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  1. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. Ranking QBs most deserving of new deals

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had some options with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after watching him suffer three game-changing turnovers in the fourth quarter of their NFC Championship Game defeat this past season. They could have made him play out his roo...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  3. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. Can Denver win minus Manning?

    Mike Sando

    Strange as it sounds, some of the Denver Broncos' AFC West rivals wouldn't mind if Peyton Manning & Co. won the Super Bowl this season. It's not that they are secretly fans of the Broncos -- far from it. But in assessing their own prospects, they rea...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. Ranking Week 17's biggest games

    Mike Sando

    Week 17, also known as Super Bowl week in Dallas, is going to be a wild one not just in Texas, but across the NFL. At least 10 teams will fight for five playoff berths, four teams will claim division titles and, in a shocker, Seattle might not be one...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  6. 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
  7. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  8. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  9. Where Alex Smith and Tom Brady align

    Mike Sando

    While Peyton Manning and the unbeaten Denver Broncos set passing records by the week, the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots have combined to go 9-1 by other means. Their passing stats, which mirror each other, are modest through ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. Why Matt Schaub needs to go

    Mike Sando

    There are no perfect quarterbacks. Even Peyton Manning throws a pass to the other team from time to time. It happened Sunday, but, as his Denver Broncos' 51-48 victory over the Dallas Cowboys demonstrated, there are interceptions and then there are i...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  11. For unbeatens, surveying the road to 16-0

    Mike Sando

    The Denver Broncos are averaging 44.8 points per game during their 4-0 start. Their quarterback, Peyton Manning, has 16 touchdown passes without an interception. No team in the Broncos' 54-year history had exceeded 50 points in a game before Sunday, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  12. The read-option overreaction - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando writes why certain quarterbacks -- like Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson -- can make it work while others cannot. He also writes why the system is used much less than people think.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  13. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  14. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  15. WR draft review following A.J. Jenkins trade

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers receiver A.J. Jenkins could compete with former St. Louis Rams receiver Donnie Avery for a starting spot in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. That coincidence illustrates the high level of turnover at the position around ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  16. Linking young WRs Jenkins, Baldwin, Quick

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have drafted three wide receivers with the 25th through 35th picks over the past three years. All three of the receivers have NFC West ties. All three are facing important and possibly pivotal 2013 seasons: 2012 Rookie WRs by Yards ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013