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  1. Division thoughts, including Flynn's future

    Mike Sando

    John Clayton's latest mailbag covers subjects of interest in the NFC West. Ken Whisenhunt, Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith make appearances. The mailbag closes with Clayton's thoughts on what Seattle could do with backup quarterback Matt Flyn...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  2. NFC West: More or Less

    Mike Sando

    After running the numbers, pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: The 49ers return just about all the key players f...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  3. Vernon Davis and NFL's top tight ends

    Mike Sando

    Eight of John Clayton's 10 best tight ends have one thing in common: a Pro Bowl quarterback. Vernon Davis, ranked fifth, was an exception. We hear quite a bit about tight ends taking pressure off quarterbacks, but it's tough for any tight end t...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  4. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show

    Mike Sando

    Matt Flynn's visit with the Seattle Seahawks kicked off my Saturday conversation with John Clayton on 710ESPN Seattle. We discussed the tension between needing a quarterback and not acting out of desperation to find one. The market for Flynn ha...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  5. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Take a bow, Green Bay Packers. You sailed through ESPN's NFL Power Rankings as the top team from Week 1 through the regular season. There was lots of movement beneath you, however. Our Power Rankings voters -- John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky, James...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. Where the 49ers stand, and a wild scenario

    Mike Sando

    Looks like Ashley Fox drew the short straw in her debate with John Clayton over which team, San Francisco or New Orleans, stood the best chance at upsetting Green Bay in a playoff game. As well as the 49ers were playing a few weeks ago, cracks in ...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  7. NFC West prospects for 'elite' QB play

    Mike Sando

    John Clayton's annual NFL quarterback rankings are out, based on a simple criteria. "To be elite," Clayton writes, "a quarterback must have 4,000-yard potential, complete 60 percent of his passes and score more than 20 points a game." Enforcin...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  8. Audio: NFC West talk with John Clayton

    Mike Sando

    Among the NFC West subjects John Clayton and I discussed beginning at the 36:38 mark of this 710ESPN Seattle session: Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Kolb's leadership and mobility stand out, but what about the Cardinals' pass rush? Seattle Seahawks: ...

    Blog | August 13, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: Tarvaris Jackson?

    Mike Sando

    Brady Henderson of 710ESPN Seattle passes along thoughts from John Clayton on Seattle's options in free agency. Clayton: "I think by [Tuesday] Tarvaris Jackson could be agreeing to a deal that's going to make him a Seahawk. ... Everything I heard t...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Scattered Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Brady Henderson of 710ESPN Seattle passes along John Clayton's thoughts regarding Seahawks quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. Clayton thinks Whitehurst should be leading teammates in player-organized workouts. Clayton: "Part of the knock on him is tha...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  11. Audio: Hitting key subjects in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Among the topics covered Wednesday during my conversation with Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore of 710ESPN Seattle: Michael Crabtree vs. Vernon Davis John Clayton's contention that Alex Smith has no shot at becoming an "elite" quarterback Josh Wil...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  12. Ranking quarterbacks in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    John Clayton's quarterback rankings invites discussion and further analysis. "An elite quarterback is one who can complete better than 60 percent of his passes, has the potential to throw for 4,000 yards and has fourth-quarter comeback ability," C...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  13. Audio: Sando, Clayton on NFC West

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's John Clayton and I discussed every team in the NFC West during our Saturday conversation on 710ESPN Seattle. 710ESPN has the audio. Our conversation begins at the 27:20 mark. We discussed Sam Bradford's contract, Alex Smith's prospects, ...

    Blog | July 11, 2010
  14. Analyzing the NFC West offseasons

    Mike Sando

    While every NFC West team can legitimately claim to having a successful offseason on some level, I can see why ESPN's John Clayton ranked the Seahawks' offseason as the NFL's fifth best to this point. Seattle was dealt a strong offseason hand -- ...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  15. Clayton's observations from 49ers camp

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando John Clayton filed five observations from 49ers camp after visiting the team during its practices with the Raiders this week. The first one: "Barring a Tom Brady-like performance over the next two weeks, Alex ...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  16. All-too-familiar debate in sizing up 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Just thought I'd point you toward John Clayton's mailbag, which includes his thinking on the 49ers relative to the other teams in the division. He writes, in part: Even if the 49ers can top the Cardinals an...

    Blog | July 27, 2009