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  1. 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
  2. HOF12: First fan beats crowd, not heat

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Ninety-degree heat and 57 percent humidity could not stop Seattle Seahawks fan Jeff Evert from taking his seat at Fawcett Stadium two-plus hours before the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. Evert, visiting from Richl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  3. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  4. How I ranked NFL's top 10 head coaches

    Mike Sando

    Our Power Rankings for NFL head coaches are out and Tim Graham has the full breakdown on the AFC East blog. General thoughts: These rankings were easier than the positional ones we've done. There are only 32 head coaches, for starters. Five have n...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  5. Tracing Ray Horton's coaching roots

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals hired Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton as defensive coordinator because they wanted to model their defense after the one the Steelers ran under coordinator Dick LeBeau. Horton has worked with LeBeau for 12 of th...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  6. Thoughts on Ray Horton's hiring

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts after the Arizona Cardinals announced Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton's hiring as defensive coordinator: Horton has paid his dues. He's been a secondary coach or assistant secondary coach for each of his 16 seasons on NFL ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  7. NFC West coaches and finding right balance

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- New head coaches sometimes "lay down the law" to take control of their teams. Mike Singletary went this route upon taking over for Mike Nolan as the San Francisco 49ers' coach during the 2008 season. Singletary put players thr...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  8. Gruden, big-name coaches and the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to @rcurtis67 for asking how Jon Gruden could be out of the running in San Francisco, which precipitated some Googling, which led to this NBC Bay Area item about Peter King's comments Tuesday night: "The 49ers have not been trendsetters in an...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  9. Chat wrap: Which coach would fit best?

    Mike Sando

    NFC West chat attendees wanted to know which team I expected to win the division in 2010. The San Francisco 49ers are not looking very good, but we're only four games into the season and none of the other three teams has shown enough to make one a fa...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  10. Around the NFC West: Atogwe possibility

    Mike Sando

    Omar Kelly of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel says the Dolphins could have interest in Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who could become a free agent next week. Kelly: "Unless the Dolphins sign Rams free agent O.J. Atogwe when he becomes an unrestrict...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  11. Cardinals definitely Whisenhunt's team

    Mike Sando

    The 2010 NFL draft helped coaches define their teams to their liking. The Cardinals now have 32 of their own draft choices on their roster, counting unsigned restricted free agent Deuce Lutui. Three-fourths of those players entered the NFL under c...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  12. Considering landing places for Cowher

    Mike Sando

    When Mike Holmgren left the Green Bay Packers, successor Ray Rhodes lasted only one season. The team fired him after the Packers lost three of their final four games to finish 8-8. Cowher The expectations Holmgren established in Green Bay had...

    Blog | December 27, 2009
  13. Mailbag: What to do with Bulger

    Mike Sando

    Gabe from St. Louis writes: Regarding to bringing QB Marc Bulger back for the 2010 season, I have a question which to me would be key to whether or not he should come back. Is there a strong possibility that Bulger will be released to save money and ...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  14. Mailbag: This coaching tree is flourishing

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando K.C. from Wenatchee, Wash., writes: Hi Mike. I have a research question for you =) With everything that went on with Jay Cutler in Denver it got me thinking ... Bill Belicheck's former assistants haven&#3...

    Blog | April 04, 2009
  15. Belichick offers support for Martz, Haslett

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando INDIANAPOLIS -- Fired 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz isn't the only one who thinks Mike Martz should be coaching in the NFL. Martz ...

    Blog | February 22, 2009
  16. Cowher to Cardinals: Keep on running

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher stood up for the Cardinals on the CBS postgame show Sunday, on one condition: That the Arizona coaching staff remains patient enough to stick with the running game against the Giants o...

    Blog | January 04, 2009