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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Can the Seahawks become a dynasty?

    Mike Sando

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It has been nine years since the New England Patriots won back-to-back Super Bowls, and no team has come close to repeating since then. Nearly two decades have passed since the Dallas Cowboys won three titles in four seasons,...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  6. Defense still key for NFL champions?

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks faced each other in the 2013 preseason, I remember thinking the game had a regular-season feel to it. There was an edge to both teams that felt misplaced for August. Peyton Manning and Russell W...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Top 25 'must-sign' NFL free agents

    Mike Sando

    The stakes in NFL free agency would be so much higher this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and other headliners hadn't signed contract extensions keeping them off the market. Teams have ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  8. The fear factor of Kam Chancellor

    Mike Sando

    Fear takes subtle forms in the NFL. An offense fearing dominant defensive linemen can assign additional blockers to mitigate the damage. A defense fearing a gifted receiver can roll its coverages. A quarterback fearful of an elite cornerback can dire...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  9. Best 'breakthrough' coaching candidates

    Mike Sando

    The NFL divides into distinct groups once the regular season runs its course. While 12 teams prepare for the playoffs, others line up candidates to fill newly created head coaching vacancies. The contrast is striking given the narrow line that someti...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Quinn for Defensive Player of the Year

    Mike Sando

    There was no debate in selecting the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year for 2012. There was Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, and then way down below there was everyone else. Watt led the league in sacks with 20.5 and had more pass breakups...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  12. Best head coach fits for Houston Texans

    Mike Sando

    Gary Kubiak is out after nearly eight seasons as the Houston Texans' head coach. You can bet the organization has been doing its homework on potential successors while the season slipped away. Diligent team owners call around the league for sugges...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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