Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Michael Vick isn’t going anywhere.
Despite speculation the Eagles would part ways with the veteran quarterback after head coach Chip Kelly was hired, the team announced today that Vick has agreed to a restructured deal that will keep him in an Eagles uniform in 2013.
Vick had been set to earn $15.5 million for the upcoming season, but there was no way the team would pay Vick that high...Read more »
Dean Blandino, a member of the NFL's Officiating Department for 15 years and the director of the league's instant replay program, has been named NFL vice president of officiating. He takes over for Carl Johnson, who announced in December he would become the leaguje’s first full-time game official after Super Bowl XLVII.
Blandino, a native of Bellmore who played football at Mepham High School,...Read more »
Gregg Williams, one of the central figures in the Bountygate scandal that rocked the Saints’ organization last year, has been reinstated by the NFL and has taken a job with the Tennessee Titans as senior assistant/defense.
Williams, the former Saints’ defensive coordinator, organized the team’s bounty system from 2009-11 and was suspended indefinitely by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for...Read more »
The confetti has dropped, the players have departed and -- this time -- the power is being intentionally turned off at the Superdome. Now it's time to dissect Super Bowl XLVII. What better place to start than with the quarterbacks?
When the pressure was at its greatest, with his team in position to take the lead and perhaps win the game, San Francisco 49ers quarterback...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS -- Eli Manning missed his chance to play in a home Super Bowl when the Giants didn’t make the playoffs or advance here for Sunday’s game. He’ll have another chance next year, though.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be held in New York and New Jersey, in case you haven’t heard, and Manning is already looking forward to the possibility of playing in it.
“That’s the good thing about...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS – Eli Manning was at the Super Bowl media center on Friday talking about Gatorade’s new DATA program which stands for “Dietary Analysis Tool for Athletes” (and is not to be confused with SWAT; that’s something else we wrote about this week). But even Manning admitted that New Orleans is not a place to be analyzing the diet.
“It’s tough to get [good barbecued shrimp] in New Jersey,”...Read more »
Randy Moss made waves on Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day by proclaiming he’s the greatest receiver of all time.
And just in case you thought he might have a change of heart, he doesn’t. Moss reiterated the statement on Wednesday, and shot back at the man considered the greatest receiver ever, Jerry Rice.
It was Rice who suggested that Moss simply check the numbers when talking about...Read more »
Apparently the Harbaugh brothers are in competition from the moment they wake up. Jim Harbaugh began his Wednesday morning press conference with the hyperbolic statement that the 49ers would be “attacking this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
A few hours later, big brother gave a nod to that sentiment. And then trumped it. John Harbaugh said that the Ravens are “prepared to...Read more »
Former Saints safety and special teams ace Steve Gleason isn’t about to suffer in silence, despite being diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS two years ago.
“I believe that because ALS is under-funded and under-resourced many ALS patients end up fading away quietly and dying,” Gleason said Wednesday at a news conference. “For me, this was not okay. I did not want to fade away quietly.”
Gleason...Read more »
There’s no question in Phil Simms’ mind. His old coach, Bill Parcells, deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“Sure I do [think he should be in],” the former Giants’ quarterback said of Parcells, who is a Hall of Fame finalist for the second year in a row. I was shocked last year when he didn’t make it. I was shocked. And I’ve said it on TV, I think they should have to display their...Read more »