View Full Version : Dolphins' Jake Long, Texans' Mario Williams admiration to be put to the test

10-12-2008, 11:39 AM

HOUSTON - The praise is glowing. Jake Long says Texans defensive end Mario Williams is strong and fast, and stops just short of admitting Williams is the best thing since sliced bread.

Williams admires Long's big frame and his footwork, and predicts the Dolphins' rookie left tackle will be an elite offensive lineman.

Come 1 p.m. today, Long and Williams will put the sweet talk aside and spend four hours shoving, pushing and punching one another in a rare battle of NFL No. 1 picks going head-to-head on just about every snap.

Long hopes to do his part against the 6-foot-7, 291 pound Williams.