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  1. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Seahawks hold edge in rivalry with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots have set a standard for mind-numbing consistency with Bill Belichick on the sideline and Tom Brady behind center. They have won 75.4 percent of their regular-season and postseason games since 2001, Brady's first season as ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Importance of AFC No. 3 seed

    Mike Sando

    The top two seeds from each NFL conference will be the only ones receiving first-round playoff byes, but the third seed from the AFC might be in line for the next best thing -- a date with one of the worst sixth seeds in memory. Such is the sorry sta...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  10. The Carolina Panthers' quick draft fix

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers opened the 2013 season by holding Seattle to 12 points, still the Seahawks' second-lowest output in 27 games with Russell Wilson at quarterback. The Panthers allowed nine points to their most recent opponent, San Francisco, and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  11. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  12. NFL's most likely coaching changes

    Mike Sando

    November in the NFL brings hard-hitting matchups between speculative reports on one side and votes of confidence on the other. Things get even rougher when outright denials work their way into the fray. Sunday saw Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Cowboys aren't only ones with questions

    Mike Sando

    Only one NFL team since 2010 has blown more leads in the final two minutes and lost than the Dallas Cowboys, and that team is the Detroit Lions. We'll pause for a few seconds here so followers of those teams can finish their knowing nods. Fans might ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  15. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  16. Do Lions have edge in NFC North?

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions lost Sunday after their rookie punter shanked a 28-yarder out of bounds, delivering a short field for the Cincinnati Bengals' winning drive. It was just the latest maddening moment for an organization that has endured more than its ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013