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  1. Giants, others in need of draft impact

    Mike Sando

    When the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, they did it with a rookie draft class that combined to play 125 regular-season snaps, fewest in the league and well off the 1,535 average for the other 31 teams. The 2012 San ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Which NFL QBs are worth a No. 1 pick?

    Mike Sando

    Most of the NFL coaches and general managers I've spoken with think the Houston Texans will not select a quarterback first overall in the 2014 draft. Some of them have sounded familiar alarm bells about over-drafting quarterbacks, and for good reason...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Texans' options with the No. 1 pick

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead and his Jacksonville Jaguars counterpart, David Caldwell, made small talk in a hotel lobby as the NFL owners meetings got going in Orlando last week. Their teams hold the second and third picks in the 2014 NFL...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 13 teams that should draft a QB

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect the Raiders' trade for quarterback Matt Schaub. So many teams selecting near the top of the 2014 NFL draft need starting quarterbacks. Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland own four of the firs...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. Are Broncos risking future to win now?

    Mike Sando

    The Denver Broncos own the NFL's best regular-season record in the two seasons since quarterback Peyton Manning improbably hit the market and signed with them. However, they are only 2-2 in the playoffs over that span, compared to a combined 12-3 for...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. Darrelle Revis' value, potential team fits

    Mike Sando

    Two decades ago, the San Francisco 49ers had reached three NFC Championship Games in a four-year window without winning a Super Bowl. Instead of staying the course, they moved aggressively to sign Deion Sanders, then the game's best cover cornerback....

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Seahawks' to-do list after Bennett

    Mike Sando

    Michael Bennett checked in at No. 7 when ESPN.com NFL scout Matt Williamson joined me in ranking all players from the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos heading into Super Bowl XLVIII. The ranking was arguably on the high side, but there was also no...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  10. Talib to Redskins, more free-agent fits

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect Matt Cassel re-signing with the Minnesota Vikings. NFL free agency would be so much more dramatic this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews and Percy Harvi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Texans, Rams, Bucs facing draft dilemmas

    Mike Sando

    The short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium to the players' hotel at the NFL scouting combine earlier this week provided a good opportunity to ask an NFL general manager what he thought of the quarterbacks available in the 2014 draft. "It's a hard group...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  12. Is 49ers' championship window closing?

    Mike Sando

    A high-ranking NFL personnel evaluator I ran across at the NFL scouting combine Thursday morning said he was hearing sensational stories about the San Francisco 49ers. He would not elaborate because the stories were unsubstantiated, but we can assume...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Teams primed for a good offseason

    Mike Sando

    The Cleveland Browns have recently been a disgrace by their own sagging standards. Their owner, Jimmy Haslam, has pretty much admitted it. He called himself a "work in progress" while struggling with the "learning curve" associated with becoming an N...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  15. Five most challenging NFL offseasons

    Mike Sando

    It was June 1995 when news broke that Raiders owner Al Davis would move the team back to Oakland from Los Angeles. I'd grown up in Northern California, so the happy news stirred in my mind images of the team's rich history: Ghost to the Post, Sea of ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  16. The Niners' Kaepernick dilemma

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has a 21-8 record with four playoff victories and one Super Bowl appearance since becoming the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback during the 2012 season. Not everyone loves everything about his game, but it's tough finding qua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014