Can Ernie Simms play safety?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Supercowboy1986, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

    1,187 Messages
    254 Likes Received
    Does anyone know? He seems like he has the speed and the instincts. Do you think RR has considered the idea?
  2. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

    1,468 Messages
    397 Likes Received
    You serious Clark?
  3. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

    6,281 Messages
    633 Likes Received
    Sometimes we think a little too much.
  4. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

    1,187 Messages
    254 Likes Received
    What's so absurd about my idea? Obviously I don't mean now because he is injured. I mean for next year he is a under sized LB with speed and seems to have an instinct for the ball. Maybe he competes with church and Johnson
  5. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

    824 Messages
    14 Likes Received
    No dice. We need Sims and Albright at ILB. And if he is playing safety, then most likely that means that Dan Connor is on the field. You might as well stand aside and let them dance right into the endzone.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

    44,703 Messages
    7,667 Likes Received
    Not that crazy. He has the speed and can certainly hit and play near the LOS. The question is does he have the hips and technique to cover. There have been 6-4 and 6-5 safeties to play. Randy Hughes was 6-4 and I think he would have been an All Pro player if he'd not been injured. I actually think Carter could play S if he dropped 10 or so. Never going to happen though.
  7. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

    8,963 Messages
    1,248 Likes Received
    Rob wanted to draft him and convert him to safety. So, yes, RR has considered the idea.
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

    22,006 Messages
    2,823 Likes Received

    IAMKING Benched

    1,253 Messages
    1 Likes Received
    Lay off the egg nog
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

    35,722 Messages
    5,707 Likes Received
  11. Shneek814

    Shneek814 Member

    143 Messages
    10 Likes Received
    ^^^^^^^Yup^^^^^^^ Stop thinking now
  12. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

    1,985 Messages
    1,314 Likes Received
    Sims is no Darren Woodson
  13. starfan1

    starfan1 New Member

    7 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I doubt it. He probably wouldn't look much worse than McCray though

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

    7,198 Messages
    0 Likes Received
  15. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

    10,009 Messages
    870 Likes Received
    Yep, the same way

    Dat Nguyen to Safety
    Larry Allen to DT
    Ebenezer Ekuban to TE

    All worked out GREAT !!!
  16. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

    7,599 Messages
    488 Likes Received
    Larry Allen would have been a killer NT.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

    119,429 Messages
    3,751 Likes Received
    You forgot Greg Ellis could not only play TE but would be an All Pro.
  18. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

    25,547 Messages
    2,389 Likes Received
    I don't see this being a real possibility.

    I really don't think he could play safety.
  19. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

    2,630 Messages
    224 Likes Received
    Sims to safety isn't THAT crazy of an idea and it's unfair to the OP to make that kind of comparison. Darren Woodson was an undersized LB in college and that worked out pretty well, so the precedence is there.


    I don't think Sims has the fluidity and long range coverage ability that would be needed to succeed. 20 years ago, it might have been possible, but the game has changed.
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

    22,446 Messages
    12,186 Likes Received
    Yes, RR said that he tried to get Al to draft him as a safety while RR was at Oakland.

Share This Page