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  1. Around the NFC West: Frank Gore strategy

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore was nearly on the ground when Jason Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants' 278-pound defensive end, rocked the San Francisco 49ers' running back with a clean, tough hit. It was the sort of hit that is tough to anticipate, increasing vulnerab...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  2. Around the NFC West: Jacobs' relevance

    Mike Sando

    There is still time for veteran running back Brandon Jacobs to factor prominently in the San Francisco 49ers' season. The team could suddenly need him for unforeseen circumstances. Jacobs could ride to the rescue if injuries continued to strike th...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  3. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  4. Beware Alex Smith, the clutch runner

    Mike Sando

    Slowing San Francisco 49ers running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter might not be enough for the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. The Giants must worry about another rushing threat: quarterback Alex Smith. Smith's 28-yard touchd...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  5. Personnel report: Which teams mix it up

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers used 33 combinations of players at wide receiver, running back and tight end Sunday. That was the word from Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, and I was hooked. Coach Jim Harbaugh and staff were known for changing up their ...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  6. Grading NFL defenses after the catch

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers tossed three touchdown passes against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. None of the passes were thrown to the end zone. A running back (Brian Westbrook), tight end (Vernon Davis) and wide receiver (Josh Morgan) gained most...

    Blog | December 15, 2010