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  1. Big questions about need for a big receiver

    Mike Sando

    Steve from Palisades Park, N.J., used the most recent NFC West chat to say the San Francisco 49ers should add to their receiving corps "a big guy who can go up and get jump balls" -- perhaps someone such as Ramses Barden. "The 49ers have Vernon Da...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  2. Perspective, expectations for Vernon Davis

    Mike Sando

    Two of the first 10 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft are scheduled to start in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Both are starters for the San Francisco 49ers. Both were arguably selected higher than their positions warranted in terms of value. ...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  3. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: 49ers vs. Vick

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 3: Leader: Billy Shears, for a second week in a row, this time with 486 points. He's gotten 42 points from Rob Gronkowski over the past two weeks. Basically, teams with Gronkowski are lightin...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  4. Sneaking a peek at Week 1 opponents

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout allowed teams to get a jump on familiarization with 2011 regular-season opponents. The prep work was tougher for teams preparing to face opponents with new coaching staffs. That is why the Seattle Seahawks, scheduled to visit San F...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  5. Where does Vernon Davis rank among TEs?

    Mike Sando

    Our positional power rankings continue next week with tight ends. The San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis will surely rank among our top 10, but how high should he rank on the list? I'm inclined to rank him among the top five. These rankings aim ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  6. NFL lockout would hit 49ers, others hardest

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had grand plans for Michael Crabtree when the gifted Texas Tech receiver fell to them in the 2009 NFL draft. Those plans took a detour when a contract dispute kept Crabtree away from the 49ers well into his rookie season. N...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  7. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: 1. Calling all quarterbacks. NFC West starting quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck, Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and John Skelton combined for two touchdown passes, eight interceptions and an 0-4 record in Week 15. Al...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  8. Five things to watch: 49ers at Chargers

    Mike Sando

    Five things to watch when the San Francisco 49ers face the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium: 1. The pregame inactive list. 49ers linebackers Takeo Spikes and Patrick Willis wore casts on their injured hands this week. They missed practice...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  9. Alex Smith, Vernon Davis connection back

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis caught a touchdown pass in four consecutive games this season. The streak ended when a shoulder injury sidelined quarterback Alex Smith. Davis failed to catch a scoring pass in his first four games with Troy S...

    Blog | December 11, 2010
  10. Vernon Davis' big chance vs. Cardinals?

    Mike Sando

    Watching Seattle Seahawks tight end Chris Baker streak through the middle of the Arizona Cardinals' defense to catch a deep ball for a 44-yard gain had to catch Vernon Davis' attention during San Francisco 49ers study sessions this week. If Baker ...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  11. 'Vernon, put your horseshoes on'

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers were about to go deep for the 73-yard strike that would give Vernon Davis his 13th touchdown of the season, tying Antonio Gates' NFL record for tight ends. "Vernon, put your horseshoes on, let's go," quarterback Alex Smith ...

    Blog | August 09, 2010