James Laurinaitis

Former Ram Chris Long has a chance to follow in his father's footsteps and win a Super Bowl

Former Ram Chris Long has a chance to follow in his father's footsteps and win a Super Bowl

With the spectacle that is Super Bowl media night swirling about him, Chris Long sat at a podium in Minute Maid Park answering rapid-fire questions from reporters as fans in the bleachers shouted.

Last January, he could not have imagined being a part of the frenetic scene. He had just finished his eighth season with the Rams, his second in a row marred by injuries.

“A year ago I was thinking a lot about football or no football?” he said. “I was thinking about if I wanted to keep going, where I would be?

“So I never could have dreamed of this.”

On Sunday, Long will achieve a lifelong goal when he competes for an NFL championship.

The veteran defensive...

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