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  1. 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
  2. 2013 NFL Playoffs -- Mike Nolan of Atlanta Falcons not bitter abo...

    Mike Nolan knows a thing or two about the San Francisco 49ers. His father coached the team and he did, too. And now, he'll try to keep them out of the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  3. Nolan's best decisions could cost him now

    Mike Sando

    2012 Playing Time for Nolan Picks Draft Player Pct. 2007 Tarell Brown 97.4 2007 Dashon Goldson 96.9 2007 Joe Staley 95.5 2007 Patrick Willis 93.0 2006 Vernon Davis 91.3 2007 Ray Mc...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  4. Miami visit? Now we're talking, Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith repeatedly set aside his pride during seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. It's good to see him make an exception when warranted. Smith's free-agent visit to the Miami Dolphins might look like an attempt by that organization t...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  5. Sam Bradford and Alex Smith, early years

    Mike Sando

    Count Frank Cignetti's expected hiring as quarterbacks coach in St. Louis as the latest career parallel between the Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith. Both were No. 1 overall draft choices. Both began their careers unde...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Alex Smith's return

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee provides one more piece of evidence affirming Alex Smith's intentions to re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers. Barrows: "Smith, who is an unrestricted free agent, spoke publicly for the first time since the 2010 sea...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  7. Why 49ers make sense for Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    New San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has repeatedly offered praise for quarterback Alex Smith. The two have met several times, leaving the rest of us to focus on whether bringing back Smith could make sense for the 49ers heading into an unce...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  8. What happened to the flagship 49ers

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- Sixteen years have passed since Steve Young defined his legacy while leading the San Francisco 49ers to their fifth Super Bowl championship. The 49ers haven't been back to a Super Bowl since and they haven't even sniffed the playoffs sin...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  9. Singletary out: Reflections and projections

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- This was supposed to be the year when a little continuity would help push the San Francisco 49ers back into the playoffs. Not so much. Mike Singletary's firing as head coach Sunday night capped one of the more tumultuous seasons an...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  10. The right fit for Rams, Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Two No. 1 overall draft choices will start at quarterback for NFC West teams in Week 14. One of them, Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers, has lived the classic cautionary tale for quarterbacks drafted in the first round. Organizational instabil...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  11. Should 49ers make coaching change?

    Mike Sando

    Fire the coach. Bench the quarterback. Overhaul the roster. The San Francisco 49ers have tried all these things at various points over the last five-plus seasons. They might wind up doing all of them again if they continue down the path they have ...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  12. Alex Smith reflects on Singletary, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith came through when needed Sunday, tossing two touchdown passes without an interception during a 17-9 victory over Oakland. Smith also came through Monday during an excellent interview with Sirius' Rich Gan...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  13. Around the NFC West: More 49ers drama

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Lynch of Niner Insider says the sideline drama featuring 49ers coach Mike Singletary and quarterback Alex Smith was all in a week's work for the 49ers. Lynch: "A completely flummoxed and frustrated Alex Smith came to the sidelines after throwin...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  14. Mort report: Thoughts on 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ESPN's Chris Mortensen stopped by San Francisco 49ers camp recently and culled this quote from team's top personnel man, Trent Baalke: "I'm not saying Alex Smith is a great quarterback in the NFL, but if we protect him and we'...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  15. Frank Gore will be the primary focus as the San Francisco 49ers s...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass previews the San Francisco 49ers for fantasy and notes that the new coaching staff is going to focus on the running game, which means good things for Frank Gore.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2009
  16. What Smith's new deal means for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The 49ers' new contract with Alex Smith, announced Tuesday, means the quarterback will participate in offseason practices and compete for the starting job. Smith The organ...

    Blog | March 10, 2009