Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
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 »
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 »
Ok, you want a stat that pops off the page in the early going of the NFL season? It's this: After two games, the Jets - yes, the Jets - have run more plays than the Eagles.
That's right. A Jets' offense with rookie Geno Smith at the controls has reeled off 144 plays, the fourth highest total in the NFL. The Eagles? They rank eighth with 135.
Now, that's a reasonable number...Read more »
The Eagles reeled off a whopping 53 plays in the first half of last night's game against the Redskins, the most plays in a half since the 1997 Minnesota Vikings. Apparently, that wasn't good enough for rookie head coach Chip Kelly, who has brought his high-octane offense from the University of Oregon to the NFL.
"I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you," Kelly said the...Read more »
Chip Kelly has yet to name a starter in Philadelphia, but Michael Vick may be starting to pull away from Nick Foles for the No. 1 job.
Vick not only out-played Foles in camp on Wednesday, but he got the lion's share of first-team reps as well. At the end of a very solid practice, Vick hit wide receiver DeSean Jackson for his second of two touchdowns, this on the final practice play.
"Great...Read more »