Chris Long: LeGarrette Blount and I make good decisions

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Heading into Super Bowl LII, there had been a handful of players in history that had won back-to-back Super Bowls with two different teams.

That group grew in size on Sunday night in Minneapolis when Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive end Chris Long hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the second year in a row. Blount and Long joined Brandon Browner by doing it against the team that they had played for last season.

“You can’t believe it. I don’t think it’s sunk in for me,” Long said after the game. “We just made good decisions me and ‘LG’. We knew that when we left somewhere like that you might have to live with watching them win and that would be very painful because you left and you know you could be there. When you play your old team like that, you know, hey if we lose this game it’s going to be tough but you never doubt your teammates.”

Blount, who scored the 11th postseason touchdown of his career in the first half, was asked after the game if he felt bad for his former teammates with the Patriots and quite understandably said that he was “too busy enjoying our win” to feel bad for anyone else.

25 responses to “Chris Long: LeGarrette Blount and I make good decisions

  1. Both of these guys were rescued and turned around by Belichick. Both of these guys walked away from offers from Belichick (Long because he found the uber-conditioning work-ethic no fun, and Blount demanded more money but ended up on the same dough). Had that first controversial TD been correctly overturned, these classless ingrates would have quietly slunk away, instead they just show the public what classless ingrates they are…

    That aside, it was a thrilling and dramatic game by both teams and Pats can’t (and don’t) expect the luck to always go their way, and if my favorite HC couldn’t win this time, I’m glad for Foles and the Eagles that they finally got their first. Well played and congrats.

  2. Yeah, you went where there was the most money. That’s usually the right decision. But please don’t pretend you somehow knew the outcome of the NFL this season.

  3. Yeah, you went where there was the most money. That’s usually the right decision. But please don’t pretend you somehow knew the outcome of the NFL this season.

    Um … Long didn’t make that much and he donated all of his game checks to charity. Don’t pretend you know anything about him.

  4. streetyson says:
    February 5, 2018 at 7:39 am
    Both of these guys were rescued and turned around by Belichick. Both of these guys walked away from offers from Belichick (Long because he found the uber-conditioning work-ethic no fun, and Blount demanded more money but ended up on the same dough). Had that first controversial TD been correctly overturned, these classless ingrates would have quietly slunk away, instead they just show the public what classless ingrates they are…

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    Eh, I don’t think they were being classless.

    Also if Branch is on the field it’s not as likely Blount runs them over like he did. Another odd decision there.

  5. I don’t ever want any of you to write “Defense Wins Championships” or you “can’t build a SB team through Free Agency”. I think we witnessed the end of both those eras. Get ready for mediocre talent getting $80M+ contracts next month.

  6. redlikethepig says:
    February 5, 2018 at 7:44 am
    Yeah, you went where there was the most money. That’s usually the right decision. But please don’t pretend you somehow knew the outcome of the NFL this season.

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    Chris Long donated his entire salary. I don’t think its about the money for him, Blount was also payed next to nothing.

  7. Actually Norton and Sanders did it by beating the team they previously played for. In the NFC Championship.

  8. So they left the most scandalous sports franchise in the history of all sports and are happier and more successful?

  9. It’s ironic that Long left so he could play more than he did as a Pat as a role player, but he probably would have played more for the Pats than the Eagles this year the way things worked out with injuries.

  10. As a Patriots fan, I was bummed by the outcome last night, but you sure can’t say the Eagles didn’t play a strong, aggressive game and made very few mistakes. And I’m happy for Long and Blount. Those two have a great work ethic and they were very well liked by teammates and fans when they were with the Patriots.

    I don’t personally know any Patriots fans who were or are upset with Long or Blount for choosing to move to another team. Belichick himself said that the Eagles were probably schematically a better fit for Long. As for Blount, he did a lot for the Patriots when he was with the team, so I’m not complaining. Football is a business and he made a business decision just like teams do.

    I think both Long and Blount are on one-year deals, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens next.

  11. Probably my favorite aspect of the Patriots losing the SB was these two guys winning the rings over their old teammates. My second favorite aspect is that James Harrison didn’t get his ring at the same time as participating in a defensive outing that made it look like Patricia had already settled in to the Detroit way of letting your entire fan base down. It stung bad enough when Blount left the Steelers and got a ring, and of course the Hatriot fans neener neener neenered over that one, so my advice to them is to take their medicine. Sure, it sucks and makes you look ridiculous, but it’s earned and it makes the rest of the league happy.

  12. Blount had to feel sooooo good after his t/d 🙂 A 2nd year HC just flat out-coached BB!! Maybe, BB is starting his decline?? Twitter was bashing him for the Butler decision!! Did his ego get in the way ? 🙂 Brady & Co. lost to a team, using their backup q/b. Is that why he acted like a 40 year old, who had zero class, by not congratulating Foles? What a sore loser!!!! “humble & gracious”, when pigs fly..smh

  13. As a Pats fan, I can only tip my hat to Chris Long and Blount—2 First Class Warriors New England sorely missed. Warriors!!

  14. I remember Brady coming right up to McNabb when the Pats won; now he shows his true character when his team loses.

  15. Chris you made the right decision for you. However the Patriots scored a lot of points on your defense and Tom Brady did not have the ball a lot because the New England Patriot defense is so bad that your Eagles controlled ‘time of possession’

    Enjoy your win Chris Long but be careful on what you publicly state….

  16. remizak says:
    February 5, 2018 at 9:17 am
    As a Patriots fan, I was bummed by the outcome last night, but you sure can’t say the Eagles didn’t play a strong, aggressive game and made very few mistakes. And I’m happy for Long and Blount. Those two have a great work ethic and they were very well liked by teammates and fans when they were with the Patriots.

    I don’t personally know any Patriots fans who were or are upset with Long or Blount for choosing to move to another team. Belichick himself said that the Eagles were probably schematically a better fit for Long. As for Blount, he did a lot for the Patriots when he was with the team, so I’m not complaining. Football is a business and he made a business decision just like teams do.

    I think both Long and Blount are on one-year deals, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens next.

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    thank you, remizak. so nice to see a fan that fully supports his/her team without resorting to ripping others. so tired of fan bluster and “smack talk”.

  17. @streetyson says:

    Both of these guys were rescued and turned around by Belichick. Both of these guys walked away from offers from Belichick (Long because he found the uber-conditioning work-ethic no fun, and Blount demanded more money but ended up on the same dough). Had that first controversial TD been correctly overturned, these classless ingrates would have quietly slunk away, instead they just show the public what classless ingrates they are…

    That aside, it was a thrilling and dramatic game by both teams and Pats can’t (and don’t) expect the luck to always go their way, and if my favorite HC couldn’t win this time, I’m glad for Foles and the Eagles that they finally got their first. Well played and congrats.
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    You are delusional…”RESCUED” LB? If I recall, LB was with NE in 2013, Patriots let him go but when he was released, they pounced. All he did was lead the league in rushing TDs and finish with 1,100 rushing yards. All for the sum of $1.5 million with incentives. So the Patriot Way was to low ball him and diminish his worth to the team so he left. Calling him an ingrate because had the nerve to want a few dollars more is pure ignorant on your part. Sooooo, now that he won a SB AGAINST NE is probably worth more than what he would have gotten there. As for your backhanded congratulations…save it!

  18. @redlikethepig says:

    Yeah, you went where there was the most money. That’s usually the right decision. But please don’t pretend you somehow knew the outcome of the NFL this season.
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    They said during training camp that they chose Philly because they believed there was something special brewing.

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