Get the Athlon Sports Newsletter
It can be overwhelming, so Athlon is here to help keep up with your favorite team all season long.
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 Washington Redskins official Twitter account:
@Redskins (Followers: 113,165)
Top Redskins To Follow:
Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 2, 2012
It's probably no surprise that even though he's yet to take a snap in the NFL, Robert Griffin III is the runaway leader in terms of Twitter followers on the Redskins' roster. What may be a little more surprising, however, is that the team's current No. 2 and 3 on the list are also newcomers — wide receivers Joshua Morgan and Pierre Garcon, both of whom who signed as free agents this offsesason.
In fact, a total of eight wideouts currently on the Skins' roster, along with running backs Evan Royster and Tim Hightower (Roy Helu where are you?) fall among the team's Top 16 Twitterers. No doubt Redskins fans are hoping the offense will be just as explosive this season as their playmakers' Twitter feeds appear to be.
If you wish to relive some of the Redskins' glory years of the past, you can follow Joe Gibbs (@CoachJoeGibbs), Joe Theismann (@Theismann7), Darrell Green (@darrellgreen28), John Riggins (@riggo44) and Brian Mitchell (@BmitchliveCSN). Alas, Albert Haynesworth doesn't appear to have an active Twitter account right now.
The Redskins Beat:
Mark Maske, NFL reporter for The Washington Post, contributor to The Insider blog: @MarkMaske (11,167)
Chris Russell, Redskins Insider for ESPN Radio 980, also can be heard on the Redskins Radio Network: @Russellmania980 (9,009)
Rich Campbell, beat writer for The Washington Times: @Rich_Campbell (7,638)
Mike Jones, beat writer for The Washington Post: @MikeJonesWaPo (6,460)
John Keim, beat writer for the Washington Examiner: @john_keim (6,369)
Redskins Blog Roll:
Redskins Watch is The Washington Times' online destination for all you need or want to know about the team.
Redskins Confidential is the Washington Examiner's 'Skins-dedicated online home.
Chris Russell's blog is just one part of ESPN Radio 980's Redskins Portal.
Hogs Haven is SB Nation's Redskins blog.
The ESPN NFC East blog is run by Dan Graziano and you can follow him @espn_nfceast.
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: Fri., Aug. 3
Order your 2012 Washington Redskins Athlon Sports NFL Preview magazine here
- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 2, 2012