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  1. Myths vs. reality in Hall of Fame process

    Mike Sando

    "The biggest atrocity of voters ever" is how Mike Golic described the 23-year hang time for Ray Guy's landing as the first punter in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Golic was only getting warmed up. "You all should be ashamed of yourself that y...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. West DL ranks: 49ers fourth? Wait a minute

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have fielded an effective, sometimes dominant defensive line recently, even without factoring outside linebacker Aldon Smith into the line equation. That's why it was shocking to see ESPN's NFL scout, Matt Williamson, rank ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  3. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Eight hours in a New Orleans Convention Center ballroom Saturday wasn't enough for Bernie Miklasz and me, so we hung out some more over the phone this week for his 101ESPN St. Louis radio show. Feel free to eavesdrop . 2013 HOF Finalists, Mode...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  4. Quick look at 2013 Hall of Fame finalists

    Mike Sando

    Five of 15 modern-era finalists for 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement have ties to teams currently in the NFC West. Their names are shaded in the chart below: Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Aeneas Williams, Jerome Bettis and Eddie DeBartol...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. Select company for the Rams' Chris Long

    Mike Sando

    Chris Long didn't obsess over joining the double-digit sack club, but the milestone was important to him. The St. Louis Rams' defensive end finished an otherwise forgettable 2011 season with 13 sacks, easily a career high. That he did so for a 2-1...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  6. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  7. For Sapp, 49ers' hits on QB recalled Seattle

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- For retired defensive tackle Warren Sapp, the pounding Eli Manning withstood at San Francisco in the NFC title game proved the New York Giants' quarterback had fully arrived. But the six sacks and 12 quarterback hits Manning took d...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  8. The best defensive line in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. ranks NFC West defensive lines in this Insider piece posted Monday. I've listed the teams alphabetically while offering a few thoughts of my own, each punctuated with what to watch for from Williamson: Arizona Cardin...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  9. 2011 NFL draft: Value of seventh pick

    Mike Sando

    This is the second in a series of items revisiting relatively recent NFL trades involving first-round draft choices in the slots NFC West teams occupy this year. The ongoing NFL lockout prevents trades involving players, but teams can still trade ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  10. Leading Questions: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each NFC West team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season: ARIZONA CARDINALS What happens to the offensive line? We've been asking, answering and asking...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  11. Cortez Kennedy and the Hall of Fame

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- All defensive tackles were not created alike. That goes for the great ones, too. Some are mostly run-stuffers, coming off the field in passing situations. Others rush the passer with little or no regard for playing the run. Very few c...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  12. Solving the Adrian Wilson riddle

    Mike Sando

    Even Adrian Wilson was "shocked" to learn his 2010 season produced a Pro Bowl berth -- as a starter, no less. This was a down season for the Arizona Cardinals and for Wilson in particular. The hard-hitting strong safety appeared miscast in coverag...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  13. Rams' vets Robbins, Hall getting it done

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- Fred Robbins' sixth sack of the season Sunday gave the St. Louis Rams' veteran defensive tackle a career high at age 32. It also highlighted the significant contributions St. Louis is getting from two defensive linemen thought to be p...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  14. Mailbag: Spanning the mighty NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Charlie from Auburn, Calif., writes: I've seriously had it with the play calling Mike Singletary seems to have imposed first on Jimmy Raye and now Mike Johnson. As evidenced by the two-minute drill last week and against Indy last year, and a few...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  15. Thoughts on La'Roi Glover's hiring

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood once urged the Rams to tap into more of their former players. The team, having already added former safety Nolan Cromwell to coach receivers, moved in that direction again Wednesday by hiring retired defensive tackle ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  16. The case for Rice as the greatest ever

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Anyone advocating Jerry Rice as the greatest player in NFL history can bury the opposition in statistics. Rice averaged 1,145 yards receiving and more than 10 total touchdowns per season -- for 20 NFL seasons. Rice caught 69 touchdown ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010