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  1. Forecasting success for 'crossroads' QBs

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh said he needed two years to know Joe Montana would be the San Francisco 49ers' franchise quarterback. Walsh's coaching understudy, Mike Holmgren, generally thought the third year was when a starting quarterback should hit stride. Waitin...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Seahawks hold edge in rivalry with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots have set a standard for mind-numbing consistency with Bill Belichick on the sideline and Tom Brady behind center. They have won 75.4 percent of their regular-season and postseason games since 2001, Brady's first season as ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  3. Your NFC West roster fix right here

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have more players drafted under Brad Childress, who never coached for the team, than were drafted under Mike Holmgren, who coached the team for nine seasons. This is Pete Carroll's team, in other words, and the chart shows to wha...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  4. Fitz makes Pamplona seem like child's play

    Mike Sando

    Former Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren was among those shaking his head in disapproval when current left tackle Russell Okung ran with the bulls in Pamplona. "Do it in two years or four years or whenever you finish playing," Holmgren told Spo...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. Precedent in the '95 Green Bay Packers?

    Mike Sando

    Patrick from Alameda, Calif., sees a parallel between the 2013 San Francisco 49ers and the 1995 Green Bay Packers. Both teams featured young, strong-armed quarterbacks. Both teams lost their leading receivers to injury. Packers Receptions by P...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Cardinals grow coaching staff under Arians

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts after the Arizona Cardinals announced Bruce Arians' initial coaching staff for the 2013 season: More resources: Former head coach Ken Whisenhunt had 16 assistants last season, three or four fewer than the NFC West norm. The num...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  8. Thoughts as Holmgren's name resurfaces

    Mike Sando

    Former Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren never removed himself as a candidate to coach the Dallas Cowboys in the future. He simply told reporters covering his most recent team, the Cleveland Browns, he had not pursued an opportunity with the Co...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  9. Thoughts as Holmgren hints at coaching

    Mike Sando

    Mike Holmgren grew up in San Francisco and worked for the 49ers, became head coach in Seattle and has owned a vacation home in Arizona. That gives the outgoing Cleveland Browns boss ties to three NFC West cities. It's just tough to envision Hol...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. Inside Slant: Holmgren, Harbaugh and more

    Mike Sando

    Time was on Mike Holmgren's side in Green Bay and Seattle. Not so in Cleveland, where the former Seahawks and Packers coach has gone from near-autonomy to apparent retirement following sale of the Browns. Holmgren has coveted power and usually com...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  11. NFC West penalty watch: Shifting standards

    Mike Sando

    Replacement officiating left NFL players longing for more consistent penalty standards. "It's just hard to go out there and do your job when you don't know what a holding call is," Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson said Monday night. "Wit...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Homecoming week

    Mike Sando

    High-profile homecomings mark the NFC West in Week 3. Former Arizona first-round pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returns to University of Phoenix Stadium with the Eagles, where he'll be trying to stop Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, the player ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  13. Terrell Owens: Five years until Canton?

    Mike Sando

    While Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless were debating Terrell Owens' alleged diva tendencies in the video above, I was revisiting notes from our 2008 package on all-time great NFL receivers. Owens ranked ninth on the list even though our seven pan...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  14. Let the debate rage: Flynn or Wilson?

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson was the most impressive quarterback on the field upon reporting for Seattle Seahawks minicamp in June. The question was whether the rookie would do what rookies often do: bog down during training camp and the exhibition season, play...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  15. A little balance on NFL replacement officials

    Mike Sando

    The NFL rulebook is far more detailed than one might realize. The 2011 version ran 113 pages and included information such as how a referee should rule if an NFL coach sends all his players, not just captains, to the middle of the field for the pr...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  16. Low-key first day for Terrell Owens

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- "Welcome to the Jungle" blared over loudspeakers while the crowd assembled at the Seattle Seahawks' headquarters awaited Terrell Owens' appearance on the practice field Wednesday. That was about as wild as things got on Owens' fir...

    Blog | August 08, 2012