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  1. Rams among surprise team candidates for 2014 - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Which teams will surprise this season? Mike Sando makes his picks (the Rams, Bucs and Vikings), plus offers his quick takes on Derek Carr, Champ Bailey and Michael Sam.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  2. Andrew Luck, Jadeveon Clowney among ideal players to build around...

    Mike Sando

    If you could start an NFL roster with any 10 current players, whom would you choose? Mike Sando makes his picks with the help of Bill Polian and a current NFL GM.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  3. NFL - What traits make a great NFL head coach?

    Mike Sando

    What makes a good NFL head coach? Mike Sando shares insights from his sources on his head coach tier rankings.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  4. Ranking the 32 NFL head coaches into tiers

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando had 30 NFL insiders grade every current NFL head coach by tier, then ranked them 1-32. Here are the results.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  5. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  6. Ryan Tannehill ranks among Top 50 breakout players for 2014 - NFL...

    Mike Sando

    Ryan Tannehill, Ezekiel Ansah and Montee Ball are all poised to make a jump in performance this season, writes Mike Sando. He ranks his Top 50 breakout players for the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  7. NFL - Why Johnny Manziel must fail initially to succeed long term...

    Mike Sando

    League insiders believe Johnny Manziel has the ability to find success early in his NFL career -- but the best thing for his and the Browns' future might be if he struggles some out of the gate. Mike Sando explains.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  8. NFL - Why we may have already seen the best of Robert Griffin III...

    Mike Sando

    Have we already seen the best of Robert Griffin III? Maybe. But a dialed-back RG III might still be good enough to win games for the Redskins. Mike Sando explains, plus weighs in with notes from around the league in the debut of NFL Insider Daily.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  9. How Seahawks can keep title window open

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Swank homes in the distance along Lake Washington's shoreline provided a fitting backdrop for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider during lunch in the team's cafeteria Sunday. The football picture has never been prettier i...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  10. Four young QBs who could join Tier 1

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-six NFL coaches and personnel evaluators almost unanimously placed Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in the top tier of starting quarterbacks for our recently published QB Tiers project. Most thought Andrew Luck was in th...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  11. Why Andrew Luck is already a top-5 QB

    Mike Sando

    In late 2012, when Russell Wilson was emerging as a candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, I put together a chart comparing him to Andrew Luck in games against seven common opponents. Wilson had fared better by wide margins in key statistica...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  12. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  13. NFL - Anonymous league insiders rank 32 starting quarterbacks int...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando has 26 anonymous NFL coaches, GMs and evaluators grade every starting quarterback by tier, producing a 1-32 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  14. 10 players generating buzz at OTAs

    Mike Sando

    Brick buildings and dense woods frame the Baltimore Ravens' practice fields, providing a setting that is tough to beat anywhere in the NFL. The soundtrack tends to be less idyllic, but that's not a knock. Chatter from veteran defender Terrell Suggs s...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  15. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  16. The loaded 2015 free-agent WR class

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks drive the car in the NFL, but they need help. Supply them with insufficient horsepower and even the good ones will bog down to some degree. We saw it last season when Eli Manning's offensive line fell apart. We saw it when Tom Brady s...

    Blog | June 13, 2014