Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
The first Monday after the final NFL regular season game is a bad one for plenty of coaches with losing record, and today was no exception. A look at those who got the gate:
* Andy Reid, Eagles. Was the longest-tenured coach in the NFL since 1999.
* Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals. Doesn't seem all that long ago he went to the Super Bowl with Kurt Warner.
* Romeo Crennel,...Read more »
If publicity, buzz and excitement are measurable qualities for voting, then RG3 will win the NFL Rookie of the Year award this season. But if the electorate looks at other categories such as on-field performance, then Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has some serious competition. Heck, he may not even be the best rookie on his own team. A legitimate argument can be made for Redskins running...Read more »
For the NFL's 12 best teams, this is a time of great expectation. Playoff expectation.
For many of the other 20, it is a time of change.
Black Monday has arrived, the day when many underperforming coaches and executives get their walking papers.
In fact, it has already started. The Jaguars announced they have fired general manager Gene Smith. Head coach Mike Mularkey,...Read more »
And then there were 12.
The NFL regular season ended Sunday, which means one thing: the playoffs are coming up quickly. And even though the Jets and Giants aren't playing into 2013, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy some quality football this January.
Below are the matchups for each playoff game, with time (EST) and TV channel. We'll update them as the postseason progresses:
Wild...Read more »
Peyton Manning is back atop the football world. Or, at least, Bob Glauber's NFL power rankings.
The 12-3 Denver Broncos, led by the veteran signal-caller, top the latest NFL power rankings after a 34-12 win over the Cleveland Browns. The Atlanta Falcons move one spot up to No. 2, while the surprising Seattle Seahawks jump up four spots to third place.
The Giants are the biggest losers,...Read more »
The Michael Vick Era might not be over just yet in Philadelphia.
Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced Monday that rookie quarterback Nick Foles suffered a hairline fracture in his right hand after Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins, according to NFL.com. Reid said the injury occurred on the second-to-last play of the game.
That puts Vick, who has been sidelined since suffering...Read more »
Titans running back Chris Johnson has occasionally been the subject of trade rumors, and the one-time 2,000-yard rusher said he’d understand if the Titans moved him in the off-season. Not that he has made a request to be traded – he hasn’t – but Johnson has seen other big-time backs traded during the prime of their careers. Sounds like he wouldn't be surprised if he was next.
“I feel...Read more »
The Giants don’t want David Wilson to backflip his way on to the list of football players who injured themselves during celebrations. Some of the unfortunate victims: Bill Gramatica Cardinals kicker tore his right ACL and missed the rest of the 2001 season when he jumped up and landed awkwardly after a 42-yard field goal early in the game that gave Arizona a 3-0 lead over the Giants. Gramatica was...Read more »
A 16-team playoff system in the NFL? Commissioner Roger Goodell said it’s a possibility that is now being discussed by the league’s competition committee.
Goodell told reporters at a press briefing today at the owners’ meeting in Dallas that the issue was something that will continue to be talked about in the coming months.
The playoffs are currently at 12 teams, and Goodell said adding...Read more »
Stacee McWilliams, an eyewitness to the aftermath of the car accident that killed former Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown, told the Dallas Morning News that Josh Brent is no hero in her eyes.
Brent, who was accused of driving drunk with Brown in the passenger seat, didn't try to get his friend out of the flipped car until McWilliams begged him to, McWilliams said.
"Josh Brent is...Read more »