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  1. Video: What's this, another 49ers item?

    Mike Sando

    Each of the previous six posts has mentioned or focused on the San Francisco 49ers. This makes it seven. @PTulini requested this one after seeing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick visiting with ESPN's Michael Smith. Kaepernick provides no d...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  2. Harris' arrest a reminder of failed drafts past

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Recent first-round draft choices such as Michael Crabtree and Aldon Smith helped the San Francisco 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII. Failed first-round choices held back the team previously. One of them, 2003 first-rounder Kwame Harris,...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. It's on: Jim Harbaugh obliterates Giants' OC

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has frequently had his players' backs in public. Harbaugh has strongly praised Alex Smith when others doubted the quarterback. He has singled out Michael Crabtree for having all-time great hands amid question...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  4. Character assassination in diabolical world

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In Jim Harbaugh's world, Alex Smith is the smartest quarterback he's ever seen, Michael Crabtree has the surest hands he's ever seen and, just to be clear, the San Francisco 49ers evaluated Peyton Manning without pursuing him. ...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  5. 'He's really a man now, a real strong man'

    Mike Sando

    When San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wasn't remarking on Michael Crabtree's hands during a recent interview, he was confirming something of greater importance: Alex Smith has grown up physically. Smith looked sturdier last season, and ther...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  6. Mailbag: Should 49ers trade Crabtree?

    Mike Sando

    Brandon from Winston Salem, N.C., thinks the San Francisco 49ers should consider trading Michael Crabtree after the team's wide receivers failed to produce much during the playoffs. He says Crabtree has questioned Alex Smith's validity as the starter...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's sore foot

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of says San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree remains limited after aggravating a foot injury during a June 6 workout session. Maiocco: "Crabtree attended the Alex Smith-led classroom session Tuesday morning at San...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  8. On Curry's endorsement of Hasselbeck

    Mike Sando

    Michael Crabtree's noncommittal comments toward teammate Alex Smith as the San Francisco 49ers' likely starting quarterback naturally created a buzz. Another recent top 10 draft choices from the NFC West recently cast a quarterback vote without ne...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: Crabtree and Smith

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says Michael Crabtree's arrival at the San Francisco 49ers' player-organized practices was notable for what the receiver said about quarterback Alex Smith. In short, Crabtree would not play along with the idea that ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  10. Much fantasy love for Gore, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry is all over Frank Gore specifically and the 2010 San Francisco 49ers in general. "Gore, (Michael) Crabtree, (Vernon) Davis, Josh Morgan and (Alex) Smith are all on my love list this year," Berry proclaims. "I think ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  11. Nolan learning nuances in adjustment from coordinator to head coa...

    Mike Sando

    The chic pick entering the 2007 season, the 49ers finished as also-rans again. Coach Mike Nolan still is learning how to fine-tune relationships while rebuilding the franchise, Mike Sando writes

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2008