Originally Posted by T-RICH49
I think Long will be a better LT then some here think.
My OL starting in 08
RG: Taylor(I was really impressed with what I saw of him Sunday)
Weigmann and Welbourn are cut and/or retire
I too think Long can play effectively at LT. He may not be overly athletic. But he's not a slug either. Plus he has a very high football IQ, very tough and very hardworking.
Like I said in another thread earlier, I could see a scenario where the Chiefs could have a shot at drafting both Long in the first and Gosder Cherilus in the second and solidifying both tackle spots for the next 10+ years. Now, a lot of things would have to happen for that to occur. But it is possible. Then maybe you could move McIntosh inside to guard where he also has experience playing. Then you'd have a starting lineup like this:
C: Niswanger (assuming he comes back from his injury)
RG: Damion McIntosh
RT: Gosder Cherilus
That would be an insanely powerful offensive line.