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  1. Dallas Cowboys won't reach full potential with Tony Romo at quart...

    Mike Sando

    The Dallas Cowboys won't reach their full potential so long as Tony Romo is the starting quarterback -- and the team's culture is to blame. Mike Sando explains, then runs through the rest of his takeaways from Week 1 of the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Teams most likely to return to playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area features two teams from far, far away. That is fitting because the West teams were best in 2013. While six of the eight NFL teams from the AFC West and NFC West finished with winning records, the...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Top 25 'must-sign' NFL free agents

    Mike Sando

    The stakes in NFL free agency would be so much higher this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and other headliners hadn't signed contract extensions keeping them off the market. Teams have ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. Gotta put that Chicago Bears shirt on order

    Mike Sando

    Perhaps San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should order hats from the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons to go with the one he famously wore from the Miami D...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  7. 49ers get their safety after trading up

    Mike Sando

    LSU safety Eric Reid was an increasingly popular projection to be selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the 2013 NFL mock drafts piled up late this week. The assumption was that the 49ers might get him at No. 31, but with the New Orleans Saints t...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  8. One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    Mike Sando

    Before Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers had run the ball four times in four chances under coach Jim Harbaugh when using two backs and two tight ends on third-and-2 situations. Steve Spagnuolo, the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator, had reas...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 31, Saints 21

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome in Week 12: What it means: The 49ers improved to 8-2-1, tightening their lead over Seattle (6-5) for first place in the NFC West. They p...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  10. NFC West watching from the Superdome

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Greetings from the Superdome, site of the San Francisco 49ers' Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints. I arrived early enough to walk around the Superdome and surrounding area before the early kickoffs. The shrimp poboy sandwic...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  11. 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
  12. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Deep breaths. Repeat after NFC East blogger Dan Graziano: Sure, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins suffered crushing defeats in Week 3. Their seasons aren't unfolding quite as plann...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  13. Vilma decision could affect Seahawks, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Jonathan Vilma and other current/former suspended New Orleans Saints players won reversals Friday. What it means for the NFC West: The decision clears Vilma to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 (and all season). Vilma had previou...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Saints smack talk

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers visit the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 25 this season. The pregame show is already under way. Saints linebacker Scott Shanle blasted 49ers safety Donte Whitner after Whitner suggested his team's character would prevent San...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Quiet will not last

    Mike Sando

    The NFL took a break from dominating the sports news cycle over the weekend. The silence will not last long. Bounty-related punishments for current and former New Orleans Saints players await. The NFL will address recent bounty-related appeals ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Defending Williams

    Mike Sando

    Gregg Williams isn't getting much sympathy these days. That isn't going to change following the release of an audio tape featuring the former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator imploring his players to injure specific San Francisco 49ers -- ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012