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  1. 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
  2. Great coaches without great quarterbacks?

    Mike Sando

    Jim from Albany, Ore., had no beefs with the "Greatest Coaches" ballot I submitted for the ESPN project. He did question the project itself, however. "It seems to me that a coach becomes 'great' only after he has a 'great' quarterback," Jim wrote ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Around the NFC West: Contacting Manning

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals reached out to Peyton Manning's representatives Wednesday in the hours after Indianapolis released the four-time MVP. Both teams received prominent mention from ESPN's Chris Mortensen in the story appeari...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  5. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  6. Gruden and the Rams' plans for a coach

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on the San Diego Union-Tribune report connecting ESPN's Jon Gruden to the St. Louis Rams: ESPN issued a statement saying Gruden remains committed to "Monday Night Football" for many years to come. Of course, people sometimes change...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  7. Around the NFC West: Singletary's status

    Mike Sando

    David White of the San Francisco Chronicle wonders whether Mike Singletary will keep his job as head coach if the 49ers lose to the Broncos in Week 8. White: "The 49ers have a bye next week, which is the traditional time for terrible NFL teams to m...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  8. Around the NFC West: Okung's challenge

    Mike Sando

    Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune singles out Russell Okung's matchup with Julius Peppers as potentially pivotal for Seattle. Okung's thoughts on the matter remain unknown because the Seahawks' offensive linemen refuse to grant interviews. Guard...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  9. Fritz Pollard Alliance honors Bidwill

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill is raking in the awards this offseason. Earlier in the week, Sports Faith International made him one of four inductees to the Sports Faith Hall of Fame, joining Brian Piccolo, Gale Sayers, Dominoes Pizz...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  10. Mailbag: Super Bowl predictions and more

    Mike Sando

    Filed while flying across the Idaho-Washington border on the way back from Super Bowl XLIV ... Mike from Lake Charles, La., writes: Hey Mike, I was wondering which QB you "trust more" now? To make that statement (and your Super Bowl pick) based on...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  11. Dungy's prediction no match for destiny

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Tony Dungy wasn't the only one who thought the Indianapolis Colts would blow out the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV. "I did too," Colts tackle Ryan Diem said Sunday night. The Saints' 31-17 victory proved quite a few people wron...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  12. Mailbag: What to do with Warner's money

    Mike Sando

    NWCards from Mukilteo, Wash., writes: Sando, what will the Cards do with the $11.5M they saved with the Kurt Warner retirement? How does it affect the free-agent situation? Do they get to sign a free agent with the same dollar value to replace him? O...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  13. Silliness abounds on Dungy tampering issue

    Mike Sando

    HOUSTON -- The Seahawks haven't made any public comments about the Colts' anonymously delivered claims that Seattle tampered with Tony Dungy. The Colts apparently will not file charges. The Seahawks look a little silly for apparently not knowin...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  14. One quick thought per NFC West team

    Mike Sando

    One thought per NFC West team now that I'm back home from the Packers-Cardinals game ... Arizona: Neil Rackers' missed field goal, Larry Fitzgerald's lost fumble and Fitzgerald's botched timeout would be very big stories right now if the Cardinal...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  15. Thoughts on Carroll, Frazier, Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    The wheels are spinning fast after Seattle fired coach Jim Mora. ESPN's John Clayton says the Seahawks have shown interest in Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Chris Mortensen has identified USC coach Pete Carroll as the top candida...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  16. Sounding off: NFC West on the airwaves

    Mike Sando

    The latest in our periodic spins around the NFC West radio dials: Rams 101ESPN St. Louis: broadcaster Kevin Harlan 101ESPN St. Louis: executive Kevin Demoff 101ESPN St. Louis: Steve Spagnuolo 101ESPN St. Louis: Tony Dungy 101ESPN St. ...

    Blog | December 18, 2009