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  • #16
    Re: Chris Long

    Originally posted by shower beers View Post
    Well, he's already reached his sack count from last year on a horrible d-line, where he's really the only player opposing offenses have to account for, and he's showing steady improvement, especially in the last few weeks. I may be mistaken, but hasn't it been 4 sacks in 5 games? That's a pretty good number to me. I think your expectations may be a bit high.
    Exactly. It's evident his motor never stops running. His sacks aren't gifts from the heaven, this is all effort and hard work.


    I think having Leonard Little come back for another year would be good, there seems to be good chemistry with the D-line at times. Just need that big man in the middle.

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    • #17
      Re: Chris Long

      ever heard of leonard little? hes having just a good of year if not better than chris long. And btw chirs long has had a sack in the last 4 games i believe. this team isnt talentless, we just need way better playcalling. must remember most of our "talent" is on IR this season and we're playing with the practice squad guys...

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      • #18
        Re: Chris Long

        Most defensive ends don't make an instant impact. Pass rushing is not as easy as most fans like to think. The transition from getting by on natural ability in college to learning to use proper leverage, hand placement, etc ... In the NFL is a process. Plus C.Long seems to drop into coverage more than the average DE.

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        • #19
          Re: Chris Long

          Originally posted by Flipper336 View Post
          Most defensive ends don't make an instant impact. Pass rushing is not as easy as most fans like to think. The transition from getting by on natural ability in college to learning to use proper leverage, hand placement, etc ... In the NFL is a process. Plus C.Long seems to drop into coverage more than the average DE.
          Good observation!

          As you said, it is hard to make an immediate impact at DE in this league. Only a handful of DE's make a full impact by their third year.

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          • #20
            Re: Chris Long

            4 sacks in 4 games

            also, having watched the sack against the bears a couple of times, it really is a great combination of strength and speed that lets him get past Chris Williams with ease. You put Suh on that line and Chris Long easily surpasses 10 sacks next year
            @EssexRam_

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            • #21
              Re: Chris Long

              Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
              One blip on the screen today with the one Sack, Basically another quite day for C-Long. I'll try to have patience, but I would expect a little more coming from such a high draft pick!
              he had three tackles and an assist with one of those tackles being a sack

              considering he is really the only guy on the line worth paying attention to, teams are simply not running his way and double teaming him on passing plays

              its sort of the same with OJ, teams have rarely thrown his way this year when they can throw on James Butler or Craig Dahl instead
              @EssexRam_

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              • #22
                Re: Chris Long

                Chris Long has four sacks in five games. I believe he is starting to come around and that he is putting tremendous amount of pressure on himself.

                I can not wait to see what the defence will look like next year. I do believe the Rams will finally deal with their nose tackle issues. Seeing as Vince Willfork, Casey Hampton are due for Unrestricted free agency this season and are both beasts. On the flip side Spags former N.T and 3-technique from his days with the Giants are also scheduled for free agency. Seeing as the Rams run defence is horrible; I don't think they have a choice. Spags imprint on this team is to stop the run and to pound the rock. I am convinced of some changes.

                Another positive note to send you way is the Rams are the third lowest payroll going into next season.

                As for the first round pick, I believe it will be spent on either a tackle or a W.R seeing as the Rams desperately need both. I do see the Rams maybe retaining the services of Alex Barron and giving Smith another year before he takes his job. Thus I am convinced they are going W.R in the first round.I also believe that Spags is not ready to give up on Bulger this is why I am convinced they are not going Quarterback in the first round.

                In my humble opinion you should build a team first before bringing in a franchise quarterback they need some playmakers to help them out to make the transition less difficult from College to the Pros.

                Their are not that many Matt Ryan's out there. A perfect example are players that took a while to develop or are still not living up to expectations such as, Jamarcus Russell, Matt Leinart, Vince Young, Alex Smith, Tavaris Jackson, etc... etc... Even Drew Brees took a while to devellop. Some of these players are riding the pine pony and they will be better for it. They get to receive the precious gift of time, and watching and learning from a veteran. I believe this is the right way to bring someone along. A perfect example of my belief is Aaron Rodgers who only got to get better by watching a living legend in Brett Favre.

                Rams will be competetive again next year... Mark my words....

                Go rams:helmet:

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                • #23
                  Re: Chris Long

                  Originally posted by Canadian Rams Fan View Post
                  Chris Long has four sacks in five games.

                  ah yes, it seems ive completely forgotten the game against Seattle ever existed. probably for the best really.
                  @EssexRam_

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                  • #24
                    Re: Chris Long

                    Originally posted by shower beers View Post
                    Well, he's already reached his sack count from last year on a horrible d-line, where he's really the only player opposing offenses have to account for, and he's showing steady improvement, especially in the last few weeks. I may be mistaken, but hasn't it been 4 sacks in 5 games? That's a pretty good number to me. I think your expectations may be a bit high.
                    Unless I'm mistaken, Long is usually playing on the right side, which means he's facing the LT who is usually a more talented player. I wonder what his numbers would look like on the other side of the line. Past that, I wonder how many QB pressures he has...its gotta be pretty good.

                    I'll also add that he's easily our best lineman against the run.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Chris Long

                      Well, he's starting to find his groove on the pass rush which is very good for the future. And everyone is right, the Rams need to help him out with talent around him. Plug in Gerald McCoy if Suh is gone before we draft and I'll be just as happy.

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                      • Molotov
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                      • AvengerRam_old
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                        The other in the third, depending on best value.

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                        -04-26-2008, 12:31 AM
                      • tomahawk247
                        Chris Long and the four point stance
                        by tomahawk247
                        Have you seen that four point stance that Long lines up in? It looks odd, but cool at the same time, like he is about to pounce!

                        What an awesome season this guy is having. In a season where the Rams are struggling, he is playing so well. Considering that teams can run on this D with ease and don't need to pass much due to being in the lead often, the fact he has been able to rack up 10 sacks is ridiculous.

                        NFL Sack Stats
                        1. DeMarcus Ware 14
                        2. Jared Allen 13.5
                        3. Von Miller 10.5
                        3. Jason Pierre-Paul 10.5
                        5. Jason Babin 10
                        5. Chris Long 10


                        Just think: If Rod Hood hadn't pointlessly held his guy on Sunday, Chris Long would have got another sack and would be 3rd in the league!!
                        -11-29-2011, 02:32 AM
                      • 39thebeast
                        Chris Long in Perspective
                        by 39thebeast
                        How many pure (Don't also play lb like Brian Orakpo or are in the 3-4) DE's in there first or second year have more sacks than Chris Long? The answer 2 Cliff Avril and Kroy Bierman with 4.5 and 5.
                        -12-26-2009, 08:26 PM
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