Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Peyton Manning is 37 years old and seems to be at the top of his game. But how much longer can he sustain that?
“I don’t think he’ll make 45, I really don’t,” his famous father Archie Manning said on Tuesday in Manhattan at the announcement of the Liberty Mutual College Coach of the Year finalists for the National Football Foundation. “I have no idea [how long he’ll play]. I think when you...Read more »
The Chiefs started off 9-0 to erase the bitter memories of last year's 2-14 nightmare, but the losing has returned in recent weeks. Kansas City has lost three straight, although two of those were to AFC West powerhouse Denver.
Even so, the Chiefs' defensive slump is legitimately worrisome. After starting off in dominant fashion, the defense has tailed off markedly in recent weeks. That's partly...Read more »
The Broncos hope their running game is in top form against the Chiefs in Sunday's AFC West matchup in Denver. With Peyton Manning still nursing an ankle sprain, the best way to keep defenders off him in the passing game is with a successful running game. Here’s why: When the Broncos run well, it opens up Manning’s play-action passing game. Last week against the Chargers Manning was 9-of-9 for 187...Read more »
As if Peyton Manning going back to Indianapolis to face his former Colts team wasn't a big enough deal, Colts owner Jim Irsay had to fan the flames with some untimely - and, quite frankly - distasteful remarks about his old quarterback.
You know, the quarterback who made Irsay's team relevant again during a spectacular run from 1998-2011.
Irsay said in a recent interview...Read more »
The Broncos are off to a dominating 4-0 start, with Peyton Manning at the top of his game at age 37. But Broncos coach John Fox isn't content just yet, offering a hint of what he’s really thinking when he talks about his team this way: "If we can just keep getting better and better, that's the goal. We want to be playing our best football in February."
Only one NFL...Read more »
Since the firing of Lane Kiffin as the USC head coach, speculation has focused on Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as a potential successor. While Del Rio has been non-committal on the subject, saying only that he's concentrating on the game against the Cowboys, he's a logical candidate.
Del Rio was a USC linebacker, and his head-coaching experience in Jacksonville makes him an attractive...Read more »
Did you expect anyone else?
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who is off to a scorching start in getting the Broncos out to a 4-0 record, has been named the AFC Player of the Month for September.
No surprise at all. Manning threw for 1,470 yards and a whopping 16 touchdowns - the most ever in the first four games of a season - and didn't throw a single interception. He...Read more »
If Tim Tebow never plays another down of professional football, at least there's this: His last pass in an NFL uniform went for a touchdown.
Tebow, who threw that touchdown in the final seconds of Thursday night's preseasson finale against the Giants, was released by the Patriots on the final cut. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Tebow was a longshot to...Read more »
Broncos third-year linebacker Von Miller, one of the league's top defensive players, will miss the team's first six games after being slapped with a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Miller acknowledged and accepted the terms of the suspension in a statement issued through the NFL Players Association.
"The Substances of Abuse policy requires...Read more »
Broncos third-year linebacker Von Miller faces a potential four-game suspension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It is uncertain whether the suspension, if upheld upon appeal, would be for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy or for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Schefter reports the case is currently under appeal. The NFL is not commenting on...Read more »