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  1. West DL ranks: 49ers fourth? Wait a minute

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have fielded an effective, sometimes dominant defensive line recently, even without factoring outside linebacker Aldon Smith into the line equation. That's why it was shocking to see ESPN's NFL scout, Matt Williamson, rank ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  2. Veteran QB mentors: NFC West and beyond

    Mike Sando

    Moderately accomplished quarterbacks are more likely than great ones to mentor a young prospect, in my view. They have less to lose. The "Outside the Lines" video above provides fresh and archived interviews with NFC West alums Joe Montana, Ste...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. Revisiting 49ers' improvement in red zone

    Mike Sando

    NFL offenses generally do not suddenly assume vastly different characteristics when crossing the opponent's 20-yard line. Bad offenses tend to struggle inside and outside the red zone. Good ones fare better. Red Zone Offense: Last Four Games ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. Video: 49ers rookie Ian Williams on OTL

    Mike Sando

    Outside The Lines followed Notre Dame nose tackle Ian Williams through the post-draft signing process right up to his arrival at San Francisco 49ers headquarters. Through Williams, we see the highs and lows players experience as they chase their N...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  5. Personnel report: Hasselbeck's approach

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck rolled to his right on third-and-1, directing traffic with his left hand and settling outside the yard-line numbers at his own 38. The Seattle Seahawks led the San Diego Chargers, 17-7, midway through the third quarter....

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  6. OTL: Safer to digest in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Fans sick of watching NFC West teams lose to non-division opponents might be less apt to feel queasy at their favorite teams' concession stands. Score it as a small victory for the division that claimed the fewest victories against outside competi...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  7. Outside the Lines: Kermit Alexander

    Mike Sando

    Tom Friend's piece on former 49ers and Rams cornerback Kermit Alexander takes a close look at a fascinating life -- well beyond the notorious play that helped define his career: Then came Nov. 10, 1968. Kermit was an All-Pro that season, and in a ...

    Blog | May 13, 2010
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Go ahead and pencil in Drew Brees, Peyton Manning or both for MVP honors this season. Their stat lines and combined 26-0 starting record separate them from all challengers. That leaves Philip Rivers on the outside even though he's playing like ...

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  9. On The Clock: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Team needs: Running back, outside linebacker, offensive line, tight end Charles LeClaire/Getty Images If available, it would be difficult for the Cardinals to pass ...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  10. Linehan minimizes Wroten's absence

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Wroten Scott from Southern California writes: "With the suspension of (Claude) Wroten, will the Rams be looking outside the organization for more d-line help?" Scott from St. Louis -- as in Rams coach Scott Linehan -...

    Blog | July 24, 2008