Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Indianapolis - South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier didn't do Jadeveon Clowney any favors when the coach questioned the star defensive end's work ethic in a recent interview.
Clowney didn't do himself any favors in dispelling that notion with his performance today in the bench press at the Scouting Combine.
Clowney, a potential No. 1 overall pick, benched 225 just 21...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS - We all know Johnny Manziel has got some quicks. Apparently, he's got some really, really good quicks.
The Texas A & M quarterback ran an official 4.68 in the 40-yard dash today. That's just .13 slower than Russell Wilson ran two years ago.
Manziel's time was second-fastest among QBs. Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas ran a 4.61.
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The first day of on-field workouts at the 2014 NFL Combine (and the third day of the event) is in the books. Tight ends, offensive linemen and special teams got their moment in the spotlight Saturday, so let's see which players helped their cause and which ones didn't do so hot:
RISER: A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State
Leonard had the fastest 40-yard dash time of any tight end, clocking...Read more »
Indianapolis – The best numbers NFL general managers see at the Combine may belong not to a player in the 40-yard dash or the number of bench press reps, but to the salary cap. After earlier reports that the 2014 number could grow to $130 million, ESPN reported on Saturday that it is projected to be $132 million. The final cap numbers will be decided and distributed to the teams before the start...Read more »
With all the attention surrounding high-profile quarterbacks Johnny Manziel of Texas A & M and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville, it’s unheralded Blake Bortles of Central Florida who could very well be the first quarterback taken in this year’s draft.
In fact, he could be the first player taken, period.
Bortles’ stock has climbed in recent weeks, to the point where he will be a major...Read more »
The competition committee is not expected to recommend a change on extra points, even though the overwhelming majority of PAT kicks are made.
There has also been no discussion of a system in which touchdowns would automatically count for seven points, but a team could opt to take six points and go for a two-point conversion. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had recently floated that idea....Read more »
The Seahawks have been one of the best teams at finding gems in the lower rounds of the draft in recent years. Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was a seventh-round linebacker and cornerback Richard Sherman a fifth-rounder that year. Safety Kam Chancellor was a fifth-rounder in 2010.
"The coaches have buy-in to that player, so if it's a Kam Chancellor or Richard Sherman, however they feel they...Read more »
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who has one of the greatest offensive minds you'll come across, is a master at helping his players achieve maximum effectiveness. Case in point: When he has a big-time receiver approaching age 30, he'll change things up by lining him up in different spots.
"Because guys lose a step at age 30," he said. "It's just natural. As hard as they...Read more »
The time might be right for adding two more playoff teams in the NFL.
Though the league has toyed with the idea in recent years but never acted on it, there appears to be increasing momentum for adding two more playoff teams.
NFL president Mark Murphy, a member of the league's influential competition committee, said his group discussed adding one wild-card team for each conference. The...Read more »
The NFL season is over, which means one thing: it's NFL draft time.
The order for picks 1-20 is decided by regular-season standings. The order for the final 12 picks will be decided by the playoffs--picks 21-24 go to wild-card round losers, picks 25-28 to divisional round losers, picks 29 and 30 to conference championship losers, the 31st pick to the Super Bowl loser and the 32nd pick to the...Read more »