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  1. Wilson, Bradford gain in adjusted QBR

    Mike Sando

    The Total QBR metric we've consulted in evaluating quarterback play can be tweaked to account for strength of opposing defense. Alok Pattani of ESPN's analytics team passed along information showing how these adjustments would affect QBR rankings ...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  2. QBR ranks: Serious halftime adjustments

    Mike Sando

    The outlook for NFC West quarterbacks was dim at halftime of their games in Week 14. San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick had completed 12 of 15 passes without making a dent in the Miami Dolphins' defense. The 49ers led 6-3 at home. Kaepernick had tak...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  3. Notes on gambling, refs and adjustments

    Mike Sando

    A few wrap-up thoughts while en route from San Francisco, site of the 49ers' 13-6 victory over the Seattle Seahawks: This game was the second of the season featuring an unusual officiating or coaching sequence that benefited bookmakers. Both coin...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  4. Now it's clear: Inside 49ers' passing game

    Mike Sando

    Chris Brown's piece for Grantland on the San Francisco 49ers' passing game is a must-read for anyone hoping to better understand how Alex Smith is avoiding mistakes. The premise, in short, says the 49ers have eliminated sight-adjustment routes fro...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  5. Claim: 'Big step back' awaiting Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Sam Bradford faces a difficult short-term adjustment while transitioning to a new offensive system under coordinator Josh McDaniels. I think he'll handle it well and show progress in his second NFL season. Easy for me to say. ESP...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  6. Around the NFC West: More 49ers 'rats'?

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle quotes current and former 49ers players anonymously regarding the team's alleged coaching deficiencies on offense. Those players say the team fails to make the proper adjustments. Coach Mike Singletary previ...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  7. Around the NFC West: Rams stall after half

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Raiders had the right adjustments to stop the Rams' offense. Thomas: "(Sam) Bradford completed only two of his first 10 passes in the second half. And Jackson managed only 8 yards on five carries aft...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  8. Quick look at free-agent picture

    Mike Sando

    The NFL Players Association made available its free-agent lists during its annual news conference at the Super Bowl. I've gone through the list and broken it down by team and by position, making adjustments for players such as 49ers linebacker Jef...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  9. Ware's loss affects Cardinals' defense

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals will have to make adjustments to their pass defense after placing backup safety Matt Ware on injured reserve Wednesday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt is scheduled to speak with reporters after practice, which was ongoing as of 3 p.m. ET. I'd ...

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  10. Altitude adjustment for NFC West blog

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Capt. Bryce Fisher of the Washington Air National Guard -- you might remember him as a defensive end for the Rams and Seahawks -- invited me to board a KC-135 for a refueling exercise involving four F-15 fighter je...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  11. Coaching changes force adjustments in draft

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Rams faced the greatest adjustment in draft preparations among NFC West teams with new head coaches. They were the final NFC West team to settle on a new head coach. Their scouts spent the full 2008 college sea...

    Blog | April 20, 2009
  12. New offense making Rams' Bulger think

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Every team in the NFC West is breaking in a new offensive coordinator. Some adjustments are harder than others. The Rams' adjustment might be harder than most. Quarterback Marc Bulger is finding that out as the...

    Blog | March 17, 2009
  13. Adjustment helps Cardinals free up offense

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando TAMPA, Fla. -- The Cardinals' ability to get the football to running backs against pressure helped them beat the Eagles during the NFC Championship Game. These were designed throws, not obvious hot reads, and A...

    Blog | February 01, 2009
  14. Spach's injury affects Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Cardinals might be inclined to make adjustments on offense after losing tight end Stephen Spach to a torn ACL in his right knee. Injuries and inconsistent play at the position led the Cardinals to sign Spach tw...

    Blog | January 12, 2009
  15. Power play: Help sought on rankings

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Even the best teams tend to lose a game or two. That's why I'm inclined to leave the Giants in the top spot of my power rankings ballot, unless someone can convince me otherwise. I've made some adjustments to my previo...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  16. Cardinals ran on Rams, but Haslett has plan

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Rams apparently feel more confident in their ability to contain Cardinals running back Tim Hightower after making adjustments following Hightower's 109-yard performance at the Edward Jones Dome in Week 9. Rams coac...

    Blog | December 04, 2008