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  1. Labor agreement gets 'credit' for QB camps

    Mike Sando

    NFC West quarterbacks have a relatively strong recent tradition of offseason leadership. The St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith organized their teammates for workouts during the 2011 NFL lockout. The 49ers' Colin ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. KNBR audio: Do usual rules apply to 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers were exceptional last season in the strict sense of the word. Teams with new coaching staffs were supposed to struggle following a lockout-shortened offseason. Not the 49ers. They were an exception. 2011 49ers in 10 a....

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Catching up to 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Changing coaching staffs heading into a lockout was supposed to set back the San Francisco 49ers last season. Instead, the team won nine of its first 10 games, finished 13-3 and came within an overtime defeat of reaching the Super Bowl. Having ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Pricing out fans

    Mike Sando

    The New York Giants drew favorable publicity during the lockout when they extended deadlines for renewing season tickets. But in a twist reflecting the NFL's economic realities, the move actually put the team in a favorable position. Fans taking a...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  5. XTRA910 audio: NFC West Week 7

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have pretty much obliterated every convenient lockout-related excuse a team could embrace this season. Dan Bickley, Mike Jurecki and I discussed that reality and others during our weekly conversation Friday on XTRA Sports 9...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  6. Holding Rams' offense to 49ers' standard

    Mike Sando

    Those shocked by the St. Louis Rams' slow start on offense should have adjusted their expectations downward as the team adjusted to a new system coming out of the lockout. That was the word Thursday from Rams running back Steven Jackson, who point...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. Andre Gurode vs. Seattle youth movement

    Mike Sando

    Andre Gurode's scheduled visit to the Seattle Seahawks, reported by ESPN's John Clayton, reflects post-lockout realities. Teams going young on their offensive lines -- Dallas and Seattle among them -- could have a tougher time coming out of a lock...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  8. Sneaking a peek at Week 1 opponents

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout allowed teams to get a jump on familiarization with 2011 regular-season opponents. The prep work was tougher for teams preparing to face opponents with new coaching staffs. That is why the Seattle Seahawks, scheduled to visit San F...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  9. Logical post-lockout reporting timetable

    Mike Sando

    The pending NFL labor agreement calls for player reporting dates Wednesday and Friday. Which teams would report when? Let's do the math. Wednesday lines up with the long-established 15-day period between reporting and when 10 teams begin playing t...

    Blog | July 24, 2011
  10. Sorting through needs in free agency

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson's projected top three needs for each NFL team provides a good starting point as we prepare for the anticipated start of free agency following the lockout. I've gone through his chart and culled information with an eye toward the NF...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  11. Dream Team: Lessons in NFC West, beyond

    Mike Sando

    To the weary, our Dream Team project smells like an attempt to mask the NFL lockout's foul odor with cologne we wouldn't consider wearing during less malodorous times. Go ahead and inhale. I've opened a window and sniffed out greater meaning from ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  12. Lebron factor: Fourth-quarter QB mettle

    Mike Sando

    A Lebron James discussion broke out on my Facebook wall and I started it. Nineteen comments into the discussion came this question: "Is this what the lockout has brought us to? Discussing the NBA?" JamesWell, almost. I've taken a related conce...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  13. How Rams, others make most of lockout

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout is bad. We can all agree on that. Down time does not have to become lost time, however, and that is why teams are adjusting their approaches to the offseason. St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney, appearing recently on Siri...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  14. 49ers' coach-QB bromance put on hold

    Mike Sando

    Looks like the San Francisco 49ers are finished expressing their undying love for quarterback Alex Smith as long as the NFL lockout continues. Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat has the details. The short version: The 49ers confirmed ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. Cable, Harbaugh and challenges that await

    Mike Sando

    Kevin from Sylmar, Calif., thought Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers should have shown up on John Clayton's list featuring coaches most affected by the lockout. Mike Sando: I had the same thought and mentioned it to John when we spoke on th...

    Blog | May 29, 2011
  16. Chat wrap: Wait, a question about Nnamdi?

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat came live from Seattle Seahawks headquarters, where the lockout has given an abandoned feel to hallways and the team's sprawling locker room. I was conducting an interview for a piece scheduled to run next week. In the mea...

    Blog | May 26, 2011