The Rush: Chris & Kyle Long on chugging beers, and life in the NFL

Chris and Kyle Long stopped by to chat with Jared about who would win in a beer chugging contest between them and the best parts of playing in the NFL.

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KYLE LONG: We were watching the Chiefs game the other day. Honey Badger, first game back. Two picks, you got a Pick 6 there. It's nice to play with a guy like the Honey Badger. He's a great dude. And any time you become a fan of somebody on your team, it's pretty cool.

JARED QUAY: I know, man. Anytime you can use GIFs of people you know, it's just the most amazing.

CHRIS LONG: That is a-- it's power move. That's a power move. If you use your own gifts, like Scott Van Pelt, he'll just use his own GIFs. I'm like all right, dude, like, you're really famous. You have a plethora to choose from.

JARED QUAY: Recently, we caught up with the Long brothers. We're right in the middle of the NFL playoffs, so there's no better time to talk football with Chris and Kyle Long.

- Carpe diem.

JARED QUAY: I caught up with the long brothers to chat about beer drinking, and what makes the NFL such a special family to be a part of. Check it out.

See we got both brothers on here, and both you guys look like you can pound some beers. Who wins the drinking title? Who can drink the other one under the table?

CHRIS LONG: I think Kyle wins the physical combat. I think I can drink more beers than Kyle, but that's just me. I don't know, Kyle. Kyle lives a little-- Kyle's a clean living dude, man. He really-- he's a clean living, behaving guy, and I'm a washed up athlete. So I got plenty of time to drink Miller Lite, and I got to feel like I can David and Goliath this thing.

KYLE LONG: OK, Chris. I stay well hydrated. Chris stays hydrated well. If you know what I'm saying.

JARED QUAY: So are we giving him-- we're giving him the moral victory? Obviously it doesn't happen in real life.

CHRIS LONG: Maybe, maybe. It would be ugly. It would be ugly. We used to go to Vegas together, I used to take him to Vegas with my D-line, with our D line in St. Louis. He became, like, an honorary member, and we had some great times in Vegas, at the pool clubs there. It got relatively ugly. But that was eons ago, we're very different now.

KYLE LONG: Water under the bridge.

CHRIS LONG: Water under the bridge. Miller Lite under the bridge.

JARED QUAY: So if Kyle retires again, Chris--


JARED QUAY: [INAUDIBLE] right? That's how you got to switch off.

CHRIS LONG: Oh man, I don't know, you know? I think about the things that hurt me now, walking around and doing certain things like jumping down from the bed of my pickup truck, that's like a good barometer for how good your joints are feeling. I don't think I'm coming back, you know? Yeah, I think Kyle is going to be the last Long, unless maybe one of our kids decides to be stubborn and do this, too.

JARED QUAY: Do you miss it, though? I mean, obviously you see the game and the competitiveness, you're still there.

CHRIS LONG: No, I do. I do, yeah. I miss it sometimes. I mean, I think we all miss it sometimes. It's really hard to turn that [INAUDIBLE]. You're never not going to miss it, so I think that's the key. It's like, turn off the expectation that you're not going to miss the game. Like, on a Sunday, on a third down, you're going to watch a defensive end, you're going to be like, I could do that better than him right now.

Like, that's just a competitor in you. But I don't want to do the six days before Sunday. And that's why you walk away from the game.

KYLE LONG: I think a great part of me last year, when I was away from the game. The thing that I missed the most was the quality of human beings that you get to play with, practice with on a daily basis. I know that we make a lot of jokes here and all that kind of stuff, but it's hard to find the elite-level individuals like your brother Calais.

If I'm in the Baltimore locker room, I'm lucky to be around Calais. And when I-- if I leave that locker room, I don't know if I'm going to meet other guys like him, that are going to have that profound effect on a daily basis, like a Travis Kelce or Pat Mahomes in our locker room. And just guys that bring in the work every day.

That's what I missed when I was away from it. And now that I'm back in, I feel at home.

CHRIS LONG: They push you, you know? Your buddies push you. And then you walk away from the game, and you know, people push you in different ways. And you got to figure out, like, what you want to do, what you're passionate about. You've got to be good at other things, which is like, it's hard.

But I think the one thing that is missing is that kind of iron sharpens iron thing. And you don't know it for a while. Like, the first year I was out I was like, I missed something. And Kyle, you're right. It's like, it is, like, that accountability every day that you get tired of. But it can be a balance where a little bit of that is good, and being around guys like you every day is a blessing.

JARED QUAY: That's amazing. Well, look here. Kyle, when you're done, and Chris whenever you want to, the Yahoo Sports locker room is always open, and we can iron sharpens iron with the media stuff, man.

CHRIS LONG: Awesome.

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