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  1. NFC West perspective on franchise tag

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have used the franchise player designation nine times for eight players over the past five years. Only twice did the franchise tag lead to a long-term agreement between the parties. That figure could rise to three if the San Fr...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  2. 2012 NFL Preview: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five notes on the San Francisco 49ers from our recently published 2012 preview page: 1. Alex Smith has an opportunity: San Francisco ranked 31st in third-down conversion rate and 30th in red zone touchdown percentage last season despite higher ranki...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: $1 million mistake?

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. I'm looking forward to renewing acquaintances in the comments section after a couple weeks away. First, let's throw out a few subjects for conversation. Brian McIntyre of says Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons saw his 2...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: 49ers' OL options

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers need to identify a starting right guard. Adam Snyder is out, having signed with Arizona. Chilo Rachal appears to be out, having reached free agency without the 49ers showing much interest in him. Daniel Kilgore remains, but...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  5. Mailbag: All eyes on Peyton Manning

    Mike Sando

    Filippo from Windsor, Canada, thinks Alex Smith, not Kyle Williams, was the 49ers' biggest problem in the NFC Championship Game. He wondered whether the team could trade for Peyton Manning this offseason. Mike Sando: There will almost certainly be...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  6. Revisiting NFC West projections for 2011

    Mike Sando

    Nearly five months have passed since I set team-by-team expectations for the NFC West based on what I'd seen at training camps. The San Francisco 49ers outperformed expectations. The St. Louis Rams fell far short. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  7. Chat wrap: If the Seahawks could re-draft

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has not yet been won, but it's trending toward the San Francisco 49ers enough for offseason questions to proliferate during the latest chat. Niners fans are already asking about which players the team should re-sign, while other teams...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  8. On Carlos Rogers' rebirth with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers haven't been big spenders in free agency recently. None of the unrestricted free agents they added from other teams during the 2011 offseason received a deal exceeding three years in length or $4.25 million in average compe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  9. Week 5 rematches: NFC West vengeance?

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams went 0-3 last season against the teams they face in Week 5. They lost those games by a combined 99-31 score. Much has changed since then. Let's take a look: Cardinals at Vikings Score last season: Vikings 27, Cardinals 24 (...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  10. Bowman and 49ers' defensive revelations

    Mike Sando

    crabman82 read the NFC West Stock Watch and thought the San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman deserved mention. Good point. "NaVorro Bowman is a big-time find," Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. said. Bowman, a third-round choice in 2010, took ov...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers sensed arrival

    Mike Sando

    The five-year, $20 million deal San Francisco paid to Ray McDonald made a bold statement about the 49ers' veteran defensive end. McDonald hadn't started a game in 2010. He hadn't started one in 2009, either. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chr...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  12. Intelligence report: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers, straight from our newly published 2011 preview: 1. The clock starts anew: As frustrating as the past decade has been for 49ers fans and the organization as a whole, none of that serves as a releva...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West rosters after calculating age ranks for NFL teams based on the rosters I maintain: The chart ranks teams from oldest to youngest, excluding special-teams players who can sometimes play into their 40s. The first column s...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  14. 2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard

    Mike Sando

    With training camps winding down, I've found time to update rosters and put together team-by-team reference material for unrestricted free agency. The names below match official NFL counts. These are for players with at least four accrued NFL s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Not just a chip on this receiver's shoulder

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- NFL free agency was brutally unaccommodating for quite a few players this offseason. Players dreaming of lucrative long-term agreements awoke to an unreceptive market. One-year deals proliferated even for younger starters such a...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  16. 49ers' defensive overhaul unexpected

    Mike Sando

    Panic would have set in last season if the San Francisco 49ers had gone into a game without five defensive starters and a promising young backup safety. Aubrayo Franklin, Takeo Spikes, Nate Clements and Dashon Goldson each started 16 games for the...

    Blog | August 05, 2011