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Can Ernie Simms play safety?

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

  1. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    You serious Clark?
     
  3. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Sometimes we think a little too much.
     
  4. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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 Kane Ala Staff Member

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    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

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    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

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    No...
     
  9. IAMKING

    IAMKING Benched

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    Lay off the egg nog
     
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    :laugh2:
     
  11. Shneek814

    Shneek814 Active Member

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    ^^^^^^^Yup^^^^^^^ Stop thinking now
     
  12. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Sims is no Darren Woodson
     
  13. starfan1

    starfan1 New Member

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    I doubt it. He probably wouldn't look much worse than McCray though
     
  14. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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  15. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    Larry Allen would have been a killer NT.
     
  17. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    However...

    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

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    Yes, RR said that he tried to get Al to draft him as a safety while RR was at Oakland.
     

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