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  1. Will Harbaugh, Carroll be elite coaches?

    Mike Sando

    Similarities between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers frame an increasingly intense, combative rivalry heading into their Week 2 stare-down Sunday night. Both teams have young, multidimensional quarterbacks. Both teams emphasize a power r...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  2. #NFLRank: A full NFC West accounting

    Mike Sando

    2013 #NFLRank for NFC West Rank Player Poll 3 Patrick Willis Defense 7 Larry Fitzgerald Offense 8 Richard Sherman Defense 10 Aldon Smith Defense 11 Justin Smith Defense 17 Earl Tho...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  3. Another look at Joe Looney's low block

    Mike Sando

    You can bet coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers would have questions this morning if a Minnesota Vikings player had unnecessarily struck top defensive lineman Justin Smith in the knee Sunday night. For that reason, I'll be interested in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. I've wrapped up a three-day stint at Seattle Seahawks camp and am en route to see the Arizona Cardinals for the same duration. Our first "Camp Confidential" piece of the 2013 season will focus on the Seahawks and run on the bl...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  5. The bizarre case of the missing $2 million

    Mike Sando

    The chart we ran following Eric Wright's trade to the San Francisco 49ers requires two updates. First, we need to subtract Wright from the mix after the 49ers failed him on a physical examination, voiding the trade. Then we need to subtract $2 millio...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: NFC West camp issues

    Mike Sando

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC West team? ARIZONA CARDINALS Offense: Top running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams have combined for one ruptured patella tendon (Williams), one torn ACL (Mendenhall) and one shoulde...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. What contract figures mean for Justin Smith

    Mike Sando

    Justin Smith's new contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers features additional guaranteed money for the player, additional 2013 salary-cap space for the team and a clearer picture of the future for both parties. Those are relevant takeaway...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: A positive message

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: June 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Projecting starters on O, Fitz St. Louis Rams Burwell: DE Long one interesting Ram Wagoner: Rams' competition at safety San Francisco 49ers ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. On Justin Smith's new contract extension

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have announced a contract extension for one of their best players. Defensive lineman Justin Smith, who turns 34 on Sept. 30 and is coming off triceps surgery, is now signed through the 2015 season. His contract was previous...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  10. Youth served, but room for veterans, too

    Mike Sando

    A reporter asked new Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield whether he was as fast now, at nearly 36 years old, as he was back in his early 20s. "Oh, no, not at all," Winfield replied in good humor. "Are you as fast as you used to be?" Ve...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Listen up, kids: Respect thy West elders

    Mike Sando

    The rookie wage scale and overall salary structure should increasingly make the NFL a young man's game, all else equal. Youth will be served during rookie minicamps beginning Friday, for sure. With that in mind, I've gone through NFC West roste...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  13. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting DLs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: defensive linemen. NFC West teams drafted four of them if we count the San Francisco 49ers' Corey Lemonier and the Arizon...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  14. 49ers' picks show pundits figuring them out

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers used the 40th overall choice of the 2013 NFL draft for Florida State defensive lineman Tank Carradine, a player analysts connected to San Francisco in pre-draft projections. That move came one day after the 49ers used the 1...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. Around the NFC West: Clues on DL usage

    Mike Sando

    Pre-draft news conferences featuring NFL general managers provide a good opportunity to ask about issues beyond the draft. I was interested Wednesday in hearing the San Francisco 49ers' Trent Baalke explain what the team envisioned for Glenn Dorse...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  16. West DL ranks: 49ers fourth? Wait a minute

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have fielded an effective, sometimes dominant defensive line recently, even without factoring outside linebacker Aldon Smith into the line equation. That's why it was shocking to see ESPN's NFL scout, Matt Williamson, rank ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013