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  1. Cardinals' big-play philosophy, continued

    Mike Sando

    The way Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer sees things, his team will need big plays in the absence of extended drives to compete against rugged NFC West defenses. '12 Points/Drive Allowed by Explosive Plays Explosive Plays 0...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  2. Mailbag: Debating team philosophy

    Mike Sando

    Ryan from Denver points to the San Francisco 49ers' interest in Peyton Manning last offseason as evidence the team would consider adding a high-profile, high-priced veteran such as Darrelle Revis. He questions my assertion that the 49ers do not splur...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  3. Point-counterpoint: Darrelle Revis trade

    Mike Sando

    Rich Cimini does a good job laying out reasons the San Francisco 49ers might consider trading for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. I'll give you five reasons to think twice. Philosophy test: Smart NFL teams know drafting well beats sig...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. After focusing on run, division looks to air

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West had a 1,000-yard rusher last season. Coaches in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis have promoted run-first philosophies. Arizona has invested first- and second-round picks in running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan William...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  5. Pete Carroll: 'We have up-and-coming QB'

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have yet to draft a college quarterback under Pete Carroll despite saying they'd like to select at least one every year as a matter of philosophy. WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst, who has started two games in the...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  6. Draft Watch: NFC East

    Mike Sando

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Draft philosophy. Philadelphia Eagles The Eagles have used five of 10 first-rou...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  7. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Draft philosophy. Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals expect their draft choices to...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  8. John Carlson and offensive diversity

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks sought offensive balance when they hired Darell Bevell and Tom Cable after firing coordinator Jeremy Bates. The decision had more to do with a philosophy played out over a season than what happened during a 35-24 playoff defea...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  9. Jim Harbaugh a 'home run' for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are getting a hard-charging, schematically brilliant head coach whose philosophy suits the team's existing personnel perfectly. As a bonus, Jim Harbaugh has also clashed famously with Seattle coach Pete Carroll, meaning NFC...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  10. Thoughts on Rams' offensive philosophy

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams are 6-6 this season after going 6-42 over their previous three. It's probably picking nits, then, to complain about second-half game plans that have, at times, bordered on overly conservative. Bernie Miklasz and I were discus...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  11. Michael Vick and how to handle QBs

    Mike Sando

    Ken Whisenhunt's handling of quarterbacks has influenced my thinking even though the decision to start Derek Anderson could make him vulnerable to easy (if unfair) criticism. The Whisenhunt philosophy, in short, is that players aren't entitled to ...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  12. Pete Carroll's game management in focus

    Mike Sando

    Most of the focus on Pete Carroll's transition back to the NFL has focused on his philosophy and the way he handles professional athletes. Carroll brought up another aspect -- one that will come into play more tangibly as the season gets going. ...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  13. Schneider, Carroll and the elephants

    Mike Sando

    Seahawks general manager John Schneider expanded on his philosophy during a recent interview with John Clayton on 101ESPN Seattle. New Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did the same thing during a recent interview with KJR950's Mitch Levy. Thoughts and ...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  14. 2009 All-NFC West Defense

    Mike Sando

    The 49ers and Cardinals have tried variations of the 3-4 defense in recent seasons. Those who helped settle on the 2009 All-Defense Team for the NFC West had to consider philosophy as well. (Check here for the All-Offense team). Finding four wo...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  15. Revisiting 49ers' offensive philosophy

    Mike Sando

    The 49ers have done nothing to dispel Steve Young's strong words about their offensive approach. "It's great, it's great," Young told KNBR last week, "but Frank Gore needs to be traded. You can't run the spread with Frank Gore being effective. He'...

    Blog | December 10, 2009
  16. Raye addresses 49ers' philosophy

    Mike Sando

    The 49ers used more three-receiver personnel groups and shotgun formations against the Packers once they fell behind. They were quite a bit more productive. Why? "The quantity of the yards and quality of the yards has to be measured by the score a...

    Blog | November 26, 2009