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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. NFL meeting wrap: NFC West quick takes

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- A few NFC West notes before heading to the airport for a trip home following the NFL owners meeting, which concluded Wednesday: Arizona Cardinals: The team is leaving open the door for signing Cleveland Browns unrestricted free-agent re...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. Only a select few outlasted Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    Longest-tenured Head Coaches Coach Team Hired Bill Belichick Patriots 2000 Marvin Lewis Bengals 2003 Tom Coughlin Giants 2004 Mike McCarthy Packers 2006 Sean Payton Saints 2006 Gary ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 710ESPN Seattle audio: NFC West Week 16

    Mike Sando

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin knew exactly why the San Francisco 49ers had dominated his team so thoroughly Monday night. "I think we need to acknowledge that was 49er football tonight," Tomlin said following the 49ers' 20-3 victory. "We p...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Around the NFC West: Bradford's recovery

    Mike Sando

    The replay showed St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford making his usual follow-through, except for one thing. His right index finger snagged on Juqua Parker's hand as the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive lineman contested the pass. It's somewhat ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  9. What NFC West coaches earn per victory

    Mike Sando

    One million dollars per regular-season victory seems like a reasonable price for NFL teams already paying much more in player salaries. That was the rate a couple NFC West teams paid their head coaches last season, according to a Forbes magazine r...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Loyalty, continuity and draft-pick retention

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers drafted 30 of their current players since Mike McCarthy became head coach, a high number. The other Super Bowl team, Pittsburgh, has 23 players drafted under coach Mike Tomlin even though Tomlin inherited a championship team wi...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  13. Carroll, Whisenhunt lead NFC West's way

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' upset playoff victory over New Orleans let Pete Carroll join the club of NFL head coaches with at least one playoff victory in their current roles. Jim Harbaugh will be looking to match the feat in his first season with the S...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  14. Tracing Ray Horton's coaching roots

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals hired Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton as defensive coordinator because they wanted to model their defense after the one the Steelers ran under coordinator Dick LeBeau. Horton has worked with LeBeau for 12 of th...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  15. NFC West coaches and finding right balance

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- New head coaches sometimes "lay down the law" to take control of their teams. Mike Singletary went this route upon taking over for Mike Nolan as the San Francisco 49ers' coach during the 2008 season. Singletary put players thr...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  16. On the ground in, well, let's say Texas

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- The NFL's Texas-sized Super Bowl spread looks like this: media center in Dallas, Pittsburgh Steelers hotel in Fort Worth, Green Bay Packers hotel in Las Colinas (near Irving) and buses shuttling between all three. The game itself is in A...

    Blog | January 31, 2011