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  1. How Panthers can take the next step

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers took a giant step forward in 2013 and changed perceptions in the process. Coach Ron Rivera ditched his play-not-to-lose reputation, embracing a "Riverboat Ron" persona reflecting greater comfort with calculated risks. Quarterbac...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. Mailbag: Playoff performance for the ages

    Mike Sando

    Statistics alone could not measure Kellen Winslow's epic 166-yard receiving performance for the San Diego Chargers in January 1982. The effort, delivered during an overtime victory against Miami, included Winslow blocking a field-goal try as regul...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  3. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  4. Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, then and now

    Mike Sando

    Brandon Lloyd's trajectory has changed dramatically and so has that of his original team, the San Francisco 49ers. The parties will scarcely recognize one another when Lloyd pays a free-agent visit to the team Wednesday. The 49ers won as many ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  5. 49ers and value of the 30th overall pick

    Mike Sando

    Facebook friend Jonathan makes a simple request of the San Francisco 49ers: get Mike Wallace. "How valuable could the 30th pick be?" he asks. This is the most enticing argument for chasing after a young, talented restricted free agent such as W...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. 2012 Kiper mock 2.0: 49ers thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his second 2012 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed the first one about a month ago, summarizing Kiper's thoughts and supplementing them with my own. This updated look works from Kiper's updated mock, be...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  7. Which receivers 49ers, Giants can trust

    Mike Sando

    The leaping grab Hakeem Nicks made in the end zone for the New York Giants stood as a pivotal moment in their postseason victory over the 15-1 Green Bay Packers last week. Vernon Davis was the one making impressive catches for the San Francisco 49...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  8. Defending deep ball: 49ers' defense in focus

    Mike Sando

    Eli Manning and the New York Giants threatened the San Francisco 49ers' pass defense on longer throws. Victor Cruz gained 36 yards on a deep pass against the 49ers. Hakeem Nicks burned the 49ers for a 32-yard scoring reception. Manning just missed...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  9. Giants will have top wideouts vs. 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Giants' list of inactive players carried quite a bit of interest for the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10. Receivers Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks are both active despite injuries. How well they hold up will be the ...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  10. 2011 Week 4: NFC West game changers

    Mike Sando

    Go ahead and take Justin Smith's hustle play to force a game-saving fumble in Week 4 as evidence the San Francisco 49ers are going all-out for new coach Jim Harbaugh. Just understand that Smith, nicknamed "Cowboy" and referred to as "a John Wayne ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  11. Michael Crabtree and the 2009 receivers

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams selected 34 wide receivers in the 2009 draft. Of those 34 players, the San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree finished the 2010 regular season ranked seventh in receptions, eighth in yards and sixth in touchdowns. The 49ers had reason ...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  12. Looking for Seahawks' Golden Tate

    Mike Sando

    Rookie receiver Golden Tate has stood out as one of the stars at Seattle Seahawks camp. He's made more spectacular grabs than any other receiver, by most accounts, but his stats through two exhibition games barely register: three catches for 13 yards...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  13. Much fantasy love for Gore, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry is all over Frank Gore specifically and the 2010 San Francisco 49ers in general. "Gore, (Michael) Crabtree, (Vernon) Davis, Josh Morgan and (Alex) Smith are all on my love list this year," Berry proclaims. "I think ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010