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  1. Great coaches without great quarterbacks?

    Mike Sando

    Jim from Albany, Ore., had no beefs with the "Greatest Coaches" ballot I submitted for the ESPN project. He did question the project itself, however. "It seems to me that a coach becomes 'great' only after he has a 'great' quarterback," Jim wrote ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  2. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's John Clayton raised eyebrows around here when he ranked the Atlanta Falcons atop his power rankings ballot last week. The Falcons had just suffered a 30-20 defeat to Carolina, after all. They were looking as if they would again become play...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  4. Video: Where 49ers stand after two games

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, 27-19 victors over the Detroit Lions in Week 2, are winning over our ESPN divisional bloggers one at a time. Dan Graziano (NFC East) voted the 49ers first on his NFL Power Rankings ballot last week. Jamison Hensley (AFC...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  5. My ballot for top NFL playoff performances

    Mike Sando

    ESPN recently published a list of the 25 greatest playoff performances in NFL history. The ballot I submitted featured five performances for franchises currently aligned in the NFC West. It included three performances for the San Francisco 49ers a...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  6. Video: On the 25 best playoff performances

    Mike Sando

    Steve Young, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Kurt Warner (twice) make appearances on our recently released list of 25 greatest individual playoff performances in NFL history. John Clayton and Jeff Chadiha joined me in submitting ballots. Chadiha an...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  7. Editorial board choices for Madden cover

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West blog doesn't have an actual editorial board, but this "Madden '13" cover contest is serious stuff demanding careful contemplation. Most choices seemed easy in this initial round of 32. I breezed through the ballot and voted as foll...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  8. 'Madden 13' ballot signals time to rebuild

    Mike Sando

    Not that the St. Louis Rams needed any prompting to reassess their roster, but it's time for an overhaul when a receiver likely to spend 11 career games on the roster emerges as a candidate to grace the "Madden 13" cover. Brandon Lloyd is that rec...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Breaking Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yardage enhanced Drew Brees' MVP credentials even if Aaron Rodgers remains the favorite on your imaginary ballot. The manner in which Brees broke the record shouldn't matter too much in the en...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Four teams ranked third through ninth in ESPN's previous NFL Power Rankings lost in Week 7. Three of them remained in the top nine anyway when John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky, Ashley Fox and James Walker joined me in casting ballots this week. As b...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  11. NFL Power Rankings: NFC West focus

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West teams and some opponents in relation to the NFL Power Rankings ballot I submitted: San Francisco 49ers: They moved up eight spots to No. 9 on my ballot following a 48-3 victory over Tampa Bay. Improved play from the 49e...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  12. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots have tightened their grip on the No. 2 spot in ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 1. They even secured a No. 1 ranking on one ballot as perceptions hardened that New England, not so much Philadelphia, posed th...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  13. Poll: Which team will win the NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    It's about time to turn in my first ESPN.com power rankings ballot of the 2011 season. John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky, James Walker and I are back on the panel. We've added Ashley Fox this season. We'll be taking into account decisions made in the dr...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Poll: NFC West offensive star power

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald finished fourth in ESPN.com voting for the best offensive players who aren't quarterbacks. The St. Louis Rams' Steven Jackson appeared on one ballot, mine, while no other NFC West players drew mention. ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  16. Ranking NFC West's top offensive players

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com's offseason NFL Power Rankings continue later Tuesday with a look at the 10 best offensive players among non-quarterbacks heading into the 2011 season. Paul Kuharsky will have the story on his AFC South blog. My ballot will take into a...

    Blog | May 31, 2011