What Does Jonathan Martin Mean for Jake Long's Time with Dolphins?


Jake Long is expected to make over $11 million next year with the Miami Dolphins as he continues to block the blind side ever so well.

However, the four-time Pro Bowler could see himself out of South Beach now after the team drafted Stanford left tackle Jonathan Martin. Martin will most probably be blocking Ryan Tannehill's blind side now.

But why are the Dolphins getting rid of Long because of this?

Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says it may be because the Dolphins new scheme now, in which Martin fits very well in. Long...not so much.

“We’re not going to be as much a power scheme as we’ve been in the past,” G.M. Jeff Ireland said when discussing the decision to take Martin. “So his athletic ability and . . .  quickness and ability to play in space transfers to this scheme probably a lot better than any other scheme.”

If the Dolphins do go through with this, Long's tenure with Miami only lasted four years.

Looks like they should have drafted Matt Ryan in 2007 instead, huh?

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