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  1. Michael Johnson, Eric Decker among 10 worst offseason pickups -- ...

    Mike Sando

    Michael Johnson, Erick Decker among big-name veteran additions that fell through in the '14.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  2. Long odds for Geno Smith to be a successful quarterback - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks who have struggled as much as Geno Smith has through as many starts as he had almost never go on to become successful NFL QBs, writes Mike Sando. He explains the historical precedent, and why it means the Jets could soon make a QB change.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  3. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Fun with Revis, the story that won't go away

    Mike Sando

    Acquiring Darrelle Revis and making the cornerback one of their highest-paid players would complicate the San Francisco 49ers' efforts to manage and replenish what was the NFL's highest-priced defense last season. For that reason, and because Revi...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Around the NFC West: 49ers trump Ryan

    Mike Sando

    Coaches do not get to block and tackle one another. The satisfaction they get comes from outwitting the opponent. There had to be some satisfaction for the San Francisco 49ers' staff after they used Colin Kaepernick to upstage the New York Jets' T...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  10. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: 49ers' defense in focus: The San Francisco 49ers brought the NFL's best defense into the 2012 season. That was the widely accepted assumption, anyway. But after Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings sco...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona: Beanie Wells' turf-toe injury will sideline him until at least Nov. 25, putting pressure on second-year pro Ryan Williams to remain healthy. The team re-signed Alfonso Smith for depth, but Williams, LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell ...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  12. On 49ers and the closing of Revis Island

    Mike Sando

    Defensive coordinators can adjust their schemes to cover for deficiencies in the secondary. Cornerback deficiencies can be easier to mask than, say, a shortage at the offensive skill positions. 2011-2012 Jets With/Without Revis Revis...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford was very good Sunday in Detroit when the Lions failed to pressure him. The St. Louis Rams' third-year quarterback completed 17 of 23 passes (73.9 percent) for 198 yards in these ideal situations. Bradford took three sacks and faile...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Cards' WR plans

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals drafted receiver Michael Floyd in the first round with visions of Andre Roberts moving to the slot and flourishing there. The plan called for Floyd to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald, allowing Roberts to join Early Doucet amo...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  15. Did Seahawks pre-empt the 49ers' choice?

    Mike Sando

    Jerry from Benicia, Calif., thought the Seattle Seahawks might have drafted Bruce Irvin a little earlier than anticipated in part because they feared division-rival San Francisco might take him later in the round. "People say, 'Well, Irvin will be...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Mourning Seau

    Mike Sando

    The 1990 NFL draft class featured Pro Football Hall of Famers Cortez Kennedy and Emmitt Smith. Sadly, that class also included Jeff Alm, who committed suicide following a traffic accident that killed his best friend, and Anthony Smith, who would b...

    Blog | May 03, 2012