Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
As long as John Harbaugh has been the Ravens' coach and Joe Flacco has been the quarterback, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. That's five years and counting for the Harbaugh-Flacco Ravens, who reached the pinnacle of NFL success last season by winning the Super Bowl.
At 6-6, will this be the year Baltimore doesn't make it?
The Ravens have history on their side, but the schedule...Read more »
-- There were four players who returned interceptions for touchdowns last week, increasing the league-wide total to 34 through eight games. That's the most interception return TDs in that span since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
-- Can't underestimate the significance of the Bengals losing defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night. Atkins is the heart and soul...Read more »
Former Ravens special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo hinted last night to Newsday’s Tom Rock at an event in New York that the league might be on the verge of having its first openly gay players.
“It’s possible you could see more than one,” Ayanbadejo said at the “Straight for Equality Gala" in Manhattan on Thursday. “To potentially have more than one player come out this year would be pretty...Read more »
Brendon Ayanbadejo has become known just as much for being an outspoken advocate for marriage equality as he is for being an NFL player. And he thinks that may be one of the reasons he’s no longer the latter.
Ayanbadejo’s contract was terminated by the Ravens today after five years with the team. At tonight’s Straight for Equality Gala in Manhattan where he and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe were...Read more »
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed his six-year, $120.6 million contract today, making him the NFL's highest paid player.
At least until Aaron Rodgers signs his new deal, anyway.
So what does Flacco plan to do with the money?
"I'm just going to look at it and be able to smile a little bit," Flacco said today at a news conference announcing the signing....Read more »
Joe Flacco took a calculated gamble by going into the 2012 season without a new contract, but it has paid off in a huge way for the Ravens' quarterback.
Flacco led the Ravens to the Super Bowl title and was voted the game's MVP, giving him huge leverage in negotiations aimed at a new contract. The Ravens have now rewarded him with a deal that could make him the highest paid player in...Read more »
The confetti has dropped, the players have departed and -- this time -- the power is being intentionally turned off at the Superdome. Now it's time to dissect Super Bowl XLVII. What better place to start than with the quarterbacks?
When the pressure was at its greatest, with his team in position to take the lead and perhaps win the game, San Francisco 49ers quarterback...Read more »
Apparently the Harbaugh brothers are in competition from the moment they wake up. Jim Harbaugh began his Wednesday morning press conference with the hyperbolic statement that the 49ers would be “attacking this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
A few hours later, big brother gave a nod to that sentiment. And then trumped it. John Harbaugh said that the Ravens are “prepared to...Read more »