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  1. A run through Joe Montana's top five QBs

    Mike Sando

    Joe Montana recently listed Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Eli Manning as his five top active NFL quarterbacks, in no particular order. No surprises there, although Eli Manning might not automatically qualify with the oth...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. On Kam Chancellor's deal with Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Re-signing strong safety Kam Chancellor was a priority for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. Coach Pete Carroll said so during the NFL owners meeting in Arizona last month. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Seahawks have reached ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Palmer's leverage

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: April 2, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Skelton out, Palmer near, QB Urban: No surprise, Pat's Run tweetup St. Louis Rams Thomas: LB Smith to visit Rams Wagoner: OL Williams re-signs ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  4. Kevin Kolb's release no shock, but big deal

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Kevin Kolb's release from the Arizona Cardinals, announced by the team Friday, lines up with expectations. The absence of a surprise factor doesn't diminish the transaction's gravity, though. Kevin Kolb Career Stats Through 2012 ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  5. Initial thoughts on Cliff Avril and Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Former St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola's five-year contract agreement with New England comes as no surprise after Wes Welker left the Patriots for Denver. The two-year agreement between Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril and the Seattl...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  6. Bradley, Gay cuts give Cardinals cap relief

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals cleared $7 million in salary cap space Thursday by releasing cornerback William Gay and linebacker Stewart Bradley. Neither move comes as a big surprise. The Cardinals, like many teams with new coaching staffs and genera...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Draft rewind: Seahawks' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. Seattle Seahawks Best choice: Russell Wilson, QB, 2012 third round. Wilson went from springtime curiosity to surprise opening-day starter to Pro Bowl qua...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: Keeping 3-4 base

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Feb. 8, 2013 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: Parcells, Bowles and 3-4 Somers: Dockett's role in defense Urban: Peterson's returns, Bowles St. Louis Rams Thomas: Bush's birthday surprise ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. Two strong takes on Chris Culliver

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The media throng awaiting San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver in the team hotel Thursday caught some teammates by surprise. Amazed looks crossed their faces as they arrived for the final full-team media session before Super B...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. Rating the 49ers' most athletic players

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- ESPN.com's Dan Graziano had some fun asking San Francisco 49ers players to name the best athletes on the team. Aldon Smith went with ... Aldon Smith. That came as no surprise to me. In an effort to loosen up Smith during Super Bo...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. No need for Rice to count rings in response

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jerry Rice expressed surprise after hearing Randy Moss proclaim himself the greatest receiver in NFL history. Rice's response sounded unnecessarily emotional and personal coming from someone so widely accepted as the best to ever pl...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  12. No charges at this time: Crabtree thoughts

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts after a district attorney in San Francisco announced that no charges would be filed "at this time" against 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, who had been questioned in a sexual-assault investigation: No surprise. There was never any ...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  13. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz and I couldn't shut up during our latest conversation on 101ESPN St. Louis. No surprise there. We wound up adding a second segment to continue discussing Seattle's victory over Washington in the wild-card round and the upcoming m...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. NFC West penalty watch: A big surprise

    Mike Sando

    Officials flagged the Seattle Seahawks for illegal contact an NFL-high eight times in 2011. That comes as no surprise to those familiar with the aggressive, controversial tactics Seattle's big cornerbacks employ. 2012 Fewest Regular-season ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  15. Ranking the wild-card teams' chances

    Mike Sando

    Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic went through a fun exercise Wednesday when they ranked wild-card teams' chances for reaching the Super Bowl. Their ranking for the Seattle Seahawks might surprise some. I agreed with their thinking at just about ev...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  16. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The top four teams in ESPN's final 2012 NFL Power Rankings should come as no surprise. All four have first-round byes in the playoffs. The top three -- Denver, Atlanta and San Francisco -- remain unchanged from last week. New England is fourth....

    Blog | January 01, 2013