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  1. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  3. Will Jets finally draft for offense?

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams, general managers and coaches are riding streaks and carrying tendencies into the 2014 draft. They've selected quarterbacks first overall in 12 of the past 16 years, throwing in linemen as occasional changeups, for example. They've selected...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Which NFL QBs are worth a No. 1 pick?

    Mike Sando

    Most of the NFL coaches and general managers I've spoken with think the Houston Texans will not select a quarterback first overall in the 2014 draft. Some of them have sounded familiar alarm bells about over-drafting quarterbacks, and for good reason...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Texans' options with the No. 1 pick

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead and his Jacksonville Jaguars counterpart, David Caldwell, made small talk in a hotel lobby as the NFL owners meetings got going in Orlando last week. Their teams hold the second and third picks in the 2014 NFL...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. Texans, Rams, Bucs facing draft dilemmas

    Mike Sando

    The short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium to the players' hotel at the NFL scouting combine earlier this week provided a good opportunity to ask an NFL general manager what he thought of the quarterbacks available in the 2014 draft. "It's a hard group...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  7. Manning's impact on Super Bowl rosters

    Mike Sando

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Yeah, the Seattle Seahawks wanted Peyton Manning. Their quarterback odyssey under coach Pete Carroll had taken them from Matt Hasselbeck to Charlie Whitehurst to Tarvaris Jackson to a runway in Denver, where Carroll and general manage...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  8. Ranking NFC's second-tier teams

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions cannot get any love even after putting a 40-10 beating on the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in Week 13. "The Lions are just so helter-skelter," one NFL general manager said. "I'd put the Eagles before them [in the NFC],...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  9. Josh Freeman's future in Tampa Bay

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes a leadership change produces sudden, extreme results carrying maximum shock value. The Cleveland Browns' decision to trade highly drafted running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts comes to mind. New general manager Mike Lombar...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  10. Bo? Deion? Some perspective on Peterson

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was chatting about his team on the sideline during a training camp practice when a wide receiver caught a pass in stride and pulled away from the secondary. Except it wasn't really a wide receiver with ...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. Searching for answers on NFL injury front

    Mike Sando

    A run of high-profile injuries in the NFC West specifically and the NFL in general has focused attention on what can be done to prevent them. John from Bakersfield, Calif., was among those raising the subject through the NFC West mailbag. He sugge...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  12. Percy Harvin trade and risk-reward tradeoffs

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks could not have known before acquiring Percy Harvin from Minnesota that the dynamic receiver would require hip surgery before he played a snap for the team. They certainly knew Harvin carried medical risks in general, however. The...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. Players awaiting word on Ahmad Brooks

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke recently declined to say whether the team planned to punish linebacker Ahmad Brooks for allegedly striking teammate Lamar Divens over the head with a bottle last month. Player...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  14. Reminder text: 'Stay off the four-wheelers'

    Mike Sando

    NFL coaches and general managers say they hope players avoid risky behavior during the weeks between minicamps and training camp each offseason. Turns out they do more than hope, actually. "We got together early in the offseason, even before th...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  15. Coaches, general managers and contracts

    Mike Sando

    Our Future Power Rankings seek to identify which teams are best positioned for success in 2016. That made me wonder which NFC West teams had their head coaches and general managers under contract that far into the future. NFC West Contract Du...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  16. Seahawks' personnel moves reflect success

    Mike Sando

    A successful three-year run under general manager John Schneider has led to promotions in the Seattle Seahawks' scouting department. Tag Ribary goes from pro personnel director to overseeing team security, football video, facility and equipment de...

    Blog | June 20, 2013