Chris Long to Ben McAdoo: No science in knowing who’s going to handle success

Winning a Super Bowl is hard. Repeating, based on history, is harder.

That much Chris Long agrees with.

But the Eagles defensive end takes issue with former Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s contention that Philadelphia is going to have a hard time handling success.

That’s kind of a speculative statement, isn’t it? Long said during a call on behalf of the Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive, via Tim McManus of ESPN. There’s no science as to who’s going to handle success well or not handle success well. Certainly, no one’s given any indication in our organization that we won’t handle success well. I think it’s a challenge for any team coming off a really great season like we had. That’s why you don’t see a lot of teams repeat. You don’t see a lot of teams back deep in the playoffs. Continuity is one of the hardest things to come by in the NFL.

Long is helping promote the Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive, which collects gently used men’s and women’s professional attire for unemployed individuals seeking a return to the workforce. Men’s Wearhouse is accepting donations through July 31.

Brees tore the labrum in his right shoulder in a 2005 game while playing for the Chargers. It was billed as a career-threatening injury at the time.

Luck missed all of last season while rehabbing.

I know it’s extremely difficult, any type of injury to the throwing arm, especially what appears to be the extent of Andrew’s, Brees said. Obviously, that’s been a long road for him and a really tough road. But I think by all accounts Andrew, especially this offseason, has really worked his tail off to get back to where he’s going to be able to compete at a high level.

NFL Network meetings. Officials from the league office and the league’s network met with the Rams and Chargers rookies on the 17th on the Culver City campus— McClendon wanted to emphasize there was a platform there for them—before the two teams went to Lucky Strike for a bowling competition.

The league office came in to explain that, for one, when the media is with you, it’s great for you to talk to them, McClendon said. But on the other hand, the league is here to amplify their voice. So whatever they want to do, whatever their passions may be, the league office is there to support those ventures, and they can use them as a tool and a resource to do well.

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