Will Long go to T?

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Bearsinhouston, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    More thinking out loud than anything else. This is a question that many of us were asking. With his build and skill set, he is arguably more suited to LT.

    However, Kromer is on record as putting a high value on the interior. You can make an argument either way, and further, you can make the argument that even if he stays at G, that may not be where he ends up.

    He may still not be a G for life.

    What do you guys think?

    I'm especially looking forward to Little Bear responding. Mostly because I like looking at his avatar...
  2. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,554
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Ratings:
    +1,771 / 3 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,381ß
    Maybe when Bushrod goes but they way he's played so far it probably makes no sense. As a rookie he handled some of the best DTs around and made a Pro Bowl as a rookie. Why mess with success right. What in lb's avatar? Guess I need to pay more attention huh?
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    Just sniff around. You'll find it.
  4. BearJim

    BearJim Veteran SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    134
    Ratings:
    +146 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    15ß
    BIH, you are a funny SOB, & I mean that in a good way. But back to the original question. I think down the road he could end up at OT but for now I see him as a really good OG with the chance to be a dominate OG. If we have a rash of injuries at OT I could see him getting moved there out of need but sticking there because he rocks the house.
    • Like Like x 1
  5. DaTreeBears

    DaTreeBears Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2013
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    512
    Ratings:
    +602 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    244ß
    The great thing about Long is you can play him anywhere and he's going to dominate. He's going to be career Bear because it's always good idea to keep a HoF player in the same uniform especially when they are already a Bear player.
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    LOL. I just get on here to wind down a little. I enjoy the back and forth. Well... mostly.....
  7. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    I think so too. He was a home run.
    • Like Like x 1
  8. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    21,203
    Likes Received:
    2,378
    Ratings:
    +2,757 / 8 / -8
    ßearz ßuckz:
    739ß
    Trestmans OC likes his best athletes at G, so I doubt he moves Long out of that position.
    • Like Like x 2
  9. short faced bear

    short faced bear Assistant Head Coach DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    10,313
    Likes Received:
    1,122
    Ratings:
    +1,179 / 0 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    62ß
    If Kromer's system emphasizes the guards then it doesn't make sense to move him. He was also a boon to Mills as well. Only move Long to LT if your going to get another athletic road grater at guard.
    • Like Like x 3
  10. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,554
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Ratings:
    +1,771 / 3 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,381ß
    Tuna? :bah:
    • Like Like x 1
  11. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,554
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Ratings:
    +1,771 / 3 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,381ß
    Me too but I'm confused. Which one am I, back or forth? :confused:
  12. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    I assume you used your "divining rod" to search it out? Or are they strictly for water?
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    Hell... Now I'm confused. I might have hurt myself....
  14. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Ratings:
    +1,381 / 4 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    494ß
    Trestman? Thought that was Kromer. Trestman thinks that too?

    I'd kind of like to see him at LT, but hate to lose him at G also...
  15. weneedmorelinemen

    weneedmorelinemen Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    297
    Ratings:
    +349 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    74ß
    Bears' new line: Guards valued over tackles

    "We feel protection starts from the inside out," said offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, who came to the Bears in the offseason from the Saints, for whom he was the offensive line coach. "With the Saints we really felt we needed to keep the interior part of the defensive line at the line of scrimmage in protection, so we put a big emphasis on our guard position to do that. We feel that same way here."
    • Like Like x 2
  16. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,554
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Ratings:
    +1,771 / 3 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,381ß
    Funny you should use that term because I've been told on many occasions that it is "devine". :wavingdick01:

    Psst, we should become a comedy team. :bah::bah:
  17. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,554
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Ratings:
    +1,771 / 3 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,381ß
    Not the "family jewels" I hope. :4_6_218v[1]:
  18. Grizzblue

    Grizzblue Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,879
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +445 / 1 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    48ß
    Hell no. Why? He made the pro bowl as a rookie and went toe to toe with some of the best DTs like soul said. If it aint broke don't fix it.
  19. BelieveInMonsters

    BelieveInMonsters Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    183
    Ratings:
    +198 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    I have to say that Kyle Long is my favorite Bears player right now. He plays with nastiness, toughness, grit, is humble, is willing to stand up fro his teammates, and already understands what it truly means to be a Bear. Plus as an added bonus, he is a joy to follow on twitter.

    I think that when Bushrod's pay and performance dictate it, Long will be the LT of the future.

    As a sidenote, I also think that Slauson will be groomed to become the Center as well.
    • Like Like x 2
  20. omc1969

    omc1969 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    178
    Ratings:
    +203 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    26ß
    I agree because most LT's start out at the guard position. The good thing about long is that he can fit in anywhere so it's a 50/50 where he ends up.

Share This Page