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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Football Today: 49ers or Falcons?

    Mike Sando

    Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg have made their Championship Game picks as part of the latest Football Today podcast . Their NFC Championship Game preview begins at the 4:35 mark of the above-linked podcast. Check it out. Tucker ...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: Hurry up already?

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 16, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: QB situation costs Cards Urban: Bevell in mix for Cards St. Louis Rams Thomas: Not so fast on Rob Ryan San Francisco 49ers Maiocco: 49ers...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  5. Wrap-up: Falcons 23, Cardinals 19

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 23-19 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Sunday: What it means: The Cardinals have now lost six consecutive games following a 4-0 start. This game was a bit like their season. Arizona started qu...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  6. Rams had to like Les Snead's adaptability

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams wanted their next general manager to work well with new head coach Jeff Fisher. They found a candidate whose history suggests that will not be a problem. Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Les Snead, who accepted th...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  7. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 18)

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' record fourth overtime victory of the 2011 season vaulted NINERS4Ever66 onto the "You Called It" Wall of Fame as the regular season closed. Nice work, '66. 2008-11 You Called It Repeat Winners Rank Winner Ws ...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  8. 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 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
  9. Mailbag: NFL head coach rankings

    Mike Sando

    Vishal from parts unknown stretched the NFC West mailbag at the seams with a two-part, nearly 400-word dispatch critiquing my ballot ranking the 10 best coaches in the NFL. I'll break out the main points in bullet items before responding. He wanted t...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  10. How I ranked NFL's top 10 head coaches

    Mike Sando

    Our Power Rankings for NFL head coaches are out and Tim Graham has the full breakdown on the AFC East blog. General thoughts: These rankings were easier than the positional ones we've done. There are only 32 head coaches, for starters. Five have n...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers' changes

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of offers details on Mike Singletary's firing as 49ers head coach. He says the team could interview Ted Sundquist, Randy Mueller, Rick Muellier and Tom Donahoe as it searches for a general manager. York: "One source said t...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  12. Officially speaking: Rookie ref racks up reversals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Referee 2009 Replay Reversals Don Carey 5 Terry McAulay 2 John Parry 2 Al Riveron 2 Gene Steratore 2 Jerome Boger 1 Mike Carey ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  13. Mailbag: This coaching tree is flourishing

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando K.C. from Wenatchee, Wash., writes: Hi Mike. I have a research question for you =) With everything that went on with Jay Cutler in Denver it got me thinking ... Bill Belicheck's former assistants haven&#3...

    Blog | April 04, 2009
  14. A problem the Cardinals wouldn't mind having

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando INDIANAPOLIS -- The combine pace is quickening as players start filtering through the media workroom. While Ohio State offensive lineman Alex Boone was answering questions, I joined a small group gathered around Mi...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  15. How new combine setup affects access

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando INDIANAPOLIS -- Kevin Seifert, Paul Kuharsky, Tim Graham, John Clayton and I are among the first reporters set up inside Lucas Oil Stadium for the first media-accessible combine day. The setup is different from pa...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  16. Around the NFC West: Cardinals on verge

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals are so close -- but so far away -- from their first Super Bowl appearance. Bickley: "This a young team full of charismatic, likeable players. The locker r...

    Blog | January 18, 2009