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  1. Reassessing two NFC West Pro Bowlers

    Mike Sando

    NFC West Pro Bowlers Brandon Browner and David Akers made KC Joyner's list of seven overrated players from the conference for 2011. So did Cam Newton, which made me wonder whether Joyner would have preferred Alex Smith as the third Pro Bowl quarterb...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  2. Two views on Alex Smith and his options

    Mike Sando

    David Garrard's contract agreement with the Miami Dolphins could leave Alex Smith with one fewer option beyond returning to the San Francisco 49ers. That is but one way to look at the situation. It is also possible the Dolphins went after Garra...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  3. NFC West Pro Bowl analysis

    Mike Sando

    Perfect sense: Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson, Andy Lee, David Akers, Justin Smith and Patrick Willis are past Pro Bowl selections enjoying strong seasons. Their selections made perfect sense. No St. Louis Rams made it. Steven Jackson was worthy of ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  4. Mailbag: Smith and Kaepernick enough?

    Mike Sando

    David from San Jose, Calif., says the San Francisco 49ers should not open the 2011 season with Alex Smith and rookie Colin Kaepernick as their top two quarterbacks. He thinks the team needs to add another starting-caliber player -- Carson Palmer, Ke...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Troy Smith's job?

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle says Troy Smith gives the 49ers the type of quarterback they need to contend in the NFC West. White: "Niners head coach Mike Singletary declined to name Troy Smith his starting quarterback on a permanent bas...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  6. Around the NFC West: Troy Smith's day

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers appear likely to stick with Troy Smith at quarterback. Coach Mike Singletary: "We're going to continue to go forward with Troy Smith right now. We're going into the bye week, and as far as Ale...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  7. A vote for new 49ers QB Troy Smith

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. recruited Troy Smith out of high school and later thought the Heisman Trophy winner should start for the Baltimore Ravens. He understands why the San Francisco 49ers are turning to Smith instead of David Carr now tha...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  8. Around the NFC West: Troy Smith starts

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of says the 49ers have named Troy Smith to start against the Denver Broncos in Week 8. This move reflects a season-long aversion to David Carr. Why did the 49ers sign Carr and pay him No. 2 money if they weren't going to s...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  9. Wrap-up: Panthers 23, 49ers 20

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7: What it means: Alex Smith no longer has to worry about 49ers fans chanting for backup David Carr. Fans got their wish Sunday when a sprained left shoulder pr...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  10. David Carr at QB after Alex Smith injured

    Mike Sando

    David Carr has taken over at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers after Alex Smith suffered an apparent injury to his left shoulder during a big hit Sunday. The 49ers and Carolina Panthers are tied, 10-10. Smith started quickly, finding tigh...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  11. Around the NFC West: Ginn makes mark

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle says Ted Ginn Jr. showed good ability in practice Tuesday, a reminder why the 49ers acquired him. White: "Seventy-four percent of quarterback Alex Smith's pass attempts were for 10 or fewer yards. His 6.3 ya...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  12. Bradford, Whitehurst and QB success

    Mike Sando

    Elias Sports Bureau produced a list showing lowest career winning percentages by quarterbacks drafted first overall. The 49ers' top two quarterbacks, Alex Smith and David Carr, made the list, even though Smith went .500 as a starter last season. ...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  13. Hill trade better than nothing for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    HillThe 49ers' decision to trade quarterback Shaun Hill to Detroit for a 2011 seventh-round draft pick gives them something in return for a player they would have released. San Francisco can now proceed with Alex Smith and David Carr as its top two q...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  14. A note on Carr's deal with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    David Carr's new deal with the 49ers gives him something Alex Smith and Shaun Hill do not have: a contract with the team beyond the 2010 season. This isn't very significant as it relates to Carr because the 49ers could easily cut him after one sea...

    Blog | March 08, 2010