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  1. Four young QBs who could join Tier 1

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-six NFL coaches and personnel evaluators almost unanimously placed Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in the top tier of starting quarterbacks for our recently published QB Tiers project. Most thought Andrew Luck was in th...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Will Jets finally draft for offense?

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams, general managers and coaches are riding streaks and carrying tendencies into the 2014 draft. They've selected quarterbacks first overall in 12 of the past 16 years, throwing in linemen as occasional changeups, for example. They've selected...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  8. Cutler inked, Chicago spotlight falls on D

    Mike Sando

    Jay Cutler wasn't going to find a situation as favorable as the one he already had with the Chicago Bears. Frankly, quite a few quarterbacks would trade their current setups for a chance to play under coach Marc Trestman and within an offense featuri...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Best available head-coaching jobs

    Mike Sando

    With five NFL teams -- the Browns, Lions, Titans, Redskins and Vikings-- looking for head coaches as of Saturday afternoon, it's time to update our rankings showing which destinations candidates should find most appealing. The list will surely gro...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Ranking NFC's second-tier teams

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions cannot get any love even after putting a 40-10 beating on the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in Week 13. "The Lions are just so helter-skelter," one NFL general manager said. "I'd put the Eagles before them [in the NFC],...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  13. NFL's most likely coaching changes

    Mike Sando

    November in the NFL brings hard-hitting matchups between speculative reports on one side and votes of confidence on the other. Things get even rougher when outright denials work their way into the fray. Sunday saw Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  14. Cowboys aren't only ones with questions

    Mike Sando

    Only one NFL team since 2010 has blown more leads in the final two minutes and lost than the Dallas Cowboys, and that team is the Detroit Lions. We'll pause for a few seconds here so followers of those teams can finish their knowing nods. Fans might ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  15. Do Lions have edge in NFC North?

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions lost Sunday after their rookie punter shanked a 28-yarder out of bounds, delivering a short field for the Cincinnati Bengals' winning drive. It was just the latest maddening moment for an organization that has endured more than its ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  16. Why RG III should bounce back

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Warren Moon was correct five weeks ago when he warned against expecting too much from Robert Griffin III early in the season. Getting acclimated to the speed of the game after knee surgery and after missing the preseason would be too di...

    Blog | October 12, 2013