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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. Win probability and Seahawks' late stand

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks held off the Carolina Panthers, 16-12, after making a critical defensive stop on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with 3:47 remaining. Seattle led the game, 16-10, when Cam Newton threw incomplete. The decision to go fo...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Following up: Tendencies for Kolb, Skelton

    Mike Sando

    Fast forward to early September. Assume the Arizona Cardinals have just named a starting quarterback. Fans are debating the decision. They know John Skelton had a better won-lost record than Kevin Kolb as a starter last season, but beyond that, there...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  6. On the clock: Surprise team from NFC West

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Trent Dilfer played for the Seattle Seahawks years ago, but he had serious questions about them last offseason. Dilfer criticized their 2011 draft class, specifically the decision to draft offensive lineman James Carpenter over quarterback ...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  7. Seahawks got market right on Red Bryant

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks wanted to keep Red Bryant, but they weren't going to name the big defensive end their franchise player. Red Bryant #79 DE Seattle Seahawks 2011 STATS Tot32 Solo20 Ast12 FF0 Sack1.0 Int2 The decision carried ...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  8. Polls: Should NFC West fear Kolb, Smith?

    Mike Sando

    One way to evaluate a strategic decision is to view it from opponents' perspectives. Would a rival fear the decision or possibly even endorse it? That lens can help us view more clearly the decisions Arizona and San Francisco face regarding the...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. John Carlson and offensive diversity

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks sought offensive balance when they hired Darell Bevell and Tom Cable after firing coordinator Jeremy Bates. The decision had more to do with a philosophy played out over a season than what happened during a 35-24 playoff defea...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  12. Seahawks make statement in first half

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks must be thrilled to take a 24-20 lead into halftime against New Orleans despite a horrible start to the game. The decision to rest Matt Hasselbeck last week and start him Sunday is working out perfectly for coach Pe...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: 49ers sinking

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of says the 49ers' owners were "grumbling" about the team's coaching following the team's sixth defeat in seven games this season. The decision to replace Shaun Hill with David Carr cost the 49ers a victory in this game ag...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  14. Michael Vick and how to handle QBs

    Mike Sando

    Ken Whisenhunt's handling of quarterbacks has influenced my thinking even though the decision to start Derek Anderson could make him vulnerable to easy (if unfair) criticism. The Whisenhunt philosophy, in short, is that players aren't entitled to ...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  15. 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
  16. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the 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