AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky has developed a very 2011 ranking to help us get through the lockout. The Twindex reviews and evaluates what players and others who work for NFL teams are tweeting, ranking them in a fluid top 10 of NFL tweeters.
Our own Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers checked in at No. 2 on Kuharsky's debut list, no doubt buoyed by his use of Twitter to promote "The Belt." Rodgers appeared enthused by the idea and on Thursday tweeted this message to San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips, who holds the top spot:
Rodgers is the only NFC North player to crack the list, but I'll do my best to lobby Kukarsky's usually impenetrable mindset for others. Feel free to send your suggestions either to him or me. For those interested, below is a list of verified accounts for NFC North players (and one coach) that I follow. Other prominent players have what appear to be legitimate accounts, but they aren't verified. So for now we'll just play it safe.
Coach Jim Schwartz: @Jschwartzlions
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers: @aaronrodgers12