Blog Entry

Dolphins ponder what to do with Jake Long

Posted on: November 20, 2010 7:45 pm
Edited on: November 20, 2010 9:17 pm
Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Long (US Presswire)

Jake Long tried to fight through a torn labrum in his left shoulder Thursday night. The verdict? He did okay – but no better than just okay. Julius Peppers had three sacks, though not all of them were a case of the defensive end plain beating the left tackle.

But Jake Long is not a “just okay” player. And his overall performance Thursday was discouraging (he couldn’t even throw a full punch from the left side). Thus, it comes as no surprise that Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reports that the Dolphins are considering shutting down the All-World left tackle. Miami is 5-5 and all but out of the running in the AFC East.

Long will need surgery to repair the labrum, which would keep him out four months. He’s adamant that he can still contribute, and it’s likely the Dolphins will give him one more chance to prove it against the Raiders next week. But at some point, given Miami’s record and Long’s big-picture value to the franchise, it will likely make the most sense for him to go under the knife early and get ready for 2011.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .

Category: NFL

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:03 am

Dolphins ponder what to do with Jake Long

They're legal . frequently answer writes on the other hand will probably in such a example, incredible info'I will certainly save your items an individual's web-based home-page. Retain the great do

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 7:27 am

Dolphins ponder what to do with Jake Long

I additionally wouldn't normally , reply to posts having said that i will be able to in such cases, very good info'I would certainly book mark your web sites. Retain favorable performance

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 6:59 pm

Dolphins ponder what to do with Jake Long

Awing blogging. Site show along me highly how flexile Wetpaint might be, transforming into site hosting plans governments alternative on line process site . potential consumers have were something clients focus on to generate a keyword phrase in width retailer close at hand, with the help of Aol plots. plenty of appreciate it. ,,,,, Gday perfect career within the fantastic outline We run into following take into consideration my family when i state Image finding through most of this in the same way type daily news at well before periodic and so not likely available this situation. Great to meet you not to mention thanks a wonderful discount and will search for a bit more postings within you.

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2010 10:23 am

Dolphins ponder what to do with Jake Long

Definitely shut it down, this injury was pretty much a career ender for Tony Boselli.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2010 10:06 pm

Dolphins ponder what to do with Jake Long

shut him down should be a no brainer. even if they squeak into the playoffs they are not going to any serious damage this year anyway. Also, on another front, we have to find out if Henne is the answer for us or not... open up the playbook and let him learn to throw downfield more and stretch the field, we're not going to win the SB this year or next year so lets see what we have in him ( assuming he comes back this year ) if not, we have to find someone else. I hope not, but any serious Dolphin fan out there is not sold on him yet . Prove us wrong there Chad !!

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or