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  1. Best, likeliest team fits for Johnny Manziel

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games, he recruited a range of quarterbacks to Stanford University. Harbaugh couldn't have done much better than Andrew Luck, but three years af...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  2. On Seahawks' new tight end, Evan Moore

    Mike Sando

    Evan Moore's 3-yard scoring catch from Trent Edwards helped Stanford take a halftime lead against Pete Carroll's top-ranked USC Trojans back in 2004. Moore now has Carroll on his side after agreeing to terms with the Seattle Seahawks. The 27-ye...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  3. ESPN Blogger Mock: Seahawks get Fleener

    Mike Sando

    What's going on: Our eight divisional bloggers are participating in an ongoing mock draft Monday. Each blogger can make selections or trade picks for the four teams in his division. The latest: I selected Stanford tight end Coby Fleener for the Se...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  4. Closer look: Coby Fleener and NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Seven NFL tight ends finished last season with at least 75 receptions. Six had at least seven touchdown receptions. Seven had at least two receptions of 40-plus yards. But none of them played for NFC West teams, an upset. 2011 Stanford Throws...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  5. So combine's top talent has some baggage

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Imagine the scene if Peyton Manning lingered around the Indianapolis airport baggage carousel waiting for his luggage. Fans would swarm the Colts legend within seconds. Manning's potential successor, Stanford quarterback Andrew ...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  6. Dolphins, Rams and the feel on Jeff Fisher

    Mike Sando

    We all know what happened the last time an NFC West team watched its preferred coaching candidate interview with the Miami Dolphins. Jim Harbaugh, then at Stanford, took one look at Stephen Ross' team and hired on with the San Francisco 49ers. Tha...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  7. Tip of the cap to ex-Seahawk Aaron Curry

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks paid $3.2 million to Aaron Curry just so the third-year linebacker would go away. That was seven weeks ago. The team, anxious to get anything in return for a failed draft choice from a previous leadership regime, paid the m...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  8. NFC West Penalty Watch: Peterson's tactics

    Mike Sando

    Referee Ron Winter waved off one of the interference penalties against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson in Week 9. "There is no foul for defensive pass interference," Winter announced. "The contact and the ball arrived at the same tim...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  9. LuckWatch: Bradford trade considerations

    Mike Sando

    No one knows for sure whether Andrew Luck is the next great NFL quarterback, the next first-round bust or something in between. For now, the Stanford quarterback projects as the franchise-saving reward for some poor NFL team careening through an o...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  10. NFC West Penalty Watch: Flags flying

    Mike Sando

    It's been a rough first four games for NFC West teams in the penalty department, and not just in the tripping department. Officials have flagged teams from the division 153 times, assessing penalties covering 1,054 yards. The other divisions avera...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  11. LuckWatch 2011: Sorry, Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    The latest in an occasional series sizing up five NFL teams' prospects for landing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the consensus projected No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft: The Seattle Seahawks have gone from topping our inaugural LuckWatch item tw...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. LuckWatch 2011: An initial look

    Mike Sando

    The first in an occasional series sizing up five NFL teams' prospects for landing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the consensus projected No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft: Asking the NFC West guy to handle these duties had to be almost reflexive. ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  13. Whisenhunt: Kevin Kolb smooth, in control

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on Kevin Kolb's exhibition debut Thursday night with the Arizona Cardinals: All was good for the Cardinals once Kolb's deep pass for Larry Fitzgerald produced a 43-yard gain along the left sideline. The pass wasn't exceptional, but ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  14. About those Andrew Luck Sweeptsakes

    Mike Sando

    Michael from Millsboro, Del., asks whether the Seattle Seahawks are heading into a rebuilding year with an eye toward getting a shot at Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck in the 2012 draft. Under this scenario, the team would go with Charlie Whitehurst...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  15. Seahawks transforming their secondary

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have talked about getting taller at cornerback. They did something about it Saturday. Fifth-round choice Richard Sherman, from Stanford, stands 6-foot-2. Byron Maxwell, a sixth-round choice from Clemson, stands 6-0. Throw i...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  16. Thoughts, analysis on cornerback rankings

    Mike Sando

    Current NFC West cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2009), Marcus Trufant (2007) and Nate Clements (2004) have been to Pro Bowls over the years. None appeared on the 10-man ballot I submitted for's positional power rankings. The cha...

    Blog | April 19, 2011