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  1. Why it isn't time for Pittsburgh Steelers panic ... yet - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando explains why it isn't time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to panic just yet. There are several signs pointing to a turnaround.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2014
  2. Is Nick Foles a franchise QB in Philly?

    Mike Sando

    Offensive coaches can be very particular about the quarterbacks they seek for their specific systems. Bruce Arians values size and a strong arm, the better to drive the ball downfield on longer routes. Gary Kubiak and other coaches with zone-based ru...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  3. The read-option overreaction - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando writes why certain quarterbacks -- like Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson -- can make it work while others cannot. He also writes why the system is used much less than people think.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  4. Chris Long: 528 days since 49ers beat Rams

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The San Francisco 49ers have won back-to-back NFC West titles, but they haven't defeated the St. Louis Rams since Jan. 1, 2012. That's a span of 528 days (well, 529 if it's already June 13 in your time zone). Defensive end Chris Lo...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Run-oriented QBs and NFC West mythology

    Mike Sando

    2012 Zone Read + Option + Option Pitch Tm. Plays Pct. total plays CAR 147 14.9 WAS 129 13.0 SEA 55 5.6 SF 44 4.5 NYJ 32 3.1 MIA 11 1.1 BUF 10 1.0 BAL 6 0.6 ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. Closer look at Wells and NFC West RBs

    Mike Sando

    At his best, Beanie Wells can be a big, physical runner with a wicked stiff-arm and a strong nose for the end zone. Wells was not at his best last season. The Arizona Cardinals running back had 88 carries for 234 yards and five touchdowns in ei...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. Sizing up NFC West QBs on third down

    Mike Sando

    Our look at NFC West quarterbacks in the red zone leads naturally to an examination of third-down production. A few notes in relation to the charts as they pertain to the most relevant NFC West quarterbacks: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: W...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  8. Sizing up NFC West QBs in the red zone

    Mike Sando

    2012 Playoff QBs in Red Zone QB Wilson Kaepernick Action plays 22 18 Drop backs 17 14 Comp. 7 5 Att. 15 11 Pct. 46.7 45.5 Yards 38 36 Yards/att. 2.5 3.3 TD-INT ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  9. Closer look at where 49ers, QB fell short

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick scored his fifth red zone rushing touchdown of the season during Super Bowl XLVII. His inability to complete passes in that area was a problem, however. Super Bowl XLVII Red Zone QB Play QB Flacco Kaepe...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  10. Super Bowl chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- I live on Pacific time, often work on Eastern time and am blogging from the Central time zone during Super Bowl week. Please forgive me, then, if my timing's a little off periodically. Just know that the next NFC West chat -- a spec...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  11. First-half thoughts as Seahawks down big

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks bear full responsibility for their 20-0 halftime deficit against the Atlanta Falcons. They've surrendered seven points off a Marshawn Lynch fumble. They've gotten zero points from two red zone possessions. One of those drives ...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  12. Wild-card chase: On the ground in D.C.

    Mike Sando

    WASHINGTON -- The flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C. covered about 2,300 air miles. The distance and travel across time zones led the Seahawks to leave Friday instead of Saturday for their wild-card playoff game against the Washington Redskin...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  13. The early feel from CenturyLink Field

    Mike Sando

    2012 49ers-Seahawks Comparison Team SF SEA Points 357 350 Points allowed 218 219 Red zone TDs 25 25 Red zone poss. 47 47 Red zone pct. 53.2 53.2 Third-down conv. 61 64 Thir...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  14. Striking similarities for these West rivals

    Mike Sando

    2012 49ers-Seahawks Comparison Team SF SEA Points 357 350 Points allowed 218 219 Red zone TDs 25 25 Red zone poss. 47 47 Red zone pct. 53.2 53.2 Third-down conv. 61 64 Thir...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  15. Cards make QB change while leading 13-3

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have benched John Skelton after the quarterback missed a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone Sunday. Skelton entered this game against the Atlanta Falcons needing one interception to tie Ryan Leaf's NFL record for most...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  16. Wilson's progress shows up in red zone

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have scored six touchdowns on nine red zone possessions over their past two games. They had scored six in 18 red zone possessions previously this season. Their quarterback, Russell Wilson, ranks as one of the NFL's most eff...

    Blog | November 10, 2012