Favorite Raiders Players #2 - Howie Long

@teamfreak16 (37056)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 21, 2016 5:15pm CST
I'm excited to go to a bar tonight to watch the Raiders play on Monday Night Football, so what better way to get me going than with #2 in my Favorite Raiders Players series, Defensive End Howie Long. Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long played his entire 13 year career with the Raiders, and the dude was a beast. Long finished with 91.5 Quarterback sacks, 10 fumble recoveries, and two interceptions. All of that work paid off. Howie Long won one Super Bowl with the team. He was an eight time Pro Bowler, three time First Team All Pro, two time Second Team All Pro, and was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1985. He was also named to the NFL's 1980 All Decade Team. Long was not a character like many former Raiders were, but I did read an amusing story in former coach Tom Flores' book Tales of the Oakland Raiders. Apparently, during Long's rookie training camp, his grandma would call each night to ask the Raiders staff if Howie was behaving himself. How embarrassing!
This is a highlight video and tribute to Raider great, Howie Long. He was a dominant force on the Raiders paired with Lyle Alzado and other lineman. His impa...
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@Deepizzaguy (8408)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Nov 16
Howie is not only one of the best Raiders of all time but one heck of an actor as well. He seems like a nice guy to a team that has the image of pirates which I can relate to being a native of Panama via the former Canal Zone.
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@teamfreak16 (37056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Nov 16
He does come across as a very nice guy. Doesn't really fit in with the Raiders image.
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 Very true.
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@teamfreak16 (37056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Nov 16
@Deepizzaguy - By the way, I spent two weeks in Panama with the Reserve unit I joined after I got out of the Army. Weird, because it was my first jungle experience, but really neat.
@JohnRoberts (42069)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Nov 16
You are really reminding of how many awesome players were Raiders. I would never ever want Howie steamrolling toward me. What a massive beast!
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@teamfreak16 (37056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Nov 16
If Howie were bearing down on me I'd probably just lay down.
@amadeo (51197)
• United States
21 Nov 16
That is pretty cool there.grandma checking on him.that is love there.thank you for sharing this.
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@teamfreak16 (37056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Nov 16
Oh, you're welcome. It's an amusing story.
@TRBRocks420 (64449)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Nov 16
Howie Long is awesome and, a great announcer guy now.
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@teamfreak16 (37056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Nov 16
I like the witty banter between Howie and Terry.
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