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  1. NFC West scouts have each other covered

    Mike Sando

    NFL coaching and scouting can be itinerant work. The San Francisco 49ers' announcement Wednesday that they had made promotions within their scouting department brought into focus crossover within the division. Matt Malaspina, promoted to colleg...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. Tale of the all-22 tape: RG3 right on Rams?

    Mike Sando

    Steven Jackson had an appropriate response to Robert Griffin III's accusations of dirty play from Jackson's St. Louis Rams: "It's not the Big 12." Griffin, the Washington Redskins' rookie sensation, isn't the first quarterback to challenge defense...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. My ballot for top NFL playoff performances

    Mike Sando

    ESPN recently published a list of the 25 greatest playoff performances in NFL history. The ballot I submitted featured five performances for franchises currently aligned in the NFC West. It included three performances for the San Francisco 49ers a...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  4. McIntosh and the Rams' new LB outlook

    Mike Sando

    In a perfect world, the St. Louis Rams would address all their needs through the draft. The team might yet pull it off over the next couple offseasons, thanks to the bounty of picks the Rams collected from trading the second overall choice in 2012...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. Did Redskins have bounty on Alexander?

    Mike Sando

    Allegations that the Gregg Williams-era Washington Redskins put a $15,000 bounty on Brad Johnson and also sought to injure Shaun Alexander caught my attention Friday. Williams, suspended indefinitely from the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Sa...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  6. Gregg Williams could be free-agent draw

    Mike Sando

    Veteran cornerback Carlos Rogers loved playing for Gregg Williams when both were with the Washington Redskins. "I had a coach, Gregg Williams as a defensive coordinator, that everyone would die to play for," Rogers said during an October interview...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  7. Tarkenton's big hit on Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Frank Tarkenton has occasionally taken some shots at current NFL quarterbacks, notably Jay Cutler and Brett Favre. Tarkenton found an even easier target in former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  8. Perspective on Rams and trading No. 2 pick

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL teams have not traded the second overall draft choice since 2000. The St. Louis Rams could break the streak this year. The NFL scouting combine is giving them a chance to gauge trade interest, a process that is under way, ES...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  9. Carlos Rogers has new friend in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Pro Bowl cornerback Carlos Rogers was among the most grateful San Francisco 49ers this season, relishing the working environment after growing weary of his six-year tenure with the Washington Redskins. Rogers flourished all season, both in coverag...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  10. 2011 Seahawks Week 12: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the Seattle Seahawks' most recent game, a 23-17 home defeat to the Washington Redskins: About those young safeties. The Redskins enjoyed early success against Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor when Rex Grossman f...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  11. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Steve Spagnuolo, St. Louis Rams coach. The Rams went 0-2 against Seattle and Arizona during their recently completed two-game homestand, likely the Rams' best remaining chance to get something going under their embattled coach. The Rams...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Disappearing WR

    Mike Sando

    Thirteen penalties, nine of them accepted, gave a self-inflicted feel to the Seattle Seahawks' home defeat Sunday. There were additional contributing factors, however, and one stood out for its contrast last season. Mike Williams, the feel-good st...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  13. $15,000 fine for Falcon's hit on Seattle WR

    Mike Sando

    The item detailing $50,000 in fines against Washington Redskins players for hits on the St. Louis Rams evoked multiple questions about another fine-worthy offense from Week 4. What about the hit Atlanta Falcons defensive back William Moore put on ...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  14. Third-down mismatch awaits the Rams

    Mike Sando

    The Washington Redskins rank tied for first among NFL teams in third-down defense. The St. Louis Rams rank 31st in third-down offense. Count this among the mismatched areas when the Rams faces the Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome in Week 4. ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  15. Flash Points: Cardinals' defining moment

    Mike Sando

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Cardinals -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 19. The Cardinals go back to 1920, further than any other current NFC West franchise....

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  16. Which NFL teams draft for defense early

    Mike Sando

    Ray Horton is the Arizona Cardinals' third defensive coordinator since Ken Whisenhunt became head coach in 2007. He inherits a defense that has struggled despite significant investments. Arizona has used six first- and second-round choices for ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011