Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
-- Chip Kelly’s cell phone went off during his Friday press conference as he was discussing the previous night’s loss to the Chiefs. After taking several seconds to turn off the phone, the coach quipped: “I can’t even get the press conference straight.”
-- Steelers are hopeful tight end Heath Miller returns on Sunday from a knee injury. Ben Roethlisberger can’t have enough offensive weapons,...Read more »
Most NFL coaches will tell you it’s important to make sure you have a reasonably balanced time of possession during games, lest the defense stays on the field too long and gets tired as the game goes on.
Not Chip Kelly.
“Time of possession means nothing,” Kelly said. “It’s [the number of] plays run.”
The Eagles are next-to-last in time of possession, averaging just 24:25 per game....Read more »
The Vikings traded four draft choices to get back into the first round and select Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, and he was impressive in offseason workouts and training camp.
But Patterson has barely been a factor in the offense, playing a combined 11 snaps in the first two games.
“We’re going to get that rectified,” head coach Leslie Frazier. “It’s just an oversight...Read more »
It isn’t often a 2-14 team makes the playoffs the following season, but it sure looks like the Kansas City Chiefs are headed in that direction.
Thanks to the arrival of new head coach Andy Reid and new quarterback Alex Smith, as well as a reinvigorated defense using mostly the same players that were there last year, the Chiefs are 3-0 and the surprise team of the season so far.
Then...Read more »
If Jets fans think they have it bad, try being a Browns fan these days.
Since the mid-1990s, it has been nothing but losing and heartache. From losing the franchise outright in 1995, when Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, to suffering through what has happened since the Browns came back as an expansion team in 1999, there has been precious little to celebrate.
And now, it’s another...Read more »
Ok, you want a stat that pops off the page in the early going of the NFL season? It's this: After two games, the Jets - yes, the Jets - have run more plays than the Eagles.
That's right. A Jets' offense with rookie Geno Smith at the controls has reeled off 144 plays, the fourth highest total in the NFL. The Eagles? They rank eighth with 135.
Now, that's a reasonable number...Read more »
The blockbuster deal that sent Browns running back Trent Richardson to the Colts in exchange for Indy’s first-round pick in 2014 was the latest in a series of moves over the last two seasons by general manager Ryan Grigson, whose roster makeover turned the Colts into immediate playoff contenders last season.
Grigson went for broke in getting Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft,...Read more »
As he prepares to face the Buccaneers in a Week 3 game at Gillette Stadium, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has heaped plenty of praise on Tampa Bay's two newest acquisitions in the secondary: Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis.
Both players have been in the news this week, with Goldson appealing a suspension for a hit last week against the Saints and having it reduced to a $100,000 fine, and...Read more »
We've seen some stunning trades in the NFL, but none quite like this one: Just two weeks into his second season, Browns running back Trent Richardson has been traded to the Colts in exchange for a first-round pick in 2014.
While it's not unusual to see a running back traded, it’s almost unheard of to see the third overall pick of the previous year’s draft get dealt so soon. It was a stunning...Read more »
Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis has been in the news the last two days, with a report surfacing yesterday that he is unhappy playing for disciplinarian head coach Greg Schiano and that he's frustrated playing in the Bucs' defensive scheme.
Revis denied both charges on Twitter, and now comes word that he met today with Schiano for a 15-minute session to "clear the air,"...Read more »