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    Long Now #72

    There were several recent changes of numbers, and the main one is Chris Long, who switched to #72.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Waller View Post
    There were several recent changes of numbers, and the main one is Chris Long, who switched to #72.
    You know what they say, "if it doesn't look right, it doesn't fly right". 72 looks much better than 98 and I expect to see Long flying around the line in 2008.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    So the Rams have a playmaking defensive lineman on the field wearing #72. Maybe this is the much-needed bridge between the Long and Dorsey camps!
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    Re: Long Now #72

    I hope no one ran out and got a 98 jersey made up already!!!

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    So the Rams have a playmaking defensive lineman on the field wearing #72. Maybe this is the much-needed bridge between the Long and Dorsey camps!
    Good observation Nick! Somehow I get the feeling that the Dorsey camp is still going to feel shortchanged.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    72 is a huge upgrade in my book. 72 is a much sexier number than 98 in my book. 98 is kinda ugly (if a number can be ugly)

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    Re: Long Now #72

    98 is an overused number. I think 72 is much more original; it seems to fit him and he can make it his own number as a Ram.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    I still think #79 would look hella sexy on Chris. Can't complain about the choice though, I never liked #98 too much.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by Bald_81 View Post
    I still think #79 would look hella sexy on Chris. Can't complain about the choice though, I never liked #98 too much.
    Well, I am not sure "sexy" is how I'd put it but to each his own!

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Not sure if Long (or whoever might be advising him) is this calculating, but this is actually a smart move. Long will be playing on a line with a bunch of player who all have a # in the 90s:

    Little 91
    Ryan 95
    Carriker 90
    Glover 97
    Adeyanju 94
    Hall 96
    Wroten 99

    By selecting a # in the 70s, he'll stand out more to announcers and stat guys. Maybe get a little more notice for that occasional tackle or half-sack.

    Just a thought.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Not sure if Long (or whoever might be advising him) is this calculating, but this is actually a smart move. Long will be playing on a line with a bunch of player who all have a # in the 90s:

    Little 91
    Ryan 95
    Carriker 90
    Glover 97
    Adeyanju 94
    Hall 96
    Wroten 99

    By selecting a # in the 70s, he'll stand out more to announcers and stat guys. Maybe get a little more notice for that occasional tackle or half-sack.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    By selecting a # in the 70s, he'll stand out more to announcers and stat guys. Maybe get a little more notice for that occasional tackle or half-sack.
    As if being the #2 overall pick in the draft wouldn't get him enough attention. He could wear any number he likes, he will still be a main topic for every announcer when the Rams play.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by moloch41 View Post
    I hope no one ran out and got a 98 jersey made up already!!!

    haha they were selling them on the rams site, I pity the poor soul who jumped the gun.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Good observation Nick! Somehow I get the feeling that the Dorsey camp is still going to feel shortchanged.
    As a huge advocate for drafting Dorsey, when the name Chris Long came out my allegience was immediately shifted. This is completely different from the Cromartie/Hill fiasco. Chris Long is going to be a very solid player who should make an impact in his first year....not waiting for a breakout year in year 3 like a CB we drafted.

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    Re: Long Now #72

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    As a huge advocate for drafting Dorsey, when the name Chris Long came out my allegience was immediately shifted. This is completely different from the Cromartie/Hill fiasco. Chris Long is going to be a very solid player who should make an impact in his first year....not waiting for a breakout year in year 3 like a CB we drafted.
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