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  1. 49ers' Smith and Kaepernick in starts only

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' decision to replace Alex Smith with Colin Kaepernick will be measured, in the end, by overall team success. Wins, losses and ties. That is not necessarily a fair or accurate way to evaluate the decision, of course. ...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  2. Reaching back for 49ers QB parallels

    Mike Sando

    It's tough finding recent parallels for the San Francisco 49ers' current quarterback situation. The decision facing the 49ers, who have yet to name a starter for Week 13, bears loose resemblance to the decision Buffalo faced in replacing Doug Flut...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  3. Vilma decision could affect Seahawks, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Jonathan Vilma and other current/former suspended New Orleans Saints players won reversals Friday. What it means for the NFC West: The decision clears Vilma to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 (and all season). Vilma had previou...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  4. Behind decisions by Harbaugh, Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    One of the items posted Monday morning offered thoughts on Jim Harbaugh declining a 15-yard penalty after his San Francisco 49ers kicked a 55-yard field goal for a 24-14 lead against Dallas. Statistical analysis suggested the decision barely affec...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Atogwe and beyond

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says letting safety Oshiomogho Atogwe depart in free agency could raise questions about new owner Stan Kroenke if the decision came down to money. But there were probably other factors. Miklasz: "And I ...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  6. Hiring Alex Gibbs costs Seahawks dearly

    Mike Sando

    One question following the Seattle Seahawks' hiring of offensive line coach Alex Gibbs was whether the San Francisco 49ers would come out ahead long term. The decision to hire Gibbs freed incumbent Seattle line coach Mike Solari to join the 49ers....

    Blog | September 04, 2010
  7. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: The decision-makers. Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill and general...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  8. 49ers' options after McCloughan

    Mike Sando

    Late March is no time for an NFL team to hire a general manager. The San Francisco 49ers have put off the decision until after the draft, but late April isn't a good time, either. May, June or July might be worse. The more time passes, the hard...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  9. Handicapping the NFC East division, plus Week 5 takeaways - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando handicaps the race to win the NFC East and runs through the rest of his Week 5 takeaways, including why Tom Brady isn't going anywhere and why the Niners' decision to replace Alex Smith at quarterback won't hurt them going forward.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  10. Around the NFC West: Cutting their losses

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams recently cast aside three relatively high draft choices aged between 23 and 26. The moves showed a willingness to disregard draft status when making decisions. Whether recent NFC West castoffs O'Brien Schofield, John Moffitt and A.J...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  11. Tough decisions are best kind to have

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks arguably had the NFL's best secondary even without Walter Thurmond factoring as a healthy contributor. Thurmond's strong performances through training camp and his work with the first-team defense Monday make an outstanding se...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  12. Around the NFC West: Rise and shine

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 30, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Boldin reflects on SB play St. Louis Rams Miklasz: Not hiring Ryan OK Thomas: DC decision, Ryan walks Strauss: Better off without Ryan Wagon...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. Nolan's best decisions could cost him now

    Mike Sando

    2012 Playing Time for Nolan Picks Draft Player Pct. 2007 Tarell Brown 97.4 2007 Dashon Goldson 96.9 2007 Joe Staley 95.5 2007 Patrick Willis 93.0 2006 Vernon Davis 91.3 2007 Ray Mc...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  14. Around the NFC West: Change in Arizona

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Dec. 26, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Rewind, decisions loom McManaman: Hoyer likely starter Weinfuss: Wells' future clouded Urban: Home-grown Cards trio St. Louis Rams Strauss: ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  15. Seahawks and their QB are hotter than hot

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The San Francisco 49ers have a quarterback problem. This quarterback problem has nothing to do with their own quarterbacks or their coach's decision to replace Alex Smith with Colin Kaepernick a few weeks back. This quarterback problem ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Spitting and respect

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Dec. 4, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Bickley: Dockett spits on Rhodes? McManaman: QB roulette McLellan: On the Cardinals' defense Stockwell: Cardinals-Jets refocused Urban: Awaiting decision on Q...

    Blog | December 04, 2012