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Thread: The Jake Long Debate and How that Affects the Draft Plans

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    I think it comes down to the fact that the best pass rushers are usually coming at the qb's blindside and the left tackle is going up against them. For that reason, right tackles usually don't need to be quite as athletic overall. I know the game is changing, though, and there are teams that can rush the passer in a variety of ways or move guys around for better matchups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTY View Post
    Do you mean owned anymore than Long has been all season...Long has played his last down in Miami. Martin will move to LT and we'll go RT in the 3rd round.

    Exactly... this is pretty much how I feel about it. I don't even subscribe to the notion that there's a debate to begin with... that debate was lost by the pro-Jake Long crowd a long time ago.

    I think he's been one of the most overrated players in the league since he got there. You wouldn't even have to call him by name for most people to know who you were talking about. Just address him as "John Abraham and Dwight Freeney's whippin' boy" and people would know exactly who you were talking about. They've owned him since day 1.

    There's numerous threads going back a long time where I stated giving Jake Long a bunch of money is the worst thing a team could do. This guy's 15 minutes is up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTY View Post
    LOL that Martin is your biggest disappointment this year. This posts gets the biggest "whatever". Martin isn't anywhere near the top of Miami's disappoinment list. Hell, there are two other Linemen alone that are way further up that list. Long and Cog are total crap. Get real with your Oline eval.
    FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS have Martin rated as the 32 rated right tackle against the run
    we average 2.91 yards per rush behind Martin...We are the only team in the NFL
    that runs less than 3 yards a carry behind a right tackle

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