 spotlight

    Mike Sando

    The last time Chester Pitts started at left tackle in a game at Qwest Field, injuries and other considerations prompted his Houston Texans to use four combinations on their offensive line. In the first quarter. "You have to do what you have to ...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  15. Offensive linemen add substance to game

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts after Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told his offensive linemen to end their media boycott: Offensive linemen generally do not seek the spotlight, and vice versa, but their perspectives enrich our understanding of the game. Anyone...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  16. Suh holds up under spotlight

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Potential No. 1 overall draft choice Ndamukong Suh is taking his turn with reporters at the NFL combine. The question he's getting most frequently from the media -- and from NFL teams -- concerns how well he might function as a pass-r...

    Blog | February 27, 2010