Glauber's NFL Hot Reads

Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.

Good spot for Jim Caldwell

New Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, center,

(Credit: AP)

There's already plenty of second-guessing about the Lions' choice of Jim Caldwell as head coach, especially after the team missed out on its first choice of Ken Whisenhunt. But Caldwell, the former Colts head coach and Ravens offensive coordinator, walks into a good situation with his new team.

He already has a franchise-caliber quarterback in Matthew Stafford, who has thrown for a combined...

Read more »

A look at NFL coaches on the hot seat

Rex Ryan looks on during a game against

(Credit: Getty)

Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s future remains in limbo, but he’s not alone when it comes to NFL job insecurity. In fact, nearly a third of the NFL's coaches are on the hot seat entering the final two weeks of the season.

Here’s a look:

Rex Ryan, Jets: First-year general manager John Idzik is keeping his thoughts to himself, but recent history hasn't been kind to incumbent coaches working...

Read more »

Bob Glauber's quick hits

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson celebrates his

(Credit: AP)

Calvin Johnson's numbers are just off the charts. In his past six games, the Lions' All-Pro receiver has 962 receiving yards, the most in NFL history in a six-game span. Since 2011, he leads the NFL with 4,944 receiving yards and 115 yards per game. Oh, and he's playing with a bad knee that has limited some of his practice time in recent weeks.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has 19 touchdowns...

Read more »

NFL: A league of hope

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid directs his

(Credit: AP)

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 »

NFL quick hits

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates

(Credit: Getty)

- Since Drew Brees went to the Saints in 2006, he has been the league's most dominant quarterback, leading the NFL with 35,005 yards and 254 touchdown passes. Peyton Manning has 27,768 yards and 208 TDs and Tom Brady has 27,785 yards and 218 TDs.

- Jimmy Graham is having a career year so far, and just at the right time. In the final year of his rookie deal, the Saints' Pro Bowl tight end has...

Read more »

NFL quick hits

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler drops back to

(Credit: Getty)

- Since coming to the Bears in 2009, Jay Cutler has owned the Lions. He’s 7-1, has completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,802 yards, 12 touchdowns and only one interception. The Bears are at Detroit on Sunday.

- Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who had a solid year with the Giants last year, is off to a terrific start so far with three touchdowns in his first three games.

- Going...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NFL video

Vote

Which of these teams is the Super Bowl favorite entering the 2014 season?

Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers New England Patriots Someone else

@BobGlauber

advertisement | advertise on newsday