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Social Media Roundup for NFL Week 3

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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIISeptember 23, 2012

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

 

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:

Globe Patriots blog: Brother of Ravens WR Torrey Smith dies in motorcycle crash: Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smi... bo.st/UGhhM0

— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#HeLikesBadBoys

 

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:

D.J. Moore: If I could have babies, I'd want Cutler to be the father wp.me/p14QSB-5vDM

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#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:

LaDainian Tomlinson says Holmes "will quit" on Jets again: on.nfl.com/LTonHolmes

— NFL (@nfl) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#SoIGuessThisMeansTheRegularOfficialsArentComingBackYet

 

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

This tweet comes per ProFootballTalk.

NFLPA accuses owners of "greed" in continuing referees' lockout wp.me/p14QSB-5vD6

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#TakingTheBearsToNewHeights?

 

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

Bear nation from the summit of James Peak 13,294'. Bear down!! @espnnfl twitter.com/atcparker/stat…

— robert parker (@atcparker) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#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.

Cowboys observe moment of silence for Steve sabol. Fitting tribute for pioneer of nfl films

— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#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.

Holy cow! #Bengals start in Wildcat and Sanu hits Green for TD! TOUCHDOWN BENGALS!

— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#SlowlyButSurelyTebowIsComing

 

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

Tim Tebow lined up as a WR for the Jets on the first play. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#SlowlyButSurelyTebowIsComing2

 

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

WATCH: Dolphins turn Sanchez INT into 6 points on.nfl.com/DolphinsHighli… #NYJvsMIA

— NFL (@nfl) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#AndThereItIs

 

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

Tim Tebow in a QB for the Jets to start the second drive. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) Sept. 23, 2012

 

#UhOhSpiller

 

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.

#Bills catch a bad break with RB C.J. Spiller injury. #Ouch

— James Walker (@JamesWalkerESPN) September 23, 2012

 

It doesn't look as though C.J. Spiller will be able to return after injuring his left shoulder.

— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) September 23, 2012

 

#ThisIsWhyTheyPlayTheGames

 

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.

Against a really good D, Ponder is showing encouraging poise. 6-for-8, 48 yards and a TD. Two runs for 11 too.

— Dan Wiederer (@StribDW) September 23, 2012

 

#DidYouStartHim?

 

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

Against a really good D, Ponder is showing encouraging poise. 6-for-8, 48 yards and a TD. Two runs for 11 too.

— Dan Wiederer (@StribDW) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

WATCH: Jared Odrick sacks Mark Sanchez, channels Pee-Wee Herman on.nfl.com/DolphinsHighli… #NYJvsMIA

— NFL (@nfl) September 23, 2012

 

#MossMilestone

 

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.

#49ers' Randy Moss has tied Tim Brown (14,934) for 4th place on all- time rec yards list. #SFvsMIN

— Jon Zimmer (@NFLhistory) September 23, 2012

 

#Dirty30StrikesAgain

 

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.

Bush limping off. Looked like Landry got him by going low, which he often does.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 23, 2012

LaRon Landry, come on, man. You know a dude is hurt and you get up clapping? First Fred Jackson, now Reggie Bush. #Classless

— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Colts induct Edgerrin James into their Ring of Honor. His acceptance speech was shorter than a Lane Kiffin press conference.

— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 23, 2012

 

#MJDIstheMan

 

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.

MJD's 59 yard TD just made some fantasy owners happy.

— ESPN (@espn) September 23, 2012

Most importantly, Jones-Drew sets franchise record for rushing touchdowns with his 63rd.Congrats!

— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Saints fan scary meinstagr.am/p/P7cAZ9GEfy/

— Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) September 23, 2012

 

#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."

Mark Sanchez just threw a pass to Tim Tebow and it hit Tebow in the back of the helmet. I'll allow you to make the jokes.

— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Replay shows Revis went to make a plant and crumbled. That's bad. Non-contact injury. Looks like an ACL-type injury

— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) September 23, 2012

Darrelle Revis is being carted off the field now. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 23, 2012

 

#CharlesInCharge

 

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.

Jamaal Charles: 91-yd Rush TD, longest rushing TD in Chiefs history

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Nate Washington over Lacey's back for a 71-yard TD. Might be the play of the day. 34-27 Titans

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Not a #struggleface yet. But Tony Romo is worriedinstagr.am/p/P7fnNPGETa/

— Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) September 23, 2012

Tony Romo got hit so hard it made Joe Buck raise his voice.

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) September 23, 2012

 

#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:

Tim Jennings now has 4 INTS through three games. D.J. Moore led the team with 4 INTS all of last season. Pro Bowl in the works for TJ?

— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Kevin Kolb shredding the Eagles, his former team, right now. Beauty TD pass and it's 17-0 now

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 23, 2012

MUST SEE: Vick sacked. FUMBLE! 93yd TD return. on.nfl.com/CardsHighlight

— NFL (@nfl) September 23, 2012

 

#KillerWatt

 

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

JJ Watt = unblockable.

— Lindsay Jones (@PostBroncos) September 23, 2012

 

#Learning

 

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

Asked if he was frustrated by the drops, he said, "it's frustrating," but quickly pointed out "I missed a few throws, too."

— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) September 23, 2012

 

#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

Here’s Matt Schaub grabbing his ears after getting tattooed. Only missed one play: yfrog.com/odpesobj

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) September 23, 2012

That shot by Mays on Schaub should be an ejection and should be a $50k fine. At least. That's vicious.

— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) September 23, 2012

Matt Schaub #struggleear after getting jacked upinstagr.am/p/P72aboGEZW/

— Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) September 23, 2012

 

#PrettyBigPassingWindow

 

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

If you missed it, here's how close the Raiders were to Mike Wallace on Steelers last TD:yfrog.com/kkjzeop

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Michael Turner did a Tomlinson teapot TD celebration homage in SD.

— gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) September 23, 2012

 

#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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey gives a thumbs up as he is carted off the field after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit. twitter.com/BleacherReport…

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 23, 2012

 

 

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