The NFL is back and we are just as excited about it as you. We watched the six hours of pregame and postgame coverage, texted trash talk to our friends and coated our stomachs with the greasiest of food. But still, it wasn’t enough. So like many of you, we turned to Twitter to see just what some of our favorite players were doing before and after that big game on Sunday.
And thus we introduce to you NFL Tweets of the Week. Each week we will take a look back at some of the most enjoyable tweets of the weekend – as well as Monday – and weigh in on what exactly some of the NFL elite players are tweeting.
There’s no better way to kick off the first week than with a man whose foot tied the record for the longest field goal ever made. Shortly after the San Francisco 49ers' 30-22 win over the Green Bay Packers, David Akers had a chance to look back on his historic 63-yard field goal:
Thank u for all the wonderful tweets. A day I will never forget. Truly appreciate it. Got to say thnx to my FG team for giving me a chance.
Now if only he could start using his skills to practice kicking to Kyle Williams. Not everyone enjoyed the way Sunday went, though – take Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller for instance, but he's not letting Sunday’s 48-28 thumping by the New York Jets get him down and knows that it’s only the first of 16 contests.
It was a tough lost for us today but we are not going to let this define our season I kno da men in our lockerroom have lot of character
Seriously dude, Buffalo has been saying that for years; what does it have to show for it?
The Washington Redskins are in the same boat as the Bills, failing to be relevant since most of us were in elementary school but that might no longer be the case thanks to rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin had a stellar performance in the Redskins’ win over the New Orleans Saints and had this to say about his first NFL game:
Couldn't have written the beginning any better To God Be The Glory
Redskins thanking God – that didn't turn out to well in the 1700s, but maybe he’ll find a way to become the biggest thing since Geronimo. Yes, a bad joke about Native Americans. We figured we'd get it out of the way in week one so we can all move on.
And let’s not forget Terrell Owens who was all set to… watch Serena Williams at the U.S. Open?
Match point for @serenawilliams!
Oh how the mighty have fallen! But not every player had week one on their mind all weekend. Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans had this to say Monday afternoon:
Would poop be as gross if you couldnt smell it?
We don’t really have an answer for that, Todd, but we’re pretty sure the stench your team let out during Sunday’s bout with Cleveland could be smelled all the way back in Philly.
Others were just happy to be back – like Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles.
To God be the Glory 4 the great things He has done! I am back. I've been waiting 4 this day for a long time, thank u 4 d prayers n support.
Just be careful of that ACL. But not everyone was as happy to be back. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Braylon Edwards was inches away from being the hero in Arizona after replacement referees goofed and gave Seattle a free time out, but the Cardinals defense clamped down when it mattered. Edwards wasn’t too happy judging by his postgame tweet:
Tough division loss, no excuses, no heads down, time to get ready for dallas now.
Well there you have it – some of the good, bad and irrelevant from week one in the NFL. Be sure to check back as the season continues, the chatter has only just begun!
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