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  1. 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
  2. Too few snaps? A look at QB playing time

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick has played fewer preseason snaps than any projected starting quarterback except for the still-idled Robert Griffin III. Big deal? Not necessarily. Injuries, game circumstances, position battles and othe...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  3. How quarterbacks fared under pressure

    Mike Sando

    First-year starters filled four of the top five spots in Total QBR while under pressure last season. Two of them, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, call the NFC West home. With Pro Football Focus singling out the division's current passers f...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Tops in power rankings and jersey sales

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks ranked first and the San Francisco 49ers were second in ESPN's most recent NFL Power Rankings. The order is swapped in the most recent report on NFL jersey sales. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has the NFL's best-sellin...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  5. Young QB debate: 'His game is complete'

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck and Andrew Brandt think Andrew Luck will have the best second season as a starting quarterback in 2013 over Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III. They think it'll be close, however. 2012 Luck-Wilson vs. 8...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. Russell Wilson and changing perceptions

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson frequently faced questions about his relative lack of height last season. He changed the subject during a successful rookie season as the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback, posting an 11-5 record while matching Peyton Manning's ro...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  7. Sophomore slumps? A few initial thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Player performance levels vary from season to season. The term "sophomore slump" applies to declines from a player's first to second season, but it also implies there are special challenges associated with transitioning to a second season. This so...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Newton to upstage Kaepernick, Wilson?

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have dominated NFL headlines as young quarterbacks on the rise. NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas expects Cam Newton to upstage them all in 2013. "Call it bouncing back, breaking t...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. A run through the 2013 preseason schedule

    Mike Sando

    The NFL released dates and times for 2013 exhibition games, pushing back the final entry in our series examining NFC West offseasons. A few thoughts: Rams: The opener at Cleveland carries one big what-if scenario. What if the Browns had succeeded...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  10. Raiders' trade shows Rams' timing right

    Mike Sando

    The Miami Dolphins just traded the 12th and 42nd overall choices to the Oakland Raiders for the third overall choice. One year ago, the Washington Redskins traded the sixth and 39th picks, plus first-rounders in 2013 and 2014, to acquire the secon...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  11. New sod at FedEx Field could affect 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Robert Griffin III and Chris Clemons suffered serious knee injuries during their teams' playoff game on a shoddy surface at FedEx Field last season. It's tough to know whether bad sod influenced either injury or to what degree. The Washington R...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  12. #bloggermock won't be exercise in futility

    Mike Sando

    NFL players will never have to press a 45-pound bar loaded with four 45-pound plates off their chests during a game. They will never have to execute during games any number of the training exercises that help prepare their bodies for NFL life. Tha...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  13. 2013 'Monday Night Football' schedule

    Mike Sando

    "Monday Night Football" loads up on the NFC for 2013 with an emphasis on young quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III. Griffin's recovery from knee surgery will be the key variable for a Week 1 matchup between his Was...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  14. Tradewinds: 16 picks pass through West

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-eight picks in the 2013 NFL draft have changed hands to this point. Sixteen of the 28 have NFC West fingerprints on them. The chart below, put together with an assist from Jason Vida of ESPN Stats & Information, singles out those 16 sel...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  15. NFL econ: 49ers' sustainability, Rams' plan

    Mike Sando

    BOSTON -- The San Francisco 49ers, having already spent big for Patrick Willis, engaged in a lengthy internal debate before deciding to invest heavily in a second inside linebacker, NaVorro Bowman, last season. The St. Louis Rams also had big-pict...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  16. Which offenses got most bang for cap buck

    Mike Sando

    The $26.7 million in salary-cap space Indianapolis committed to offensive players in 2012 was the smallest amount in the NFL. It was less than half what the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins allocated -- a testament to the role Andrew Luck ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013