Random Shots From Week 13

Joe Bryant with the notable and/or humorous side of Week 13

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Hi Folks,

We do a ton of insightful, thoughtful and serious features here at Footballguys with smart people thinking deeply for you. This is not one of those features.

This is Random Shots and it's a few pages of me downloading my goofy and dysfunctional mental hard drive that gets stuffed with way too many random items from too many hours watching, reading about and listening to football every weekend and throughout the week. It's the only way I manage. Here's hoping it has some value for you.

We'll see. Now let's get to it.


Just one of the many ways in which you're not like an NFL wide receiver...

Marcus Peters was having none of this penalty. The official was unfazed using his hat for a flag after Peters threw the real flag into the stands. 

Peters went straight to the locker room on his own thinking he'd been ejected. He apparently had started undressing by the time Kansas City staff told him to come back on the field. Which he did. Without socks. 

The best part may have been these joyful Jets fans. "Joyful Jets fans" are not three words I string together often.

HT - Deadspin. 

Thanks to Footballguy Keith Overton for the help on that one.

What if I told you?... Le'Veon Bell scored on this play.

Apparently, several Bengal players had Bell on their fantasy team...

Thanks to Footballguy David Dodds for that one. 

Andy Reid with a Rex Ryan move Sunday...

I know everyone laughs at that kind of thing. But I kind of love it.

Ok then. 

Good to see Dean Wormer at the game Monday night. 

But Dude. Easy there.

If Tom Brady played hockey...

We all know about Rob Gronkowski's cheap hit during the Buffalo Game. 

Here's the post-game handshake between Bill Belichick and Sean McDermott.

A couple of things here.

1. McDermott was rightly ripped for the Nathan Peterman / Tyrod Taylor disaster. But I liked how he stood up for his player here with Belichick.

2. I don't think I'd want to be the guy who causes Bill Belichick to apologize...

The next Baltimore - Tampa Bay game should be fun...

Some people don't like players yelling at coaches. Others brush it off. I can see both sides. It usually shakes out the same way it does with most things: When it's a guy you don't like, it's awful. When it's your guy, it's no big deal. Tom Brady with the latest example Sunday.

Philip Rivers was FEELING IT. 

Fun moment in Atlanta Sunday with Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon's touchdown dance.

For you youngsters, he did the Falcons "Dirty Bird" made famous by Atlanta's Jamal Anderson.

McKinnon's a Georgia native and grew up watching Anderson play.

From ESPN: 

“Dream come true,” McKinnon said. “It’s just the best thing to be back home, see a lot of friends and family. A lot of people [came] up to the game and supported me. I saw my high school coach before we went out onto the field.”

"McKinnon remembers watching Anderson spark a movement with his end zone celebration. He was 6 years old the year Atlanta went to Super Bowl XXXIII and did his own version of the Dirty Bird “probably every Sunday” during his early years of backyard football."

Tom Brokaw posted this Sunday.

I'm with our friend Doug Farrar.

Apparently, the Mara family was too...

The internet rightly had fun with the Jimbo Fisher Emperor's welcome to Texas A&M. 

Welcome to Texas.

Random Trivia for you:  USC is the first team to defeat Stanford twice in a season since 1913, when the New Zealand All Blacks did — in the days when Stanford’s official football team actually played rugby. 

Thanks to Footballguy John Quinlan for that one. 

Watch out, Alex Mack.

Of course, it took the internet about 30 seconds to merge Mack with Marcus Peters...

Fortunately, Mack could laugh this one off. On a serious note, this was a little too much like Orlando Brown. Brown as you may remember suffered a serious eye injury from an official's flag.

CBS is always watching...

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery signs his new contract...

Live from East Rutherford...

The Pontiac Silverdome did not go down without a fight. Just as you'd expect from Detroit.

Rex Ryan gave his honest take on the Giants QB situation last week. 

Not exactly a "hot take" if you've watched Geno Smith play quarterback.

Smith, however, objected calling Ryan a "coward" for the comment.

From NFL.com:

"I did see one of my ex-coaches say he didn't want me to be his quarterback. That really upset me," Smith told reporters in Oakland. "I saved his job in 2013. We fought our ass off for him both years. For him to say that shows how much of a coward he is."

If not wanting Geno Smith as your QB makes one a coward, here's a look at most NFL fans...

Going with an old favorite in the Music Notes today. Colly Strings by Manchester Orchestra is one of my all-time favorite songs from one of my all-time favorite bands. Play it as loud as you can stand it. 

This performance is everything I love about music. Raw and unpolished and soulful and heartfelt. I've seen them play this live a bunch of times but that note at the 3:38 mark and the 90 seconds after slay me. Sorry / not sorry for the low-quality recording but the live connection changes everything. Here's a much higher quality version of the audio.

If the ESPN gig ever runs out, Bob Ley could get a job at the NY Post. 

Andy Dalton Oddness...

What happened to this pass?

Thanks to Footballguy Ryan Hester for this one. 

On a serious note, good reminder that it's about way more than the game.

Le'Veon Bell is nasty. Especially to Dre Kirkpatrick.

Athlete Goodness Here. Tarik Cohen put a smile on this young man's face.

Wrapping with this one. Find someone to hug you like Aaron Rodgers hugged Aaron Jones.

That'll do it for this week, Folks. Thanks to Footballguys Doug Drinen, Clayton Gray, Keith Overton, John Quinlan, Ryan Hester and David Dodds for the help on this one. If you've got a Random Shot of your own, shoot me an e-mail at bryant@footballguys.com.

Thanks for playing along. I hope you make the most of whatever you're doing in your life. Love your neighbor and stick together.

Peace and Grace to you.