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  1. Aikman, Bradshaw on QB; Mort likes 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The camera showed Alex Smith on the sideline before a recent preseason game. In the broadcast booth, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks offered their takes on the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback. "He did not have a great year statistically, but he ...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  2. Not sweating over 49ers' defensive issues

    Mike Sando

    Regular blog commenter 4949Centennial hit the NFC West mailbag after watching the San Francisco 49ers' defense struggle against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the team's third preseason game. "How concerned 49ers fans should be after Den...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. Video: Montana's thoughts on Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    One play changed Joe Montana's perception regarding Alex Smith. Montana discussed that play, one in which Smith trusted his intended receiver in a clutch situation, while in studio with Jerry Rice and ESPN's Trey Wingo on NFL Live OT. The play ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Saints smack talk

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers visit the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 25 this season. The pregame show is already under way. Saints linebacker Scott Shanle blasted 49ers safety Donte Whitner after Whitner suggested his team's character would prevent San...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  5. Elway, Aikman and the concussion issue

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Two pieces at Grantland.com and Troy Aikman's subsequent comments played into a theory suggesting concussion problems could threaten the NFL's long-term popularity. Aikman does not have a son, but said he would have reservations ab...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  6. First rounds first: Cruising toward Canton

    Mike Sando

    Andy from Des Moines, Iowa asks whether Pro Football Hall of Famers were disproportionately early draft choices. 2012 Hall Of Fame Class HOFer Rd. Overall Cortez Kennedy 1 3 Chris Doleman 1 4 Willie Roaf ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: 49ers' good timing

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers went into the 2011 season hoping to close the deal on a new stadium in Santa Clara. Let's just say it was a good time to go 13-3 and advance to the NFC Championship Game. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News says ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. Dilfer would know: 49ers like 2000 Ravens?

    Mike Sando

    Trent Dilfer's latest Insider piece should interest those wondering whether the 2011 San Francisco 49ers resemble the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl-winning team from 2000. Dilfer was the "game manager" at quarterback for that Ravens team. He finds ...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  9. Sacks: NFC West QBs have 58 of them

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills did not suddenly field a roster packed with perennial Pro Bowl linemen. Their quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, has nonetheless taken only two sacks in 147 drop backs. I ran across this improbable stat when researching for the ne...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  10. Debate: Charles Haley's case for the Hall

    Mike Sando

    Skip Bayless and Dan Graziano took up the case for Charles Haley as a Pro Football Hall of Famer on ESPN's First Take. Bayless thought Haley should have qualified on the first ballot as a key championship variable for the San Francisco 49ers and D...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. A free game of quarterback roulette

    Mike Sando

    Two notes while on the subject of quarterbacks and when teams select them: Teams drafted quarterbacks first overall 14 times in the last 24 drafts. The list: Sam Bradford (2010), Matthew Stafford (2009), JaMarcus Russell (2007), Alex Smith (2005)...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  12. Kiper mock 3.0: Thoughts on 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper's third mock draft for 2011 serves as the foundation for discussing how NFC West teams might proceed this offseason. I'll continue with a look at his plans for the San Francisco 49ers, who hold the No. 7 overall choice. 7. San Franci...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Process a 'sham'?

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Lynch of Niner Insider says the 49ers' search for a GM will be a 'sham' if current team executive Trent Baalke gets the job quickly. Lynch: "The 49ers are either creating a huge smoke screen to conceal their true desire to hire someone other th...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  14. Return of the note about return TDs

    Mike Sando

    One more return touchdown in Week 17 would leave the Arizona Cardinals tied with the 1998 Seattle Seahawks for the most in an NFL season. Note that previous reports had associated that record with the 2003 Seattle team; the Cardinals have subseque...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  15. On the air: Seahawks in Week 9

    Mike Sando

    Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver get the call for Fox when the Seattle Seahawks face the New York Giants in Week 9. Kickoff is at 4:05 p.m. ET. Fox's top-ranked crew hasn't worked a Seattle game since Week 13 of the 2008 season, when the Seaha...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Rams RB option?

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch thinks former Tampa Bay running back Derrick Ward could make sense as a backup with the Rams. Ward and Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo were with the Giants years ago. Thomas: "To me, this one makes a lot of sense,...

    Blog | September 01, 2010