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  1. Ranking the remaining coaching vacancies

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears' hiring of Marc Trestman as head coach leaves Arizona, Philadelphia and Jacksonville as the final three teams with vacancies heading toward the 2013 season. Trestman was not a known candidate for any other job. His rather curious...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  2. Seahawks know they have the quarterback

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had much to say Sunday about his coaches, teammates and even what he termed a "spectacular" Chicago Bears defense. Everyone else was talking about him. There was so much to say after Wilson...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  3. MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers won't have to face Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on "Monday Night Football" in Week 11. They'll draw backup Jason Campbell instead. This would seem to increase the 49ers' chances for victory, but based on what? Cu...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  4. Money no object for NFC West coaches

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh, known to walk past the first-class cabin to his seat in coach, should be relieved to have missed Forbes' list of 10 highest-paid coaches. 2012 Forbes Salary Estimates Coach Team Salary B...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's sore foot

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of says San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree remains limited after aggravating a foot injury during a June 6 workout session. Maiocco: "Crabtree attended the Alex Smith-led classroom session Tuesday morning at San...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  6. What NFC West coaches earn per victory

    Mike Sando

    One million dollars per regular-season victory seems like a reasonable price for NFL teams already paying much more in player salaries. That was the rate a couple NFC West teams paid their head coaches last season, according to a Forbes magazine r...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Carroll, Whisenhunt lead NFC West's way

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' upset playoff victory over New Orleans let Pete Carroll join the club of NFL head coaches with at least one playoff victory in their current roles. Jim Harbaugh will be looking to match the feat in his first season with the S...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  9. Final Word: Seahawks at Bears

    Mike Sando

    Three nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's Seahawks-Bears divisional game at Soldier Field: It's been a long road for Seattle. The Seahawks will be looking for their first postseason road victory since upsetting the Miami Dolphins following the 1...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Hasselbeck's 2009

    Mike Sando

    Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune quotes Seahawks coach Pete Carroll as saying quarterback Matt Hasselbeck tried too hard in 2009. Carroll: "It was clear that he was over-trying. Tremendously over-trying. He was trying to make things happen...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers' line

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee blames the 49ers' coaching for the team's last-place ranking in one of Football Outsiders' offensive line metrics. Barrows: "If 71 percent of your runs are up the middle (only Jacksonville had a higher percentage), ...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  12. Around the NFC West: Seattle run game

    Mike Sando

    Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks made progress last season with their inside zone running game, something that could carry over to 2010. The outside zone runs weren't as successful. Williams: "Part of the reason for that is ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  13. Rams a long way from backbiting days

    Mike Sando

    For the Rams, the sequence 3-2-1 represents diminishing victory totals as their record has fallen from 3-13 to 2-14 to 1-15 over the past three seasons "Is 0-16 coming next?" calidodger asked in the comments section of this item. No matter how ...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  14. Officially speaking: Ref satisfaction index

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Referee 2009 Coach-Initiated Challenges Per Game Don Carey 8 2.0 Ron Winter 8 2.0 Al Riveron 7 1.8 John Parry 5 1.7 Gene Steratore ...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  15. Martz weighs in on Rams, Cards, Favre, Cutler

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Frank Cusumano of 590 The Fan in St. Louis caught up with former Rams coach and 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz. I found the audio in the media player on their site, but did not see a direct link to it. Mart...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  16. Follow-up thoughts on Rams castoff Tinoisamoa

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Tinoisamoa One of John Clayton's recent Insider notes explained how the Bears had penciled in Rams castoff Pisa Tinoisamoa as their starting strongside linebacker over inc...

    Blog | July 10, 2009