Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
The no-huddle offense may be very popular in the NFL, but it’s certainly not new.
In the 1980s, Sam Wyche introduced a hurry-up scheme to the NFL as head coach of the Bengals, and took it all the way to within a few minutes of a Super Bowl title. But there was a speed bump, so to speak, to his speedy offense along that road.
Like a good TV announcer, I’ll just get out of the way and...Read more »
Former Jets and Ravens safety Jim Leonhard, who was a big part of Rex Ryan's defense in both places, is now back in the AFC East after signing with the Bills.
Leonhard, who suffered season-ending leg injurie with the Jets in 2010 and 2011, will now re-join former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who holds the same position in Buffalo.
Leonhard is obviously familiar...Read more »
Quarterback injuries have forced the Bills to go with unheralded (as in, who the heck is this guy?) Jeff Tuel as their likely opening day starter against New England.
You read right.
The Bills are so decimated at the position because of injuries to Kevin Kolb (concussion) and rookie E.J. Manuel (knee surgery) that they're down to Tuel, who was a longshot to even...Read more »
Bills defensive end Mario Williams got into a little hot water on Thursday when he described new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s defensive philosophy as follows: “He usually says, ‘Kill ‘em or hurt ‘em,’” Williams said “That’s what I always hear.”
But in this day and age of keen sensitivity toward those kinds of words – see: last year’s Saints’ bounty scandal – Williams took back what...Read more »
Buddy Nix has stepped down as the Bills’ general manager. The team made the announcement early this afternoon, this just weeks after team president Russ Brandon said Nix, 73, would remain as the Bills’ GM for “a long time.”
The Bills recently promoted Dough Whaley to assistant general manager, but it’s uncertain if he will be named to succeed Nix or whether the team will conduct a broader...Read more »