Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Another Bill Belichick disciple will get a try as an NFL head coach, as Bill O'Brien takes the reins in Houston after leaving Penn State.
O'Brien succeeds Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels, Romeo Crennel and Nick Saban as Belichick assistants who went on to become NFL head coaches. But all four failed to get it done in the pros. Saban, of course, went on to become an extraordinary college head...Read more »
Kevin Gilbride was often a lightning rod for criticism during his run as the Giants' offensive coordinator. But as much as Giants fans second-guessed his play-calling, they ought to be grateful for Gilbride's work.
He was a major contributor to Eli Manning's development, and Gilbride can take plenty of credit for the Giants' success during their two Super Bowl championship seasons. After taking...Read more »
The Bears did what most teams do when they think they have a franchise quarterback: They re-signed Jay Cutler to a monster deal, agreeing to a seven-year, $126-million contract that includes a whopping $54 million in guaranteed money.
Only one problem: Unlike the other big-time quarterbacks who have agreed to $100-million-plus deals in recent years -- see: Drew Brees, Joe Flacco, Tom Brady,...Read more »
If you won't be in front of a TV for Super Bowl XLVIII, fear not -- Fox has you covered.
The network will live-stream the Super Bowl for free on Feb. 2, according to a Variety report. It's the third time that the game will be live-streamed for free in the United States.
The live-stream kicks off at 6:30 and includes the halftime show headlined by Bruno Mars. Fans can watch the stream...Read more »
Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith, who became a top-flight assistant under Tony Dungy with the Buccaneers, is going back to Tampa as the head coach. Per multiple reports, Smith is working on a contract to replace Greg Schiano, who was fired after two seasons. FoxSports was first to report the move.
It's a good move for the Bucs. Smith is a settling presence who will help the team rebound...Read more »
Now that Rob Chudzinski is out in Cleveland, speculation has turned to his replacement. The name that keeps cropping up: Josh McDaniels, the Patriots' offensive coordinator and former Broncos head coach.
Browns general manager Mike Lombardi, who was Bill Belichick's right-hand man when the two worked together in Cleveland in the 1990s, has high regard for McDaniels, even though he lasted...Read more »
Chip Kelly has done a brilliant job in his first season in Philly, and he might wind up as Coach of the Year.
Where he once was thought to favor a pass-heavy attack, Kelly's Eagles actually lead the NFL in rushing with a 161.9-yard average. Tailback LeSean McCoy is having a career year with 2,012 scrimmage yards, including a league-best 1,476 rushing yards. And quarterback Nick Foles has executed...Read more »
It didn't take Carson Palmer long to make a positive impression with the Cardinals.
But that doesn't mean Palmer will remain the Cardinals starter indefinitely. If Cardinals GM Steve Keim sees someone he likes in the draft, he's taking him.
"I don't care who our quarterback is. If you fall in love with a college quarterback and you think he can be your long-term answer, you have...Read more »
Heading into the final week of the season, none of the NFC's division winners have been determined, which makes for compelling Week 17 theater.
The Seahawks still figure to win the NFC West, but they'll have to beat St. Louis or see the 49ers lose to Arizona to clinch. The Cardinals are still alive for a wild-card berth. The 49ers can actually win the division AND get the No. 1 seed in the...Read more »
With many teams preparing for the playoffs and a potential run to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, others less fortunate are considering their options after disappointing seasons. With multiple coaching changes expected, many as soon as the day after the regular season ends -- dubbed Black Monday -- teams will looking at the list of potential replacements.
Here are the top head-coaching...Read more »