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Can Ernie Simms play safety?

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

  1. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    And Patrick Watkins was a killer Red Zone receiver......
  2. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I thought it was Dallas that considered that idea, but anyway, I remember reading that someone associated with the team did.
  3. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Oh, that's right. It was Ryan when he was in Oakland.
  4. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    I think he can..……in Madden
  5. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    oh wait....:rolleyes:
  6. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope New Member

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    :lmao:
  7. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    :laugh1: yeah your stupidy makes me laugh
  8. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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  9. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Alright, so you're a MLB.. can you farm?
  10. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    I thought it was Dexter Coakley that people wanted to move to Safety.
  11. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Absolutely not.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    OP, this isn't a dumb topic. But I think the idea was considered and discarded. I'm sort of surprised they haven't tried him in that role in some packages. It seems like the kind of thing RR would do. It might just be the learning curve for him at ILB is steep enough.
  13. ROUSH8692

    ROUSH8692 Well-Known Member

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    Disagree... this is a dumb topic
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    You're free to. He's right, though, that Rob Ryan has publicly said that he tried to pitch the idea of converting Ernie to SS when he was in OAK. And he's right that the Cowboys reportedly aren't in love with Simms' size at ILB, so, take that for what it's worth.

    NE's had success with stranger personnel moves than these. Sometimes you really do try to just get your best players on the field somehow.
  15. Omegasupreme

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    That was awesome!
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    At least the OP had an idea that was based on an idea suggested by the Cowboys actual defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, not just an internet/madden type of suggestion.

    I doubt that he would be put into a starting role as a safety at this point; however, I could easily see him playing some of the specialty positions that are normally played by a safety.

    Sims is faster, heavier and more athletic than many NFL starting safeties.

    Ernie Sims
    Height: 5111
    Weight: 231
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.50
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.64
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.54
    Vertical Jump: 41
    Broad Jump: 10'05"

    Mark Barron
    Height: 6011
    Weight: 213
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.54
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.65
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.63
    Vertical Jump: 34 1/2
    Broad Jump: 10'02"
  17. jzcowboy

    jzcowboy Active Member

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    Is he healthy enough to play?
  18. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for having a brain. People on this board are not always the brightest unfortunately.
  19. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    It's a fun theoretical exercise, however, the idea of Ernie Sims running down down the seam with a good WR is preposterous.
  20. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    :laugh2:
    aaand thread

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