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  1. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  2. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  3. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Teams have added 254 players in the draft since ESPN's NFL Power Rankings last appeared six weeks ago. We've seen Carson Palmer join the Arizona Cardinals and Darrelle Revis join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, among other changes involving veteran players...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  4. Only a select few outlasted Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    Longest-tenured Head Coaches Coach Team Hired Bill Belichick Patriots 2000 Marvin Lewis Bengals 2003 Tom Coughlin Giants 2004 Mike McCarthy Packers 2006 Sean Payton Saints 2006 Gary ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. Gregg Williams and beyond: Week 4 notes

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Good morning from University of Phoenix Stadium. I've settled in to watch the early games involving NFC West teams. A few thoughts on developments Sunday morning: Gregg Williams in the house: Gregg Williams' indefinite banis...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  6. HOF12: Payton's ties go beyond Roaf

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The NFL has allowed suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement now under way. I saw Payton and his son at the Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday night. They sat briefly at the tabl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  7. Williams' strategy and Saints' appeals

    Mike Sando

    The New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt won the potential for financial relief after appealing their bounty-related punishments to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The bulk of their appeals failed, however, affirming Gregg Will...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Quiet will not last

    Mike Sando

    The NFL took a break from dominating the sports news cycle over the weekend. The silence will not last long. Bounty-related punishments for current and former New Orleans Saints players await. The NFL will address recent bounty-related appeals ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Defending Williams

    Mike Sando

    Gregg Williams isn't getting much sympathy these days. That isn't going to change following the release of an audio tape featuring the former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator imploring his players to injure specific San Francisco 49ers -- ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  10. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Crushing bounty-related penalties levied against the New Orleans Saints forced a re-vote in's first NFL Power Rankings looking ahead to the 2012 season. We planned to run the rankings after Peyton Manning signed with Denver, figuring that...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  11. No bounty programs? Put it in writing

    Mike Sando

    The presumption of innocence is gone from the NFL regarding bounty programs. Teams now must certify their organizations as bounty-free under guidelines put into place Wednesday. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed teams that owners must meet with ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  12. On Gregg Williams and bounty punishment

    Mike Sando

    Initial thoughts on the NFL's announcement regarding punishment for Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Gregg Williams, Joe Vitt and the New Orleans Saints stemming from their bounty scandal: What it means for the Rams: Williams, their new defensive coor...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  13. What could happen to Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    The New Orleans Saints are in trouble - deep, deep trouble - for the bounties they offered for knocking out opposing players. The question for NFC West observers is to what degree this Saints scandal will affect new St. Louis Rams defensive coordi...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  14. XTRA910 audio: Fisher, 49ers and more

    Mike Sando

    Among the subjects discussed during my latest conversation with Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki on XTRA Sports 910 AM: Harbaugh vs. Payton: I poured cold water on the storyline pitting Jim Harbaugh against Sean Payton stemming from the preseason gam...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  15. Programming note: Arriving at 49ers HQ

    Mike Sando

    As much as I'm looking forward to the San Francisco 49ers' first playoff game since the 2002 season, the media availability sessions at team headquarters Tuesday pack plenty of appeal as well. Vic Fangio, Patrick Willis, Michael Crabtree and Alex ...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  16. Quick Take: Saints at 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Three things to know about next Saturday's New Orleans Saints-San Francisco 49ers divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park: 1. Venue matters. The Saints have the hottest offense in the NFL right now, but the chilly San Francisco air could impro...

    Blog | January 07, 2012