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  1. Ranking the 32 NFL head coaches into tiers

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando had 30 NFL insiders grade every current NFL head coach by tier, then ranked them 1-32. Here are the results.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  2. Seahawks hold edge in rivalry with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots have set a standard for mind-numbing consistency with Bill Belichick on the sideline and Tom Brady behind center. They have won 75.4 percent of their regular-season and postseason games since 2001, Brady's first season as ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  3. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  4. Where Alex Smith and Tom Brady align

    Mike Sando

    While Peyton Manning and the unbeaten Denver Broncos set passing records by the week, the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots have combined to go 9-1 by other means. Their passing stats, which mirror each other, are modest through ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  5. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. West head coach rankings: Division stacked

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams posted a 4-26 record against NFC West opponents over the five seasons preceding Jeff Fisher's arrival as head coach. They were 4-1-1 against the NFC West under Fisher in 2012. Matt Williamson Ranks West by Position T...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  9. Glenn Dorsey and 3-4 questions for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers probably are not going to overhaul their defensive scheme to accommodate newly added tackle Glenn Dorsey. Initial reports suggest Dorsey will help fill the void created by nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga's departure to the Philad...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  10. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Quarterbacks are supposed to earn their money on third down. Some aren't willing to wait that long. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick took note of this after his team lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  11. Around the NFC West: Hurry up already?

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 16, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: QB situation costs Cards Urban: Bevell in mix for Cards St. Louis Rams Thomas: Not so fast on Rob Ryan San Francisco 49ers Maiocco: 49ers...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  12. Video: Andy Reid's interview with Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Adam Schefter offers thoughts in the video above regarding Andy Reid's scheduled interview with the Arizona Cardinals. Reid ranks fifth in victories among active head coaches. Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, Tom Coughlin and Jeff Fisher rank...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. Only a select few outlasted Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    Longest-tenured Head Coaches Coach Team Hired Bill Belichick Patriots 2000 Marvin Lewis Bengals 2003 Tom Coughlin Giants 2004 Mike McCarthy Packers 2006 Sean Payton Saints 2006 Gary ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. Picturing Steven Jackson with the Patriots

    Mike Sando

    The visual might make St. Louis fans cringe, but running back Steven Jackson might fit nicely in New England if his Rams career ends following the 2012 season. Take a deep breath, Rams fans. Jackson isn't going anywhere yet. But the thought of ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  15. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Alex Smith, 49ers QB. Three interceptions and four sacks marked a rough day for the 49ers quarterback. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. followed up Smith's performance with an Insider piece pointing out Smith's limitations relative to ot...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  16. A coach's dilemma: To run (mouth) or pass

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton worked as a secondary coach in Pittsburgh for years before finally getting a chance to advance. Horton wants people to know he was ready for the job long ago, that he did not suddenly materialize ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012