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  1. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Irvin, Kaepernick, Washington and openers

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at how recent developments affect 2013 regular-season openers, which are now just 111 days away: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers. Bruce Irvin's suspension from the Seahawks to open the season removes from this game a player who...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. Thoughts on 2013 NFC West opponents

    Mike Sando

    The 2012 NFL season has finished, which means the 2013 opponents are set for each team. The league will not provide a schedule with dates and times until April. In the meantime, here's a look at 2013 opponents for NFC West teams: San Francisco ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Alex Smith, 49ers QB. Three interceptions and four sacks marked a rough day for the 49ers quarterback. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. followed up Smith's performance with an Insider piece pointing out Smith's limitations relative to ot...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  6. Every scoring defense ranks among top five

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams rank second through fifth in fewest points allowed through Week 6. That's a big change from this point last season, when only the San Francisco 49ers ranked among the top 18 in that category. The 49ers were second then, followed in ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  7. QBR ranks: 49ers' Alex Smith leads NFL

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith has generally done what the San Francisco 49ers have asked him to do since last season. Some of the quarterback's most valuable contributions -- changing plays at the line of scrimmage, for instance -- have been tough to quantify. Co...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: One QB job open

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson's ascension into the Seattle Seahawks' lineup leaves one NFL team without a starting quarterback for 2012. Your Arizona Cardinals are that team. John Skelton or Kevin Kolb? Coach Ken Whisenhunt figures to name his Week 1 starter ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  9. Four fantasy nuggets, from Fitz to Lynch

    Mike Sando

    Four quick notes, one per NFC West team, from KC Joyner's newly published 2012 fantasy guide: St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson can still make the most of good blocking. Jackson averaged 8.7 yards per carry, second only to Reggie Bush, when the Rams...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Mailbag: Proud rooting for unpopular team

    Mike Sando

    The true sports fan wears his favorite team's colors after every game, and especially after defeats. It's one way to demonstrate unconditional allegiance. I can recall in a past life wearing my stylish Los Angeles Raiders "Starter" jacket follo...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  11. Smith-Newton fun, but what about facts?

    Mike Sando

    One more item on this Alex Smith-Cam Newton thing, and some will say the story has played out. Wait, too late for that. "Can't believe this is still a big story," niners4life12 wrote in the comments of our Monday item. Big story? Nope. Fun stor...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  12. Top rookie: 49ers' Smith vs. Cards' Peterson

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals could have drafted pass-rusher Aldon Smith. They chose cornerback Patrick Peterson instead. Both players are finalists in online voting for rookie honors through the NFL. Carolina's Cam Newton stands out as an obvious choi...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  13. Explaining Cards' defensive improvement

    Mike Sando

    Many factors could be contributing to the Arizona Cardinals' dramatic defensive improvement over the past six games: Learning a new system. This narrative blames early-season struggles on adopting a new scheme with a first-year coordinator (Ray H...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  14. Alex Cool? Smith leads NFL in comebacks

    Mike Sando

    Grading Alex Smith's play during the San Francisco 49ers' 6-1 start has become one of the more fascinating pursuits of this 2011 NFC West season. Smith, long a divisive subject among 49ers fans, remains one even during the team's best start since ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  15. Around the NFC West: Cards appear done

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals were 3-3 at this point last season despite having Derek Anderson and two rookies as their quarterbacks. They are 1-5 this season after investing millions in quarterback Kevin Kolb and a list of free agents featuring Stewart B...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  16. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: Assessing the 49ers' chances in Philly. The Eagles, losers of two in a row, haven't lost three games in succession since a 2007 stretch played mostly without their starting quarterback. The 49ers, winners at...

    Blog | September 30, 2011