New York Giants: Reasons Not To Sign Jake Long

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Aug 17, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tackle Jake Long (77) defends against Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Dezman Moses (54) during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

According to reports from ESPN’s Dan Graziano the New York Giants have visited with Jake Long. The Giants are desperate for help at the left tackle position and it makes sense to look in the direction of a former number one overall pick at the position. The problem is that Long might not be the answers to the Giants problems.

The Giants clearly are reeling from the Will Beatty injury. Going into the offseason the Giants biggest concern was fixing the offensive line; evidenced by selecting Ereck Flowers with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Giants offensive line was a mess last season, its impossible to argue that fact. Jerry Reese and company have Super Bowl aspirations, make no mistake the Giants are all in for the 2015 season. Reese clearly feels that the only way to make this goal a reality is to have a better offensive line.

Long was a really good player who had a great career. He was everything the Miami Dolphins hoped for when they drafted him in 2008. It makes sense that the Giants would have interest in the four time Pro Bowl offensive tackle. But Long clearly isn’t the player he used to be. He may not be the answer for the Giants offensive line. Here is why:

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