ST. LOUIS -- Like most of his teammates in this difficult season, St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long would rather experience group success than individual stardom.
A career-high 13 sacks? He would rather have more victories than an NFC-worst two. A chance to earn a Pro Bowl spot? He would rather compete for an opportunity to make the playoffs.
On Tuesday, Long sat in a small office at Rams Park as one of the few positives for his franchise in a disappointing year. His sack total with two games left has surpassed his previous career-best of 8 12 set last season. The fourth-year player views current hardship as a sign that future success will be more fulfilling.
"There has been a lot of adversity," Long said. "I take pride in our entire unit trying to play through some adversity, especially on the D-line. I feel like I'm proud of my D-line mates. I feel like I have been able to enjoy some successes individually, and that's all great. But I would rather have some wins than s...