Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, who was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins in connection with alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin, has filed a grievance against the team, according to ESPN.
Incognito, who was suspended on Nov. 3 following allegations of harassment toward Martin, has missed one game. The most a player can be suspended by a team is four games, which would...Read more »
- The Lions, Chiefs and Eagles have already matched or exceeded last year's win totals, and the Cardinals and Saints can join them with wins this weekend.
- Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is six away from his 16th career 50-catch season, a feat bettered by only one man in NFL history: Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, who has 17.
- Are the Panthers, who have won four straight,...Read more »
Unpredictability is one of the hallmarks of the NFL, and 2013 is living up to that reputation. Halfway through the season, all but one division has at least one team that's either in first place or tied for first that didn't win the division in 2012. The only exception, of course, is the AFC East, a division that is owned by the Patriots.
Three of the teams at the top of their respective divisions...Read more »
The NFL has become a passing league like never before, and two key stats reflect the trend:
Games are averaging 485.1 passing yards, which is on pace to break the record of 462.6, set last year. And the combined league-wide passer rating for quarterbacks is currently at 86.5, which is ahead of last year's record mark of 85.6.
One other stat to note: The average number of touchdown passes...Read more »
The Packers will be without All Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers for at least the next month as he recovers from a broken collarbone he suffered against the Bears last week. That means there's plenty of pressure on backup quarterback Seneca Wallace, but perhaps even more on rookie running back Eddie Lacy. After all, the Packers figure to put much more of an emphasis on the running game.
ut Lacy...Read more »
When Rob Ryan was fired by the Cowboys after last season, he famously boasted, "I'll be out of work for like five minutes."
Well, it took him a bit longer than that to land another job, but the wait has been worth it - for both Ryan and the Saints.
Ryan has turned around one of the NFL's worst-ever defenses, with the Saints ranking ninth in the league after finishing dead last...Read more »
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 »