Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Former Vikings head coach Mike Tice, a Bayshore native who played at Central Islip and then at Maryland before enjoying a 14-year career as an NFL tight end, won’t be coaching this season. It’s the first time since 1996 that he isn’t coaching, and he admits there are some symptoms.
But it’s not as if he didn’t try landing another job. After being fired by the Bears, Tice couldn’t hook on with...Read more »
Three Atlanta-based radio talk show hosts lost their jobs yesterday over a cruel skit making fun of former Saints safety Steve Gleason, who suffers from the incurable disease ALS. After being fired, all three offered public apologies, and Gleason has accepted them all with the kind of grace and class that the rest of us can only hope to emulate.
Gleason, who communicates via a computer on...Read more »
Three Atlanta radio talk-show hosts have been fired for mocking former Saints safety Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS. Management from 790 AM made the announcement this afternoon, hours after a segment in which the three hosts made fun of Gleason.
During the segment, someone saying he was Gleason called into the show as part of what was billed as a "media tour." The person pretended...Read more »
Bills defensive end Mario Williams got into a little hot water on Thursday when he described new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s defensive philosophy as follows: “He usually says, ‘Kill ‘em or hurt ‘em,’” Williams said “That’s what I always hear.”
But in this day and age of keen sensitivity toward those kinds of words – see: last year’s Saints’ bounty scandal – Williams took back what...Read more »
Tim Tebow could not have asked for a better place to continue his dream of playing in the NFL, even if it means he won't be a starting quarterback any time soon - or ever - with his new team.
There's no way Tebow will be replacing Tom Brady unless the Patriots' future Hall of Fame quarterback gets hurt. And even then, the Patriots would likely turn to backup Ryan Mallett. But all things...Read more »
Well, well, well ...
After weeks of drawing no interest following his release by the Jets in April, Tim Tebow has signed with the Patriots, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.
Now that adds yet another layer of drama to the Jets-Patriots rivalry, doesn't it? And if Patriots coach Bill Belichick can find a role for Tebow that suits him to the New England offense, then he'll be...Read more »
A playful gesture from Chad Johnson inside a Florida courtroom has landed him in jail.
The former NFL receiver, who still hopes to make a comeback after being released by Miami last summer in training camp following a domestic dispute, was slapped with a 30-day jail sentence after slapping his attorney on the rear end.
Earlier on Monday in a Broward County (Fla.) courtroom, Johnson...Read more »
We’re all a bit older today.
I suppose that’s true just about every day, but today is one of those days in particular when we all feel it a little more. Yes, the iconic swashbuckling, lady-loving, fur-coat and panty-hose wearing, Super Bowl-guaranteeing, C.C. and Company man – Joe Willie Namath – is 70 years old today.
Happy birthday, Broadway Joe.
And if you are having a hard...Read more »
Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison used to be one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, although he had been more involved in pass coverage his last few seasons with Pittsburgh. But now that he is with Cincinnati, the Steelers’ AFC North rival, Harrison will be asked to rush the passer more.
Fine by Harrison.
“With some of the stuff they're doing now, it looks like I may...Read more »
The news continues to be positive for Robert Griffin III, whose rehab has progressed to the point where he ran two miles during an Official Team Activity session. He’s also running cross-field sprints.
“It’s been a journey,” Griffin said, via CSNWashington.com. “Everyone gets to see the flowers and roses side of it — out here running, throwing, feeling good about it, having a little energy,...Read more »