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  1. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. NFL scouting combine preview: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback is the most obvious and critical need area for the Cardinals. The team can...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  3. QBR ranks: Kaepernick good til the end

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had their chances in Super Bowl XLVII. They had four consecutive shots from the Baltimore 7-yard line or closer in the final minutes. They couldn't quite finish what would have been the greatest comeback in Supe...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. Quick look at Lewis, Willis and Bowman

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Super Bowl XLVII features arguably the greatest inside linebacker in NFL history (Ray Lewis) and the two best in the game today (Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman). Average Tackle Yardage Downfield Direction In Out All ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  5. Moss: No shouting match with Jerry Rice

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers receiver Randy Moss has no plans to escalate the debate sparked Tuesday by his claim to be the greatest receiver in NFL history. Instead, Moss calmly stuck to his position during interviews Wednesday morning from...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. Great read on the 49ers' greatest coach

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers' greatest coach and perhaps the NFL's as well, agonized when the team he built won a Super Bowl without him. That is how miserable Walsh felt following his retirement from the game. That misery can be a shared o...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  7. Brady over Joe? With all due respect ...

    Mike Sando

    Marv Levy got it right back in 2008 when we asked him to identify the greatest quarterback in NFL history. "To try to say who was the greatest would be an injustice to so many others," the Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills coach said. That...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  8. My ballot for top NFL playoff performances

    Mike Sando

    ESPN recently published a list of the 25 greatest playoff performances in NFL history. The ballot I submitted featured five performances for franchises currently aligned in the NFC West. It included three performances for the San Francisco 49ers a...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  9. Which draft pick will make biggest impact

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was fifth and Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher Bruce Irvin sixth on John Clayton's list of 10 new draft choices likely to make the greatest immediate impact. "Floyd's presence may force defenses into more zone ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  10. Which late-round picks could show early

    Mike Sando

    Omar from Baltimore wants to know which late-round NFC West draft picks will likely have the greatest positive impact in the division. Mike Sando: I'll focus on the final three rounds for our purposes. These are rough projections based largely on ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  11. Football makes 49ers' Jim Harbaugh tick

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jim Harbaugh had just finished explaining why he thought football was the greatest game when the giggling began. We were 13 minutes into a 15-minute interview session tacked onto another long day for the San Francisco 49ers' new hea...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  12. 49ers statements from York, Singletary

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The San Francisco 49ers have released two statements after firing coach Mike Singletary. From Singletary: "One of the greatest experiences of my life was having the opportunity to coach the San Francisco 49ers. What made it so specia...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  13. Randy Cross' advice for Mike Iupati

    Mike Sando

    While we're on the subject of San Francisco 49ers calling out other 49ers, let's consider what one former San Francisco offensive lineman is saying about a current one. Randy Cross, who went to multiple Pro Bowls playing for the greatest 49ers tea...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  14. Pool of quality QBs extremely shallow

    Mike Sando

    If every team could have a Peyton Manning or Tom Brady-type quarterback, there would be no complaints. But with an expanding league and lack of proven free agents, the pool of quality quarterbacks is shrinking, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2008