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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Around the NFC West: Rams' go to market

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the St. Louis Rams are relying more heavily on free agents this offseason. Thomas: "In a 10-day span since the lockout ended, they agreed to terms and then signed 11 veteran free agents from other teams....

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  5. Draft tendencies for ex-college coaches

    Mike Sando

    Aaron from Augusta, Maine writes: Mr. Sando, I was curious as if you could do some research on NFL head coaches coming from big college programs, such as Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Butch Davis, Dennis Erickson, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, and thei...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  6. In perspective: Playoff victories precious

    Mike Sando

    Let's say you visited the Pro Football Reference coaching archive and singled out head coaches with at least five playoff games on their resumes. Let's say you sorted the qualifying coaches by highest winning percentage. Vince Lombardi would be...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  7. About that fork stuck in Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Fox analyst and former Cowboys and Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson had this to say about the Cardinals during a Wednesday conference call with reporters: "I was the guy that when they were 1-2 stuck a fork in them. The reason early in the season I thou...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  8. Stick a fork in the Cardinals? Not so fast

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Cardinals were supposedly the worst team in playoff history entering the 2008 postseason. This season, they probably should have quit after losing the season opener, former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson declared S...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  9. Go fish: Recommended reading for Holmgren

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Dan LeBatard's piece about Jimmy Johnson living the good life in Florida made me wonder why Mike Holmgren might prefer the NFL sideline to a fishing line at age 60. Johnson, 65, walked away from the Dolphins a ...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  10. Holmgren setting table for future GM role

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, fielding questions from reporters at his news conference Wednesday, reinforced previous comments about wanting another chance to prove he can succeed as a general manager. Holmgren And e...

    Blog | December 17, 2008
  11. Quarterbacks, coordinators and continuity

    Mike Sando

    We have rightfully focused at times over the years on coordinator continuity for NFC West quarterbacks. Alex Smith famously played with coordinators Mike McCarthy, Norv Turner, Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Jimmy Raye, Mike Johnson and Greg Roman while...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  12. Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and coordinators

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' changes at offensive coordinator have become an annual storyline. The team has gone from Mike McCarthy to Norv Turner to Jim Hostler to Mike Martz to Jimmy Raye to Michael Johnson to Greg Roman since January 2006. The e...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  13. Mailbag: Spanning the mighty NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Charlie from Auburn, Calif., writes: I've seriously had it with the play calling Mike Singletary seems to have imposed first on Jimmy Raye and now Mike Johnson. As evidenced by the two-minute drill last week and against Indy last year, and a few...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: Vernon Davis thrilled

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle says 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is "thrilled to have Mike Johnson replace Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator. Davis: "I strongly believe it's a good move, an awesome move. Mike Johnson is a talented young...

    Blog | September 28, 2010