Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
With the Mike Shanahan-Daniel Snyder star-down in Washington showing no signs of letting up, the coach is about to make things more interesting. Per multiple reports, Shanahan is prepared to go with Kirk Cousins as his starter over Robert Griffin III, this just days after RGIII said he wanted to remain in the lineup for the remainder of the season despite the team's 3-10 record.
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Peyton Manning is 37 years old and seems to be at the top of his game. But how much longer can he sustain that?
“I don’t think he’ll make 45, I really don’t,” his famous father Archie Manning said on Tuesday in Manhattan at the announcement of the Liberty Mutual College Coach of the Year finalists for the National Football Foundation. “I have no idea [how long he’ll play]. I think when you...Read more »
Rob Gronkowski's season is officially over.
The Patriots' All Pro tight end, who was having a terrific season after returning from multiple surgeries on his wrist and back, is done for the year after going down on Sunday with a knee injury. Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and will require reconstructive surgery. The Patriots did the inevitable today and placed Gronkowski on injured reserve.
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As team owner Daniel Snyder mulls his options about what to do with head coach Mike Shanahan, one possibility emerging is that the team will fire him with cause and thus claim they don't owe him next year's salary, estimated to be around $7 million.
Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the team will consider the option if and when they decide to part ways with the fourth-year...Read more »
With controversy continuing to swirl around the future of Washington head coach Mike Shanahan, he declined to address a report yesterday that indicated he was ready to leave the team after last season until Robert Griffin III suffered his knee injury in a playoff loss to the Seahawks.
"I'm not going to speculate through all those different things," Shanahan told reporters at...Read more »
Fresh off a comeback win after an 11-point deficit at halftime, the Packers are still awaiting word on the availability of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
While recently re-acquired backup Matt Flynn got the win over Atlanta on Sunday, the hope for Green Bay now is that Rodgers can get back sooner rather than later from a broken collarbone that has seen miss the last six games. But head coach...Read more »
Maybe it'd make more sense for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy to play quidditch instead of football.
During Sunday Night Football introductions, Hardy called himself the Kraken and listed his school as Hogwarts, the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry from the Harry Potter series.
Watch Hardy, who actually attended Mississippi, in action:
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Calvin Johnson's numbers are just off the charts. In his past six games, the Lions' All-Pro receiver has 962 receiving yards, the most in NFL history in a six-game span. Since 2011, he leads the NFL with 4,944 receiving yards and 115 yards per game. Oh, and he's playing with a bad knee that has limited some of his practice time in recent weeks.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has 19 touchdowns...Read more »
The Chiefs started off 9-0 to erase the bitter memories of last year's 2-14 nightmare, but the losing has returned in recent weeks. Kansas City has lost three straight, although two of those were to AFC West powerhouse Denver.
Even so, the Chiefs' defensive slump is legitimately worrisome. After starting off in dominant fashion, the defense has tailed off markedly in recent weeks. That's partly...Read more »
As long as John Harbaugh has been the Ravens' coach and Joe Flacco has been the quarterback, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. That's five years and counting for the Harbaugh-Flacco Ravens, who reached the pinnacle of NFL success last season by winning the Super Bowl.
At 6-6, will this be the year Baltimore doesn't make it?
The Ravens have history on their side, but the schedule...Read more »