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.
I find comfort in this...
Unstoppable. I can't wait for Odell Beckham Jr to try this in a game.
I know little about Darts. But I know this looks pretty impressive.
And I don't know how other Dart Announcers roll, but I love this guy. "That second dart was delightful."
Yes. Todd Gurley hates your fantasy team.
On the other hand, stop being greedy.
How is the Tom CoughlinCam not a thing?
Music Note This Week is Gary Clark Jr. If you like the Black Keys sound plus skillful guitar work, Clark is your guy.
It's a beautiful game. Even on punts.
But for the beauty angle, sideline toe taps are tough to beat.
Calvin Ridley somehow has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
You already knew Rams punter Johnny Hekker was cool.
With the No Look Hold, he's moving into Stone Cold status.
You knew Capt. Andrew Luck would take the Jacksonville loss hard.
Saquon Barkley. Still kind of ridiculous.
The video is just as ridiculous.
Jarvis Landry, you're kind of ridiculous too.
Like most people outside of Cleveland or Norman, I tire pretty quickly of the Baker Mayfield Bro Shtick.
But credit where it's due. When your young receiver fumbles, this is how you react.
This is the world we're living in.
If you want to swap jerseys post game with Kiko Alonso, you'd better have some time on your hands.
Sweet moments at the Texans game.
Before the game, President George H.W. Bush was honored. As you know, he was our 41st president.
In the second quarter, Texans linebacker, Zach Cunningham scored on a pick-six interception. Wearing jersey number 41.
Thanks to Footballguy Seth Meredith for that one.
A few weeks back we saw Andy Reid declining Jared Goff's input...
This week, Bill Belichick gave Adam Thielen a similar message.
I think Thielen might have been just mad people didn't like his touchdown celebration.
"Many" reportedly called it the "worst of all time".
I think this is my new least favorite thing.
Here's the formula:
1. Some thing happens.
2. Find three people on Twitter complaining to their 27 followers.
3. Proclaim "Twitter Exploded" on the thing that happened.
I need to stop promoting this.
I like the scripted touchdown celebrations as much as anyone. But I love David Moore with the casual "Macarena" on the bench.
Oakland pulling out every trick in the book including the "Un-level Playing Field".
Tom Brady got his 1000 yards.
And for the kneel down at the end of the game, he made sure to step forward so he didn't lose a yard.
Bill Belichick was about as impressed as you thought he'd be.
Thanks to Footballguy Devin Knotts for the help on that one.
Plus Darren Rovell with more.
J.J. Watt with some brotherly love Sunday Night.
The Jerry Hughes situation was interesting in the Bills at Dolphins game.
First, we have on video Hughes yelling at an official after the game.
USA Today said Hughes accused the official of calling him a derogatory term. "The official he appears to be confronting is Roy Ellison, who was suspended in 2013 for “making a profane and derogatory statement” to Redskins LT Trent Williams."
When asked about the incident in the locker room, Hughes seemed to have amnesia. Saying he'd "love to see the video" of him confronting the official.
Then a few days later, the league placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave.
Cam Newton with the saddest answer after throwing four interceptions. He was asked what happened on the second interception and he said, “It’s sad that I don’t even know which one you’re talking about."
My vote is to put Mike Leach in charge of a real College Football Playoff.
I love this guy.
I saw lots of action on Twitter instantly deriding Sanchez with "great handoff!!! OMG LOL" and "Wow this play doesn't happen without that epic handoff by Mark Sanchez"
I don't understand people. How can you hate Mark Sanchez?
Adrian Peterson, however, still has wheels if you needed reminding.
I'm with Jay Busbee. How'd you like to be Mike Vrabel with your team driving for the game-winning field goal and look down the sideline to see this...
Is that what the kids these days call "savage"?
Here's an upside to being grumpy most of the time. When you give the team a day off, they go wild.
This felt like the Grinch's heart grew three sizes that day...
I'm not sure what it says about me that I'd be all in for a Mascot Game.
Not going to lie. I wouldn't have thought this to be true.
Washington's season was likely over with one injury and now very likely over with two injuries.
This is why the league protects quarterbacks.
The crazy part is he stayed in the game for two more plays and completed two passes to set up a field goal.
These guys make a lot of money. These guys earn a lot of money.
I think what I found funny was the fact other people found this funny.
I'm with Big Cat. Urban Meyer missed an opportunity here.
It's starting to feel like Christmas.
Thanks to Footballguy Mike Wenger for that one.
The Bills released wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin this week.
All I know is the person running the Wendy's Twitter Account is on fire.
Thanks to Footballguy Jeff Tefertiller for that one.
And this is not one of those Jacksonville All-Time Leader type things. The Cardinals started playing the Packers in 1921.
Thanks to Footballguy Clayton Gray for that one.
Wrapping this one with my Holiday Gift to you this week.
Ten hours of Nick Offerman silently sitting by a fire. For real.
It's a great time to be alive.
Thanks to Footballguys Keith Overton, Clayton Gray, David Dodds, Seth Meredith, Devin Knotts, Mike Wenger, and Jeff Tefertiller for the help on this one. If you've got a Random Shot of your own, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for playing along and 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.