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  1. Video: Montana's thoughts on Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    One play changed Joe Montana's perception regarding Alex Smith. Montana discussed that play, one in which Smith trusted his intended receiver in a clutch situation, while in studio with Jerry Rice and ESPN's Trey Wingo on NFL Live OT. The play ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  2. 49ers buy flexibility with Manningham

    Mike Sando

    Mario Manningham scored go-ahead touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10 and again in the NFC Championship Game. If those plays did not get the 49ers' attention, Manningham's clutch 38-yard reception to sustain the winning touchdown ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  3. Reading the coverage on Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith changed perceptions with clutch plays during the San Francisco 49ers' 36-32 victory over New Orleans. The 49ers put more trust in him, Ashley Fox explained, offering insights from the detailed video work Ron Jaworski and Greg Cosell con...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  4. QBR ranks: 49ers' Alex Smith wins ugly

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers did not need their best offensive performance, or anything approximating it, to defeat the Detroit Lions in Week 6. They needed strong defense and special teams, plus a clutch scoring pass from Alex Smith to Delanie Walker,...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  5. QBR ranks: Kevin Kolb over Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    I've expanded the weekly look at QBR to include stats for quarterbacks opposing NFC West teams. That seemed particularly appropriate following Tony Romo's clutch performance for Dallas against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Romo led the NFL in...

    Blog | September 19, 2011