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  1. Around the NFC West: QB draft lessons

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals head to the NFL scouting combine with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and an unsettled situation at quarterback. Around the NFC West: Feb. 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Cards' free agency pl...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  2. What history expects from Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith's candidacy as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback heading into 2011 sent me searching for some context. The charts show some initial findings. The first one shows quarterbacks since 1970 who met the following criteria, as ...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  3. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  4. Seventh pick too much for Kevin Kolb?

    Mike Sando

    As promised, Kevin Kolb's potential trade value has provided a starting point for additional discussion. "Shades" from Chico, Calif., used the recently concluded NFC West chat to question why NFL teams seem to over-value draft choices, and specifi...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  5. NFC West draft position and QB searches

    Mike Sando

    Clinching the NFC West title and winning a playoff game has dropped the Seattle Seahawks from eighth to 25th in the 2011 NFL draft order. The slide will continue with every additional Seattle victory. Beating St. Louis and New Orleans over the ...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  6. First-round draft thoughts: QBs

    Mike Sando

    A few things I found interesting when updating college conference affiliations for NFL draft choices in the draft file I maintain: Alex Smith was the only first-round quarterback from a current Mountain West team from 2000 to 2009. His 49ers t...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  7. Double Coverage: Debating a longer season

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky and Mike Sando Is more better? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is confident the answer is yes. At the recent owners' meeting, he talked about expanding the regular season from 16 to 17 or 18 game, while cutti...

    Blog | April 01, 2009
  8. Mailbag: Dissecting options for the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Brian from Maryland writes: Hey Mike, been reading since you started the blog, first time posting though. I wanted to cover the long-looming question about the Niners' first round pick. Everyone keeps stressing...

    Blog | March 19, 2009
  9. Mailbag: Predicting the 49ers not so easy

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando NinerTico from Sacramento writes: Hi Mike, great Job as always. It seems we, the 49ers, have re-signed Alex Smith for two years -- backup contract. What do you think will happen at #10 now? Sanchez or no? Mike Sand...

    Blog | March 11, 2009
  10. Mailbag: No way for Holt to go out

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Greg from Jacksonville writes: It sure is a shame that a hall of fame receiver who is 11th in league history in career receptions has to ask an organization to release him. You would think a team with an asset of t...

    Blog | March 08, 2009
  11. Mailbag: Sloppiness an issue for Cards?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Chris from Phoenix writes: After the Cardinals outstanding preformance, I can't help but be worried about the lazy and sloppy ending to the game. The body slam by the rookie cornerback and the ill advised penalties jus...

    Blog | November 04, 2008
  12. Mailbag: Questioning Rams' firepower

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Kyle from St. Louis writes: I have to disagree with you on the Rams not having the offensive personnel to move the ball down the field. Granted, my biased opinion is factoring in health and Jackson being there. Still,...

    Blog | August 17, 2008
  13. Video: From Engram to Leftwich

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando James Walker and I addressed several subjects in our NFL Insider segment this afternoon. We discussed Aaron Rodgers, Bobby Engram, Chad Pennington, Aaron Smith and Byron Leftwich. We both liked what Rodgers showed in ...

    Blog | August 12, 2008