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  1. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  3. 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
  4. How much should Seattle pay Sherman?

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Two of the NFL's best cornerbacks went to work at CenturyLink Field in Week 9. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Darrelle Revis entered the game leading the 2013 corner rankings at Pro Football Focus, while the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman ra...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  5. Will Harbaugh, Carroll be elite coaches?

    Mike Sando

    Similarities between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers frame an increasingly intense, combative rivalry heading into their Week 2 stare-down Sunday night. Both teams have young, multidimensional quarterbacks. Both teams emphasize a power r...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  6. Schwartz: Rams' new DC future head coach

    Mike Sando

    Coaches tend to say nice things about their friends in the business. Our job is to identify what's meaningful or at least noteworthy. Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's comments from the NFL scouting combine regarding new St. Louis Rams defensive ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  7. 49ers can say, 'Know the rules, Schwartz!'

    Mike Sando

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz appeared to call out San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh before their postgame flap last season. "Know the rules, Harbaugh!" Schwartz appeared to yell after Harbaugh threw his red challenge flag for a play that ...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: 49ers' line revels

    Mike Sando

    Head coaches Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh handled pregame and postgame handshakes without incident Sunday. Some players weren't so diplomatic after Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers defeated Schwartz's Detroit Lions by a 27-19 score at Candlestick P...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 27, Lions 19

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park on Sunday night: What it means: The 49ers are 2-0 and own victories over potential rivals in the NFC playoff seeding race. They are the ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Doubling up at TE

    Mike Sando

    This was looking like a year for NFC West teams to feature dynamic tight ends. It didn't happen so much in Week 1. Seattle released veteran Kellen Winslow on the reduction to the 53-man roster limit. Arizona found only six offensive snaps for R...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  11. Handshake irrelevant? Sure, but context key

    Mike Sando

    The Jim Harbaugh-Jim Schwartz postgame coaching handshake angle feels so inevitable, so predictable, so cliche heading into their teams' rematch Sunday. It's cringe-worthy for some of us more interested in actual football. For me, the...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Saffold's outlook

    Mike Sando

    Watching medical personnel transport left tackle Rodger Saffold off the field on a stretcher board had to be tough on a personal level for the St. Louis Rams. The football implications, though dire, mattered less. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Po...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  13. Chat goes into OT with all new questions

    Mike Sando

    As promised, I'm back from the eye doctor and ready to bring the far horizon into clearer focus, or something like that. Having covered the Arizona Cardinals in the above-linked item, let's wrap up this NFC West chat followup with items for the ot...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  14. Saints' bounty system and the Rams

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams fans can expect coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to field a defense with a nasty demeanor. Rough Stuff: 2009 to 2011 Penalties Rank Team Team 1 Lions 65 2 Eagles 53 3...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  15. Getting your early 2012 NFL free agency fix

    Mike Sando

    The two weeks remaining before NFL free agency will feel like two months at the current pace of activity. Don't bother with the disclaimers, either. Yes, history says the best teams build through the draft over time, that free agency can be a f...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  16. Common thread ties Rams' new leadership

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The St. Louis Rams pointed to Les Snead's wide-ranging experiences in Atlanta when explaining why they hired him as general manager. "The one thing that stood out to me in time as we talked with Les is, in his time with the Falcons...

    Blog | February 23, 2012