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  1. Pausing to acknowledge 49ers' 2006 class

    Mike Sando

    Parys Haralson and Delanie Walker departed the San Francisco 49ers' roster this offseason after entering the NFL has 2006 draft choices with the team. 2006 San Francisco 49ers Draft Rd. Player Pos. 1 Vernon Davis TE ...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  2. 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
  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. Quick Take: 49ers at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers' matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in the Georgia Dome: 1. QB matchup. The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick ranked third and the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan ranked fo...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  5. With Smith hurt, a look at 49ers' DL drafting

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have not drafted a true 3-4 defensive lineman since 2009. They've taken outside linebackers such as Aldon Smith. They've taken a college defensive end and turned him into a fullback (Bruce Miller). 2005-2012 49ers D...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Playing to their strengths: The Arizona Cardinals went into this season feeling as though their defense, special teams and rushing attack could carry them as long as the team reduced turnovers at quarterback...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Around the NFC West: Who gets the credit

    Mike Sando

    NFL coaches and personnel people tend to be very much attuned to the credit/blame handed out for putting together their teams. They should be. Their jobs often hang in the balance. Terry Donahue, Steve Mariucci, Scot McCloughan, Mike Nolan, Mik...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  10. Call this NFC West alumni royal wedding

    Mike Sando

    The lockout has come at a good time for NFC West alumni Oshiomogho Atogwe and Mike Singletary. AtogweNeither will have to worry about football matters intervening when Atogwe, late of the St. Louis Rams, marries Jill Singletary, whose famous fathe...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NFC West coaches and finding right balance

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- New head coaches sometimes "lay down the law" to take control of their teams. Mike Singletary went this route upon taking over for Mike Nolan as the San Francisco 49ers' coach during the 2008 season. Singletary put players thr...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  15. Coaching carousel still turning in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Frequent coaching turnover is part of life in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers have had 10 head coaches, interim or otherwise, since Arizona hired Ken Whisenhunt for the 2007 season. Pete Carroll, Steve Spag...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  16. Thoughts on 49ers' offensive coordinator

    Mike Sando

    A few nuggets following news that the San Francisco 49ers have identified Stanford assistant head coach Greg Roman as their next offensive coordinator: This was an expected move once Stanford hired David Shaw over Roman as successor to new 49ers ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011