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Jake Long Speaks

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by NJFINSFAN1, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/nfl...says-Dolphins-had-little-chanc?blockID=933235

    I know people were down on the Fins and Ireland for letting him leave Miami after he visited the Rams, well, Jake has spoken.
     
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  2. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Been saying that since he signed there...he wanted out of here, simple as that...
     
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  3. cdz12250

    cdz12250 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Is he saying why?
     
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  4. Larry Little

    Larry Little Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    My guess would be... Jeff Fisher. Guys just want to play for Fisher. He's a great coach.
     
  5. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He nonos likey us..confirmed.

    Been saying it since last year..
     
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  6. CantinaJack

    CantinaJack New Member

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    What eva. He isnt worth the price tag.
     
  7. CantinaJack

    CantinaJack New Member

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    does anyone with a PFF account know how he graded out this preseason?
     
  8. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Playing for Jeff Fisher is a reason, but playing in a man-blocking scheme was probably another big thing.
     
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  9. Bumrush

    Bumrush Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I have spoken.
    Who the f*** cares?
     
  10. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Ireland flat out said he offered Jake competitive money (some surmised even more money) than the rams. When asked why he let JL go, Ireland said he didn't. Jake wanted to be gone. If anyone thinks Ireland let Jake Long walk they just weren't paying attention.
     
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  11. P h i N s A N i T y

    P h i N s A N i T y My Porpoise in Life

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    Jake is extremely sensitive.
     
  12. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    I'm glad he's gone, without animosity. Earning a living based on money usually makes for a miserable human being. I doubt any difference in cash impacts Jakes life and who wants an employee who really doesn't want to be there. He gave an honest answer and I'm sure some people will rip him for it.
     
  13. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he liked playing for Philbin and I think Philbin had a little bit of a problem with the locker room last year, I think they turned on him. Philbin seems to have a very cold and emotionally detached personality that could grate on people.
     
  14. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    If they want a hug they should buy a teddy bear. How should Philbin react? His job is to get everything out of his players with the goal of a SB. That is the payoff, not being their friend. Ask the hoodie, he is like a vampire of football. He sucks everything out of the players and tosses them aside when done, somewhere in there winning a few championships and creating a winning organization.
     
  15. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    Honestly can you blame the guy? Wanted a fresh start and Jeff Fischer is a known commodity, which Philbin wasn't at that time, as is their QB, not that I necessarily expect them to fare better than us, but in Jake's mind at that time I can certainly understand his reasoning. He made a fortune in his first 4 years here, and got a very decent contract with the Rams I'm sure, so it likely wasn't about money at all.

    Honestly I think I prefer Martin only from a cost viewpoint and in NO way equate him to Jake, but Jake has had some health issues and Martin could fare very well in addition to being young blood. I wish Jake well.

    And hope this finally puts to rest the vitriol that flew around here against Ireland for supposedly letting Jake go.
     
  16. muscle979

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    I'd be surprised if that had anything to do with it. I'm not sure what he's done that's struck you as "cold".
     
  17. muscle979

    muscle979 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It's his choice, I've got no problem with it. I wonder how he'll feel when Miami is winning and St. Louis isn't?
     
  18. Fin-Omenal

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    This is worse than when Lebron screwed Cleveland over, screw you Jake I'm going outside right now and burning your jersey! You Michigan alum are classless douchbag's.

    I hate you.
     
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  19. anlgp

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    Gooooood

    Let the hate flow through you

    Join the darkside.
     
  20. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Just like Drew Brees said he "chose the Saints over the Dolphins." Uh, no, Drew...the Fins were stupid enough to not offer you a contract. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case here too. What else is he gonna say? "No, I didn't wanna be a Ram, but hell, the money was better..."
     
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  21. LBsFinest

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    yea I don't think he would have chosen StL if we had offered more money.

    and we offered Brees a contract, it was just a lowball offer since our dumb *** doctors told Saban that he would never fully recover from his injury.
     
  22. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Emperor Palpatine?
     
  23. finsincebirth

    finsincebirth Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Maybe Jake hates the sun?
     
  24. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No one should be lamenting over Long after watching his play last season and this preseason.
     
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  25. anlgp

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    No, I lack the odd looking head and cloak
     
  26. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It's really not hard to watch every play and grade a player out the way PFF does, and come out with comparative results,you just have to know the responsibilities of the position and a have a little common sense, I've watched two of his preseason games and I'm literally shocked relative to what that guy displayed in his first few years..He was getting tossed around quite a bit, just preseason, and im not saying its over, because man did I love me some Jake in his prime, but geesh.

    Unless he put up a perfect game last week, which I haven't looked at, I'd say he's in the red.
     
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  27. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral Staff Member

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    wat?
     
  28. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral Staff Member

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    This too shall pass...
     
  29. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral Staff Member

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    He is tied for 107th... out of 156 tackles they have listed. A negative one overall.
     
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  30. 72 Dolphins

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    Water under the bridge...have a great career Jake.
     
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  31. MikeHoncho

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    Jim Mora was also a great coach by this standard.

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  32. finserg

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    They payed him more then we offer him so it was pretty much a simple decision. I


    also think the decision to let go long and bush was a big mistake but we will see
     
  33. xphinfanx

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    I hope we go 10 plus wins this season just for Jake's sake.
    And hope the Rams get worse than the Fisher 7-8-1 season last year, here's to 6 -10. *%$#@ you Jake I'm using your Dolphin jersey to clean the floor.





    Edit : The Dolphins chose him Number one overall with the first overall pick the franchise has had since 1966 and gave him the pride and dignity to even pick him before draft day which was a big special thing in my eyes.
    In return he rewarded the Dolphins with a #@%& you for nothing attitude. I'll take those millions and see you $%#@s later.

    After the Rams dump his a$$ he can go protect Henne in Jacksonville for dimes.
     
  34. Limbo

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    I don't think his quotes have anything to do with Miami, really. Sounds to me like the company line when playing for a new team, particularly when there was an either/or choice: "This is always where I wanted to be; I wanted to be a Ram." Commit to your new team, appease your current fans...not much to take from this on Miami's end, imo.
     
  35. CrunchTime

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    He was drafted by the failed Parcells regime and he had to put up with Sparano and Ireland during his rookie contract .Then the new coach installed a blocking system that did not suit him.

    I dont blame him for wanting a change of scenery while he had the opportunity .Although we may be bitter about his choice of changing teams he did the right thing at least in his mind for himself and his family.

    What remains to be seen is if he will be able to perform to the level that made him an all pro.

    If he does we can lament about what could have been .If he does not we can breathe a sigh of relief.
     
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  36. Disnardo

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    Well since you asked... and compared to J Martin this Preseason...

    J. Long= Over All (-1.0), 42 Pass Block Snaps (1.0), 25 Run Block Snaps (-0.5), Penalties (-1.5), 4 QB Hurries...

    J. Martin= Over All (2.0), 69 Pass Block Snaps (0.7), 40 Run Block Snaps (1.6), Penalties (-0.3), 1 QB Hurry, 1 QB Hit...

    There it is for all to see...
     
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  37. xphinfanx

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    Sorry for the rant^ but not really.
     
  38. Disnardo

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    Out of all combined Tackles Over All he is ranked # 108... Will Yeatman is # 107 and J. Martin is # 34
     
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  39. dWreck

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    :sidelol: what??????
     
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  40. finfansince72

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    Its a good thing we didn't draft Ryan.....honestly theres no sugar coating it, drafting an olineman #1overall then watching him walk away for a modest contract is just horrible. Im glad some people like to laugh about it, its about the worst waste of a draft pick you can have. When you get the number one overall pick you should be drafting a HOF caliber player or at the least a franchise caliber player that retires in your jersey. Parcells and Co. went the "safe" route and crapped out. **** Parcells.
     
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