Kyle Long Appreciation Thread

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  1. BelieveInMonsters

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    I wish I had the photo shop skills to fit him into my signature. At the very least for the reasons I mentioned and the ones that Jimmors also mentioned, he should be in the team picture of players who stand out and represent the Bears organization.
     
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    Pretty difficult for OL, since the stats are harder to come by, so here's the best that i can do for now:

    1.Eric Fisher, Chiefs: apparently even though the chiefs were undefeated, Fisher has had a "Shaky Start," still, starter for 9 games, missed one. Can't be doing all that bad, since Chiefs keep winning.

    2.Luke Joeckel, Jags: Broke his ankle after game 5, out for season. Jags offense a mess regardless.

    4.Lane Johnson, Eagles: doing pretty well, from what i can find, a full starter for the Eagles.

    7.Jonathan Cooper, Cardinals: broke leg in pre-season, most likely out for season.

    10.Chance Warmack, Titans: Can't really find much on him, but he has started all games thus far.

    11.DJ Fluker, Chargers: Started al but one game, made a Rookie of the Week, so i'd say he is doing ok.

    19.Justin Pugh, Giants: Started all 10 games, but it is the Giants (Eli gets sacked a lot)...so take that for what its worth.



    so, running total before Kyle was drafted:

    2 were injured
    1 is a rookie of the week
    2 are doing pretty good
    2 are simply starters, but probably not as good as kyle.

    Best we can do with only a partial season. Come back in 2 years for a better comparison.
     
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    I liked the pick, but thought it might have been a reach. After initial reading that other teams would probably have picked him, I turned out to be ok at where we picked him. Now, I think we got him at a bargain with that pick.
     
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    Everything I've read so far (since I'm no scout) has said that Chance is doing well but that Long is playing very well for somebody who was so raw. They are probably the best two O line picks in the top 20.
     
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    I'm just astounded by his humble attitude compared to all the primadonna players of today. Especially coming from such storied father he doesn't act at all as though anything is owed to him. I give Howie and wife thumbs up for doing such good job of raising a kid with privileged background to be so non-self centered. So I just can't help but go for the kid to do a great job with such attitude along with God gifted size and ability the hof is almost preordained for him.
     
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    Part of it likely comes from his past, his over coming the issues he went through with drugs and all that stuff.

    But so far, there is not too much to not like about this guy
     
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    Yeah, but he could of as easily just kept on that path of destruction, having a father with big money can cover a lot of shit. Or that said father says I'm going to turn off the spicket and you're going to learn life the hard way. Which few parents or for that matter government will do for people that need to learn a lesson on their own without a handout for every BS disease or excuse in the book.
     
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    Well, I'm more than happy to admit it, I was screaming at the TV when we took this kid with Sharrif Floyd and Tyler Eifert still on the board. Everything I had read showed this kid as a second round prospect, and given the draft questions we had from the year before, I instantly started to question our new GM. With that said, the crow is very tasty and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this kid. I couldn't be happier to be as wrong as I was and I'm guessing everyone on this board, including the OP has had the flavor of crow in their mouth before. Drafts are a crap shoot no matter how many "interweb" scouting reports we all read. I trust in our front office because I think this draft was very well done. Even more so than finding a soon to be GREAT RG in the 1st round, I'm loving a pretty good starting RT in the 5TH ROUND!
     
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    It would be a Longshot
     
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