Rams' Long relieved by first sack of season - KMOV.com

Rams' Long relieved by first sack of season

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- While enduring the long wait for his first sack of the season, Chris Long was not inundated with tips from his Hall of Fame father.

The St. Louis Rams' defensive end was the second overall pick of the 2008 draft, and leads the team's linemen in tackles. But he was shut out in sacks before dropping the Lions' Matthew Stafford in Week 8, which made the team's bye week a lot more relaxing.

Long said he rarely goes a day without touching base with his dad, TV commentator and former Raiders great Howie Long. But he said the telephone topics mostly are the usual father-and-son stuff, even if his dad was a star defensive end who went to eight Pro Bowls and racked up 84 career sacks not counting 7.5 recorded as a rookie before the sack was an official statistic.

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