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  1. Jaws' QB Countdown: Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    A year ago, when the San Francisco 49ers were approaching training camp, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer told me he suspected Alex Smith would be the best quarterback in the NFC West for 2011. The thought caught me a bit off-guard. Sam Bradford seemed t...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  2. Coaching spin: Fisher, Williams, McDaniels

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. Lots of coaching considerations to address on the first Sunday following the 2011 regular season. Let's take a spin around the division. Jeff Fisher and the Rams: ESPN's Adam Schefter notes that New Orleans Saints defensive coordin...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  3. Where NFC West stands in 300-yard games

    Mike Sando

    As if additional evidence was needed to validate the NFL as a pass-oriented league, the 2011 season has already produced more individual 300-yard passing games than any other -- with two weeks left to play. The chart, courtesy of ESPN Stats & ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  4. 2011 Power Rankings: NFC West Week 1

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams open the 2011 regular season at No. 17 in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings, their highest Week 1 positioning since opening 2007 in the same spot. That 2007 team bottomed out at No. 32 by Week 5 and pretty much flatlined from there, fin...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  5. Fantasy impact: 49ers' tight end situation

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers after checking out ESPN's 300 highest-rated fantasy players for the 2011 season: Vernon Davis ranks second among 49ers players and only fifth among NFL tight ends despite 20 touchdown receptions over the past tw...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  6. On Braylon Edwards' ability to get deep

    Mike Sando

    Regular contributor K.C. Joyner has shared a few NFC West notes from his 2011 fantasy football guide, including this one for the San Francisco 49ers: Joyner: "To get an idea of just how good Braylon Edwards can be, look no further than th...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  7. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers are reigning Super Bowl champions and the No. 1 team in's first NFL Power Rankings for the 2011 season. It's looking like their parade has taken a detour around the AFC North. James Walker, our AFC North blogger, ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  8. Poll: Which team will win the NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    It's about time to turn in my first power rankings ballot of the 2011 season. John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky, James Walker and I are back on the panel. We've added Ashley Fox this season. We'll be taking into account decisions made in the dr...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  9. Ranking NFC West's top offensive players

    Mike Sando's offseason NFL Power Rankings continue later Tuesday with a look at the 10 best offensive players among non-quarterbacks heading into the 2011 season. Paul Kuharsky will have the story on his AFC South blog. My ballot will take into a...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  10. Video: Rams, 49ers get 'NFL Live' love

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards recently discussed which teams with losing records in 2010 might break through and reach the playoffs in 2011. Bruschi singled out the St. Louis Rams. I'll expand on his thoughts in our next "Hot Button" discus...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  11. Voting on the best safety in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West finds itself in transition at safety as considers the best players in the game at the position. The poll asks for your help in identifying which safety within the division projects as the best for 2011. Consider this my vo...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. 49ers have most picks left, and more notes

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on the 2011 NFL draft's first round, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information: Twelve defensive linemen were drafted in the first round. That's the most ever in the common draft era (since 1967). The SEC had 10 players selected, inc...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. Blogger mock: Robert Quinn to the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Von Miller, Robert Quinn, J.J. Watt and Mark Ingram landed in the NFC West thanks to my shrewd maneuvering in's Blog Network mock draft for 2011. I'm breaking out my selections on a team-by-team basis, with explanations that hopefully wil...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  14. 2011 NFL Draft: Three NFC West mocks

    Mike Sando

    My thoughts on three recently released 2011 NFL mock drafts from ESPN's Todd McShay, NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang and National Football Post's Wes Bunting: Matt Hasselbeck's unsigned status makes it easier for analysts to send a quarterback to Seat...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  15. Updated: 2011 NFL draft order

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' defeat in the NFC divisional round locks in their place in the 2011 NFL draft order. The chart shows where teams stand in the order, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only the final four spots remain in flux. The ...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  16. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Busts and late-round gems. Arizona Cardinals Gems: With the 129th choice of th...

    Blog | February 24, 2010