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  1. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. The loaded 2015 free-agent WR class

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks drive the car in the NFL, but they need help. Supply them with insufficient horsepower and even the good ones will bog down to some degree. We saw it last season when Eli Manning's offensive line fell apart. We saw it when Tom Brady s...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  3. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  4. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. All-time greatness for Colin Kaepernick?

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Ron Jaworski ranked San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick No. 11 when ranking the 32 projected NFL starting quarterbacks for 2013. Jaworski now says he thinks Kaepernick can become an all-time great. Jaworski, speaking in the vid...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  9. Going the distance with Palmer, other QBs

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians envisions new quarterback Carson Palmer using a strong arm to strike well down the field in 2013. "Having seen him throw it downfield so many times over the years, as good as it gets," Arians told reporters dur...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  10. On that critical interference call vs. Culliver

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The clock is ticking on visitors' Super Bowl stays in Louisiana, but those waiting in the airport security line wouldn't hear it over the music playing from a live band. That's right, there's a live band playing in the New Orleans a...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  11. One area for concern for 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    2012 49ers vs. Passes 16+ Yds. Past LOS Weeks 1-17 18-19 Comp. 33 10 Att. 91 15 Pct. 36.3 66.7 Yards 952 264 YPA 10.5 17.6 TD 2 3 INT 6 1 NFL rating 55.7 121....

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Early signs point to Alex Smith starting

    Mike Sando

    Starting 16 consecutive games in one season can be tough enough for NFL quarterbacks. Stacking multiple 16-start seasons atop one another requires durability and, of course, the ability to hold the job on merit. Alex Smith Starts by Season ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  13. NFC West QB play mostly on rise lately

    Mike Sando

    The past few weeks have been mostly better ones for NFC West quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 passes with three touchdowns in Week 8. Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson has seven TD passes with one interc...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Revisiting Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Our recent item asking tough questions about St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has some company heading into Week 10. Former NFL assistant Rick Venturi punctuated his season-to-date film grades for the Rams' offense with specifics on Bradfor...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  15. 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
  16. QB deception: Games within the games

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi have put together a detailed look at the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks game Sunday. Bruschi, who played his final NFL game for New England at Seattle in 2008, likes what he sees from Seahawks quarterback ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012