Seattle Seahawks Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

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<p> Seattle Seahawks Top Twitter Accounts To Follow</p>

Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.

For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.

Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Seattle Seahawks official Twitter account:

@Seahawks (Followers: 92,797)

Top Seahawks To Follow:

Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 3, 2012

  Name Pos. Twitter Followers
1. Earl Thomas FS @Earl_Thomas 305,701
2. Michael Robinson FB @RealMikeRob 153,965
3. Braylon Edwards WR @OfficialBraylon 146,164
4. Sidney Rice WR @sidneyrice 92,413
5. Marshawn Lynch RB @MoneyLynch 44,819
6. Golden Tate WR @ShowtimeTate 33,847
7. Russell Wilson QB @DangeRussWilson 28,118
8. Bruce Irvin DE @BIrvin_WVU11 23,544
9. Kam Chancellor SS @Kam_Chancellor 18,452
10. Tarvaris Jackson QB @7tjackson 17,428
11. Leon Washington RB @Leon_Washington 15,778
12. Russell Okung OT @BDR76 14,979
13. Doug Baldwin WR @DougBaldwinJr 10,419
14. Richard Sherman CB @RSherman_25 8,793
15. James Carpenter OT @GotToGetIT75 7,658
16. Zach Miller TE @ZachMiller86 7,642
17. Kris Durham WR @KrisDurham16 7,578
18. David Hawthorne LB @D_Hawthorne57 7,374
19. K.J. Wright LB @KJ_WRIGHT34 7,270
20. Winston Guy SS @WinstonGuyJr21 6,793
21. Brandon Mebane DT @Mebane92 5,747
22. Jon Ryan P @JonRyan9 5,722
23. Ricardo Lockette WR @RicardoLockette 5,677
24. Bobby Wagner LB @Bwagz9_TS 5,165
25. Walter Thurmond CB @WaltThurm3 5,084

As impressive as Earl Thomas' 305,000+ Twitter followers may be, it's good for only first place among his teammates. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) blows away Thomas and the rest of his players as his following currently tops more than 618,000. Who says no one listens to what the head coach has to say or, in this case, Tweet?

And if following the head coach isn't enough for you, you can go straight to the top and follow Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) if you want.

The Seahawks Beat:

Danny O'Neil, Seahawks reporter for The Seattle Times: @dannyoneil (12,899)

Seahawks Update is "Your source for news about the Seattle Seahawks": @SeahawksUpdate (5,926)

Liz Mathews, Seahawks reporter on 710 ESPN in Seattle: @Liz_Mathews (4,759)

Eric Williams, covers Seahawks for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash.: @eric_d_williams (3,480)

Curtis Crabtree, Seahawks reporter for Sports Radio KJR: @Curtis_Crabtree (2,679)

John Boyle, sports writer/columnist who covers Seahawks for the Everett Herald: @johnboyle (2,503)

Seahawks Blog Roll:

The Seattle Times' Seahawks blog is where you can find the work of the aforementioned Danny O'Neil.

Seahawks Insider is The News Tribune's 'Hawks blog.

Field Gulls is SB Nation's Seahakws blog, featuring the work of managing editor and lead writer Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls).

Hawk Blogger is the self-proclaimed "#1 Seahawks Blog" and has a decent-sized Twitter following (@hawkblogger) to support said claim.

The cleverly named Dave Krieg's Strike Beard has been "Providing Seahawks Propaganda and History Since 2008."

Seahawks Addicts, 12th Man Rising, and Seahawks Gab are some others out there.

The ESPN NFC West blog is run by Mike Sando and you can follow him @espn_nfcwest.

2012 Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings and Team Previews:

No. 32: Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 31: St. Louis Rams
No. 30: Minnesota Vikings
No. 29: Indianapolis Colts
No. 28: Cleveland Browns
No. 27: Miami Dolphins
No. 26: Arizona Cardinals
No. 25: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 24: Kansas City Chiefs
No. 23: Oakland Raiders
No. 22: Washington Redskins
No. 21: Seattle Seahawks
No. 20: Mon., Aug. 6

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Related: 2012 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
Related: 2012 Seattle Seahawks Schedule Analysis

- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 3, 2012

@bradengall

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