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  1. RB for Seahawks in second round? Whoa

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have selected a running back, Christine Michael of Texas A&M, with the final pick of the second round after trading back. This one should catch everyone off-guard. Seattle appears stacked at running back with Marshawn L...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  2. West head coach rankings: Division stacked

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams posted a 4-26 record against NFC West opponents over the five seasons preceding Jeff Fisher's arrival as head coach. They were 4-1-1 against the NFC West under Fisher in 2012. Matt Williamson Ranks West by Position T...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  3. Talking NFC West on international stage

    Mike Sando

    Surely you've seen those shaving commercials featuring razors with blades stacked one atop another. "And then a fifth blade comes along and cuts just a little bit closer." Well, this blog entry is the rough equivalent. Not satisfied with th...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  4. Running into a human wall -- on purpose

    Mike Sando

    Experienced NFL quarterbacks know an unfavorable matchup when they see one. Instead of running the ball into a stacked front, they'll change the play to something more favorable. The St. Louis Rams plan to do this to an extent, but in an effort...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  5. Which running backs see eight-man fronts

    Mike Sando

    An ongoing discussion produced a question worth following up: Just how frequently is San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore facing stacked defenses? Gore ranks second only to the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson in carries against defenses ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  6. 2011 Week 6: NFC West game changers

    Mike Sando

    The odds were stacked against the San Francisco 49ers on fourth-and-goal from the Detroit Lions' 6-yard line Sunday. They trailed, 19-15, with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. Teams facing similar game circumstances over the years had won ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  7. Where QBs rank against stacked fronts

    Mike Sando

    Following up an earlier item, I've put together charts showing where NFL quarterbacks rate when throwing against eight-man boxes and loaded boxes (those where potential rushers outnumber blockers). The first chart ranks the 12 quarterbacks with at...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  8. Smith, Singletary and the 49ers' players

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith has in some ways become a sympathetic figure. To some, he's the good-guy quarterback trying his best to overcome odds stacked against him by fate and an unstable San Francisco 49ers organization. To others, he's the quarterback for w...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  9. Deck stacked against West in early starts?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers play the first of five games with early kickoffs when they visit Kansas City in Week 3. No team in the Pacific time zone plays as many games with 10 a.m. PT kickoffs. The 49ers also have a Week 8 game in London (8 p.m. ET k...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  10. All-decade defense: Strahan, Taylor stand out

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com Illustration The ESPN.com all-decade defense is stacked with Pro Bowlers. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando All-Decade Defense DE: Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants, DT: ...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  11. Seahawks fans, you're No. 20

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The Seahawks fared no better than 20th in ESPN.com's fan rankings largely because the deck was stacked against them. Local ordinances prohibit tailgating at Qwest Field, resulting in the lowest possible rating for Seat...

    Blog | August 29, 2008