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Re: Jake Long

Post by autobon7 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:36 am

Wasn't Long the guy that wiffed the block that ended up causing the second ACL for Bradford? Something like that?

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Re: Jake Long

Post by Norv Zimmer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:02 am

He said this is the first time in 5 years that he has actually felt healthy. He passed his physical so that is good, hopefully he can play at a high level once again and give Sammy a little more protection.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by Mothman » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:12 am

I doubt we can count on Long to be much help at this point but if he really is feeling healthier than he has in years, maybe he'll be able to play effectively.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by IrishViking » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:23 am

Mothman wrote:I doubt we can count on Long to be much help at this point but if he really is feeling healthier than he has in years, maybe he'll be able to play effectively.
He might be a downgrade on pass blocking, maybe but I dont think, mathatically he could be worse in run blocking then what we have

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Re: Jake Long

Post by dead_poet » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:28 am

IrishViking wrote: He might be a downgrade on pass blocking, maybe but I dont think, mathatically he could be worse in run blocking then what we have
A downgrade in pass blocking would be pretty impressive at this point.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by mansquatch » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:35 am

halfgiz wrote:Vikings expected to sign former No. 1 overall pick, OT, Jake Long today, per source. A Michigan man makes his way to Minnesota.


Jake Long now becomes second former No. 1 overall pick Vikings have acquired as an injury replacement this season. es.pn/2dFV1mz
That has to be some kind of dubious record.

Given the state of the tackles, I can't see this being any worse than a push. That speaks volumes to the sorry state of our roster at Tackle...
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Re: Jake Long

Post by dead_poet » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:44 am

What's Demarcus Love up to? Screw it; my new motto is: SIGN ALL THE TACKLES
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Re: Jake Long

Post by Thaumaturgist » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:14 am

dead_poet wrote:What's Demarcus Love up to? Screw it; my new motto is: SIGN ALL THE TACKLES
Great new motto!

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Re: Jake Long

Post by mansquatch » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:50 am

Sparano was Long's first coach when we was taken #1 overall in Miami. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by chicagopurple » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:26 am

I am really enjoying our success but I feel like its being held together by scotch-tape and a prayer!

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Re: Jake Long

Post by losperros » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:49 am

chicagopurple wrote:I am really enjoying our success but I feel like its being held together by scotch-tape and a prayer!

Same here. I love the wins but I can't help expecting the other shoe to fall on the offensive line.

The all but forgotten Jake Long, who quite possibly is a shell of his former self, is now going to be a starting tackle?

Wonderful. :?

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Re: Jake Long

Post by halfgiz » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:49 am

dead_poet wrote:What's Demarcus Love up to? Screw it; my new motto is: SIGN ALL THE TACKLES
Sooner or later we will find a decent tackle.
:rock: :rock:

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Re: Jake Long

Post by Norv Zimmer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:31 pm

I am gonna try and put on 135 pounds and try my hand at it I think..... wait, I just sprained my ankle really bad on a trampoline on saturday. Nevermind...

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Re: Jake Long

Post by Raptorman » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:05 pm

chicagopurple wrote:I am really enjoying our success but I feel like its being held together by scotch-tape and a prayer!
Sometimes that works. Last time the Packers won the Super Bowl they had 16 players on IR.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by Norv Zimmer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:28 pm

Billy Turner was just cut from the Dolphins. He was a stud at NDSU.

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