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  1. Around the NFC West: 'Make it happen'

    Mike Sando

    The time for moving past the San Francisco 49ers' overtime defeat in the NFC Championship Game has not arrived just yet. The 24-hour rule applies only during a season. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle says former 49ers quarterback Ste...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  2. Around the NFC West: 49ers sensed arrival

    Mike Sando

    The five-year, $20 million deal San Francisco paid to Ray McDonald made a bold statement about the 49ers' veteran defensive end. McDonald hadn't started a game in 2010. He hadn't started one in 2009, either. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chr...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  3. 49ers' coach-QB bromance put on hold

    Mike Sando

    Looks like the San Francisco 49ers are finished expressing their undying love for quarterback Alex Smith as long as the NFL lockout continues. Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat has the details. The short version: The 49ers confirmed ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  4. 49ers fans' favorite subject, with a twist

    Mike Sando

    Three quick thoughts after reading Eric Branch's piece suggesting San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh sees himself in quarterback Alex Smith: The numbers Branch presents are interesting. The chart below reproduces them. The stats compare Harba...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Persistence pays off

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat profiles 49ers assistant coach Jim Tomsula. Branch: "Tomsula, 43, a journeyman coach on a one-of-a-kind journey, has ditched big paychecks and worked an endless string of odd jobs -- janitor and rug sal...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  6. Around the NFC West: Spikes' concerns

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat checks in with 49ers linebacker Takeo Spikes for thoughts on how a lockout could affect veteran players. Spikes: "Guys in my area, 10-11-12-13 years, you can't afford to miss a year of football. You can'...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  7. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's offense

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat checks in with Oregon State assistant Mark Banker for thoughts on 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Banker was an assistant with the Chargers when Harbaugh was finishing his playing career with San Diego. Branch...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Singletary adrift

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says 49ers coach Mike Singletary could not remember a key decision to go for it on fourth down against Tampa Bay. Sometimes it seems as though Singletary cannot think straight, as though his linebacker ins...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  9. Around the NFC West: Singletary on QB

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat passes along thoughts from 49ers coach Mike Singletary regarding perceptions Singletary slammed Alex Smith's leadership recently. Branch: "Singletary suggests his lack-of-offensive-leadership comment was m...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers edition

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says Alex Smith delivered when it mattered Monday night. Branch: "Let's not get carried away. It remains to be seen if the Niners' eight-play, 82-yard thing of beauty in their 25-22 loss to the Saints will...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  11. Hot Read - Recovering from an NFL season is physical and mental

    Josh Weinfuss

    Hot Read: NFL players need time to recover from the season, physically and mentally, Josh Weinfuss writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  12. NFL - Earl Thomas leads top 10 safeties for 2016

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson takes a look at who the top safeties will be in 2016. Seattle's Early Thomas tops the list and doesn't figure to give way any time soon.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  13. In IDP leagues, top-notch defensive linemen are harder to find th...

    Jim McCormick

    Jim McCormick previews individual defensive players (IDPs) for the 2013 fantasy football season.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  14. Deion Branch, Shaun Hill, T.Y. Hilton among sneaky pickups for We...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell's sneaky pickups for Week 4 include a veteran Patriots receiver and a backup quarterback in a high-powered offense.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  15. Deion Branch, Brian Hoyer, Dan Koppen among New England Patriots'...

    Mike Reiss

    Deion Branch, Brian Hoyer and Dan Koppen were among the Patriots' cuts Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  16. ACC's lunchtime links

    Matt Fortuna

    Slightly less fanfare for hoops signing day ... The guys at AthlonSports debate whether Miami will make a bowl game this season. Maryland has plenty coming back on defense, Eric Prisbell writes in the Washington Post. Clemson's Andre Branch i...

    Blog | April 12, 2012