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  1. Video: Dawkins betting on Asomugha, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: ESPN analyst and former All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins has made the San Francisco 49ers his Super Bowl pick for the 2013 season. He explains why in the video above, but first he offers thoughts on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. In short, Da...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  2. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't see dominance of San...

    Mike Sando

    Yes, the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks sat atop the NFC West last season.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  3. New Pro Bowl rules help NFC quarterbacks

    Mike Sando

    Massive changes to the Pro Bowl could help rising NFC quarterbacks earn recognition. "Gone is the familiar AFC vs. NFC matchup that has existed since 1971," the NFL and NFL Players Association announced Wednesday. "Instead, players will be selecte...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  4. NFC West love officially out of hand

    Mike Sando

    We've seen Vegas oddsmakers list the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks among the Super Bowl favorites for the 2013 NFL season. We've seen ESPN.com rank Seattle first and San Francisco second in preseason power rankings. We have seen an ESPN pa...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  5. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  6. On NFC West win totals: Arizona best bet?

    Mike Sando

    With an assist from @QuantCoach, I ran across this Gaming Today item noting that bookmakers are taking more Super Bowl money on the Seattle Seahawks than on any other NFL team. "Not that long ago, Seattle was available at 18-1, before being bet al...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. Sign up these left tackles for hazard pay

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley recently downplayed the significance of a procedure he underwent to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee. The two-time Pro Bowl choice called the surgery "very minor but necessary" and said he would...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  8. Sorry, Charles, but NBA stars couldn't cut it

    Mike Sando

    Warren Moon, Pro Football Hall of Famer, has occasionally shared strong opinions on matters of social import. Turns out the nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback is no less formidable on a subject more suitable for you, me and the guy seated at the next bar...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  9. Kwame Harris: Why orientation is relevant

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris made headlines before the Super Bowl for allegedly assaulting an ex-boyfriend. The story outed Harris a couple days before a current 49ers player, Chris Culliver, made headlines for anti-ga...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  10. Safe to say coaches not aggressive enough

    Mike Sando

    The "Ground Chuck" nickname for Chuck Knox fit the former NFL coach's old-school reputation even if it sometimes misrepresented his approach to offensive football. Quarterbacks John Hadl and Dave Krieg went to Pro Bowls with Knox as their head coa...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  11. Securing Super Bowl latest 49ers triumph

    Mike Sando

    The Super Bowl is coming to the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in 2016, the latest victory for the organization. The announcement, delivered by the NFL on Tuesday, was expected because South Florida's efforts had faltered. That should not dimini...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Exposure no problem for Colin Kaepernick

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has gone from backup quarterback to Super Bowl starter, First Lady visitor and Jaguar endorser in a matter of months. His schedule has also grown to include a photo shoot for ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. From the magazine: "...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  13. How many victories QBs are really worth

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has learned in spectacular fashion just how much life can improve when a dynamic quarterback steps into the lineup. The Arizona Cardinals saw it several years ago when they suddenly reached the Super Bowl with a rejuvenated Kurt Warne...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  14. UFA scorecard after Trufant, Jaguars agree

    Mike Sando

    Marcus Trufant's contract agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars officially ends his career with the Seattle Seahawks following 10 seasons. Trufant earned Pro Bowl honors once and was a solid player for most of his career. He spent quite a few of...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  15. Why Pro Bowl CB can become free agent

    Mike Sando

    Patrick from Oakland, Calif., and David from Anchorage, Alaska have reached out with questions about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner's status as a potential free agent following the 2013 season. I've written that Browner can become an ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  16. Marcus Lattimore's addition follows pattern

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl last season without requiring much from their 2012 draft class. They remain in position to bring along prospects slowly and that is reflected in two draft selections through four rounds in 2013. Secon...

    Blog | April 27, 2013