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.
Pretty much this.
DK didn’t even move. 😳— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 5, 2020
A brick wall. pic.twitter.com/so0MUJXr0e
Okay Russ pic.twitter.com/URsuyfUfRH— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) November 8, 2020
Backup quarterback Alex Smith came in after the starting QB suffered a gruesome leg injury. That's just great. :cannotwatch:
God Bless you Bears Fans.
Philip Rivers is all of us.
But you knew these were coming...
I don't know how you stop this.
It probably should have never been allowed to start in the first place, but I think we can put to bed the "Christian McCaffrey is a system RB" talk.
I love JuJu Smith-Schuster. And I'm pretty neutral on the Cowboys. But I'm not a big fan of this.
Do the talking with your play in the game.
Terry McLaurin, you're kind of ridiculous.
I'm a football nerd so I think about these things. You may too.
As you know, Dallas usually uses their white jerseys as their "home" uniform. Where most teams use their dark jersey. What this means, of course, is Dallas gets to play in their white uniforms in all their home games but also in most of their road games. It seems to me, more than any other team, you mostly see them in that one uniform. Except for when a team elects to wear their white jerseys at home and forces Dallas to the blue jerseys. (A move I love...)
The downside to this obviously is visiting teams get to wear their home jersey on the road.
Black and gold uni’s on the road.— Steve Braband (@stevebraband) November 8, 2020
Cowboys: 3 https://t.co/OwZlKgQA5I
I've often wondered what effect, if any, this has. I think about weird stuff.
I love how in a league full of offensive-minded young coaching stars like Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan, it's old-timer Andy Reid that keeps innovating. Mahomes here with the motion and misdirection.
I would love to be a fly on the wall as he comes up with these. I imagine him at his desk with a big cheeseburger chuckling quietly to himself, "Oh yeah. That's a good one..."
Evan Engram kills me. How does he catch these but drop the much easier (sometimes potential game-winning) passes?
The NFC East in one video...
Ladies & gentlemen, the NFC East... pic.twitter.com/l7ZGO7LzBz— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 8, 2020
I continue to be amazed by how quickly young players are ready to contribute at this level. And it's not just quarterbacks more ready to play than they used to be. Receivers are entering the league much more polished than in years past. Jerry Jeudy throwing up the hand for a go route and then breaking it back is the latest example.
That's just cold.
Pay attention. Life comes at you pretty fast.
Me: Super excited for some football— Fantasy Focus Live (@fantasyfocus) November 8, 2020
My fantasy team: pic.twitter.com/lVDZTK1WOT
That's a fascinating part of football to me. Sometimes, one play can change the course of a team or even a career.
I'm here for all of this.
Don’t know if that works but I’m here for it pic.twitter.com/gnNxv6QFjN— Going Deep Podcast (@goingdeep) November 8, 2020
This was ruled an interception. OK then...
#35 here with what we might call a sub-optimal effort.
#35 has to retire now pic.twitter.com/YXMsCWJQK0— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) November 8, 2020
These are their third-best uniforms. It's really not fair.
The 2020 Seattle Seahawks... pic.twitter.com/8oAUpmU1CK— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 8, 2020
Somewhere Alan Iverson is smiling.
Better luck next year https://t.co/Dox6xiDwpN— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) November 9, 2020
Ladies and Gentleman, Chris Jones...
This official forgot the longer cleats.
We lost Alex Trebek this week.
Maybe you, like me, could use this.
“We love you, Alex.” RIP to the 🐐 pic.twitter.com/bZUvzVt0Et— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) November 8, 2020
Jameis ATE THE W.
Jameis ate a W after the Saints beat the Bucs 38-3 😂 pic.twitter.com/ldbApV6WH2— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 9, 2020
I saw this and thought it had to be fake as it's too good.
It's real. And it's spectacular.
I picked Tampa Bay to win the Super Bowl. But I'm starting to think Bruce Arians isn't capable of taking them there. We'll see.
Bruce Arians said that Mike Evans was open a bunch on Sunday. “He didn’t get targeted. That’s all. Mike was open."— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) November 9, 2020
Jakobi Meyers saw this flag a bit differently than the officials...
when Lil Jon gets flagged for holding pic.twitter.com/eZvIKou9r2— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) November 10, 2020
Todd Gurley has his eye on the QB Money.
Whoever runs the Saints social media deserves a raise.
Music note this week is a song I've talked about before. Not quite sure why but I'm feeling Whitley's More Than Life this week.
Christian McCaffrey's dad, Ed, was famous for wearing what looked like junior high size shoulder pads.
Christian's version of carrying on the family tradition appears to be rocking a helmet two sizes too small.
One more on Alex Trebek. The man loved football.
Alex Trebek loved Football. pic.twitter.com/nV7qYnYOXU— Joe Bryant (@Football_Guys) November 10, 2020
Wrapping with this one. Chris Nikic is remarkable. He completed an Iron Man Triathlon recently. That's remarkable on its own. Chris' achievement was even more special as he's the first person ever with Down Syndrome to complete an Iron Man.
Chris Nikic became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman when he did it this weekend in 16 hours, 46 minutes. Chris says it's time to set a new and bigger goal for 2021: https://t.co/FhGySP8fYa— OutKick (@Outkick) November 8, 2020
An Iron Man race is swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then finishing with a marathon distance run of 26.2 miles.
Chris reportedly had trouble walking until he was four years old. He underwent open-heart surgery at 5 months of age. This is a great read here if you're interested in more on him. The point is he battled. He dreamed and he worked and hit a pretty amazing goal.
Rock on, Chris Nickic.
That'll do it for today. Thanks to Footballguys Keith Overton, Clayton Gray, and David Dodds for the help on this one. If you've got a Random Shot of your own, send me an email 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.