Kyle Long Comments on ‘Leaguewide Disrespect’ of Bears

July 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long insisted his team isn't using the rest of the NFL's opinion toward the franchise as bulletin board material for the upcoming season, but he isn't fully ignoring it, either.
Long spoke Wednesday about how he and his teammates feel about the outside perception suggesting the Bears aren't a playoff contender, per ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson:
I'm not thinking about it. I know the team's not thinking about it. I know that it's not guiding our decision-making throughout the day, I will say that. But I will also say that we are aware of the fact that there's kind of a league-wide disrespect on the Chicago Bears. I know that we're not very appreciative of it, and we're looking forward to getting after it.
Long has thrived as a tackle and guard since the Bears picked him 20th overall in the 2013 draft. Unfortunately, his individual success hasn't mirrored the team's, as Chicago has failed to make the postseason in that span.
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