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  1. Seattle's Clemons primed for Rams encore

    Mike Sando

    Seattle's Chris Clemons is coming off a four-sack first half against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks' next opponent, St. Louis, noticed. Rams fans should already be quite familiar with the veteran defensive end. Clemons has a league-high...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  2. Vilma decision could affect Seahawks, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Jonathan Vilma and other current/former suspended New Orleans Saints players won reversals Friday. What it means for the NFC West: The decision clears Vilma to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 (and all season). Vilma had previou...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  3. Kevin Kolb gets some slack for rough start

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Kevin Kolb could have played better during his brief 2012 exhibition debut for the Arizona Cardinals. In taking a closer look at the Hall of Fame Game from Sunday, however, it's clear coach Ken Whisenhunt was right about protection pro...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. Bounty suspensions validate DT decision

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks appreciated Anthony Hargrove's contributions to their defense in 2011, including the pivotal safety Hargrove provided during a comeback victory over the New York Giants. That the Seahawks decided to replace Hargrove with veter...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  5. Survival mode: Saints hammer Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    So much for emphasizing player safety. Alex Smith, making his first exhibition start under a labor agreement featuring added protections for players, took a brutal pounding Friday night. The New Orleans Saints hit him hard on each of the 49ers'...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  6. NFC West Penalty Watch: Saints edition

    Mike Sando

    I've spun off the usual NFC West penalty file for a look at the New Orleans Saints' 2010 leaders heading into the Seattle Seahawks' wild-card game Saturday. Only six NFL teams have committed fewer penalties for false starts than the Saints, but le...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  7. A few more thoughts on Vernon Davis' deal

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- A few thoughts on Vernon Davis during a layover and after the San Francisco 49ers extended the tight end's contract through the 2015 season: Davis can do it all. He went to the Pro Bowl last season mainly because he caught 13 touchdown...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  8. Mailbag: Davis top blocking tight end

    Mike Sando

    Joel from Atwater writes: I love your pieces on the NFC West. I'm a huge 49er fan. I was wondering if you ever thought of putting a piece together on Vernon Davis and his blocking. I've been a huge fan of his since he entered the NFL. Everyone ...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  9. Pittman also in Seahawks' snapping plans

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Add Bryan Pittman's name to the list of veteran long snappers headed to Seattle for a free-agent visit with the Seahawks. Pittman spent the last six seasons snapping for the Texans before becoming an unrestrict...

    Blog | March 05, 2009
  10. Vikings' suspensions help Cardinals' run game

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The NFL's decision to suspend six players for four games apiece should help the Cardinals jump-start their ground game. Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, the Vikings' often-immovable defensive tackles, were among the si...

    Blog | December 02, 2008
  11. How Vernon Davis fits into 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The 49ers' pass protection is probably the hottest issue facing the team through four games. The role of tight end Vernon Davis also ranks high on the list. These issues are related. I just re-watched the 49ers' first ...

    Blog | October 02, 2008
  12. Thoughts on 49ers' pass protection

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Observations on the 49ers' pass protection against the Saints after watching the game and breaking down the team's offensive personnel use: None of the six sacks was on third down. That means the 49ers weren't necessar...

    Blog | October 01, 2008
  13. Long odds for Geno Smith to be a successful quarterback - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks who have struggled as much as Geno Smith has through as many starts as he had almost never go on to become successful NFL QBs, writes Mike Sando. He explains the historical precedent, and why it means the Jets could soon make a QB change.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  14. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  15. What Justin Smith's injury means for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Justin Smith cleared up confusion over his injury situation Friday. The San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl defensive lineman will require surgery to repair his injured triceps. However, Smith will wait until the offseason before undergoing the procedur...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  16. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. 49ers' health. The team doesn't know when Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Smith will return from an elbow injury. The defense isn't the same without him. Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis suffered a concussion against Seattle on Sunday nigh...

    Blog | December 25, 2012