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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. Camp Confidential: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer's relationship with his new head coach, Bruce Arians, is unlike any the Arizona Cardinals quarterback has experienced in 10 NFL seasons or even in college under Pete Carroll at USC -- except for a nine-start period in...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Hitting key points on Palmer with Arians

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians knows what the stats say. When he was offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts last season, Arians knows that his quarterback, Andrew Luck, took more hits while throwing than any QB in the NFL. Before...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  5. On those conflicting Todd Haley reports

    Mike Sando

    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is interviewing for the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals. Art Rooney II, president of the Steelers, confirmed this information on the record, according to longtime Pittsburgh Post-Ga...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. MNF Preview: Cards' uphill battle vs. 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals might have won a championship or two by now if coach Ken Whisenhunt could have brought the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense with him to the desert in 2007. They came close anyway with Kurt Warner threading passes to Larry Fitzger...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Third-down outlook

    Mike Sando

    Third-down conversion rates aren't everything. The New Orleans Saints led the NFL in that category last season. They lost a shootout in the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, who ranked 31st. Around the NFC West: Oct. 4, 2012 Arizona...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  8. Family first: What if QB misses the game?

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh lives football. It's in his blood. So, when a reporter asked whether the San Francisco 49ers' second-year coach would have missed a season-opening game at Green Bay to attend the birth of his son, Harbaugh sounded incredulous. "Wil...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  9. NFL Power Rankings: AFC North reaction

    Jamison Hensley

    I'm happy to announce that I'm a new voter on the NFL power rankings this season. I've joined ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton, ESPN NFL columnist Ashley Fox, NFC West blogger Mike Sando and NFC East blogger Dan Graziano. Here's how the AFC North tea...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  10. Inside Slant: More CB-WR discussion

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando and I were recording this week's Inside Slant podcast at the same time news broke of the NFL's decision to move forward with replacement officials. So we were able to provide some analysis and context amid our league-wide discussion. I...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  11. On Big Ben's suggestion 49ers targeted him

    Mike Sando

    Ben Roethlisberger did not accuse the San Francisco 49ers of outright dirty play against him in Week 15 last season. The Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback did drop a hint Wednesday when Dan Patrick asked him to recall the most recent time an oppone...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  12. Cardinals bank on future without Haley

    Mike Sando

    Todd Haley's hiring as the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator comes after the Arizona Cardinals decided against offering an equivalent role to him. My initial thought: Haley's pull-no-punches approach to motivation worked well when he was ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  13. A statement game for the 49ers, undeniably

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Tight end Vernon Davis sold the run block, disengaged from outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley and broke into the clear for a touchdown catch so easy, he could have made it in the dark. By then, city engineers had restored power to ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 20, Steelers 3

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football" at Candlestick Park in Week 15: What it means: The 49ers improved to 11-3 and stayed just ahead of 11-3 New Orleans for the ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  15. First-half shutout admirable, but ...

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers have become the third team over the past three-plus seasons to shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers in a first half. That speaks well of the 49ers' defense, but continuing offensive troubles in the red zone hav...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  16. A tactical consideration for 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pittsburgh Steelers use three tight ends with one running back more frequently than any NFL team. That might not excite you, but it has caught the attention of the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator. Vic Fangio pointed...

    Blog | December 19, 2011