Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
The no-huddle offense may be very popular in the NFL, but it’s certainly not new.
In the 1980s, Sam Wyche introduced a hurry-up scheme to the NFL as head coach of the Bengals, and took it all the way to within a few minutes of a Super Bowl title. But there was a speed bump, so to speak, to his speedy offense along that road.
Like a good TV announcer, I’ll just get out of the way and...Read more »
- Since Drew Brees went to the Saints in 2006, he has been the league's most dominant quarterback, leading the NFL with 35,005 yards and 254 touchdown passes. Peyton Manning has 27,768 yards and 208 TDs and Tom Brady has 27,785 yards and 218 TDs.
- Jimmy Graham is having a career year so far, and just at the right time. In the final year of his rookie deal, the Saints' Pro Bowl tight end has...Read more »
Since being taken as the first overall pick before last season, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has lived up to expectations. He's already 14-6 as a starter, tied with Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway for the most wins in his first 20 starts by a quarterback selected first overall since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
"He's such a mature kid and he understands the game," Colts coach...Read more »
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, looking to become the first NFL running back to gain 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has 12 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, the most in league history. He scored on a 60-yarder in last week’s win over the Steelers.
"I was just being patient and letting the holes open up for me," Peterson said about his latest 60-yard touchdown run....Read more »
The Broncos are off to a dominating 4-0 start, with Peyton Manning at the top of his game at age 37. But Broncos coach John Fox isn't content just yet, offering a hint of what he’s really thinking when he talks about his team this way: "If we can just keep getting better and better, that's the goal. We want to be playing our best football in February."
Only one NFL...Read more »
Since the firing of Lane Kiffin as the USC head coach, speculation has focused on Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as a potential successor. While Del Rio has been non-committal on the subject, saying only that he's concentrating on the game against the Cowboys, he's a logical candidate.
Del Rio was a USC linebacker, and his head-coaching experience in Jacksonville makes him an attractive...Read more »
Remember when Victor Cruz signed his $46-million contract extension earlier this year and suggested he was worth more, certainly as much as the top free-agent receivers on the open market? Well, he may have had a point.
Despite signing a deal that makes him the highest-paid wide receiver in franchise history, the numbers suggest Cruz, who is considered an elite slot receiver, is every bit...Read more »
The Josh Freeman saga in Tampa is over.
After weeks of acrimony between the team and its former first-round quarterback, the Buccaneers have released Freeman. The Bucs had attempted to trade Freeman over the last several days, but no team expressed sufficient interest for the team to make a deal.
So, despite owing him more than $6 million on his rookie contract, the Bucs...Read more »
With no immediate end in sight to the standoff between the Bucs and quarterback Josh Freeman, the news keeps getting messier out of Tampa.
(UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: Tampa Bay released Freeman.)
On Wednesday, Jim Trotter of SI.com reported that the Bucs fined Freeman twice in recent weeks, perhaps in an eventual bid to suspend the quarterback for conduct detrimental to the team. Such a move...Read more »
Did you expect anyone else?
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who is off to a scorching start in getting the Broncos out to a 4-0 record, has been named the AFC Player of the Month for September.
No surprise at all. Manning threw for 1,470 yards and a whopping 16 touchdowns - the most ever in the first four games of a season - and didn't throw a single interception. He...Read more »