Chicago Bears G Kyle Long not happy about SI ranking

In 2014, Kyle Long was ranked as one of the best interior linemen in all of football after his stellar season at right guard. The former Oregon lineman was then moved out to right tackle last season and didn’t see the same level of success.

That part was not left out in SI’s explanation for why he was ranked *only* the tenth best guard in the NFL.

But Long was a second-team All-Pro as an interior lineman back in ’14, and that is the spot where he A) is better and B) seems more comfortable. Long did not allow a single sack during the ’14 season as a guard; he coughed up nine on the outside in ’15, per STATS.

Yeah…I’m gonna guess that Kyle Long wasn’t too pleased about any of this. Kyle?

Yeah, I’m gonna take that as confirmation that the 300 pounder is not at all pleased with how low he’s ranked for Sports Illustrated.

Long is better suited at guard, thanks to his less than ideal arm length, and (as simple as it sounds), he’s just a better player in a phone booth (playing guard) than he is at tackle where he’s playing in space. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Well, the Bears had to fix their leaky offensive line last year and he performed to the best of his abilities, but he just wasn’t the same guy. But that doesn’t mean Kyle Long wants to hear about it.

Look for Howie Long’s son to have a chip on his shoulder the entire year and play like a man possessed. To read the full article and the rest of the ranking, click here.

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