Long said that the Chicago fans' decision to boo the home team for falling behind 14-0 at halftime was "unacceptable," and he also didn't like the crowd's failure to make sufficient noise when Miami's offense faced third down.
"I don't know if upset is the word I would use," the Pro Bowl right guard said. "As somebody that is blood, sweat and tears in this locker room like the other guys, the coaches, the trainers, the staff and the equipment guys, to be getting booed at home when you're walking off the field down two possessions is unacceptable -- especially when there is not a lot of noise being made on third down [when Miami had the ball], period."
Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Dolphins dropped the Bears' home record to 0-3. Chicago has lost four straight at Soldier Field dating back to the 2013 season. The Bears' last victory in Chicago occurred last year versus the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 9.
Tight end Martellus Bennett said he understood the fans' decision to boo the Bears after a poor first half. The Dolphins outgained the Bears, 209-54, and won the time of possession battle 19:10 to 10:50 at the conclusion of two quarters of play.
"If I go see a bad movie, I boo," Bennett said. "It's an entertainment business. We are all entertainers. If you go to a bad show, most people boo. I think they had the right to do that. If I want to boo at fans, I can boo at fans, or whoever it may be. They pay for their tickets, and the show wasn't up to their liking.
"If I go to a movie, I walk out if I don't like the movie. Like Transformers 3 -- it was terrible. I didn't stay for the whole film and walked out."