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  1. QB matters most, with or without Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, though unusually healthy in recent seasons, had a hard time recovering from injuries to return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. and top defensive lineman Justin Smith over the past two seasons. Bill Barnwell drives home that point ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Crabtree connection

    Mike Sando

    Jerry Rice knows a special quarterback-receiver combination when he sees one. He thinks he sees one developing between the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree. Around the NFC West: March 27, 2013 Arizona Cardin...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  3. Programming note: Plan for Super Sunday

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Good morning. Clear skies, light breezes and bright sunshine are making this a fantastic Super Bowl Sunday morning in New Orleans. I'll be heading over to the Superdome early, probably not long after noon CT. This will be my 15th co...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  4. Kaepernick to Crabtree: Rice sees swagger

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- There is no statistic for quarterback-receiver chemistry. Jerry Rice knows it when he sees it, however, and the San Francisco 49ers legend definitely does when he watches Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree working together. 201...

    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. Bringing advanced stats to Rice-Moss talk

    Mike Sando

    Best Seasons for Moss, Rice WR Yr. NEP* Rice 1995 180.4 Moss 2003 165.3 Moss 2007 162.9 Rice 1986 157.0 Rice 1989 152.8 *Net Expected Points ESPN's Trey Wingo and Herm Edwa...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  7. No need for Rice to count rings in response

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jerry Rice expressed surprise after hearing Randy Moss proclaim himself the greatest receiver in NFL history. Rice's response sounded unnecessarily emotional and personal coming from someone so widely accepted as the best to ever pl...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  8. Randy Moss the greatest? Let's discuss

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- One day after San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took on President Barack Obama, receiver Randy Moss challenged Jerry Rice's status as the NFL's greatest receiver. Wait, weren't the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens supposed to be ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  9. Tony Gonzalez and what might have been

    Mike Sando

    With Tony Gonzalez leaning toward retirement after 16 NFL seasons and 1,242 receptions, I turned back the clock in my mind to 1997, the year San Francisco tried to draft the tight end from California. The 49ers were in a wheeling and dealing mode ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. 49ers-Falcons rewind: Go to 'White Shoes'

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons were division rivals for more than three decades until the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions in 2002. Their matchup Sunday in the NFC Championship Game marks the fifth game between the...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  11. Noting Crabtree's progress as playoffs near

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is coming off a career season with 1,105 yards on 85 receptions. Crabtree's emergence is notable heading into a playoff game against Green Bay given how poorly the 49ers' wideouts fared in the pos...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  12. 49ers stat sheet: Crabtree up, Davis down

    Mike Sando

    Michael Crabtree has given the San Francisco 49ers their first 1,000-yard receiver since Terrell Owens in 2003. 2009-11 to 2012 Per-game Change Player Crabtree Davis Targets +0.8 -2.6 Receptions +1.2 -1.6 ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  13. Hey, NFC West 'held' Megatron to 372 yards

    Mike Sando

    Calvin Johnson's 225 yards for the Detroit Lions on Saturday night helped him break Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record for receiving yardage. That's quite an achievement. Around here, NFC West teams can take some pride in having "held" Johns...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  14. West legends await Fitz in 10,000-yard club

    Mike Sando

    Just a quick note here on a fairly significant milestone within the division. Larry Fitzgerald stands 48 yards short of 10,000 for his career heading into the Arizona Cardinals' game against Buffalo on Sunday. He has averaged 67.4 yards per game t...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  15. Bat-downs revisited: Where Wilson stands

    Mike Sando

    An NFL quarterback standing 3 feet tall surely would be at heightened risk for having passes batted down. Russell Wilson stands much taller than that, ESPN's Trey Wingo notes during a height-related conversation with Tim Hasselbeck and Jerry Rice ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: 49ers' line revels

    Mike Sando

    Head coaches Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh handled pregame and postgame handshakes without incident Sunday. Some players weren't so diplomatic after Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers defeated Schwartz's Detroit Lions by a 27-19 score at Candlestick P...

    Blog | September 17, 2012