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  1. NFL's most likely coaching changes

    Mike Sando

    November in the NFL brings hard-hitting matchups between speculative reports on one side and votes of confidence on the other. Things get even rougher when outright denials work their way into the fray. Sunday saw Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  2. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: the link to my weekly NFC West conversation with Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN St. Louis. We covered coaching changes in Arizona, what a bye week could mean for the San Francisco 49ers, whether Jim Harbaugh is too up-tight as a coach for...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  3. Second thought on some, but not Campbell

    Mike Sando

    NFL rosters turn over quickly. It's no shock to see a team's draft class disperse after five or six years. Sometimes it takes a special player to thrive through injuries, coaching changes, temptations and other issues that can send a promising car...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  4. XTRA910 audio: Coaching changes, etc.

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: an audio link from my Friday conversation with Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix. Among the subjects we discussed: Ray Horton and the Rams: The Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator did interview for ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  5. Spagnuolo out: Changes in perspective

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' search for a new general manager and head coach is under way. The case for change was easily made, and that is typically the case when teams lose. A look back at coaching changes from last offseason offers perspective. T...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  6. Taylor Mays trade and costs of turnover

    Mike Sando

    Coaching changes and overall franchise instability tend to have long-term ramifications. While Aaron Curry's new contract with the Seattle Seahawks comes after an organizational overhaul in the Northwest, Taylor Mays' trade from the San Francisco ...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  7. Change raises stakes for Mays, other 49ers

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Coaching changes alter the way teams value players. That happened in St. Louis when Steve Spagnuolo arrived as Rams coach for the 2009 season. Players drafted among the top 52 overall choices only two years prior suddenly didn't fit...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  8. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    The next NFC West chat gets going at 1 p.m. ET Thursday. By then, I will have posted an item looking at the best and worst draft choices since 2006 for NFC West teams. Coaching changes made some of the questionable selections look even worse; p...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  9. Chat wrap: Cardinals' DC options

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat ran a little long. Thanks for all the good questions and comments. Transcript here. Highlights below: Northwest FAN (Gig Harbor WA): Sando, with the coaching changes already made this offseason, who is the biggest winner? H...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  10. Coaching changes force adjustments in draft

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Rams faced the greatest adjustment in draft preparations among NFC West teams with new head coaches. They were the final NFC West team to settle on a new head coach. Their scouts spent the full 2008 college sea...

    Blog | April 20, 2009
  11. Gruden hiring helps Redskins and Bengals

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes a coaching change works out best for all involved. The Philadelphia Eagles got a fresh start with Chip Kelly and appear to be on the right track. The man Kelly replaced, Andy Reid, played a leading role in the Kansas City Chiefs' revival. R...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Forced to choose between top young QBs

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers deserve applause for executing an in-season quarterback change expertly in 2012. The coaching staff tailored its offense to Kaepernick's strengths. Kaepernick responded by playing a leading role in the ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  13. NFC West roided-out rosters: Updated

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams currently have as many players left over from their 2009 regular-season finale as the NFC West-champion San Francisco 49ers. I would expect that to change in a big way now that the Rams have a new coaching staff, new general man...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  14. Laurinaitis on Tressel, Joplin relief efforts

    Mike Sando

    Questions about Ohio State's coaching change dominated the conversation when St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis spent nearly 19 minutes on SiriusXM NFL Radio recently. Laurinaitis, who played for Jim Tressel at Ohio State before joining t...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. Chat wrap: Free-agent options for Rams

    Mike Sando

    Michael Crabtree's mostly underwhelming second NFL season and the San Francisco 49ers' recent coaching change surely contributed to one NFC West chat question about the receiver's future. I'll break out something on that subject separately on the ...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  16. Coaching world turns in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    A year ago, Teryl Austin left the Arizona Cardinals' coaching staff to become defensive coordinator at the University of Florida. Urban Meyer's resignation as Gators coach led to a staff change at Florida, clearing the way for Dan Quinn, the Seatt...

    Blog | January 03, 2011