Earlier today we shared with you a video about Chicago Bears offensive tackle Bobbie Massie from LeCharles Bentley O-line Performance (OLP). Massie is excited to be lining up along side his friend Kyle Long, and Massie says that Chicago's new and improved right side of the offensive line will be a "force to be reckoned with."
If you watched the OLP Player Spotlight of Bobby Massie that I shared earlier, you probably noticed Long working out in the facility as well. OLP also produced a Player Spotlight video on Kyle Long that you can check out above.
Long and Massie aren't the only two Chicago Bears' offensive lineman that are working out in Arizona, newly signed Ted Larsen has spent time at OLP too.
After being named to the Pro Bowl at right tackle, Long headed to OLP to hone his tackle technique before playing in the game. In case you missed the video diary of his training I shared that right here back in January. The Bears were still undecided on Long's 2016 position back then, but as free agency started to unfold, interest in right tackle Bobby Massie started to heat up. Once the Bears decided to bring on the 6'6", 316 former Cardinal, Long was informed he was moving back inside to right guard.
Long, who has known Massie since playing against each other in high school, helped recruit him to the Windy City.
"We've been talking about this for the past two weeks," Massie said after agreeing to a three-year contract. "He's been in my ear, trying to get me to come to Chicago and recruit me. Once I finally did give him notice that I was coming, he was screaming and shouting on the phone. He was real happy to hear that.
"He's a good recruiter. If there's somebody good out there and he wants them on the team, he's got the ability to make that happen because of who he's become on this team."
Kyle Long moved to right tackle last year before the week one game against the Green Bay Packers because it was what's best for the team. Now with Massie on board, Long moving back to guard is what's best for the team.