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  1. Thoughts as NFC West UFAs avoid the tag

    Mike Sando

    The 2013 deadline for naming franchise players passed Monday without NFC West teams using the mechanism to protect against losing their unrestricted free agents. Dashon Goldson, the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl safety, tweeted his approval. ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  2. Keeping open all options in DE search

    Mike Sando

    Miles from Seattle asks whether John Abraham, recently released by the Atlanta Falcons, could fit with the Seahawks as a free-agent addition better than Dwight Freeney might fit with them. "He's 34, but he is still productive with 10 sacks last ye...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  3. Finding next home for 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    In eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Alex Smith has played for three head coaches, seven offensive coordinators and six quarterbacks coaches (seven if you count Pep Hamilton, who helped Jim Hostler coach the position in 2006). These many...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  4. NFC West cuts: practice-squad eligibility

    Mike Sando

    The following recently released and waived/injured NFC West players are eligible for practice squads if they clear waivers: Arizona Cardinals Jared Campbell, Marshay Green, Sean Jeffcoat, Ricky Lumpkin, Jeremy Navarre, Aaron Nichols, Bryant Nnabu...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Celebrating Faulk

    Mike Sando

    Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points to running back Marshall Faulk as the key figure on the Rams' Greatest Show on Turf offenses. Burwell: "I am sure that some folks would love to have me put all sorts of qualifiers behind this commen...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  6. Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and coordinators

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' changes at offensive coordinator have become an annual storyline. The team has gone from Mike McCarthy to Norv Turner to Jim Hostler to Mike Martz to Jimmy Raye to Michael Johnson to Greg Roman since January 2006. The e...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  7. As the offensive coordinators turn

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have had 14 coaches serving in offensive coordinator roles over the last three-plus seasons. That's a lot of turnover. Seattle and San Francisco each will have had four coordinators in four seasons, with the 49ers' Mike Johnson h...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Cards' QB options

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of runs through potential options for the Cardinals at quarterback. On Donovan McNabb: "First, he has to be released. If it happens before the lockout, I believe he can be signed. But will that happen? Regardless, I don't...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  9. Bradford, Rams need succession plan

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts while St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur remains a candidate to land in Cleveland as the Browns' head coach: If that happens, the Rams will want to have quarterback Sam Bradford's best interests in mind as they consider a s...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Bradford's status

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes Sam Bradford as saying he feels good physically heading into Week 16. Linebacker James Laurinaitis: "Sammy boy's doing fine. It's a long season. But to see him, he's still in here having fun, smili...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  11. 49ers, Cardinals and Monday night matchup

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- I'll be shifting gears from regular Monday blogging into "Monday Night Football" mode as the afternoon progresses. A few pregame notes to pass along: Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and I will be chatting throughout the San Francisco...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  12. Around the NFC West: More 49ers 'rats'?

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle quotes current and former 49ers players anonymously regarding the team's alleged coaching deficiencies on offense. Those players say the team fails to make the proper adjustments. Coach Mike Singletary previ...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  13. Around the NFC West: Rams' chances

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams have become a little too consistent on offense, at least in terms of how many points they score. Thomas: "Ten games into the season, the Rams have topped 20 points only once, in a 30-16 victory ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: 'That's on me'

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle says 49ers coach Mike Singletary went out of his way to accept blame for the team's 21-0 defeat to the Bucs and 3-7 record this season. "That's on me," the coach kept saying. Based on the feedback I've bee...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  15. Around the NFC West: Troy Smith's future

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of provides a chat transcript featuring this thought on Troy Smith: "Yes, Troy Smith has a chance to be the starting 49ers' QB in 2011. I've been impressed with his mentality. I like that he keeps his eyes downfield and...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Ultimate sacrifice

    Mike Sando

    Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams' responded appropriately when the team brought members of the armed forces to their facility for practice and lunch on Veteran's Day. Center Jason Brown lost his older brother in Iraq. Brown:...

    Blog | November 12, 2010