NFL Twindex: Chicago's Harris leaps to top
When Randall Cobb gets his charitable foundation up and running, he’s likely to be using a logo he acquired thanks to a simple tweet.
Perhaps a young graphic artist out there will be able to add a line to his or her résumé after designing a mark for an NFL up-and-comer.
Cobb had a big debut in Green Bay’s season-opening win. Days later he decided to take advantage of the eyes on him. I’m guessing he’ll land a good logo out of it.
The smart marketing ploy gets him the No. 2 spot in this week’s NFL Twindex.
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1. CHRIS HARRISSafety | Chicago Bears ... Last Poll: NR
@ChrisHarrisNFL -- "Why does it come as a total surprise to my son that he has to put on pajamas n go to bed EVERY night?" Reminded people the windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror. Nice interjections while watching games. From a college Saturday: "Can't take college angles in Professional football" and off the Raiders-Broncos game: "BREAKING NEWS: The head official needs a new battery pack for his mic from all the usage because of penalties"
2. RANDALL COBBReceiver | Green Bay Packers ... Last Poll: NR
@rcobb18 -- Took advantage of his big debut to seek assistance for his future foundation. "Help, need a logo! Send best design to firstname.lastname@example.org b4 9/19! I'll pick & winner gets my signed GB gear." And then updated us: "Some good entries for the logo contest. Keep em coming the end date is 9/19. The logo is for me and my future foundation. Rlcobb18@gmail.com" Did you get that email address, all you graphic designers?
3. TOM CRABTREETight End | Green Bay Packers ... Last Poll: 2
@TCrabtree83 -- "Female apathy toward whether to watch HD or standard definition TV bothers me." Would bother me too, though I have not run into any at my house. "010010000110010101111001001000000111010001110111011001010110010101 1100000111001100100001 #binarytweet" That's not normal, but I did find it amusing. Was critical of Sebastian Janikowski "barely" making his big field goal for Oakland. Acknowledged last week's second place with they can outtweet me, but "they can't outsweet me."
4. AUSTEN LANEDefensive End | Jacksonville Jaguars ... Last Poll: NR
@A_Train_92 -- "#TheAwkardMoment at Cheesecake Factory when a guy stares at me for 5 mins., then comes up & tells me that Im an ethnic conundrum." First time I've heard that expression. Said his Wisconsin friends won't wish him good luck this week against the Jets, they'll ask for Jim Leonhard's autograph. Questioned Facebook: "#TheLastTimeIChecked its not socially acceptable to randomly poke somebody in public so why would u do it on my facebook?"
5. CHRIS KLUWEPunter | Minnesota Vikings ... Last Poll: NR
@ChrisWarcraft -- "Deep Thought Thursday - The true measure of a society is how those in power apply the law to personal friends and acquaintances." That is deep. He's also concerned about curriculum: "That we're even thinking of cutting science programs when it's such a small drop in the budget yet provides a huge benefit makes me ill." Said early reports on his correspondent piece for Jim Rome was that it's like "The Ring." But I missed it.
LOVE@MartyisDope (Martellus Bennett, Dallas tight end) -- "I knew I was in love when all those stupid a-- love songs started making sense.""
STRATEGY@ericwinston (Eric Winston, Houston right tackle) -- I'll never understand why teams play differently up 14 or down 14 not inside 7 min. Cowboys didn't blitz at all"
STARVATION@IMShawnAndrews (ShawnAndrews, free agent offensive lineman) -- "Power Just Went Out On The Whole Block.. I Was Standing Next To The Fam When It Happened So My Next Thought Was 'THE FOODS GONNA SPOIL'"
TECHNIQUE@j_bushrod7475 (Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans tackle) -- "Man I like Matt Lights footwork... Might have to watch him a bit more.. Just tryna #getbetter"
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