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  1. Why NFL should expand playoff field

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has no shortage of critics on player safety, commissioner-ordered discipline and the push to leverage public funds for billionaire owners seeking new stadiums. For some, a ramped-up Thursday night schedule came off as just another money grab ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. NFL's five most disappointing teams

    Mike Sando

    The NFL is filled with success stories this season. Philip Rivers has been reborn in San Diego. Ron Rivera has rewritten his Carolina legacy. Kansas City and Arizona are a combined 19-8 after going 7-25 last season. Green Bay is in the playoff pictur...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  3. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. Can Steelers contend minus the run?

    Mike Sando

    Maurkice Pouncey is one of the few NFL offensive linemen with the quickness to pull around the formation from the center position. He is a driving force behind the Pittsburgh Steelers' renewed efforts to run the football this season using z...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. NFL - Determining likely contracts for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford a...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando looks at the salary situation for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Freeman. What can they expect from their next contracts?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  8. Camp Confidential: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer's relationship with his new head coach, Bruce Arians, is unlike any the Arizona Cardinals quarterback has experienced in 10 NFL seasons or even in college under Pete Carroll at USC -- except for a nine-start period in...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. Hitting key points on Palmer with Arians

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians knows what the stats say. When he was offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts last season, Arians knows that his quarterback, Andrew Luck, took more hits while throwing than any QB in the NFL. Before...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  10. On those conflicting Todd Haley reports

    Mike Sando

    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is interviewing for the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals. Art Rooney II, president of the Steelers, confirmed this information on the record, according to longtime Pittsburgh Post-Ga...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. MNF Preview: Cards' uphill battle vs. 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals might have won a championship or two by now if coach Ken Whisenhunt could have brought the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense with him to the desert in 2007. They came close anyway with Kurt Warner threading passes to Larry Fitzger...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Third-down outlook

    Mike Sando

    Third-down conversion rates aren't everything. The New Orleans Saints led the NFL in that category last season. They lost a shootout in the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, who ranked 31st. Around the NFC West: Oct. 4, 2012 Arizona...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  13. Family first: What if QB misses the game?

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh lives football. It's in his blood. So, when a reporter asked whether the San Francisco 49ers' second-year coach would have missed a season-opening game at Green Bay to attend the birth of his son, Harbaugh sounded incredulous. "Wil...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  14. On Big Ben's suggestion 49ers targeted him

    Mike Sando

    Ben Roethlisberger did not accuse the San Francisco 49ers of outright dirty play against him in Week 15 last season. The Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback did drop a hint Wednesday when Dan Patrick asked him to recall the most recent time an oppone...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  15. Cardinals bank on future without Haley

    Mike Sando

    Todd Haley's hiring as the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator comes after the Arizona Cardinals decided against offering an equivalent role to him. My initial thought: Haley's pull-no-punches approach to motivation worked well when he was ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  16. A statement game for the 49ers, undeniably

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Tight end Vernon Davis sold the run block, disengaged from outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley and broke into the clear for a touchdown catch so easy, he could have made it in the dark. By then, city engineers had restored power to ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011