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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. Walsh, Lombardi and the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    It's looking like Vince Lombardi or Bill Walsh will claim the top spot in ESPN's ongoing series ranking the greatest head coaches in NFL history. The third through 20th spots have been assigned, with Don Shula coming in at No. 3. Winning percen...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  3. Deacon Jones changed game, set standard

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Johnny Unitas and receiver Raymond Berry had been tormenting NFL Western Conference defenses with the deep ball when along came David "Deacon" Jones and a new wave of defensive linemen to spoil the fun. "The main pattern we were using ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Terrell Owens: Five years until Canton?

    Mike Sando

    While Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless were debating Terrell Owens' alleged diva tendencies in the video above, I was revisiting notes from our 2008 package on all-time great NFL receivers. Owens ranked ninth on the list even though our seven pan...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  6. HOF12: Touring the Hall, heading back

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- We're a few hours away from the 7 p.m. ET start to enshrinement ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I'll be heading over early to get a feel for what awaits. Cortez Kennedy and his daughter, Courtney, were seen downstai...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's style

    Mike Sando

    Conventional wisdom says quarterback Alex Smith held back the San Francisco 49ers' offense last season. It's also possible coach Jim Harbaugh held back Smith simply because Harbaugh prefers to run an offense that way. Matt Barrows of the Sacrament...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. Pete Carroll gets laughs at NCAA's expense

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Give Pete Carroll credit for the quote of the day Friday from the NFL scouting combine. A reporter from New York noted that players pointed to Carroll and the Jets' Rex Ryan as the coaches they most enjoyed playing under. But with ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  9. Lombardi moves back chat to 3 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    My 9-year-old son's report on Vince Lombardi requires him to show up for a school "museum day" in character Thursday. He's got an old hat, some Lombardi-era glasses and a little chalkboard on which he'll draw up the Packer Sweep. He's had his spee...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Why not Dalton?

    Mike Sando

    Brady Henderson of 710ESPN Seattle offers highlights from Seahawks general manager John Schneider's recent appearance on the station. Schneider explains why the team didn't select Andy Dalton or another quarterback in the first round, opting instead ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Canton coaches

    Mike Sando

    Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic says another postseason appearance by the Cardinals could be a sign Ken Whisenhunt is on his way to a Hall of Fame career as a head coach. Whisenhunt: "In my last nine years (coaching) in the league, we've been to ...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  12. In perspective: Playoff victories precious

    Mike Sando

    Let's say you visited the Pro Football Reference coaching archive and singled out head coaches with at least five playoff games on their resumes. Let's say you sorted the qualifying coaches by highest winning percentage. Vince Lombardi would be...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  13. No wonder Warner isn't interested in coaching

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando NFL QB Coach Team NFL Passing Yards Ken Anderson PIT 32,838 Jim Zorn WAS 21,115 Chris Miller ARI 19,320 Wade Wilson DAL 17,283 ...

    Blog | May 11, 2009