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Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond

Another crazy week in is the books of the National Football League. Check out some of my Thoughts, let me know what you think about them, and then give me a few of your own.

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1) A head coach being interrupted mid game by the owner of a franchise is comical. It's ludicrous, it's idiotic, it's grandstanding at it's highest level. It's sheer buffoonery by Jerry Jones to, once again, try and make a spectacle of himself by making sure he's seen on camera.

Jones felt he had to be the one to tell head coach Jason Garrett that his QB, Tony Romo, was cleared to return to the game.

The training staff apparently couldn't be trusted with such important information.

If I were Garrett, I would have turned to Jones and said, 'Mr. Jones, with all due respect, and remember I'm sayin' with all due respect, but could you kindly get the @#$& off my sideline. I'm a little busy right now.'

2) This was way back on Thursday Night Football, but Peyton Manning may be adding something else to his workload. NFL QB, offensive coordinator, player/coach, Papa John's pitchman, Scoreboard Operator Trainer...

In case you missed it, Denver's scoreboard operator was making too much noise and that infuriated Manning.

3) If you were anywhere near social media last week you no doubt saw the selfies of Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger. J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans was aware of them as well, and after one of his sacks on the self-proclaimed photogenic rookie, Watt did a selfie sack celebration. Here's his reason why.

"It was one of those things where their quarterback had posted a few ‘selfies' this week, including one before the game. It is kind of a reminder that this is the National Football League, not high school. Welcome to the show."

"I take my job very seriously. If I was a rookie quarterback being named the starter for the first time in the league, I feel like I would be a little more focused than that. Maybe he will learn from it, maybe not. We won the game, so that is all that matters."

Our sister site, Battle Red Blog, kind of called Watt out for the hypocrisy of his statement, but after my twitter time line was absolutely flooded with pics of Mettenberger, I'm ok with Watt sticking it to the rook.

4) The Buffalo Bills are 3-1 with Kyle Orton starting at quarterback. He threw 4 TDs in their 43-23 thrashing of the New York Jets. He's having a career year and his 104.0 passer rating is well ahead of his 81.3 career mark

Keep in mind Orton was part of the trade that landed the Chicago Bears Jay Cutler and he was also benched for Tim Tebow.

5) We've talked about video game numbers before, but Ben Roethlisberger really did put up some silly stats. He went 40 of 49 for 522 yards and 6 TDs against the Indianapolis Colts in their 51-43 victory.

Oh, and then there's this nugget about his day.

6) Colt QB Andrew Luck was no slouch that game either, passing for 400 yards. Did you realize he's averaging 341.4 passing yards per game? Luck is on pace for 5,462 passing yards and 44 TD passes.

He's also responsible for the first ever Butt Safety.

7) I wonder how the 8 hour flight from London to Atlanta went after the Falcons blew a 21-0 halftime lead then watched the Detroit Lions miss a last second field goal, get called for a delay of game which gave them another shot, them make the game winning FG.

8) Are the Arizona Cardinals the best team in the NFC?

Head coach Bruce Arians is now 16-7 (.696) since taking over last year in AZ. In their last 16 games the Cardinals are 13-3.

9) Do you remember how hyped many Bears fans were over the possibility of Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald being drafted at 14 by the Bears? He receiving definite rookie of the year buzz about his play so far and it would not surprise me to see him in Arizona this season for the Pro Bowl.

10) The Chicago Bears have placed two players on's Midseason all Rookie Team. Corner Kyle Fuller and punter Pat O'Donnell. Here's what they said about Fuller.

The Bears have won three games; Fuller directly impacted two of them. He struggled against the Packers and Patriots, but the heir apparent to Charles Tillman also became the first player in 20 years to notch three picks and two forced fumbles in his first three NFL tilts.

Fuller has been arguably the Bears defensive Co-MVP so far this season and O'Donnell, well... he's the only rookie punter to punt this season, so he takes this by default. His punting average is 45.7, which places him 17th, but with the 2nd most punt return yards against Chicago, his net average of 35.7 is only 32nd.

Your Thoughts?