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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Former first overall OT Jake Long retires Reply with quote

Decides to call it quits after providing depth with the Vikings last year...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000802066/article/former-no-1-pick-jake-long-announces-retirement

He looked so good early in his career, only to have it derailed with injuries. I was quite shocked by his continued regression after leaving us - thought he would find a spot elsewhere maybe. But injuries definitely took a toll.... he suffered from multiple torn ACLs, and has only played in 10 games since 2013.

Enjoy retirement and good luck, Jake.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His first couple seasons were fun to watch. Nasty, mauling LT. Then his ligaments started snapping left and right.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he always seem like a great guy. good luck in retirement jake
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Provided depth for the Vikings?

Yeah, on our huge IR List. He was great depth there after playing like 2 games.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cddolphin wrote:
His first couple seasons were fun to watch. Nasty, mauling LT. Then his ligaments started snapping left and right.


juice?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwibrown wrote:
cddolphin wrote:
His first couple seasons were fun to watch. Nasty, mauling LT. Then his ligaments started snapping left and right.


juice?


If he did it, he was never caught for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He looked a little rusty his first couple of games with the Vikes, but improved with each one. Actually looked pretty good his final game, right before getting injured in the 4th quarter.

What a season.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a crying shame what injures did to his initially promising career.

Happy retirement, Jake.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was only here for a season with Atlanta but everyone liked him and he was a respected falcon player in the locker room. No bad words from me about this man and im glad he made a stop here and i could cheer for him. He provided better than avg depth when called upon from him.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To bad to see this. Guy had lots of talent. Sad what injuries did to him.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safe to say he was actually worth the #1 pick unlike many
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JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
Safe to say he was actually worth the #1 pick unlike many




Long was a good player before injuries ruined him, but taking him first overall was a mistake then and still is.
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everlong wrote:
JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
Safe to say he was actually worth the #1 pick unlike many




Long was a good player before injuries ruined him, but taking him first overall was a mistake then and still is.


Throwing an unprepared rookie QB behind a garbage offensive line with no weapons would have ruined him.
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Thelonebillsfan wrote:
everlong wrote:
JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
Safe to say he was actually worth the #1 pick unlike many




Long was a good player before injuries ruined him, but taking him first overall was a mistake then and still is.


Throwing an unprepared rookie QB behind a garbage offensive line with no weapons would have ruined him.


Sounds like a Clev browns strategy.

Jake was awesome
Early on.. He was so bad as ram.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

El ramster wrote:
Thelonebillsfan wrote:
everlong wrote:
JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
Safe to say he was actually worth the #1 pick unlike many




Long was a good player before injuries ruined him, but taking him first overall was a mistake then and still is.


Throwing an unprepared rookie QB behind a garbage offensive line with no weapons would have ruined him.


Sounds like a Clev browns strategy.

Jake was awesome
Early on.. He was so bad as ram.


He was legitimately broken as a Ram.

Honestly I think he would've been one of the best LT to ever play the game...... if he wasn't made of glass.
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