DE Chris Long
November 26, 2008
(On going against Miami Dolphins T Jake Long)
"That is going to be a lot of fun because he is another great tackle and I have been playing a lot of great tackles this year. I am sure a lot of people are going to hype it up into something that it is not but it is another great match up for me."
(On what he sees in T Jake Long)
"He has great feet and hands. What he does well is finish especially in the run game. I think a lot of people saw him as just a run blocker because he did that so successfully in college but he does a great job. He is a great left tackle in this league."
(On if he thought he would be drafted by the Miami Dolphins)
"I never really hung my hat on it coming into it. I came in with an open mind and nothing really surprised me."
(On the difference between playing against someone you know rather than someone you don't know)
"It is a little different but it is not much of a difference because you know how to separate. It is a game but you know how to separate different relationships. I have played against ex-teammates and I just played a Virginia guy last week and I played D'Brickashaw Ferguson earlier this season. You know a lot of guys but that does not change anything."
(On how he feels about his development this season)
"I am happy but I have to get a lot better and I have to work on a lot of things. It is going ok. I did not expect to come in here and set the world on fire and I don't think any rookie does because you will stress yourself out doing something like that. I am just trying to work hard and play."
(On how T Jake Long is playing so far)
"I think he is doing really well. I think he is having one of the best seasons but you can't measure a tackle's season statistically. You have to watch film and you have to hear what they are saying around the league. I think he is having a great rookie season."