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  1. Sizing up SB contenders already? Thoughts

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's John Clayton is listing the Seattle Seahawks second to Green Bay among teams most likely to supplant San Francisco as the NFC team in the next Super Bowl. Separately, ESPN's Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith like the 49ers' chances for winn...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  2. 49ers' QBs can thank OL, and vice versa

    Mike Sando

    Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden has chosen the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line as the NFL's best for the 2012 season. 2012 49ers Starting QBs QB Smith Kaepernick Starts 9 9 Time in pocket 2.76 2.87 ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Cosell's thoughts, plus QB pocket stats

    Mike Sando

    2012 NFC West Total QBR by Location Pocket Inside Outside Colin Kaepernick 83.0 15.6 Alex Smith 80.3 8.5 Russell Wilson 77.0 62.5 Sam Bradford 57.6 14.5 Kevin Kolb 38.4 14.0 John Ske...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  5. Updating NFC West quarterback injuries

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Quarterbacks Alex Smith (finger), Sam Bradford (knee) and John Skelton (ankle) showed up as probable on injury reports heading into Week 6. Having three NFC West quarterbacks on injury reports sounds troubling on the surface, but ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Kolb, Skelton work

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith has company among NFC West quarterbacks seeking to improve their mechanics this season. Kevin Kolb and John Skelton of the Arizona Cardinals have a new position coach and, unlike last offseason, ample time to wo...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  7. QBR ranks: Smith, Skelton step up

    Mike Sando

    NFC West quarterbacks took a beating in 2011 -- not just with the 203 sacks they absorbed, either. We've heard the criticisms and levied them from time to time. Alex Smith is a merely game manager, John Skelton lacks accuracy, Kevin Kolb lacks poc...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  8. A Rodgers-Smith note 49ers fans can enjoy

    Mike Sando

    One of our ESPN Stats & Information analysts, John McTigue, was recently researching Aaron Rodgers' record-setting season when another quarterback from the 2005 NFL draft class surfaced unexpectedly. Turns out the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith, ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  9. 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
  10. Just in: NFC West rookie pool allotments

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's John Clayton has passed along rookie-pool numbers as follows for NFC West teams: San Francisco 49ers: $6,935,903. More than $2.6 million of this total goes toward Aldon Smith, the player San Francisco selected seventh overall. The total fo...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: 1. Calling all quarterbacks. NFC West starting quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck, Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and John Skelton combined for two touchdown passes, eight interceptions and an 0-4 record in Week 15. Al...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  12. 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
  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. Additional thoughts on Jason Smith's injury

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams left tackle Jason Smith earned the top spot on John Clayton's list of second-year players hoping to bounce back from underwhelming rookie seasons. Smith appeared comfortable during recent practices after spending last season at righ...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  15. Rice, Randle make initial Hall cut to five

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Jerry Rice, Russ Grimm, John Randle, Emmitt Smith and Rickey Jackson made the list of five final candidates for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of the five, only those receiving 80 percent approval from the ...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: 49ers' plan

    Mike Sando

    John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers' decision to evaluate younger players over the final two weeks will not extend to quarterback, for obvious reasons. Coach Mike Singletary: "It would be different if Alex Smith was a proven...

    Blog | December 24, 2009