Monday, January 23, 2017

One followup about Jake Long

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Dolphins took Jake Long #1 overall in 2008.  Matt Ryan went third.  Anyone remember who went second?  That would be Chris Long.  And as it happens, he starts for the Patriots.

I guess the Dolphins did bungle that pick.  Ah well, can't change the past...hopefully they'll get it more right going forward.

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At that time, Long was a safe pick for us. Parcells and Ireland needed a solid first pick and Jake Long was exactly that. Our line was horrible (sounds familiar). Long actually played very well for us and he helped solidify our offense.

Had we taken Ryan, he may have gotten pummeled and been out of the league by now.

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You never know how these QBs will turn out. Matt Ryan wasn't very good last year. Many fans wanted to get rid of him. He's making them look STUPID now, but you can't discount the supporting cast.

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He does have a few beasts on that team but Ryan is playing very well.

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But Ryan is still playing and Long is not...so,poor pick.

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But Ryan is still playing and Long is not...so,poor pick.

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James. Exactly my point.

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Long tore his shoulder up with us. He is on IR with the Vikings.

Long made 4 Pro Bowls his first 4 years, 2008-2011 and was 1st Team All-Pro in 2010. Hardly a missed opportunity for a 1st pick of the draft.

How many 1st round pics move on for their second contract? It's just the nature of the league now. Long got more money from the Rams even with the injuries.