Thanks to Twitter, fans now get to know things as mundane as where their favorite player went to lunch or as juicy as what a player thinks about politics. The online social networking and microblogging service is an amazing tool that allows fans to get to know players, coaches and owners off the field. At PFW, we’re big fans of Twitter. Here are 10 NFL personalities we follow and suggest you do (in alphabetical order):

Thanks to Twitter, fans now get to know things as mundane as where their favorite player went to lunch or as juicy as what a player thinks about politics. The online social networking and microblogging service is an amazing tool that allows fans to get to know players, coaches and owners off the field. At PFW, we’re big fans of Twitter. Here are 10 NFL personalities we follow and suggest you do (in alphabetical order):


 


Nick Barnett


Handle: @NickBarnett


Skinny: After live-tweeting his release from the Packers, the linebacker took to Twitter to ask followers where he should play in 2011. Bills fans won.


sample tweet: Went from the WEST to the MIDWEST to the EAST... On a blessed journey.. #billsnation


 


Darnell Dockett


Handle: @ddockett


Skinny: The Cardinals’ defensive tackle likes to talk trash via social media, calling out opponents and fans who challenge his play or team, and even the police. It’s all in good fun … we think.


sample tweet: “EVERYDAY” I wake up, I’m thinking how to get better, how to get more $, and how to be more sucessful! And I get on it asap!  PRONTO!


 


John Elway


Handle: @johnelway


Skinny: Elway helped revolutionize Twitter  for front offices, keeping fans notified during the Broncos’ head-coaching search, and even beating reporters to the punch.


sample tweet: Willis McGahee has officially signed and is a Bronco. He’s a true pro who will help us on the field and in the locker room.


 


Chris Harris


Handle: @ChrisHarrisNFL


Skinny: While not the household name of some of his peers, the Bears’ safety provides interesting analysis and is one of the best at interacting with his followers.


sample tweet: For those of you who just don’t get it. Teams are like family. If you attack one of us you attack all of us.


 


Jim Irsay


Handle: @JimIrsay


Skinny: Want random movie or music quotes, as well as breaking NFL news, from the head of your team? Then the Colts’ owner is worth a look, as he provides both, along with ticket and cash giveaways for his followers.


sample tweet: Rolling Stones trivia/ “The doctor said, you’ll be OK,if u only, stay away,from?”Stay away from what?$100 or risk it for 3 curtains?


 


Carlton Mitchell


Handle: @C_Mitch18


Skinny: The unknown Browns wideout was a media star during the lockout for his random observations on football and life.


sample tweet: Today I shall use deodorant under one arm, so I know what I would have smelled like.


 


Kirk Morrison


Handle: @kirkmorrison55


Skinny: A budding media star, the linebacker comments on the entire world of sports and also provides insight into his daily routine by answering fan questions.


sample tweet: I swear this thunder in Jacksonville right now sounds like fireworks on the 4th of July.


 


Chad Ochocinco


Handle: @ochocinco


Skinny: By far the most famous NFL tweeter, No. 85 has more than 2.5 million followers. His tweets might take a change in tone, though, from what we’re used to (see below), now that he is a Patriot.


sample tweet: Serious, y’all ever lost somebody you felt was close to u but they flip the script on you without giving you the script. Marvin Lewis hurt my feelings.


 


Jim Schwartz


Handle: @jschwartzlions


Skinny: One of only two current head coaches (Pete Carroll is the other) on Twitter, the Lions’ leader offers a glimpse into life as an NFL head coach and informs followers of his favorite tunes.


sample tweet: #nowplaying  on the iPod on the way to Ford Field: Sammy Hagar’s “There’s Only One Way to Rock”


 


J.J. Watt


Handle: @JJWatt


Skinny: Our lone rookie on the list, Watt fittingly announced his decision to go to the NFL with a tweet. His account should provide witty banter for Texans fans.


sample tweet: Ever sit on a plane and watch people get on, hoping that the big guy doesn’t have the seat next to you? I think I’m that guy.


— @EKaberon and @kfishbain