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  1. Forecasting success for 'crossroads' QBs

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh said he needed two years to know Joe Montana would be the San Francisco 49ers' franchise quarterback. Walsh's coaching understudy, Mike Holmgren, generally thought the third year was when a starting quarterback should hit stride. Waitin...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. A run through Joe Montana's top five QBs

    Mike Sando

    Joe Montana recently listed Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Eli Manning as his five top active NFL quarterbacks, in no particular order. No surprises there, although Eli Manning might not automatically qualify with the oth...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. When Montana nearly blacked out in a game

    Mike Sando

    Super Bowl week can be a bit of a blur with so much coverage coming from so many angles. That's my excuse for missing the "Secrets of Super Bowl Quarterbacks" package featuring previously untold stories. NFC West alums Kurt Warner, Steve Young ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Awaiting a breakout from Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    The stat line for Robert Griffin III seemed too good for a rookie making his first NFL start: 19-of-26 passing for 320 yards with two touchdowns, no turnovers and just one sack. It was the third time in the past 50 seasons a Washington Redskins qu...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Trade reconsidered

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams traded the second pick in the 2012 NFL draft to Washington with the long-term future in mind. They knew they wouldn't be drafting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III because they'd already committed so much to Sam Bradford. Th...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  7. Past time for 49ers to end Packers streak

    Mike Sando

    Steve Young's winning touchdown pass to Terrell Owens in the 1998 postseason stands above all San Francisco 49ers memories against the Green Bay Packers. It can't fully overshadow the Packers' regular-season dominance in the series, however. ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Montana, Young and Rice back together

    Mike Sando

    It's not every day Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice get together to talk football. The three San Francisco 49ers legends are scheduled to appear on NFL Live (Monday, 4 p.m. ET) with Trey Wingo as part of EA Sports Madden13 NFL Legends Week....

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  11. HOF12: Cant go wrong with these draftees

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- A Seattle Seahawks scouting contingent planned to visit the University of Miami for a closer look at Hurricanes cornerback Robert Bailey. "All of a sudden," Joe Vitt recalled, "when we put the film on, everyone had heard of Russell...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Two all-time Cards

    Mike Sando

    Two Arizona Cardinals mainstays, Adrian Wilson and Larry Fitzgerald, kick off this Thursday in the NFC West. The team's latest offering in a series of well-produced videos profiles Wilson on and off the field. We see footage of a young, skinny Wil...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  13. 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
  14. A vote for Dickerson's 248-yard masterpiece

    Mike Sando

    Ed from Arrowhead, Calif., thinks Eric Dickerson's 248-yard rushing game for the 1985 Los Angeles Rams against Dallas warranted inclusion on our list of 25 top postseason performances. "The Rams had no QB and Dallas knew all the Rams could do was ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  15. Video: On the 25 best playoff performances

    Mike Sando

    Steve Young, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Kurt Warner (twice) make appearances on our recently released list of 25 greatest individual playoff performances in NFL history. John Clayton and Jeff Chadiha joined me in submitting ballots. Chadiha an...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  16. Veteran QB mentors: NFC West and beyond

    Mike Sando

    Moderately accomplished quarterbacks are more likely than great ones to mentor a young prospect, in my view. They have less to lose. The "Outside the Lines" video above provides fresh and archived interviews with NFC West alums Joe Montana, Ste...

    Blog | April 23, 2012