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  1. 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
  2. Only a select few outlasted Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    Longest-tenured Head Coaches Coach Team Hired Bill Belichick Patriots 2000 Marvin Lewis Bengals 2003 Tom Coughlin Giants 2004 Mike McCarthy Packers 2006 Sean Payton Saints 2006 Gary ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  3. Smith, Bradford and their 10 coordinators

    Mike Sando

    Musical Coordinators: Smith vs. Bradford QB Smith Bradford 2012 Roman Schottenheimer 2011 Roman McDaniels 2010 Raye/Johnson Shurmur 2009 Raye -- 2008 Martz -- 2007 Hostler -- ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  4. Chaos, confusion and a 14-12 Seahawks win

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player and a vicious Seattle Seahawks defense were no match Monday night for the seven guys in stripes. Russell Wilson's 24-yard desperation heave for the Seahawks' winning touchdown against the Green Bay ...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  5. About Matt Flynn's alleged 'popgun' arm

    Mike Sando

    Once upon a time, Mike Holmgren and the Cleveland Browns were doing all they could to acquire from St. Louis the second overall choice in the 2012 NFL draft, presumably to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Browns had "stepped up th...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  6. Why Seattle lost OTAs; Rams' tough task

    Mike Sando

    The NFL and NFL Players Association remain vague over what triggered their investigation into the Seattle Seahawks' practices. They revoked two organized team activities and a workout session from Seattle without much explanation Tuesday. Coach...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  7. The most developed QB in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    SeattleAztec from San Diego asks whether Matt Flynn might be the "most developed" quarterback in the NFC West after learning from Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. "Alex Smith and Sam Bradford seem to be the least developed with having multiple offensiv...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  8. Would Brandon Lloyd translate to 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    Imagine a San Francisco 49ers personnel group featuring Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd. Brandon Lloyd #83 WR St. Louis Rams 2011 STATS Rec70 Yds966 TD5 Avg13.8 Long44 YAC148 The team is ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  9. Sam Bradford and Alex Smith, early years

    Mike Sando

    Count Frank Cignetti's expected hiring as quarterbacks coach in St. Louis as the latest career parallel between the Rams' Sam Bradford and the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith. Both were No. 1 overall draft choices. Both began their careers unde...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  10. Brian Schottenheimer's plans for Rams

    Mike Sando

    A few notes after participating in a conference call featuring new St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer: QB coach on way: The Rams did not have one last season. Then-coordinator Josh McDaniels handled that role. Schottenheime...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers' WR decision

    Mike Sando

    On the surface, the San Francisco 49ers's decision to sign Brett Swain over more established receivers doesn't make much sense. Why not sign one of the veterans they brought in for a tryout? T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chris Chambers and Brian Finneran h...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  12. Sifting through 2011 NFL predictions

    Mike Sando

    Nine of 12 dentists recommend brushing with -- wait, wrong survey. Let's try this again. Nine of 12 ESPN.com football reporters are picking the St. Louis Rams to win the NFC West this season. Three others are taking the Arizona Cardinals. And that...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Alex Smith's time?

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says Alex Smith is picking up where he left off with Mike McCarthy in 2005. Smith on Jim Harbaugh: "Meeting with him this offseason, I was excited to get coached like that, getting coached hands on and how he was...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Loyalty, continuity and draft-pick retention

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers drafted 30 of their current players since Mike McCarthy became head coach, a high number. The other Super Bowl team, Pittsburgh, has 23 players drafted under coach Mike Tomlin even though Tomlin inherited a championship team wi...

    Blog | February 28, 2011