Bears rookie guard Long stands out

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  1. motownbear

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    I too admit I wasnt a fan of this pick at all. But seeing he isnt a softy like Webb and past guys like C Williams is something we really needed. I thought we had that with Carimi but unfortunately he couldnt get over his injury.

    am I the only one that trusts Kromer more then Tice? Tice seemed so arrogant that I really didnt buy into all that guru crap about him. Kromer on the other hand seems low key
     
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    Kromer has actually DONE IT. So, yeah I do trust him. And he does have better talent to work with than the shit we've had the last several years (CWill, Omiyale, Rachal, Spencer, etc.)

    I'm not expecting this OL to be awesome but at least competent and improving.
     
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    I completely agree. I will not deny that I was vocal about not liking the gamble we took on him. I have always thought that it was nothing more than a gamble and we certainly can't make a judgement on him in day two of camp. I have been hearing this from multiple sources that he is showing not only the talent and power to stand out, but the work ethic as well. This is very encouraging and it looks MORE likely that Emery's gamble will pay off. We can only wait and see, step one for long is to start taking the job from Brown. Seems that he is gaining ground on him because at the start of camp I read and heard that he was getting very limited first team reps. Just saw on Twitter that its about a 50/50 split now.

    Go get him Long!
     
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    Grizz, he was getting 50-50 from the get go, first day of camp someone commented on just how much time he got w/the 1s and he said it was b/c the team needed tape on him since he had limited college experience and missed OTA'.s
     
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    ah I stand corrected. Its been hard to keep up with the news via radio at work because they still wont get away from the baseball crap. Must have misunderstood.
     
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    This may be unpopular to say but I did it months ago on the old boards too:

    I'll be shocked if Long isn't starting come September, like it or not.
     
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    I just want to see this O-line in action. Hopefully, they get increased reps in the PS.
     
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    Frankly, if you are going to take an OG in the first round, he had better stand out. I was not enamored with the pick, but the more I learned, the more I got on board, but still, a Guard in the first better be a lock down freakin stud. It's sounding like he might be and then all is good.

    Has anyone heard if Eben Britten has had any time at RT? I'll I'm hearing is how Webb is not looking good and the only options people talk about are Scott and UDFA's. I was just curious to see it this forgotten man could resurrect his career in Chicago.
     
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    Does Long look a little like Lurch to you?
     
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    Somehow I doubt Long was drafted with a view to him being purely a career G. That's just where he's needed now and a good place to start him coming into the NFL with limited college experience. Wouldn't surprise me at all to see Long moved to T a training camp or two from now.
     
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