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  1. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting WRs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: wide receivers. NFC West teams drafted five of them: Tavon Austin (eighth overall pick) and Stedman Bailey (92nd) to the ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  4. On Arians' intentions for Cardinals' offense

    Mike Sando

    Bruce Arians' Indianapolis Colts targeted running backs as receivers 50 times last season, an NFL low. The Colts' percentage of targets directed toward running backs was 8.3, another league low and well off the 18.7 percent average for other teams. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Pivotal plays: Bowman's breakup tops list

    Mike Sando

    NaVorro Bowman's fourth-and-4 pass breakup all but delivered the San Francisco 49ers to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. The play was notable for a few reasons. Having Bowman, an inside linebacker, in coverage agai...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 28, Falcons 24

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome: What it means: The 49ers are heading to a Super Bowl for the sixth time in franchise history. They will seek t...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  8. Dilfer breaks down 49ers, Falcons and more

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- ESPN recently made available analyst Trent Dilfer for a media session focusing on the AFC and NFC championship games. I've made available below some of Dilfer's comments relating to the San Francisco 49ers-Atlanta Falcons matchup Sunday...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  9. 49ers' statement on Crabtree investigation

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke released the following statement Friday night regarding a sexual-assault investigation involving top receiver Michael Crabtree: "We are aware of the allegation against Michael and understand that he...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  10. Ranking the remaining coaching vacancies

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears' hiring of Marc Trestman as head coach leaves Arizona, Philadelphia and Jacksonville as the final three teams with vacancies heading toward the 2013 season. Trestman was not a known candidate for any other job. His rather curious...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  11. Signs of life from 49ers' Vernon Davis?

    Mike Sando

    Tight end Vernon Davis loves playing for a winner after losing too frequently early in his career with the San Francisco 49ers. At age 28, Davis is mature enough to understand team success matters more than individual opportunities. The 49ers a...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  12. 49ers' Crabtree ascending among NFL's elite

    Mike Sando

    2012 Receiving, Weeks 13-19 WR White Jones Crabtree Rec. 30 32 44 Targets 51 53 63 Routes 176 175 118 Yards 424 374 657 Avg. 14.1 11.7 14.9 YAC 93 161 272 YAC/...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  13. Quick Take: Seahawks at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about Sunday's Seattle Seahawks divisional-round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome next week: 1. Beast mode: Seattle's Marshawn Lynch has reached 100 yards rushing in 11 games this season, counting t...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  14. Fantasy Watch: NFC West points leaders

    Mike Sando

    2012 NFC West Fantasy Points Thru Wk. 15 Rk. Player Tm. Pts. 1 Russell Wilson SEA 212 2 Marshawn Lynch SEA 199 3 Sam Bradford STL 195 4 Frank Gore SF 174 5 Colin Kaepernick SF 1...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  15. QBR ranks: Revisiting Kaepernick's night

    Mike Sando

    Just about everything Colin Kaepernick tried Monday night worked for the San Francisco 49ers' second-year quarterback. Kaepernick completed 10 of 14 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown when the Chicago Bears rushed him with four or fewer defender...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  16. Wrap-up: Falcons 23, Cardinals 19

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 23-19 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Sunday: What it means: The Cardinals have now lost six consecutive games following a 4-0 start. This game was a bit like their season. Arizona started qu...

    Blog | November 18, 2012