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  1. The problem with re-signing Andy Dalton

    Mike Sando

    This is not a rip job on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In polling a large cross-section of NFL coaches and executives, prevailing opinion says at least a dozen NFL teams would be better off with Dalton in their lineup. But the issue, in...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. The solution to NFL's officiating problem

    Mike Sando

    After Tom Brady's 2-yard scoring pass to Julian Edelman drew the New England Patriots within five points of the Cleveland Browns with 1:01 remaining Sunday, history still did not like their chances. Win-probability statistics culled from years of pla...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: NFC West camp battles

    Mike Sando

    One key positional battle for each NFC West team as training camps get underway. Arizona Cardinals: Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams are fighting for the starting job at halfback. Both have had injury problems recently. Mendenhall is the more ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  4. Bruce Arians correct about abusive fans

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says an openly gay NFL player would have more to fear from fans in stadiums than from teammates in the locker room. "I don't think the locker room would have any problem with it," Arians told "Th...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. Future Power Rankings: NFC West on rise

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Herm Edwards and Field Yates explain in the video above why the San Francisco 49ers rank No. 1 in our Future Power Rankings projecting ahead to 2016. "Their only problem is this: Long term, there is a team up north built similar to the San...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  6. 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
  7. QBR ranks: Russell Wilson stands tallest

    Mike Sando

    At least one NFC West game from Week 6 followed its expected course. The Seattle Seahawks indeed had problems against New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker. And the Patriots were indeed vulnerable on deep passes. 2012 Total QBR vs. Patriot...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  8. Programming note: Three cities, one day

    Mike Sando

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A few notes while preparing to board the first of two flights Monday afternoon/evening: I'll be hitting three NFC West cities in one day, but that wasn't the plan. Computer problems at Alaska Airlines wiped out my return optio...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  9. 2011 49ers Week 6: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers defeat the Detroit Lions, 25-19, in their most recent game: Which one is Suh again? Corey Williams, not Ndamukong Suh, was the Detroit defensive tackle posing the most problems. That wa...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  10. Three things: 49ers-Chargers

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for in the San Francisco 49ers' road game against the San Diego Chargers at 10 p.m. ET: 1. Manusky's intentions: The 49ers had all sorts of problems against the New Orleans Saints' blitzes to open the exhibition season. Pass-...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  11. Kaepernick's prospects as rookie starter

    Mike Sando

    Dan from San Diego wonders how second-round quarterbacks have fared as rookie starters, given that Colin Kaepernick could find his way onto the field with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. Mike Sando: No problem, Dan. I've updated a previous chart ...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  12. Does Kaepernick's throwing motion matter?

    Mike Sando

    Significantly changing quarterback Colin Kaepernick's unorthodox throwing motion shouldn't be a problem for the San Francisco 49ers. They plan to leave it alone, pretty much. "There's no one perfect way mechanically to throw a football," coach Jim...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  13. Jerry Rice, Julio Jones and dropped passes

    Mike Sando

    Even the great Jerry Rice had problems with dropped passes while transitioning to the NFL from college. I had forgotten, also, that Rice suffered a string of drops while transitioning from Joe Montana to Steve Young as his full-time quarterback wi...

    Blog | April 24, 2011
  14. Was top comeback player from NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick beat out candidates from the NFC West to become the NFL's comeback player of the year in the two major versions of the annual award. One problem, at least for some: Vick made his comeback in 2009, but h...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  15. On the bright side: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The premise: We spend much of the offseason focusing on teams' problems. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and I discussed some of those Friday during a wide-ranging conversation on the NFC West, but there were also some positives. I'm breaking out one ...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  16. The Manusky file: 49ers vs. Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' defense gave Arizona problems even when Kurt Warner was playing at a Pro Bowl level for the Cardinals. Count that among the reasons Arizona is interviewing Manusky as a candidate to replace the recently fired Bill Davis as...

    Blog | January 11, 2011