NFL Twindex: Colts trio shares top slot
Call me indecisive. Call me a homer.
During a week when Peyton Manning and the Colts have dominated the blog, I don't like that three Indianapolis guys happened to be among the best tweeters and had to go atop the new edition of the NFL Twindex, believe me.
I can't worry as much about indecision or perceived homerism as I need to stay true to the game here: sorting through a week's worth of NFL tweets and rating the best. A chance to judge!
So the Colts have extreme representation here. Next week it may be your team. Next week it may be you.
Please point out any tweet of note. We're following 1,066 accounts, it's hard to see everything. Find me at @ESPN_AFCSouth and @PaulKuharsky.
Couldn't put three in five spots, couldn't leave one off. A) @JacobTamme (tight end) "People with 'good hands' have great eyes. They see the point of the football and they keep their eyes focused on it. #FootballTweet" B) @RobertMathis98 (defensive end) "ESPN asked this question: 'How many games can he miss b4 we're eliminated from playoff contention?' #CanWeAtLeastPlay1stb4 u count us out?? C) @PatMcAfeeShow (punter)"First Tuesday off..and it just hit me while I was looking for someone to get lunch with..All my riders aren't on our team anymore. Damn haha"
2. TOM CRABTREETight End | Green Bay Packers ... Last Poll: 2
@TCrabtree83 -- Best commentary out of a lot of commentary on the Terrapins new uniforms: "Cool thing about Maryland's unis: It looks like a different team is playing Miami each quarter." And "In the QBs defense there, he couldn't decide if he should throw it to the painted end zone, or the guy that looks like the painted end zone." Also some good stuff on trying to compliment his wife's cooking.
3. RYAN CLARKSafety | Pittsburgh Steelers ... Last Poll: 5
@RealRClark25 -- "I just set myself back an hour. Why would I eat so much? Oh yeah when you plan on having a few car wrecks on Sunday better have some padding" and "Btw! I love the way that the NFL comes out to say HE would have suspended Tressel after Indy already suspended him. SURE!!!!?????" The NFL is he, get it?
4. SEAN SMITHCornerback | Miami Dolphins ... Last Poll: NR
@SEANSmith4 -- I like how he works in concepts like #WHYHATEwednesday: "Try replacing #hate with #DisLike in your sentence, sounds better." And I thought this a gem that I will repeat: "When you hurt someone an apology only requires forgiveness, it does not install amnesia in the person's head......."
5. LARON LANDRYSafety | Washington Redskins ... Last Poll: NR
@MrLandry80 -- He quickly deleted the tweet that got him here, so hat tip to @RickMaese. Landry showed us what rehab frustration can feel like with this: "Uuhhh oo it ain't my fault...blame the genius circus staff for the rush. wouldve been there 2wks ago. Im sry but saga cont" His hamstring injury could keep him out of the opener. I seek candor and applaud it. Though in this instance it probably wasn't wise. But own it man, don't think you can erase it.
@Desbishop55 (Desmond Bishop, Green Bay linebacker) -- "In bed restless. Can't wait for 2morrow night! So anxious! Tryna stay calm, b/c I feel like goin down 2 Appleton radisson w/ my pads on. Lol"
SENSE OF HISTORY
@JonVilma51 (Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans linebacker) -- "Just met HOF Willie Lanier...look him up if u nevr heard of him, he was a baaad man. Great middle linebacker"
@jamescasey86 (James Casey, Houston fullback) -- "My wife just beat me in Madden 12.....but it was only because she triple covered the video game version of myself the entire game."
Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Pat McAfee, Sean Smith, James Casey, Matt Hasselbeck, Ryan Clark, Robert Mathis, Jacob Tamme, Troy Polamalu, LaRon Landry, Tom Crabtree, Desmond Bishop, Johnathan Vilma