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Spencer Improves Long-Term Future With Solid Outing at Guard

When offensive lineman Spencer Long left the Washington Redskins for the Jets this past offseason, Jets head coach Todd Bowles touted Long’s versatility as a plus with Long having experience at both left guard and center.  After struggling through the first half of the season due largely in part to a dislocated finger on his snapping hand, Long’s versatility came in to play yesterday against the Patriots.

And just like that, Long went from a guy who could be on the outs after this season, to a possible candidate to start at left guard for Gang Green in 2019 if he continues to play the way he did yesterday.

The Jets didn’t have many bright spots against New England, but Long stood out several times in both pass protection and as a run blocker.  With no access to the All 22 yet, it’s impossible to say just how good he was from snap to snap.  However, as a team without a left guard heading in to next season with James Carpenter’s deal set to expire, Long now enters the equation as a possible starter in that spot next year.

 

 

 

 

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.