Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Some quick hits from around the NFL on Sunday morning . . .
-- Jay Cutler (ankle) returns to the starting lineup as the Bears’ quarterback, but this is a very risky deal for head coach Marc Trestman. While Trestman is convinced that Cutler is a more accomplished quarterback than 34-year-old journeyman Josh McCown, it’s McCown who has the hot hand right now with 13 touchdowns and only one interception...Read more »
The NFL is looking seriously at changing the instant replay system, and the idea of having replays reviewed in a central location at the league’s New York offices is gaining traction.
We’re told that there is plenty of momentum for the idea, although it’s more likely that the change would be made for the 2015 season and that the 2014 season would remain the same.
Under current guidelines,...Read more »
The Dolphins, 7-6, are still in the hunt for a playoff berth despite dealing with the controversy surrounding the alleged bullying situation involving guard Richie Incognito, who remains suspended, and tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the team on Oct. 31.
Despite losing those two starting offensive linemen, the Dolphins have actually shown improvement up front.
Consider: In the eight...Read more »
All indications seem to point to Washington coach Mike Shanahan being fired by team owner Daniel Snyder once the season ends. But former Ravens coach Brian Billick has an intriguing theory that Shanahan will actually return next season, despite the controversy in recent weeks that suggests he’ll part ways.
During an interview with CBS radio on Friday, Billick said there is good reason for...Read more »
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.
Shanahan is...Read more »
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.
It's...Read more »
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 »