Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Plenty of competition for Coach of the Year honors. How we’d rank them at the moment: 1. Andy Reid of the Chiefs. 2. Chip Kelly of the Eagles. 3. Joe Philbin of the Dolphins. 4. Ron Rivera of the Panthers. 5. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals. Others who have done a fine job: the Harbaugh brothers, Pete Carroll, Marc Trestman and Marvin Lewis....
Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy is 78 shy...Read more »
Since the NFL adopted rules changes in 1994 aimed at increasing scoring, there has been a steady uptick in offensive production, to the point where scoring is now at a record pace. Among the rules changes instituted nearly 20 years ago were the introduction of the two-point conversion, kickoffs being moved back from the 35 to the 30 (they have since been put back to the 35 as a result of an increase...Read more »
Since taking over in January as Cardinals general manager, Steve Keim has made a whopping 191 transactions on Arizona’s roster. That includes high-profile deals such as the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer, the drafting of former LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and signing pass rusher John Abraham.
But ask Keim about the one unheralded signing he’s most proud of: Paul Fanaika.
"He’s...Read more »
Say goodbye to Candlestick Park, the 49ers' home since 1971.
The 49ers, who move into Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara next season, will play their final regular-season game at the historic venue tomorrow night against the Falcons. It will be the 35th Monday night game at the 'Stick, the most of any stadium since Monday night games started in 1970.
Next is Miami's Sun Life Stadium (32),...Read more »
The Ravens’ Justin Tucker, who kicked six field goals, including a 61-yard game-winner Monday night in Detroit, has made 33 straight field goals.
That’s nine short of Mike Vanderjagt’s NFL record of 42....Read more »
Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s future remains in limbo, but he’s not alone when it comes to NFL job insecurity. In fact, nearly a third of the NFL's coaches are on the hot seat entering the final two weeks of the season.
Here’s a look:
Rex Ryan, Jets: First-year general manager John Idzik is keeping his thoughts to himself, but recent history hasn't been kind to incumbent coaches working...Read more »
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 »