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  1. Is Torrey Smith really a 'one-trick pony'?

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith ranked No. 6 among wide receivers entering the final year of their contracts, according to the rankings by ESPN's Mike Sando. One anonymous general manager told Sando that Smith doesn't rank higher because "he's ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Forced to choose between top young QBs

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers deserve applause for executing an in-season quarterback change expertly in 2012. The coaching staff tailored its offense to Kaepernick's strengths. Kaepernick responded by playing a leading role in the ...

    Blog | July 16, 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. NFL econ: How QB resources are allocated

    Mike Sando

    2013 Salary Cap Charges for QBs Rank Team QB Cap 1 Detroit Lions $24.6M 2 New York Giants $22.1M 3 Denver Broncos $20.8M 4 Dallas Cowboys $19.6M 5 San Diego Chargers $18.9M 6 New Y...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Percy Harvin trade crushes Adrian Peterson

    Mike Sando

    Players play and general managers manage. Moves made Monday drove home that point. The Baltimore Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers even though Joe Flacco, the Ravens' recently re-signed quarterback, had publicly lobbied to kee...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  8. QB salaries and championship windows

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen has driven another nail into the Darrelle Revis-to-San Francisco coffin we constructed board by board by board by board. Let's turn our attention to a subject of greater import: the expanded windows San Francisco and Seattle...

    Blog | March 06, 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. Closer look at where 49ers, QB fell short

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick scored his fifth red zone rushing touchdown of the season during Super Bowl XLVII. His inability to complete passes in that area was a problem, however. Super Bowl XLVII Red Zone QB Play QB Flacco Kaepe...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Rapid Reaction: Ravens 34, 49ers 31

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 34-31 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII: What it means: The 49ers came excruciatingly close to a sixth Super Bowl title, but they couldn't draw up or execute the winning plays wi...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  13. First-half thoughts as 49ers trail yet again

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had to overcome a 24-14 halftime deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. They'll need to overcome a 21-6 deficit against the Baltimore Ravens to win Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore is pl...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Quarterbacks are supposed to earn their money on third down. Some aren't willing to wait that long. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick took note of this after his team lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  16. 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