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  1. Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes revisited

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers showed zero meaningful interest in Nnamdi Asomugha when the Pro Bowl cornerback reached free agency two years ago. At the time, the 49ers were moving on from Nate Clements. They needed a corner. Their newly hired defensive...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  2. 2012 NFL Preview: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five notes on the San Francisco 49ers from our recently published 2012 preview page: 1. Alex Smith has an opportunity: San Francisco ranked 31st in third-down conversion rate and 30th in red zone touchdown percentage last season despite higher ranki...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  3. Talent, value and 49ers' approach at corner

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers realized a terrific return on investment by signing Carlos Rogers to a one-year deal in free agency last offseason. Rogers put together a Pro Bowl season, positioning himself for a big payday. The 49ers now have options....

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  4. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Mike Sims-Walker, ex-Rams WR: That did not take long. Sims-Walker went from key free-agent addition to dropping three passes against Washington to being named inactive to being released in a short period of time. Perhaps now we know why...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  5. NFC West corner landscape minus Trufant

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West cornerback landscape was already barely recognizable from last season. Marcus Trufant's placement on the Seattle Seahawks injured-reserve list, announced by the team Monday, signals another big change. The Seahawks will have gone f...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  6. Week 5 rematches: NFC West vengeance?

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams went 0-3 last season against the teams they face in Week 5. They lost those games by a combined 99-31 score. Much has changed since then. Let's take a look: Cardinals at Vikings Score last season: Vikings 27, Cardinals 24 (...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  7. On illegal hits: Heap shot no cheap shot?

    Mike Sando

    Kam Chancellor's huge hit on Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap during the Seattle Seahawks' 13-10 victory Sunday drew a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. "It was as clean a hit as you can get," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporte...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  8. 2011 49ers Week 3: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers during their 13-8 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3: Brooks commanded double-teams. The Bengals funneled significant resources toward blocking 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  9. 49ers in unfamiliar position against Bengals

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' offense never ran a play from scrimmage during the first two games while trailing on the scoreboard. That changed in Week 3 when the Cincinnati Bengals took a 3-0 lead. That lead has stood through the first half. This g...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  10. Week 3 shines light on NFC West moves

    Mike Sando

    A few recent NFC West moves are coming into focus with an assist from NFC schedule makers. A quick run through some of them: Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati: The Seattle Seahawks traded Jennings to the Bengals in part because they wanted to get bigg...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Towering CB

    Mike Sando

    Greg Toler, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Nate Clements and Kelly Jennings were among the starting cornerbacks for NFC West teams in Week 17 last season. Only Toler remains with his team from that group, and he's on injured reserve. Another Week 17...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  12. Intelligence report: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers, straight from our newly published 2011 preview: 1. The clock starts anew: As frustrating as the past decade has been for 49ers fans and the organization as a whole, none of that serves as a releva...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West rosters after calculating age ranks for NFL teams based on the rosters I maintain: The chart ranks teams from oldest to youngest, excluding special-teams players who can sometimes play into their 40s. The first column s...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  14. 49ers' defensive overhaul unexpected

    Mike Sando

    Panic would have set in last season if the San Francisco 49ers had gone into a game without five defensive starters and a promising young backup safety. Aubrayo Franklin, Takeo Spikes, Nate Clements and Dashon Goldson each started 16 games for the...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  15. Bidwill, Cardinals feeling the momentum

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers are taking opposite approaches to free agency and the trading period this offseason. Arizona keeps adding players, from quarterback Kevin Kolb to guard Daryn Colledge to tight end Todd Heap and others....

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  16. Obligatory 49ers free-agent departure item

    Mike Sando

    Aubrayo Franklin's one-year agreement with the New Orleans Saints gives San Francisco fans another reason to lament the 49ers' approach to free agency. Don't shoot the messenger, folks. Franklin helped anchor a 49ers defense that was strong aga...

    Blog | August 02, 2011