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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A run through the 2013 preseason schedule

    Mike Sando

    The NFL released dates and times for 2013 exhibition games, pushing back the final entry in our series examining NFC West offseasons. A few thoughts: Rams: The opener at Cleveland carries one big what-if scenario. What if the Browns had succeeded...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  5. 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
  6. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    An NFC West team other than the one recently appearing in the Super Bowl ranks No. 1 in ESPN's first NFL Power Rankings of the 2013 offseason. Call us suckers for the excitement of free agency and the trade market, but the Seattle Seahawks' recent...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Kaepernick appears ready for the pressure

    Mike Sando

    The Baltimore Ravens' defense was relentless in pressuring San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith when the teams faced one another during the 2011 season. 5+ Pass-Rushers Since Week 11 Unit BAL D SF O Games 10 9 ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  12. Quick Take: 49ers vs. Ravens

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Super Bowl XLVII, in which the Baltimore Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3: 1. Family affair: The coaching Harbaughs, Jim and John, will of course be on opposite sidelines when Jim's San Francisco 49ers ...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  13. Inside Slant: Making home-field edge matter

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and ESPN's recent package breaking down home-field advantages gave Kevin Seifert and I material for the latest "Inside Slant" podcast. Seattle's CenturyLink Field figured prominently into the home-field p...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  14. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers opened Alex Smith's rookie season dead last in ESPN's 2005 NFL Power Rankings. Seven years later, the 49ers have emerged from Week 1 with two first-place votes from our five panelists -- nearly enough to overtake New Englan...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  15. Accepting the '4949centennial' challenge

    Mike Sando

    Leave it to one of our resident San Francisco 49ers fans to issue an irresistible challenge. Thank you, 4949centennial, for giving me something (arguably) better to do on a Friday afternoon. Some background: With the 49ers finishing 13-3 last s...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  16. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Take a bow, Green Bay Packers. You sailed through ESPN's NFL Power Rankings as the top team from Week 1 through the regular season. There was lots of movement beneath you, however. Our Power Rankings voters -- John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky, James...

    Blog | January 03, 2012