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  1. Snyder to Cardinals: Some perspective

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' running game perked up considerably when Adam Snyder replaced Chilo Rachal at right guard last season. That did not necessarily mean the 49ers wanted to proceed with Snyder as their long-term starter. They valued him initi...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  2. On 49ers' play calling against Giants

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kendall Hunter's 18-yard run moved the San Francisco 49ers into easy range for the tying fourth-quarter field goal Sunday. The running game seemed to be there for the 49ers during their 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  3. On Rams' Lloyd and 49ers' offensive MVP

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: two Insider pieces heavy on NFC West angles. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. says the San Francisco 49ers' running game must remain strong for Alex Smith to succeed. My take: Some argued for Smith's inclusion on the MVP Watch list l...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  4. You wanna step outside? 49ers did Sunday

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' tight ends caught three touchdown passes Sunday. They also factored into the running game as the 49ers rushed for 213 yards. 49ers Rushing Outside Tackles Category Weeksk 1-4 Week 5 Yards 53 141 ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: 49ers same, different

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers ran a power offense before coach Jim Harbaugh arrived and that wasn't going to change. Harbaugh, like his predecessor, very much values building around a strong running game. There will be times, of course, when the 49ers n...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  6. 49ers' Gore already thinking outside box

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' offense lacked subtlety under former coach Mike Singletary. That was the point. Singletary vowed to "hit people in the mouth" with a power running game. If opponents loaded up against the run, too bad. The 49ers were going...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  7. Beanie Wells rides to Jim Tressel's defense

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' running game should perk up this season if Beanie Wells revisits the hard-charging form he flashed during his rookie season two years ago. Beanie Wells #26 RB Arizona Cardinals 2010 STATS Rush116 Yds397 TD2 Rec...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  8. AllNight audio: Holmgren, 49ers and more

    Mike Sando

    You've probably heard the usual names associated with any potential San Francisco 49ers coaching search. Jon Gruden stands out to me as an attractive potential candidate. He's an offensive-minded head coach who values the running game and has won ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  9. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: Running back Beanie Wells continues to practice in anticipation of his return from a toe injury for the Nov. 25 game against St. Louis. He will not play against the Atlanta Falcons this week. It's looking very likely that John Skel...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  11. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Teams facing the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers tend to focus on containing those teams' strong running games. This could be opening up first-down opportunities for quarterbacks Russell Wilson and...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Money's on 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, fourth in our latest NFL power rankings, sit atop the "Bettors' Poll" heading into Week 10. I'd never seen the Bettors' Poll before running across it Tuesday night. Dave Tuley, who picks NFL games against the spread f...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  13. Setting expectations for Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have announced Steven Jackson as their starting running back Sunday despite a groin injury. I'm guessing we'll still see rookie Daryl Richardson get chances to run the ball in this game against the Chicago Bears. Jackson missed ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  14. Watters, now suing NFL, was a gamer

    Mike Sando

    Running back Ricky Watters, then with the Philadelphia Eagles, suffered a "mild concussion" against Indianapolis during a 1996 game. Nothing unusual there. Back then, before concussion awareness would become part of the public discussion and Watte...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  15. Suspension could help Rams, 49ers early

    Mike Sando

    Mikel Leshoure's two-game suspension from the Detroit Lions takes him off the field for games against the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers. The second-year running back missed the 2011 season with an injury, but he's expected to start in 201...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  16. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012