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    Bernie on Long

    It will take time for Long.
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    >> I don't expect much from him as a rookie.
    >>
    >> Why do I say that?
    >>
    >> Because I did a quick study of recent NFL history back in the
    >> spring and saw that few rookie DEs have made much of an impact,
    >> especially in sacking the QB. Some edge rushers, yes. But that's
    >> more of a hybrid position than standard DE.
    >>
    >> If Long busts it loose and gets some big things done this season, I
    >> will consider it a bonus. Most likely, we'll see the talent start
    >> to consistently come through in his second season.
    >>
    >> Obviously, we'd all be happy if it happens sooner.
    >>
    >> But please: can we have some perspective and not overreact to
    >> everything that happens now with Long?
    >>
    >> It was like that last summer but in an opposite way, when Carriker
    >> looked pretty good in the preseason. Media and fans were
    >> hyperventilating -- media and fans that I respect, too. But they
    >> went nuts and built the kid up way too soon. And as we saw,
    >> Carriker had to navigate a pretty difficult learning curve.
    >>
    >> -B


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    Re: Bernie on Long

    Quote "I don't expect much from him as a rookie.
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    >> Why do I say that?
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    >> Because I did a quick study of recent NFL history back in the
    >> spring and saw that few rookie DEs have made much of an impact,
    >> especially in sacking the QB. Some edge rushers, yes. But that's
    >> more of a hybrid position than standard DE."

    I woulder if Haslett going to put in some scheme to generate some pass rush if we can't do it with our front four. If Chris Long is on a long learning curve and with our front line only having 5.5 sacks last season. It will be hard to stop the pass.
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    Re: Bernie on Long

    This is pretty much expected.

    Mario Williams seems to come to mind, and how everyone wanted to label him a bust, and criticize the Texans for passing on Reggie Bush.

    It's best to just sit back and watch the boy play.

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    Re: Bernie on Long

    If we have a prayer of getting real pass rush this year, its based a lot more on leonard little's recovery from his injury than on the contributions of a rookie.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: Bernie on Long

    wasnt this said by everyone right after the draft?

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