Kyle Long Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener
We at Bear Goggles On have decided to count down the days until the Chicago Bears’ regular season opener on September 13th against their arch-rivals, the Green Bay Packers. As of today, there are 75 days until the big day, giving us a reason to give you a profile one of the Bears most important players, #75 Kyle Long.
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Offensive linemen are often the forgotten heroes on the team. Maybe it’s because they don’t ignite the stadium with sacks, interceptions or touchdowns, and they don’t do anything for our fantasy teams either. They are usually mentioned when things aren’t going well. However, the offensive line is one of the key elements of a successful team. Their ability to control the line of scrimmage is what allows clear lanes for running backs and gives receivers a chance to get open down field.
But, when the big plays happen we often forget this.
However, Kyle Long has been able to make a name for himself, not just in Chicago but around the league as well. Long has become one of the Chicago Bears standout stars since being selected in the first round with the 20th pick in the 2013 draft. In 2015, he was the only player to represent the Bears in the Pro Bowl.
January 24, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Team Irvin guard Kyle Long of the Chicago Bears (75) passes the football during the 2015 Pro Bowl practice at Scottsdale Community College. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
What to Expect from Kyle Long in 2015
The upcoming season looks promising for Kyle Long, he is one of the few Bears players that doesn’t raise concern. His constancy and fiery play on the field is what fans love and admire about him. He will in no doubt be an essential role player for the team in 2015, meaning he must continue to get better.
If the Bears want to see improvement on offense, the guys up front have to be dominant and battle each week. In doing this, they will help the quarterback to be successful as well as the other players on the field.
Recently, there have been rumors that Long will be switching from playing guard to left tackle. The reality is, this probably won’t happen. He has been tremendous as a guard and will only getting better each year.
The Bears may keep this option open just in case any unforeseen circumstances arise but unless that happens, Long will continue to play his current position. There is no need to make any changes at this point. Whatever the Bears ask of him, Long will definitely be up for the challenge.
The sky is the limit for Long under the tutelage of offensive coordinator Adam Gase and offensive line coach Dave Magazu.
Expect to see him flourish in 2015.
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