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  1. Mailbag: Overreaction on A.J. Jenkins

    Mike Sando

    Brad from Visalia, Calif., thinks his fellow San Francisco 49ers fans need to calm down regarding receiver A.J. Jenkins. "In the age of instant analysis and gratification, seemingly everyone thinks the 49ers should cut A.J. Jenkins," Brad writes t...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  2. On Carson Palmer's 4,000-yard season

    Mike Sando

    Years ago, conventional wisdom would have applauded Carson Palmer for topping 4,000 yards passing with the Oakland Raiders last season. Now, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where mainstream analysis discounts those 4,000 yards because...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. Searching for answers on NFL injury front

    Mike Sando

    A run of high-profile injuries in the NFC West specifically and the NFL in general has focused attention on what can be done to prevent them. John from Bakersfield, Calif., was among those raising the subject through the NFC West mailbag. He sugge...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  4. Great coaches without great quarterbacks?

    Mike Sando

    Jim from Albany, Ore., had no beefs with the "Greatest Coaches" ballot I submitted for the ESPN project. He did question the project itself, however. "It seems to me that a coach becomes 'great' only after he has a 'great' quarterback," Jim wrote ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  5. Michael Crabtree fallout: Target rates telling

    Mike Sando

    A reach into the NFC West mailbag on this Memorial Day weekend brings us back to the No. 1 topic around here for the past week: receiver Michael Crabtree's recently torn Achilles' tendon and its impact on the San Francisco 49ers' offense. "One thi...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  6. Bridging logic gap on Crabtree, Harvin

    Mike Sando

    Seth from New Orleans recently hit the NFC West mailbag with a question seeking clarification for recent items regarding what Michael Crabtree's injury will mean to the San Francisco 49ers. He thinks some of my analysis appeared contradictory, but I'...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  7. Mailbag: Sam Bradford and Eli Manning

    Mike Sando

    Via the NFC West mailbag, Ryan from Montreal sees parallels between Eli Manning and Sam Bradford through their first three seasons. Both quarterbacks were drafted No. 1 overall in their classes. Both endured criticism during some rocky stretches. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  8. More questions about plan at running back

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have been stockpiling running backs. They selected six of them in the NFL draft last month. The Arizona Cardinals also added Rashard Mendenhall in free agency. Jacob from Gig Harbor, Wash., hit the NFC West mailbag with a question a...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  9. Expanded look at QB wins above average

    Mike Sando

    Les from Philadelphia read our recent piece on quarterback victories over average and wondered if we could apply the same approach to other teams. "Can you do the same analysis for other QB-challenged teams such as Philadelphia, Minnesota, etc.?" ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  10. Minnesota West: Vikings fan suspicious

    Mike Sando

    Aaron from Chicago wants to know why the Seattle Seahawks keep acquiring personnel from his favorite team, the Minnesota Vikings. Cornerback Antoine Winfield was the latest addition to the "Minnesota West" roster in Seattle. "Ever since we cont...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  11. Carson Palmer and Cardinals' QB mindset

    Mike Sando

    A.J. from Oakland thinks Carson Palmer could again be an effective quarterback if he were to benefit from decent protection and improved weapons. "Considering how good the Arizona Cardinals' defense is and having good receivers," he writes, "why d...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  12. The Rams' calculated risks in free agency

    Mike Sando

    FlipperEllard89 from California wonders why the St. Louis Rams didn't keep more of their own unrestricted free agents. "There has been a lot of talk about Jeff Fisher being a strong reason that players sign with us in free agency -- Jake Long, Jar...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  13. Too much worry over 49ers' defensive line?

    Mike Sando

    Our NFC West chat won't start til 1 p.m. ET, but one of the questions waiting in the queue caught my attention already. "Let's face it, everyone is worried about the 49ers' defensive line," Andrew from Minnesota wrote. "I think, however, most peop...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  14. Takes two to trade, but ammunition there

    Mike Sando

    Kevin from Los Angeles suggests the San Francisco 49ers could "easily" use their NFL-high 14 draft choices this year to leverage higher-round picks in future drafts. "It seems like a team desperate for bodies this year would gladly give up future ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  15. Playing favorites? Not these head coaches

    Mike Sando

    In 2010, Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks famously drafted in the first round a safety from the University of Texas (Earl Thomas) over one Carroll coached at USC (Taylor Mays). That turn of events came to mind upon reading an NFC West mailbag submi...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  16. Imprecise but fun look at 2013 draft capital

    Mike Sando

    Robert from South Pasadena, Calif., hit the NFC West mailbag with some information relating to the 2013 NFL draft-order file I made available earlier. 2013 Draft Capital Using Value Chart Rk. Team Points 1 Jaguars 3,631 ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013