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  1. Forecasting success for 'crossroads' QBs

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh said he needed two years to know Joe Montana would be the San Francisco 49ers' franchise quarterback. Walsh's coaching understudy, Mike Holmgren, generally thought the third year was when a starting quarterback should hit stride. Waitin...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Five most challenging NFL offseasons

    Mike Sando

    It was June 1995 when news broke that Raiders owner Al Davis would move the team back to Oakland from Los Angeles. I'd grown up in Northern California, so the happy news stirred in my mind images of the team's rich history: Ghost to the Post, Sea of ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. How Panthers can take the next step

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers took a giant step forward in 2013 and changed perceptions in the process. Coach Ron Rivera ditched his play-not-to-lose reputation, embracing a "Riverboat Ron" persona reflecting greater comfort with calculated risks. Quarterbac...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  4. NFL's 10 best-positioned teams for 2014

    Mike Sando

    Imagine your disbelief if an NFL clairvoyant had told you back in August that Rex Ryan would salvage his job, Gary Kubiak would lose his and the Cleveland Browns would dump Rob Chudzinski less than one calendar year into his tenure. Imagine if som...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Cam Newton realizing his potential

    Mike Sando

    To say Cam Newton has flourished over the Carolina Panthers' past four games isn't the whole truth. Yes, the 24-year-old quarterback has a 4-0 record with seven touchdown passes and a 72.3 completion percentage over that span, but he's been on the up...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  7. The read-option overreaction - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando writes why certain quarterbacks -- like Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson -- can make it work while others cannot. He also writes why the system is used much less than people think.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  8. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  9. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  10. NFL - Determining likely contracts for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford a...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando looks at the salary situation for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Freeman. What can they expect from their next contracts?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  11. On Carson Palmer's 4,000-yard season

    Mike Sando

    Years ago, conventional wisdom would have applauded Carson Palmer for topping 4,000 yards passing with the Oakland Raiders last season. Now, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where mainstream analysis discounts those 4,000 yards because...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  12. Forced to choose between top young QBs

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers deserve applause for executing an in-season quarterback change expertly in 2012. The coaching staff tailored its offense to Kaepernick's strengths. Kaepernick responded by playing a leading role in the ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  13. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  14. 'Small' details key going into 2013 season

    Mike Sando

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ranked 24th last season in Total QBR (45.7) against base defenses. He ranked 14th with a 61.1 QBR score when defenses subbed out front-seven players for additional defensive backs. Newton ranked among the N...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  15. Irvin, Kaepernick, Washington and openers

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at how recent developments affect 2013 regular-season openers, which are now just 111 days away: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers. Bruce Irvin's suspension from the Seahawks to open the season removes from this game a player who...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  16. Newton to upstage Kaepernick, Wilson?

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have dominated NFL headlines as young quarterbacks on the rise. NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas expects Cam Newton to upstage them all in 2013. "Call it bouncing back, breaking t...

    Blog | May 17, 2013