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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. 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
  3. The fear factor of Kam Chancellor

    Mike Sando

    Fear takes subtle forms in the NFL. An offense fearing dominant defensive linemen can assign additional blockers to mitigate the damage. A defense fearing a gifted receiver can roll its coverages. A quarterback fearful of an elite cornerback can dire...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Cutler inked, Chicago spotlight falls on D

    Mike Sando

    Jay Cutler wasn't going to find a situation as favorable as the one he already had with the Chicago Bears. Frankly, quite a few quarterbacks would trade their current setups for a chance to play under coach Marc Trestman and within an offense featuri...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. Why the Bengals should draft a QB

    Mike Sando

    Two months ago, when the Cincinnati Bengals' talented young offense was faltering, we asked whether they could succeed with Andy Dalton at quarterback. Then, when Dalton put together three stellar performances during a four-game winning streak, we as...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  6. Scouting Peyton versus the Chiefs' D

    Mike Sando

    There is no accepted blueprint for stopping Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' offense, or else everyone in the NFL would be using it every week. Smart people in the league cannot agree on a set of best defensive practices, other than the generic...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. Is this the real Andy Dalton?

    Mike Sando

    The Cincinnati Bengals were floundering on offense less than one month ago. Coaches and players said the team was searching for an identity. Andy Dalton's stat line following a 17-6 defeat at Cleveland awakened lingering questions about whether the t...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  8. 2013 NFL age rankings at reduction to 53

    Mike Sando

    The mandatory reduction to 53-man active rosters Saturday provides an opportunity to pass along average age ranks for NFL active rosters overall as well as for offense, defense and specialists. 2013 Age Ranks: Active Rosters, Aug. 31 Rk. ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  9. #NFLRank: A full NFC West accounting

    Mike Sando

    2013 #NFLRank for NFC West Rank Player Poll 3 Patrick Willis Defense 7 Larry Fitzgerald Offense 8 Richard Sherman Defense 10 Aldon Smith Defense 11 Justin Smith Defense 17 Earl Tho...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  10. #NFLrank: 49ers' late push on way

    Mike Sando

    2013 #NFLRank: Nos. 21-100 for NFC West Rank Player Poll 25 Joe Staley Offense 26 Percy Harvin Offense 27 Marshawn Lynch Offense 32 Mike Iupati Offense 37 Frank Gore Offense 40 Chr...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. #NFLrank: Cardinals playing catchup

    Mike Sando

    2013 #NFLRank: Nos. 21-100 for NFC West Rank Player Poll 25 Joe Staley Offense 26 Percy Harvin Offense 27 Marshawn Lynch Offense 32 Mike Iupati Offense 37 Frank Gore Offense 40 Chr...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  12. TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    Mike Sando

    Carson Palmer's arrival by trade should help the Arizona Cardinals recover from a three-year struggle at the quarterback position. Bruce Arians' arrival as head coach means additional playing time for tight ends in his fullback-free offense. 2...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  13. WR draft review following A.J. Jenkins trade

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers receiver A.J. Jenkins could compete with former St. Louis Rams receiver Donnie Avery for a starting spot in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. That coincidence illustrates the high level of turnover at the position around ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  14. What to expect from Bruce Arians' Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    A look at what to expect as the Arizona Cardinals begin the Bruce Arians era: Biggest change to expect: The Cardinals, the only NFC West team with a new coach, were going to be better on offense this season even if they had retained the previous c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  15. Eight in the Box: NFC West camp issues

    Mike Sando

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC West team? ARIZONA CARDINALS Offense: Top running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams have combined for one ruptured patella tendon (Williams), one torn ACL (Mendenhall) and one shoulde...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  16. 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