It looks like we may get a look at Long on Sunday. Obviously in practice, he is playing like the #4 TE on the team ... because he is a rookie 3rd round pick. I would think that the Dolphins would be smart to try to get him some game experience from here on out, but you know Coach Flores. He hates to lose and will play his best players. You cannot fault that.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
With Shaheen out, tight end Hunter Long, the rookie third-round pick, will play against Carolina on Sunday, behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe. Long, who has logged just 29 offensive snaps this season, said not playing a lot hasn’t been too frustrating.
Long said the area where he has made the most improvement since training camp is “understanding defenses. I’ve spent a lot of time watching defenses [on film], to process a little faster. Definitely a speed change from the college to pro level. At the NFL level, windows are tighter, everyone is bigger and stronger. Just getting accustomed to that.“
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