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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. Inside Slant: Legitimate MVP credentials

    Mike Sando

    Aldon Smith needs three sacks to tie Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5 in one season. Breaking the record would enhance Smith's credentials for various postseason honors. But as Kevin Seifert pointed out in our latest "Inside Slant" podc...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. '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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Around the NFC West: Praise for Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of passes along comments from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh regarding receiver Michael Crabtree, via KNBR radio. Harbaugh was apparently alluding to recent interactions between Crabtree and Alex Smith. Harbaugh: "I've been arou...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  10. Alex Smith takes high road on Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith prodded teammate Michael Crabtree when it seemed appropriate. Crabtree had failed to show up for player-organized workouts, keeping to himself even though he was already in the Bay Area. Why hadn't Crabtr...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Alex Smith fuels Crabtree perceptions

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Alex Smith thinks receiver Michael Crabtree should be attending the San Francisco 49ers' player-organized workouts. Smith made that clear Wednesday. Why hasn't Crabtree attended so far? "Great question," Smith said, according to ...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  14. Gridiron Challenge: Alex Smith's value

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith scored more fantasy points in Week 14 than Tom Brady and any quarterback not named Matt Schaub or Michael Vick. The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback now faces a San Diego defense that has allowed only 12 touchdown passes all season. Onl...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  15. Mailbag: QBs and the NFC West race

    Mike Sando

    Michael from Tucson, Ariz., writes: Mike, I'm asking for your help. I'm a Niners fan who can see the future, a future where there Niners drop a tough divisional game down the stretch, miss the playoffs and boot Alex Smith. Alex Smith gets picked up b...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  16. Audio: Hitting key subjects in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Among the topics covered Wednesday during my conversation with Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore of 710ESPN Seattle: Michael Crabtree vs. Vernon Davis John Clayton's contention that Alex Smith has no shot at becoming an "elite" quarterback Josh Wil...

    Blog | September 02, 2010