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  1. Tim Tebow? Examining whether he'd fit

    Mike Sando

    Sorry, having a tough time envisioning the San Francisco 49ers acquiring Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos. The 49ers, listed with Jacksonville and Green Bay among teams to watch in the Tebow trade talks, do have an opening at quarterback. They do...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  2. Kubiak among critical new coordinators

    Mike Sando

    When the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants won two of the past three Super Bowls, their quarterbacks shredded playoff opponents for a combined 20 touchdown passes with just one interception. It was a beautiful thing to watch unless your team was o...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  3. How good do rookie QBs need to be?

    Mike Sando

    Newly selected first-round draft choices Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater have been mentioned as candidates to sit and watch at the start of the 2014 season, and their new teams have made the usual comments about not wanting to rus...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Pete Carroll's changing view on big hits

    Mike Sando

    The night before an NFL game follows a similar course for teams throughout the league. Players and coaches finish their meetings at the team hotel, and, at some point, they gather to watch an inspirational highlight video set to music. These video pr...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  5. Kicking back as franchise deadline nears

    Mike Sando

    The deadline for NFL franchise players to sign long-term contracts in 2013 will pass Monday at 4 p.m. ET. NFC West teams can afford to sit back and watch without consequence. For the second time in three years and the third time since divisional r...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 7: Wind up the pass-rushers: Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Clay Matthews and Jared Allen are pass-rushers to watch in games featuring NFC West teams Sunday. Long and Quinn have combined for 10 sacks for the St. Lou...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  7. Gregg Williams and beyond: Week 4 notes

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Good morning from University of Phoenix Stadium. I've settled in to watch the early games involving NFC West teams. A few thoughts on developments Sunday morning: Gregg Williams in the house: Gregg Williams' indefinite banis...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  8. Bringing the house: Week 1 pressure stats

    Mike Sando

    Ray Horton, upon being hired in 2011 as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator, promised to blitz on the team's first play under his watch. His aggressive mentality revealed itself Sunday in the Cardinals' 20-16 victory over the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  9. Three things: Seahawks-Chiefs

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Friday night in the Seattle Seahawks' third exhibition game, this one at Kansas City (8 p.m. ET): 1. Russell Wilson's efficiency. Wilson has sometimes dazzled against opposing team's backups to this point in preseason. He...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  10. Three things: Chiefs-Rams

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Saturday night in the St. Louis Rams' second exhibition game, this one at home against Kansas City (8 p.m. ET): 1. First-team execution. The Rams lost 38-3 in their exhibition opener, the largest margin of defeat in a pre...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  11. Wrestling over the Cardinals' OLB talent

    Mike Sando

    Pull up a chair. Now, hand it over to Chase from Arizona and watch him pummel me with it. A good rant can be so cathartic. This one, delivered to the NFC West mailbag, stemmed from my contention that teams tend to sign 35-year-old veterans as back...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  12. The next step for NFL hopeful Brian Banks

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks has finished his first tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. The team did not get a chance to watch Banks participate in organized team activities, which the NFL canceled, so the Seahawks hope to take a closer look at the linebacker during...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  13. Baalke couldn't bear to watch Super Bowl

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- General manager Trent Baalke showed respect Thursday for the team that knocked his San Francisco 49ers from the playoffs. That doesn't mean Baalke wanted to watch the New York Giants or any other team in the Super Bowl. Baalke, ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  14. Peyton Manning and Cards' QB situation

    Mike Sando

    Bringing an even remotely healthy Peyton Manning into the NFC West would qualify as a dream scenario for one team -- and a nightmare for the three others. Charley Casserly's suggestion that Arizona qualifies as "one team to watch" regarding Mannin...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  15. Five things to watch: 49ers-Ravens

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers step onto the national stage Thursday, which means it's time to consider five things to watch in the most highly-anticipated game of the season for an NFC West team to this point: Special teams must bounce back. The 49ers' ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  16. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Sorry, Peyton Manning fans. The Indianapolis Colts' injured quarterback won't be appearing on the MVP Watch list following a spirited debate on the subject last week. His team has gone from perennial double-digit winner to 0-8 without him, but the...

    Blog | November 02, 2011