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  1. 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
  2. 49ers' backup QB switch saves $7 million

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are getting backup quarterback Colt McCoy at a bit of a discount. The former Cleveland Browns starter could have earned $2.325 million in salary for the 2013 season based on contract escalators tied to performance earlier i...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  3. Video: Thoughts on switch to John Skelton

    Mike Sando

    John Skelton has never started a game for the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle. That will change Sunday. I've offered thoughts on the switch from Ryan Lindley in the video above. The chart below shows passing stats for Arizona quarterbacks at S...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  4. Wrap-up: Jets 7, Cardinals 6

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 7-6 road defeat to the New York Jets: What it means: The Cardinals have lost eight in a row following their 4-0 start. Coach Ken Whisenhunt's decision to switch quarterbacks continued to produce no dividends, amp...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  5. Mixed messages in switch to Kaepernick

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has named Colin Kaepernick his starting quarterback against the St. Louis Rams in Week 13. One potential reason: Kaepernick's ability to turn negative plays into positive ones. 2012 Niners QBs Under Du...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  6. Faulk skeptical of Brian Schottenheimer

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Count Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk among those skeptical of the St. Louis Rams' switch to Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator. What will the switch mean for the Rams and quarterback Sam Bradford in particular? About four ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  7. On the Rams' outlook along offensive line

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams head into the second half of their schedule with Tony Wragge at center and Adam Goldberg at right tackle. The team did not plan for journeyman backups to emerge as starters, but the switch to Wragge from Jason Brown was voluntar...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  8. On the 49ers' changing of the right guard

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh once joked that no team experiences a right guard controversy. The position is important, but not important enough to captivate the public. For the 49ers, the switch from Chilo Rachal to Adam Snyder at ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. Why NFL playoff re-seeding died so quietly

    Mike Sando

    The disgust was palpable when James Carville's favorite division dared to offer up a 2010 champion with a losing record. "Has there ever been a better argument for the NFL to switch to a seeded-tournament postseason?" ESPN's Gregg Easterbrook aske...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  10. Mailbag: Preparing for the unexpected

    Mike Sando

    Michael from Los Angeles wonders how the NFL draft is "legal" without a collective bargaining agreement, and why veteran players couldn't switch teams. Mike Sando: Article XVI of the collective bargaining agreement begins by saying, "There shall b...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  11. Dick LeBeau rules out Arizona switch

    Mike Sando

    Looks like I wasn't the only one wondering why defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would consider leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Arizona Cardinals. LeBeau told NFL Network he'll be back with Pittsburgh if he does decide to continue coaching...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  12. Thoughts on 49ers' switch to Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith slipped past Troy Smith in my weekly NFC West quarterback rankings earlier Monday. The San Francisco 49ers' coaching staff apparently felt similarly. Troy Smith, though preferable to Alex Smith in some ways, wasn't efficient enough to k...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  13. 49ers already confounding before QB switch

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers could be especially difficult to figure with Troy Smith making his 2010 debut. While the Carolina game marked another numbing defeat from the 49ers' perspective, the game itself revealed significant changes to the 49ers' of...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  14. That didn't take long: Smith at QB

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando HOUSTON -- Those wondering whether the 49ers might be inclined to switch quarterbacks after welcoming Michael Crabtree to the lineup didn't have to wait long. Alex Smith is starting the second half at quarterback...

    Blog | October 25, 2009
  15. Chat wrap: Can 49ers pull away vs. Rams?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Thanks to those who kept the latest NFC West chat moving. Full text here. Highlights below. Chad (DC): When do you feel the Cardinals will make a switch at RB and go with Beanie Wells over Tim Hightower, There is n...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  16. Around the NFC West: Can Cardinals flip switch?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic senses the Cardinals are about to awake following a sleepy preseason. Bickley: "From an Arizona perspective, the worst preseason imaginable might be the best thing that's ever hap...

    Blog | September 08, 2009