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  1. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Camp Confidential: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For the first time since 2004, the San Francisco 49ers are conducting training camp without Alex Smith as part of the quarterback equation. Throw in a long, growing list of injuries, and the NFC West's most established team is ...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  3. Tradeoffs within Anthony Davis' new deal

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have generally done a good job identifying which players to re-sign ahead of time. Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, NaVorro Bowman and Joe Staley stand as examples from past seasons. Deciding against paying big money for other...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. 2012 NFL Preview: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five notes on the San Francisco 49ers from our recently published 2012 preview page: 1. Alex Smith has an opportunity: San Francisco ranked 31st in third-down conversion rate and 30th in red zone touchdown percentage last season despite higher ranki...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: $1 million mistake?

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. I'm looking forward to renewing acquaintances in the comments section after a couple weeks away. First, let's throw out a few subjects for conversation. Brian McIntyre of NFL.com says Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons saw his 2...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: 49ers' OL options

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers need to identify a starting right guard. Adam Snyder is out, having signed with Arizona. Chilo Rachal appears to be out, having reached free agency without the 49ers showing much interest in him. Daniel Kilgore remains, but...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  7. Manning and 49ers' championship window

    Mike Sando

    Thaisport from San Francisco wants my take on the Peyton Manning news regarding the San Francisco 49ers. He thinks this is a "win-win" situation because Manning would deliver an NFC West title to the 49ers, Manning would make every offensive player b...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  8. 2011 All-NFC West Defense

    Mike Sando

    A look at my all-NFC West picks for the 2011 season, continuing with the defense: San Francisco 49ers rookie Aldon Smith defied categorization. I wasn't going to list him at the expense of every-down players at defensive end or linebacker. Neithe...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  9. Revisiting NFC West projections for 2011

    Mike Sando

    Nearly five months have passed since I set team-by-team expectations for the NFC West based on what I'd seen at training camps. The San Francisco 49ers outperformed expectations. The St. Louis Rams fell far short. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  10. Chat wrap: If the Seahawks could re-draft

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has not yet been won, but it's trending toward the San Francisco 49ers enough for offseason questions to proliferate during the latest chat. Niners fans are already asking about which players the team should re-sign, while other teams...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. 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
  12. On Carlos Rogers' rebirth with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers haven't been big spenders in free agency recently. None of the unrestricted free agents they added from other teams during the 2011 offseason received a deal exceeding three years in length or $4.25 million in average compe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  13. Bowman and 49ers' defensive revelations

    Mike Sando

    crabman82 read the NFC West Stock Watch and thought the San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman deserved mention. Good point. "NaVorro Bowman is a big-time find," Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. said. Bowman, a third-round choice in 2010, took ov...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  14. Intelligence report: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers, straight from our newly published 2011 preview: 1. The clock starts anew: As frustrating as the past decade has been for 49ers fans and the organization as a whole, none of that serves as a releva...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  15. 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West rosters after calculating age ranks for NFL teams based on the rosters I maintain: The chart ranks teams from oldest to youngest, excluding special-teams players who can sometimes play into their 40s. The first column s...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  16. 2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard

    Mike Sando

    With training camps winding down, I've found time to update rosters and put together team-by-team reference material for unrestricted free agency. The names below match official NFL counts. These are for players with at least four accrued NFL s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011