Tag Archives: Mike Sando

The 49ers’ defensive scheme

On Wednesday, ESPN.com’s Mike Sando wrote a blog theorizing the 49ers could switch from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense at some point in the distant future. With all due respect to Sando, the 49ers’ defense already is a 4-3 defense. They just use 3-4 personnel. First of all, the 49ers use a classic four-man […]

New way to measure quarterbacks, and Alex Smith

ESPN’s Mike Sando just came out with an interesting article comparing the NFC West Quarterbacks by their Total Quarterback Rating – a new, highly subjective, supposedly more accurate metric for measuring quarterback performance. Sando explains it in detail in his article, but all you need to know is that a TBR of 50 is average, […]