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  1. The loaded 2015 free-agent WR class

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks drive the car in the NFL, but they need help. Supply them with insufficient horsepower and even the good ones will bog down to some degree. We saw it last season when Eli Manning's offensive line fell apart. We saw it when Tom Brady s...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. 49ers season prediction: 10-6

    Mike Sando

    The two-time defending NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers remain strongest where it often matters most: at quarterback, along the offensive line and in the defensive front seven. They have a dynamic tight end in Vernon Davis and should get another...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  3. Perspective as Adam Snyder, 49ers reunite

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, by most accounts, have the best offensive line in the NFC West and one of the best in the NFL. They've needed a swing tackle and could always use veteran depth. Adam Snyder's return to the team Monday on a two-year cont...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  4. Two players to watch for 49ers vs. Ravens

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Baltimore Ravens' defense dominated the right side of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line during a 2011 game in Baltimore. The 49ers made a significant upgrade since then by moving Alex Boone into the lineup at right guard. ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  5. 49ers' QBs can thank OL, and vice versa

    Mike Sando

    Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden has chosen the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line as the NFL's best for the 2012 season. 2012 49ers Starting QBs QB Smith Kaepernick Starts 9 9 Time in pocket 2.76 2.87 ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. XTRA910 audio: Laying it on the line

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers own the best offensive line in the NFC West. It features three first-round draft choices. The Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams own the worst lines in the division. Theirs feature no first-rounders. These things...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Brees' blueprint

    Mike Sando

    "Monday Night Football" featured the NFL's shortest veteran starting quarterbacks. Philadelphia's Michael Vick had little chance to show his talents because the Eagles' offensive line could not protect him sufficiently. Around the NFC West:...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  8. Where NFC West stands on offensive lines

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' offensive line approaches the 2012 NFL season with the same starters in four of five spots. The new starter, right guard Alex Boone, has been with the team since 2010. This was by design. The 49ers have used first-round...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  9. Guess who had it better than Jim Harbaugh

    Mike Sando

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Gate F12 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could have been an NFC West coaches' lounge. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and assistant head coach/offensive line Tom Cable were among those from the Seattle Seahawks'...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  10. 2011 49ers Week 4: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers defeat the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 4: The offensive line firing off the ball. The 49ers' previously struggling line was off the ball and across the line of scrimmage in ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  11. Chat wrap: NFC West coaching hot seat

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat touched on the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line and Steven Jackson's expected return to the St. Louis Rams. There was also a question about Matt Hasselbeck's departure from the Seattle Seahawks in light of how well things ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  12. Audio: Talking all things NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Some of our NFC West material came to life during a Thursday afternoon conversation with Bob Stelton, Dave Grosby and Dave Wyman on 710ESPN Seattle. One example was just how much the San Francisco 49ers have invested in their offensive line: San ...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. Fretting over NFC West offensive lines

    Mike Sando

    Brad from Harrisburg, Pa., wants to know what is going on with the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line. "I don't expect the quarterback to stay clean all game," he wrote, "but when the quarterback doesn't have time to make a three-step drop, there ar...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  14. Colledge's addition and Cards' OL planning

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals are reaching into free agency to patch holes on their offensive line. Daryn Colledge, a starter for each of his five seasons since Green Bay made him a second-round choice in 2006, gives the team needed reinforcement at guard...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  15. Around the NFC West: Cards' line dance

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of azcardinals.com looks at the unsettled nature of the Cardinals' offensive line. Center Lyle Sendlein and guard Deuce Lutui do not have contracts for 2011. Urban: "Free agency will determine the path of the line. Sendlein remains a fav...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  16. Leading Questions: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each NFC West team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season: ARIZONA CARDINALS What happens to the offensive line? We've been asking, answering and asking...

    Blog | February 14, 2011