Kyle Long spoke with the media on day one of training camp and had some interesting things to say about Danny Trevathan.
Kyle Long is never short of an opinion and always seems to have something interesting to say. That was certainly the case Wednesday in Bourbonnais when Long met with the media as training camp opened for the Chicago Bears.
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Long had plenty of things to say. He has big expectations for this team and doesn’t like the disrespect the Bears have gotten by analysts around the league. He talked about his advice he gave rookie Cody Whitehair on how to survive training camp (bring two pillows and block out the sunlight in your room). He also talked about camp this year and what he thinks about some of the new acquisitions.
He loves Bobby Massie and thinks Akiem Hicks will do some big things, but the most interesting things he had to say were about the Bears new inside linebacker, Danny Trevathan.
Long talked about Trevathan like only he can:
"He’s one of those guys that kind of has an aura about him. He walks in with all his chains on, he looks sharp every day like he just left a video shoot. You see him on the field and you block him, and he kind of smells good, he wears cologne. But then you get caught up in the aroma and you get hit in the chin and you get hit under the chin. And if you do get your hands on him to block him, he will fight like a crazy SOB to get off you."
Of course Long’s comments were complimentary of Trevathan and talked about how he is like an uncaged animal on the field, but talking about his chains and his cologne is something only Long would do. “He kind of smells good.” As outspoken as Kyle Long is, I never thought I’d see the day where he started talking about how his teammates smell- positively or negatively.
The Bears are loose and ready to practice. There is a lot of confidence in the locker room right now and John Fox and the coaching staff need to turn that attitude into positive results on the field.
Training camp is upon us, Bear Down!