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  1. Cam Johnson and 49ers' draft planning

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers exchanged a 2012 seventh-round pick for 2013 fourth- and 2014 seventh-round picks Monday. That sounds like a pretty good deal and it's typical of the 49ers maximizing value. No one went into the 2013 draft with more picks than...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. Three things revisited: 49ers-Chargers

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers closed their 2013 preseason schedule with a 41-6 road victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night: 1. Final QB impressions: Starter Colin Kaepernick, backup Colt ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    Mike Sando

    Carson Palmer's arrival by trade should help the Arizona Cardinals recover from a three-year struggle at the quarterback position. Bruce Arians' arrival as head coach means additional playing time for tight ends in his fullback-free offense. 2...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. 49ers' trade of Jenkins validates criticisms

    Mike Sando

    Last week, we considered whether 35 offensive snaps and 16 pass routes were enough for the San Francisco 49ers to fully assess second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins. Turns out it was enough. The 49ers traded Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. Three things: Cowboys-Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Saturday in the Arizona Cardinals' second exhibition game of the 2013 season, set for 4:30 p.m. ET at home against the Dallas Cowboys 1. Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. Neither is going to play in this game, of course, but w...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  6. On Tyrann Mathieu's starting opportunity

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have big plans for rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. They said so on draft day. They affirmed their feelings when they gave Mathieu 38 snaps, the highest total for any defensive back on the team, during their first exhibitio...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Stafford's present and Bradford's future

    Mike Sando

    One year separated Sam Bradford from Matthew Stafford, quarterbacks selected first overall in the NFL draft. One year could also separate their contract extensions. The comparisons came into focus for Bradford and the St. Louis Rams after Stafford...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: Secondary status check

    Mike Sando

    How does each NFC West team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson is back as the starting left corner in a revamped secondary. The team must discover during training camp which corner will star...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Quarterbacks, coordinators and continuity

    Mike Sando

    We have rightfully focused at times over the years on coordinator continuity for NFC West quarterbacks. Alex Smith famously played with coordinators Mike McCarthy, Norv Turner, Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Jimmy Raye, Mike Johnson and Greg Roman while...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  10. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  11. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Outlaw program?

    Mike Sando

    Two substance-abuse suspsensions, one DUI arrest and two one-game benchings have negatively branded the St. Louis Rams' 2012 draft class. All off-field troubles are not the same, however. This situation lends itself to exaggeration, a subject I di...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  13. Sorry, Charles, but NBA stars couldn't cut it

    Mike Sando

    Warren Moon, Pro Football Hall of Famer, has occasionally shared strong opinions on matters of social import. Turns out the nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback is no less formidable on a subject more suitable for you, me and the guy seated at the next bar...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  14. Around the NFC West: Week 1 implications

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: May 23, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Bordow: RB Williams played scared Somers: Attacking DEs, Crabtree Urban: Injury affects Boldin, Peterson Weinfuss: 'Grind' for young players St. Louis Rams ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  15. Including Patrick Peterson in top CB talk

    Mike Sando

    Patrick Peterson should become the best cornerback in the NFC West and beyond. The talent is obviously there. Coaches and teammates rave about Peterson's commitment. "If we have this discussion in a year, he is top three in the league and if not, ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  16. Rams, Cardinals took opposite approaches

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams said they would rather sign a couple big-money free agents than several mid-priced ones. Quality over quantity was the rationale. 2013 UFA Additions by Contracts Rank Team UFAs Outlays 1 Dolphins 8 ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013