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  1. NFL - Anonymous league insiders rank 32 starting quarterbacks int...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando has 26 anonymous NFL coaches, GMs and evaluators grade every starting quarterback by tier, producing a 1-32 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  2. The problem with re-signing Andy Dalton

    Mike Sando

    This is not a rip job on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In polling a large cross-section of NFL coaches and executives, prevailing opinion says at least a dozen NFL teams would be better off with Dalton in their lineup. But the issue, in...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Free-agency grades for all 32 teams

    Mike Sando

    The first two weeks of the NFL free-agent signing period featured multiple trades, high-profile cuts, a notorious failed physical examination in Oakland and battles over players between heated rivals. Rosters changed quickly as 405 unrestricted free ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Best, likeliest team fits for Johnny Manziel

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games, he recruited a range of quarterbacks to Stanford University. Harbaugh couldn't have done much better than Andrew Luck, but three years af...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  5. 2013's biggest game-changers

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers needed 8 yards for a first down and roughly 20 to get comfortably into range for the go-ahead field goal try with a playoff berth on the line at Chicago on Sunday. What they got instead was one of the more memorable plays in tea...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  6. Ranking potential coaching openings

    Mike Sando

    Mike Shanahan coached two Super Bowl winners in Denver before taking the Washington Redskins to the playoffs last season. Quarterback Robert Griffin III challenged Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson for NFL rookie honors. It should be nearly impossibl...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  7. With Freeman out, is Ponder next?

    Mike Sando

    The Hail Mary might be football's most predictable play and also one of its least likely to succeed, but sometimes, it's all a team has left. Down by four points with four seconds remaining in Week 3, the Minnesota Vikings had no other real option...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  8. Josh Freeman's future in Tampa Bay

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes a leadership change produces sudden, extreme results carrying maximum shock value. The Cleveland Browns' decision to trade highly drafted running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts comes to mind. New general manager Mike Lombar...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  9. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Russell Wilson and changing perceptions

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson frequently faced questions about his relative lack of height last season. He changed the subject during a successful rookie season as the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback, posting an 11-5 record while matching Peyton Manning's ro...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  11. BBAO: Future Lions tight ends

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In our pre-draft Inside Slant podcast, Mike Sando and I agreed it would not be surprising if the Detroit Lions used a draft pick on a tight end. While they are set for the 2013 season with Brandon Pettigrew and To...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. 2013 Kiper mock 3.0: Cardinals thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his third 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. Our run through projected picks for NFC West teams concludes with a look at the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the seventh overall choice. 7. Arizona Cardinals: Geno Sm...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  13. Question about Matt Flynn as market moves

    Mike Sando

    Eddie from Lancaster, Calif., read the item discussing NFL contracts and wanted to know the salary-cap implications facing Seattle if the team traded backup quarterback Matt Flynn. Sando: Seattle could realize a $2 million gain against its cap for...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  14. NFC West look at McShay's latest '13 mock

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts after checking out Todd McShay's latest first-round draft projections for NFC West teams: 7. Arizona Cardinals: McShay sends West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith to the Cardinals even though he says Smith doesn't get a first-round...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  15. Eight in the Box: Quarterback situations

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: How each NFC West team needs to address the quarterback position. Arizona Cardinals: The options are straightforward for the C...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  16. Inside Slant: Alex Smith vs. Matt Cassel

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith, Tom Brady and the NFL scouting combine played starring roles in the Inside Slant podcast Wednesday. 2008-2012 Cassel vs. Smith QB Cassel Smith W-L 29-33-0 27-17-1 Comp. 1,181 855 Att. 2,005 ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013