(WSCR) Kyle Long’s lack of experience is as well-documented as the offensive lineman’s athletic ability.
The Bears first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft started just four games during his time at Oregon. To make matters worse, the 6-foot-7, 311-pound lineman missed 13 of the Bears offseason workouts – 10 OTA sessions and three days of minicamp – due to a conflict with his academic schedule in accordance with league rules.
As such, Long was forced to learn what he could during team meetings via video conference for a portion of the team’s offseason workouts.
“It’s not the same as being there,” Long told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “The main thing for me is getting to run through the plays and getting to learn (through) trial by fire. That’s how I learned in Oregon in the expedited preparation time. That’s what I’m trying to do here.”