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  1. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Great coaches without great quarterbacks?

    Mike Sando

    Jim from Albany, Ore., had no beefs with the "Greatest Coaches" ballot I submitted for the ESPN project. He did question the project itself, however. "It seems to me that a coach becomes 'great' only after he has a 'great' quarterback," Jim wrote ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  3. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 24, Redskins 14

    Mike Sando

    LANDOVER, Md. -- Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 24-14 victory over the Washington Redskins in a wild-card playoff game Sunday at FedEx Field: What it means: The fifth-seeded Seahawks will face the Atlanta Falcons in a divisional-round game in t...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  5. Video: Andy Reid's interview with Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Adam Schefter offers thoughts in the video above regarding Andy Reid's scheduled interview with the Arizona Cardinals. Reid ranks fifth in victories among active head coaches. Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, Tom Coughlin and Jeff Fisher rank...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 2: Cards' defense to the test: Arizona's defense is coming off a dominant performance against Seattle. The Patriots present a different challenge at quarterback and with their personnel packages featuring two t...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  7. Money no object for NFC West coaches

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh, known to walk past the first-class cabin to his seat in coach, should be relieved to have missed Forbes' list of 10 highest-paid coaches. 2012 Forbes Salary Estimates Coach Team Salary B...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  8. Chasing Manning an exercise in futility

    Mike Sando

    Peter King has the play-by-play from Peyton Manning's wild tour through free agency. I'll mix in some color commentary for portions reaching into the NFC West. King notes that the teams Manning considered the strongest featured former NFL play...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  9. Holmgren: Redskins had an in with Rams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams commanded a premium from the Washington Redskins for the second pick in the 2012. I haven't seen anyone, anywhere suggest the Rams offered the pick at a discount. They secured first-round picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014, plus a sec...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. Rams can thank Griffin for inflating price

    Mike Sando

    The Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams cannot be sure what they'll get from the picks they agreed to exchange Friday night. It's safe to say the Redskins' ability to position themselves for a potential franchise quarterback drove up the price ...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  11. ManningWatch: Myths vs. motivators

    Mike Sando

    For years we've made assumptions and educated guesses about what matters most to Peyton Manning. We might think Manning likes playing in domes, that he prefers a small market or must have full control of the offensive playbook. But now, with th...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Manning scenarios

    Mike Sando

    Try on this 2012 NFL draft scenario: Andrew Luck to Indianapolis with the first overall choice; Robert Griffin III to Washington with the second pick, acquired from St. Louis; Ryan Tannehill to Cleveland at No. 4; Miami, the next team with ...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  13. Programming note: Off to San Francisco

    Mike Sando

    We're just about there. Only one more day until San Francisco 49ers fans find out whether their team is headed for the Super Bowl against Baltimore or New England. I'll be traveling from the icy Northwest to the rainy San Francisco Bay Area a bit ...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  14. Carroll's players the ones going 'hormonal'

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Long-term plans are a tough sell for sports fans shelling out thousands to buy tickets right now. The Seattle Seahawks, owners of the NFL's third-youngest roster entering Week 12, have sought to tide over their faithful with a hard-hitt...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  15. On Carlos Rogers' rebirth with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers haven't been big spenders in free agency recently. None of the unrestricted free agents they added from other teams during the 2011 offseason received a deal exceeding three years in length or $4.25 million in average compe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  16. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011