PFF GIVES KYLE LONG A NEGATIVE GRADE.

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  2. you linked this to an article, of another article.. Lol

    either way, the bears won't get any love until they prove they are legit.
     
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    What, The link takes me to the right place. Here is the story anyway.
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    Everything I saw up until the end of the season was that Warford was playing better then any other rookie OL'men. For as bad as the Bears OL has been, Dallas' has been just as bad, and for a rookie to step in like Frederick did was pretty amazing also.

    It's not a knock on Long to get rated behind them, especially by PFF who doesn't take scheme into account; although I'd point out in the Chi system he shouldn't be letting anyone get past him or get pushed back, so in this instance they might be right. Btw, -3.3 I didn't think was that bad, pretty close to neutral, am I wrong on that?
     
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    I just surprised he is Neg and ranked 43 amongst all Guards and yet he still made it to the Pro-Bowl. I realize he was an alternate and only got to play resulting from injury but cmon 43rd and the Pro bowl. The math, the logic, nothing is adding up here.
     
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    BS, pro bowl isn't a testament to how great you were compared to other players and actually imo counts less then PFF. I told people at the time he didn't deserve the PB bid b/c he wasn't even the best rookie G playing. I don't really care about PFF's grades for him or Mills, I'm more then happy w/his play.

    Still would have preferred Olgetree and Warford, b/c we aren't worrying about ILB this year, but it's moot at this point.
     
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    I'm good with Long. He has not had a lot of time at his position and he made great strides. The two guys rated ahead of him are good players. I love his approach. Going to post those numbers on his locker to motivate him. It got under his skin and he took it personally. Perfect. I love the guy.
     
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    Pretty much what I liked to, nothing like having the proverbial chip on the shoulder
     
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    Did Travis Frederick or Larry Warford get chosen for the Pro Bowl? Looks to me like PFF's metrics for grading need be revised. Mills gets knocked for allowing to much pressure yet gives up just two sacks and Long was inconsistent. The Bears had the #2 scoring offense last year so just imagine how good they'll get when the two poor linemen actually get better. (sarcasm coupon redeemed)
     
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    The more I read on PFF the more I am starting to disregard their stats. I understand that grading offensive linemen is damn near impossible and give them credit for attempting it but I think they may need to revise their system. Long (and Mills for that matter) seem like we may have a real solid side of our Oline for now and into the future. To rank him 43 is absurd in my opinion. From what I saw he did alot of things well and didn't have many standout bad plays. I give them credit for trying to grade the OL but PFF's system is clearly flawed.
     
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