When people look back on the 2009 NFL season and the year in general, one thing that people will remember is Twitter. It has become a world wide phenomenon and in the NFL teams have started fining players if they “tweet” during meetings or from the sidelines.
I finally took the plunge this past week and joined Twitter (username is fbkid if you care to follow). With all the NFL players on Twitter I decided to come up with the first “All Twitter” team with players at every position. I am also putting all the players Twitter usernames in parenthesis so you can follow your favorite player if your not already. Here is my all Twitter team and let me know what players you feel are missing.
QB: Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks: Hasselbeck (MatthewHass008) is one of the few quarterback’s on Twitter. He is a frequent poster who responds to fans, talks about football and also talks about his family as well.
RB: Chris Johnson Titans: Johnson (ChrisJohnson28) is a frequent poster who also connects with fans on his Ustream channel. He is one of the more entertaining NFL Tweeters.
RB: Steven Jackson Rams: Jackson (sj39) has compiled almost 2,300 tweets as of now and is very good at answering questions from fans along with telling everyone what is going on around the team.
WR: Chad Ochocinco Bengals: Ochocinco (OGOchocinco) is one of if not the most active NFL player on Twitter. He has compiled over 5,000 tweets and broadcasts almost nightly on his Ustream channel. Ochocinco has also brought fame to the term “child please” which has been made into a shirt by Reebok and will be released soon.
WR: Terrell Owens Bills: Owens (terrellowens) tweets frequently and is one of the most followed athletes on the site with almost 125 thousand followers. He is very good at responding to fans questions and should be one of the more entertaining players on the site during the course of the year.
TE: Martellus Bennett Cowboys: Bennett (MartyBTV)is one of the funniest NFL players on Twitter. He has over 8 thousand tweets along with responding to his fans, talks about football and his random thoughts.
OL: Marcus McNeill Chargers: McNeill (MarcusMcNeill73) is one of the many active Chargers on Twitter. He regularly posts about his thoughts on and off the field which gives you a look inside one of the more underrated players in the game.
OL: Eric Winston Texans: Winston (ericwinston) gives insight to his thoughts about topics ranging from football to music along with interacting with his fans. It should be interesting reading his thoughts during the season as the Texans are a trendy surprise pick in the AFC.
OL: Nick Mangold Jets: Mangold (nickmangold) may take a few days between tweets, but he is good at responding to fans and has also had contests. He tweets about his thoughts on football and other things.
OL: Bryant McKinnie Vikings: McKinnie (bigmacvikings) hasn’t been on Twitter as long as some of the other players, but he tweets frequently and is good at responding to fans questions.
OL: Jared Gaither Ravens: Gaither (jaredgaither) also tweets frequently and it should be interesting reading his thoughts as he is an up and coming player who has Pro Bowl potential.
DL: Tank Johnson Bengals: Johnson (TankJohnson99) is another Bengal who tweets frequently. To say the least, the Bengals should be a very entertaining team this year.
DL: Darnell Dockett Cardinals: Dockett (ddockett) along with his twitter account also does a show on ustream where he displays his thoughts to fans. He is now selling shirts on his site where part of the proceeds go towards getting gifts for less fortunate kids during the holiday season.
DL: John Thornton Bengals: Thornton (JohnThornton) is another frequent Twitter user on the Bengals. He tweets frequently and is good at responding to fans questions.
LB: Shawne Merriman Chargers: Merriman (shawnemerriman) posts frequently and along with talking to fans, banters back and forth with Chad Ochocinco.
LB: Kawika Mitchell Bills: Mitchell (Ka_Mitchell55) has been tweeting frequently throughout training camp. He brings lots of insight in his posts and considering that the Bills will be one of the most followed team’s this season, it will be interesting to see what he says.
LB: Nick Barnett Packers: Barnett (NickBarnett) is one of the league’s most active players on Twitter with almost 2000 tweets. He is good at responding to fans and also has contests.
LB: Shaun Phillips Chargers: Phillips (ShaunPhillips95) is another Chargers defender who is active on Twitter. He posts frequently and has also had contests where he gives away tickets to Chargers home games.
CB: Antonio Cromartie Chargers: Cromartie (crimetime31) like his teammate Phillip’s has also given away tickets to games on Twitter. He is one of the more entertaining player’s to follow on the site.
CB: Fabian Washington Ravens: Washington (FABEWASH31) has posted almost 3 thousand tweets and it doesn’t seem like he will stop anytime soon. He is one of the best as far as responding to fans.
S: Kerry Rhodes Jets: Rhodes (kerryrhodes)is another one of the more active players on the site. With over 12 thousand followers, Rhodes has posted almost 3 thousand tweets and is very good at responding to fans.
S: Roy Williams Bengals: Williams (Datboyie) is another Bengal who is very active on Twitter. He has almost 2,700 tweets and posts frequently throughout the day.