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  1. NFL's five most disappointing teams

    Mike Sando

    The NFL is filled with success stories this season. Philip Rivers has been reborn in San Diego. Ron Rivera has rewritten his Carolina legacy. Kansas City and Arizona are a combined 19-8 after going 7-25 last season. Green Bay is in the playoff pictur...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  5. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  6. Mailbag: Sam Bradford and Eli Manning

    Mike Sando

    Via the NFC West mailbag, Ryan from Montreal sees parallels between Eli Manning and Sam Bradford through their first three seasons. Both quarterbacks were drafted No. 1 overall in their classes. Both endured criticism during some rocky stretches. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  7. Video: Andy Reid's interview with Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Adam Schefter offers thoughts in the video above regarding Andy Reid's scheduled interview with the Arizona Cardinals. Reid ranks fifth in victories among active head coaches. Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, Tom Coughlin and Jeff Fisher rank...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. 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
  9. It's on: Jim Harbaugh obliterates Giants' OC

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has frequently had his players' backs in public. Harbaugh has strongly praised Alex Smith when others doubted the quarterback. He has singled out Michael Crabtree for having all-time great hands amid question...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  10. Gilbride: 49ers' DL 'gets away with murder'

    Mike Sando

    The pregame chatter continues before the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers rematch at Candlestick Park. So far, we've had Giants coach Tom Coughlin play the no-respect card (see video), the salsa flap, Mario Manningham subtly digging the Giants ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. Giants, 49ers fight for psychological ground

    Mike Sando

    Dan Graziano of the NFC East blog joined me Wednesday in discussing the San Francisco 49ers' matchup against the New York Giants in Week 6. The video runs about five minutes. I asked Dan if he thinks the Giants' pass rush, inconsistent to this poi...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  12. Grading the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI

    Mike Sando

    QUARTERBACK: Eli Manning completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown and a 103.8 NFL rating. He did not turn over the ball, which was huge for the Giants during their 21-17 victory. Manning's 38-yard sideline strike to Mario Manningham sho...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  13. Calm before figurative Super Bowl storm

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Yes, it's cold here in central Indiana. But not NFL scouting combine cold. The weather for Super Bowl week is exactly freezing at present, with moderate winds adding bite to the winter air, but I've felt a much colder chill while s...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  14. NFC West Penalty Watch: Critical non-call

    Mike Sando

    New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin thought referee Tony Corrente and crew should have flagged San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis for holding in the final seconds of their game Sunday. 2009-present Defensive Holding (LBs) Rank ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  15. Getting tough to discount Alex Smith, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There was nothing remotely "elite" about the blue work shirt Alex Smith wore following the San Francisco 49ers' 27-20 victory over the New York Giants in Week 10. The team-issued shirt, untucked and featuring an "Alex" name patch ...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  16. Giants won't recognize Seattle run defense

    Mike Sando

    The New York Giants' 41-7 victory at Seattle last season came a week after the Seahawks lost Red Bryant and one of their other top run defenders at the time, Colin Cole, to injuries. They were also without Brandon Mebane, another starting defensiv...

    Blog | October 05, 2011