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  1. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. NFL - Why we may have already seen the best of Robert Griffin III...

    Mike Sando

    Have we already seen the best of Robert Griffin III? Maybe. But a dialed-back RG III might still be good enough to win games for the Redskins. Mike Sando explains, plus weighs in with notes from around the league in the debut of NFL Insider Daily.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  3. Why NFL should expand playoff field

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has no shortage of critics on player safety, commissioner-ordered discipline and the push to leverage public funds for billionaire owners seeking new stadiums. For some, a ramped-up Thursday night schedule came off as just another money grab ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. NFL - What Tampa Bay's plan should be moving forward

    Mike Sando and Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson and Mike Sando examine the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' issues and whether they could experience a Chiefs-like turnaround in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  5. Josh Freeman's future in Tampa Bay

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes a leadership change produces sudden, extreme results carrying maximum shock value. The Cleveland Browns' decision to trade highly drafted running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts comes to mind. New general manager Mike Lombar...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  6. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. NFL - How effective can Robert Griffin III be early?

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando measures Robert Griffin III against the history of mobile QBs who came off serious knee injuries and QBs who returned from serious injuries with little or no preseason prep, evaluating how effective he might be early in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  8. Expanded view on the company a QB keeps

    Mike Sando

    After judging a quarterback by the company he keeps, I've expanded the field to show additional names with recent ties to the NFC West. The chart below ranks these QBs by most starts since 2010 with at least 15 action plays and a Total QBR score i...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. Great coaches without great quarterbacks?

    Mike Sando

    Jim from Albany, Ore., had no beefs with the "Greatest Coaches" ballot I submitted for the ESPN project. He did question the project itself, however. "It seems to me that a coach becomes 'great' only after he has a 'great' quarterback," Jim wrote ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  10. On 49ers' addition of ex-Seahawks tight end

    Mike Sando

    We can remove another NFC West unrestricted free agent from the pool of available players. Cameron Morrah, a Seattle Seahawks seventh-round draft choice from the Tim Ruskell era, agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers. He joins Jason Jones a...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  11. Buckle up: Wild ride continues at QB

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have drafted five quarterbacks, acquired two by trade, shipped off four others for draft choices and spent roughly $130 million on the position -- all since 2010. It's been a wild ride. In 2012 alone, every team in the division b...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  12. First Steven Jackson, now Adrian Wilson

    Mike Sando

    Patrick Willis, Adrian Wilson and Steven Jackson defined toughness, physical play and intimidation in the NFC West when the division was known for none of those things. It's only fitting Wilson and Jackson are leaving together. While it's possi...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. Setting a price for 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Recent updates regarding Alex Smith's trade status do not include a couple key details: which team would acquire the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and at what price. The Kansas City Chiefs have been mentioned consistently as a potential trade pa...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  14. Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, frustrated over the absence of a late pass-interference call in Super Bowl XLVII, might not embrace a stat ESPN's John Clayton dug up for his latest "Inside the Huddle" video (above). I can help on that front, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  15. Washington, Wilson worthy of Pro Bowl

    Mike Sando

    Picking apart the Pro Bowl selection process has become sport for NFL fans frustrated by seemingly unworthy choices. The groans have almost become automatic when the NFL announces players appearing as replacements for those unable to participate f...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  16. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Three of a kind. Not since 1991 have three NFC West teams finished a season with winning records. It could happen in 2012 if the St. Louis Rams upset the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Rams would finish 8-...

    Blog | December 28, 2012