Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't expect fans to sympathize with the physical challenges he has faced since returning from off-season back surgery. As long as he's in the lineup, the Giants' fourth-year defensive end knows they expect him to be at full strength -- even though he still isn't as the Giants play their ninth game this season.
"They don't understand. It is what it is," Pierre-Paul...Read more »
After Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field at halftime of Sunday night's game against Indianapolis, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over the coaching duties for the second half. Phillips will now be the team's interim head coach until Kubiak, who suffered what has been described as a "mini-stroke," returns to the sidelines.
The move makes complete sense....Read more »
When reports first surfaced over the weekend that Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin left the team because of persistent bullying from guard Richie Incognito, an incensed Incognito vehemently denied any involvement and addressed several media outlets on his Twitter account, writing “I want my name CLEARED.”
But after the transcript became public of a voicemail that Incognito reportedly left for...Read more »
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak remains in a Houston hospital after becoming dizzy and light-headed on the sidelines near halftime of Sunday night's game against the Colts at Reliant Stadium.
Kubiak has undergone tests and will continue to be evaluated, according to a statement released by the team. He is expected to spend at least the next 24 hours in the hospital.
"Our...Read more »
In the wake of the Dolphins’ late-night suspension of guard Richie Incognito for his alleged role in bullying teammate Jonathan Martin, a report has surfaced that Incognito sent Martin text messages and voice mails that are considered threatening and racially charged. The texts and voice mails have been turned over to the NFL as part of its investigation.
Mike Garafolo of Foxsports.com reports...Read more »
The Broncos return today from their bye week with a new head coach. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, the former Jaguars head coach, will step in as Denver’s interim head coach until John Fox has recovered from a heart procedure.
Fox had initially planned to undergo surgery in the off-season to replace a heart valve, but after feeling light-headed while playing golf on Saturday, doctors...Read more »
Halfway through an NFL season filled with the usual dose of surprises, disappointments, and assorted other highs and lows, we offer up our mid-season award winners:
MVP: Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos. Amazingly, at age 37 and not far removed from FOUR neck surgeries, Manning is on pace to shatter single-season records for touchdown passes and passing yardage.
Offensive player: Manning....Read more »
Among the many things that have drawn criticism in Tampa, where the Bucs are still winless at 0-7, was the team's use of recently acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was traded from the Jets in the offseason.
Specifically, head coach Greg Schiano and defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan were ripped for not using Revis in man-to-man coverage, instead using him in a more conservative Cover...Read more »
Alex Smith may not be the most prolific quarterback in today's NFL, but it's hard to argue with what he's doing so far with the Chiefs.
That a team coming off a 2-14 season is the only remaining unbeaten is due in large part to the efficient Smith, who has become the first quarterback in NFL history to reach an 8-0 record with a new team.
Plus, Smith's 27-5-1 record since 2011 is tied...Read more »
Less than 21 months ago, Tom Brady faced Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Today, the two quarterbacks are near the bottom of the NFL's passer rating list.
Brady is 27th with a rating of just 74.9, more than 20 points below his career rating of 95.6. And Manning, who had 15 interceptions in the Giants' 0-6 start, is 31st at 68.4.
Ouch. ...Read more »