Social Media Roundup for NFL Week 3

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Social Media Roundup for NFL Week 3
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The third week of the NFL season was just as charged with social media as Week 2. It began early on with pregame tweets to set the table for the week's action. 

From virtual highs to lows and sad news amongst the NFL family, here are the most notable tweets from Week 3 in the NFL.

 

#OurPrayersGoOut

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Before football gets going, we must acknowledge the tragic loss of Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith's brother. Our prayers go out to him and his family.

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe tweets the unfortunate news:

 

#HeLikesBadBoys

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D.J. Moore is trying to soften things with his quarterback (in my Terrell Owens voice). He criticized Jay Cutler's behavior during the team's Sept. 13 loss to the Packers, per the Huffington Post.

However, this is one of the oddest comparisons I've ever heard. ProFootballTalk quotes the Bears DB:

 

#LTSaysHolmesWillFold

 

Ladainian Tomlinson has no faith in Santonio Holmes' commitment to the New York Jets. This tweet comes from the NFL's official Twitter feed:

 

#SoIGuessThisMeansTheRegularOfficialsArentComingBackYet

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When one side is calling the other side greedy, that usually isn't a good sign in negotiations.

This tweet comes per ProFootballTalk.

 

#TakingTheBearsToNewHeights?

 

NFL on ESPN retweeted this Twitpic from a fan. He's got to be cold, unless this is photoshopped.

 

#RIPSteveSabol

 

One of the greatest voices and NFL personalities in history, Steve Sabol passed away earlier this week.

Dallas Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill tweets about the Cowboys' choice to honor Sabol.

 

#BengalTigersAreFerociousInTheWildcat

 

I know that sounds like a code word to open a safe in Ohio, but it actually describes Cincinnati's start.

The Bengals' official Twitter feed has the excitement.

 

#SlowlyButSurelyTebowIsComing

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Tebow lines up at WR, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Who else believes the switch is inevitable?

 

#SlowlyButSurelyTebowIsComing2

 

More proof Tebow is coming—this tweet comes from the NFL's official Twitter feed.

 

#AndThereItIs

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Tebow starts the drive, per Menta, but will it stick?

 

#UhOhSpiller

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After a fast start C.J. Spiller went down with a shoulder injury. He had six touches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Per ESPN's John Clayton and James Walker he would not return to the game.

 

 

#ThisIsWhyTheyPlayTheGames

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The San Francisco 49ers were expected to handle the Minnesota Vikings, but Christian Ponder has had other ideas through one half. Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune recognizes Ponder's play.

 

#DidYouStartHim?

 

Detroit Lions' RB Mikel LeShoure got the start and he produced early. The Detroit Lions Official Twitter feed chimes in.

 

#DidIDoThat?

 

Jared Odrick does the Pee-Wee Herman after a sack. Did he give a shout out to Joeski Love (look it up)? The NFL official twitter feed has the video.

 

#MossMilestone

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Randy Moss is on his way to the Hall of Fame. He ties a man that should already be in Canton in passing yardage. Jon Zimmer of the NFL gives us this bit history.

 

#Dirty30StrikesAgain

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LaRon Landry is building his reputation as a nasty hitter. His motives and intentions are certainly questionable. He goes low on Reggie Bush causing a Bush injury. Mike Garafolo of the Star Ledger and Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead give us their thoughts.

 

#ManofFewWords

 

Indianapolis Colts' great Edgerrin James had little to say at his Ring of Honor induction. Ryan OHalloran of Jacksonville.com is here with the observation.

 

#MJDIstheMan

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Maurice Jones-Drew hasn't missed a beat after his holdout. He had huge day for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags' star had a 59-yard touchdown run which set a franchise record for scores on the ground. ESPN and Jaguars Insider recognize his accomplishments.

 

#ScaryFanScarySpelling

 

Robert Littal of Black Sports Online takes a jab at a New Orleans Saints fan, but his English teacher is likely taking exception to his spelling.

 

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#OfftheDome

 

Sports Illustrated's Jimmy Traina gives me the invitation, so I have to take him up on his offer. If this were a meme it would say: "You want the ball? Then take it."

 

#Ugly

 

I hate to speculate, but obviously McIntyre from the Big Lead doesn't mind. However, I must admit this didn't look very good. Darrelle Revis suffers what could be a serious knee injury.

Mehta of New York Daily News has more unfortunate information.

 

#CharlesInCharge

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Jamaal Charles lit it up today for the Kansas City Chiefs and thousands of fantasy football owners—including myself, yay. A 91-yard touchdown run was just part of his 225-yard performance. The game was still in overtime as of this post.

 

#NastyNate

 

I'm not sure you'll see a better catch than this all year. Nate Washington catches the ball over the defender and goes in for the score. Jason La Canfora with the tweet.

 

#NotStrugglingButConcerned

 

Littal has made the struggle face popular on Twitter, and he's gauging Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo's facial status. Brinson tells you why Romo is concerned.

 

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#TJIsPlayingBig

 

Tim Jennings needs a massive ratings boost on Madden 13. He has been awesome through three games. He has four interceptions and several big plays. He had a pick, and a deflection that lead to a pick-six today. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune shows much deserved love:

 

#THeEaglesHaveCrashLanded

 

Philly had a nightmare first half against the Arizona Cardinals. Former Eagle Kevin Kolb is dealing and Mike Vick is reeling. Jason La Canfora of NFL.com and the NFL's official Twitter feed add details and video.

 

#KillerWatt

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The Denver Broncos offensive line would probably agree with Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post

 

#Learning

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Jay Cutler seems to be learning how to handle himself a little better. Michael C. Wright of ESPN quotes him here.

 

#SchaubShaken

 

Matt Schaub got lit up by the Broncos Joe Mays. Mays received penalty and Schaub got a bloody ear. However, the Texans' quarterback came back after one play. Brinson, es-NFL official Mike Pereira

 

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#PrettyBigPassingWindow

 

The Oakland Raiders decided they didn't need to bother defending Mike Wallace.

 

#HomageorHumiliation

 

Michael Turner does the Ladainian Tomlinson celebration after a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. He's a former Charger and teammate of LT, but Bolts' fans probably won't like it.

 

#ScaryHit

 

Darrius Heyward-Bey was hit hard by a controversial hit. He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Bleacher Report's Twitter feed has the twit pic.

 

 

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