The New York Jets are set to take on the Baltimore Ravens in a Week 12 matchup on Sunday. The Jets (5-5) are second in the AFC East and are performing much better than expected at this point in the season. Unfortunately, they’ve alternated wins and losses all season, starting with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheap Euro Jerseys in Week 1, and most recently including a loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 11.
Though he’s never received Pro Bowl recognition or All-Pro consideration, Long has been an impactful player for nearly a decade, even if his efforts have often gone unnoticed. Before winning a ring with New England, Long was a member of a perennially dreadful Rams team, where he teamed up with Robert Quinn to form one of the NFL’s most formidable edge-rushing duos. Long tallied 24.5 sacks from 2011-12, helping the Rams go 7-8-1 in 2017 (the Rams’ best season since going 8-8 in 2006).
Long is best suited as a situational edge rusher, but he’s still capable of handling duties in base packages if need be. The veteran, though not a flashy player, does the little things right.
He’ll join a recharged Philadelphia team that’s been aggressive in free agency after last year’s 7-9 campaign. The Eagles have added playmakers like Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith to a low-key offense, but had yet to make any major moves on the defensive front. Adding Long will give the team a veteran presence and locker room leader who can still pressure quarterbacks when needed.
No one knows yet how well any of this will work. Money will be spent on research, and smart people will work on this problem, and Tony Dorsett and Leonard Marshall will doubtless bring to this new struggle the same wild determination and strength that put them on those fields, those decades ago, in the games that helped us forget that they were made of the same breakable stuff as any and everyone else. It’s all awful, but at least these players know more Cheap Flag Football Jerseys now than they did before, and at least now the people who might solve this problem can get down to work.