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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ranking QBs most deserving of new deals

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had some options with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after watching him suffer three game-changing turnovers in the fourth quarter of their NFC Championship Game defeat this past season. They could have made him play out his roo...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Why NFL should expand playoff field

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has no shortage of critics on player safety, commissioner-ordered discipline and the push to leverage public funds for billionaire owners seeking new stadiums. For some, a ramped-up Thursday night schedule came off as just another money grab ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  10. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Will Jets finally draft for offense?

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams, general managers and coaches are riding streaks and carrying tendencies into the 2014 draft. They've selected quarterbacks first overall in 12 of the past 16 years, throwing in linemen as occasional changeups, for example. They've selected...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  12. Which NFL QBs are worth a No. 1 pick?

    Mike Sando

    Most of the NFL coaches and general managers I've spoken with think the Houston Texans will not select a quarterback first overall in the 2014 draft. Some of them have sounded familiar alarm bells about over-drafting quarterbacks, and for good reason...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  13. Are Broncos risking future to win now?

    Mike Sando

    The Denver Broncos own the NFL's best regular-season record in the two seasons since quarterback Peyton Manning improbably hit the market and signed with them. However, they are only 2-2 in the playoffs over that span, compared to a combined 12-3 for...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  14. Seahawks' to-do list after Bennett

    Mike Sando

    Michael Bennett checked in at No. 7 when ESPN.com NFL scout Matt Williamson joined me in ranking all players from the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos heading into Super Bowl XLVIII. The ranking was arguably on the high side, but there was also no...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  15. Talib to Redskins, more free-agent fits

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect Matt Cassel re-signing with the Minnesota Vikings. NFL free agency would be so much more dramatic this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews and Percy Harvi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  16. Teams primed for a good offseason

    Mike Sando

    The Cleveland Browns have recently been a disgrace by their own sagging standards. Their owner, Jimmy Haslam, has pretty much admitted it. He called himself a "work in progress" while struggling with the "learning curve" associated with becoming an N...

    Blog | February 18, 2014