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  1. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. The read-option overreaction - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando writes why certain quarterbacks -- like Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson -- can make it work while others cannot. He also writes why the system is used much less than people think.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  3. 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
  4. NFL - Determining likely contracts for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford a...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando looks at the salary situation for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Freeman. What can they expect from their next contracts?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  5. QB matters most, with or without Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, though unusually healthy in recent seasons, had a hard time recovering from injuries to return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. and top defensive lineman Justin Smith over the past two seasons. Bill Barnwell drives home that point ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  6. West head coach rankings: Division stacked

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams posted a 4-26 record against NFC West opponents over the five seasons preceding Jeff Fisher's arrival as head coach. They were 4-1-1 against the NFC West under Fisher in 2012. Matt Williamson Ranks West by Position T...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  7. Ed Reed and 49ers' championship window

    Mike Sando

    Corey from Florida wants to know the likelihood of the San Francisco 49ers adding Ed Reed to replace Dashon Goldson. "And how strange is it that the Niners seem to love signing players from teams that defeated them the previous playoffs?" Corey as...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: 'Jim Harbaugh rule'

    Mike Sando

    The latest meeting for the NFL's competition committee could affect one NFC West team more than any other team inside or outside the division. Around the NFC West: Feb. 21, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: On the ground in Indy ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Dead horse? Wait, there could be a pulse

    Mike Sando

    The Super Bowl officiating horse isn't quite dead, but it's taking a pounding. There's no reason to keep pounding it without advancing the conversation. Mike Pereira, the former NFL officiating vice president working for Fox, advanced it during a ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  11. No holds barred: The price of a non-call

    Mike Sando

    A quick layover in Denver allowed me to rejoin the Super Bowl aftermath conversation via Twitter. Officiating remained prominent on San Francisco 49ers fans' minds. That's fine by me. Even if you think the Baltimore Ravens played better and deserv...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  12. Bright future little consolation for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Say this about the San Francisco 49ers: They can take a punch. They can take a lot of them, in fact. And if a power outage gives them 34 minutes to clear the cobwebs, look out. But it's tough to win a championship playing the way San F...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  13. Sando's best guess: Super Bowl prediction

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers are my pick to win Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens by a 27-23 score. A first-round playoff bye restored the 49ers following a rough couple weeks to end the regular season. Having another down we...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  14. Double Coverage: Special considerations

    Mike Sando and Jamison Hensley

    NEW ORLEANS -- Field goal tries have decided two of the 11 most recent Super Bowls and four of them overall. San Francisco 49ers fans could do without such a finish in Super Bowl XLVII after their team's kicker, David Akers, missed 10 of his 19 tr...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  15. Double Coverage: Kaepernick vs. Ravens' D

    Mike Sando and Jamison Hensley

    NEW ORLEANS -- For his next act, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will try to accomplish what Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady could not pull off in these NFL playoffs. Kaepernick will try to lead his team past the Baltimore ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  16. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: the link to my weekly NFC West conversation with Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN St. Louis. We covered coaching changes in Arizona, what a bye week could mean for the San Francisco 49ers, whether Jim Harbaugh is too up-tight as a coach for...

    Blog | January 27, 2013