We have a ton of Aggie-related NFL news this week. So much, in fact, that there's no reason to discuss the happenings from this Saturday. No reason at all. On we go.
7) Martellus Bennett
The best part of this article, every week, is our search for the phrase "Martellus Bennett" in that week's news. It's the uncertainty... the magic of not knowing that makes it great. Did Money ride a dinosaur into the end zone? Did he drop All-Pro TE numbers while quoting Miley Cyrus? Did he ascend to the heavens on the wings of a dragon?Probably not. But maybe.
This week's search was no different.
First, the football. Money nabbed six receptions for 59 yards in a losing effort against Detroit. But he did not leave without some sage advice for his Lions counterpart:
Martellus Bennett said he told Eric Ebron not to stay out late: If you can't get a date before 11, you need to go home and work on yourself.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 14, 2015
He also found time for an entertaining spat with his brother.
But the best part of the week, bar none, was a no holds barred interview with SI.
ICYMI: A candid (to put it mildly) conversation with Bears TE Martellus Bennett. http://t.co/fHMRdnnEJy— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) October 18, 2015
As you might imagine, this entire interview was amazing. Some highlights:
Melissa Jacobs: Before we talk football, I want to get straight to your love of animation. Congrats on releasing your first short film, Zoovie. Why the animation business, of all things?
Money hasn't even spoken yet, and we are told about his directorial debut. The interview could stop right now and be considered a rousing success.
Bennett: (when asked about his animation career) ... I’m working on my full feature film which comes out in theaters in 2018 called The Balloon Station.
I instantly care more deeply about the success of The Balloon Station than I do the health of most people I know.
MJ: Interesting. I also read that you are penning a short story about fantasy football called "Do Not Draft Me".
MB: It’s part of a collection of short stories in a book called Unimaginary. There are 12 short stories in there.
MJ: Given the subject matter, "Do Not Draft Me" stood out. What do you think of fantasy football?
MB: I think it’s ridiculous. I think for most people it’s just a distraction in their lives. If I could do anything fantasy, it would be like playing Harry Potter and drafting wizards, not a bunch of NFL players. I feel like people waste their time doing it.
In less than a thousand words, we have Money's directorial debut, the emergence of a feature-length film called The Balloon Station, and the creation of Fantasy Harry Potter. What a time to be alive.
Finally, we unlock Money's great secret.
MB: What happened was when I was a kid I used to go to vacation bible school and they told me that Jesus spoke in parables, which are really just analogies. They used to tell me everyone should be more like Jesus, so I said, "O.K."
Again, the whole thing is a fantastic read. Please do yourself a favor and check it out.
6) Christine Michael
Multiple reports had Christine Michael grabbing the lead RB job for the Dallas Cowboys over the bye week.
The Cowboys are considering a switch at RB to Christine Michael. http://t.co/OrvrELmVuRpic.twitter.com/dIwnc22hKB— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 14, 2015
Best of luck to C-Mike the Motorbike moving forward.
5) Josh Lambo
Hey guys, did you know Josh Lambo played at Lambeau field this week? Jokes!
Josh Lambo kicking in Lambeau Field. Announcers just can't help themselves.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 18, 2015
Josh Lambo was kicking FG's at Lambeau Field today, man. He should've driven a Lambo to the game with a lamb named Bo riding shotgun. Wow— Jon Gruden (@Faux_Gruden) October 19, 2015
Lambo was 2-for-2 in San Diego's loss at Green Bay.
4) Johnny Manziel
It was a tricky week for Johnny, to put it mildly. We won't speculate on what did or didn't happen, as it isn't our place. We merely leave you with the thoughts of veteran Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby.
Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby with some interesting thoughts on Johnny Manziel. #Browns pic.twitter.com/Ym0HF3ofAW— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) October 19, 2015
Kudos to Mike Evans for his support of Johnny at the game this weekend.
Look who's sporting a Johnny Manziel jersey at Texas A&M-Alabama http://t.co/jUbtiXHH9k (@kristieap) pic.twitter.com/ei1F51Amua— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) October 17, 2015
3) Von Miller
Remember Von's recent lewd celebrations? Some of which drew fines from the NFL office? They have a back story.
Von Miller was fined even though he didn’t do 3 pumps, so @KeyAndPeele gave to his charity: http://t.co/i6KsPan4Cb pic.twitter.com/uR5O0NXFiV— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 18, 2015
It's a skit from Key and Peele brought to life. The show tipped their cap by matching Von's fine and donating it to his charity.
Keegan and I gave Von Miller's awesome charity #Vonsvision the amount of his recent fine. You should too. Get kids glasses! #threepumprule— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) October 16, 2015
2) Ryan Tannehill
First, the football. Tannehill had a solid game in Dan Campbell's head coaching debut, as Miami moved to 2-3 on the season.
Ryan Tannehill completed 22-of-29 passes for 266 yds with 2 TDs and 2 Ints. He had a 97.8 passer rating. He has a 80.1 rating for the season— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) October 18, 2015
Second... Ryan was featured on SBNation's spectacular series Breaking Madden. It was a rough afternoon for Ryan, but I think he learned something during the whole ordeal. We all did.
BREAKING MADDEN IS HERE. http://t.co/4eFOpiGm4T pic.twitter.com/arO8E2HHIo— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) October 15, 2015
1) Dan Campbell
Finally, kudos to former Aggie TE Dan Campbell for his first victory as an NFL Head Coach
Gatorade bath for your first victory. Congrats, Coach. pic.twitter.com/HXf3u0WDPm— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 18, 2015
VICTORY SPEECH!! Go inside the locker room after today's win in Tennessee! https://t.co/S1v70rdGij— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 19, 2015