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Ernie Sims

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by rbr651, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. rbr651

    rbr651 Active Member

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    So what happens with Ernie? We had him signed to a 1 year $700k contract last year but I don't think we'll get him for the same price this year. He played well considering that he fell out of the sky right into a starting job, I would actually put him ahead of Connor on the depth chart and would prefer to see him back, I think he has more upside. So first question is what does he cost? Second question is what happened to him. Looking at his stats he was an outstanding LB his first 3 years in the league, but his forth year he fell off and only started 11 games, was he injured? Then for whatever reason he was pretty much stolen the following year in a three way trade involving Philly, Detroit and Denver and has never played the same since. Hopefully we see him to improve more next year and gets back to his old ways. Did something happen before he left Detroit? He was the 9th overall pick in the 2006 draft had 3 good years followed by one bad year and was pretty much thrown away at that point. To me it sounds as if something went down behind the scenes.
  2. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    You sign him to a 4 yr deal if they go 4-3 IMO
  3. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    Stats really don't tell the full story about his time in Detroit. He actually underperformed for his draft status.
  4. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    what?

    i give him another vet min deal. At a stretch a 2 year deal with a small SB
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    What?


    Why don't you just say we would waive him? Sims is going to get offers from other teams to start. I guarantee it. He made too many plays. If we go to a 43, that's a good fit for him and we probably try to sign him because he could be a starter in that scheme. He will absolutely get offered more then just minimum plus lunch money.
  6. craig71

    craig71 Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam

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    I don't think I would sign Sims to any long term deal with his history of concussions. I would find a younger and cheaper player without the injury history.


    Craig
  7. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I don't know about relying on a guy that went through three teams in six seasons and was on the street for part of 2012. Maybe he does pan out, but you line up 2013 starting two linebackers that have injury issues to go along with a guy who has underperformed for his career and bounced around the league.

    Sounds like a draft pick is in order to me. An early one.
  8. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    He was a huge liability against the run and he's undersized. I'll pass.
  9. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    As what?

    He is a coverage player only. He has lost many jobs because he is terrible against the run.
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    In a 43, your LBs are much smaller. He's the perfect size for a 43 OLB.
  11. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    You wait to see your options first. 4-3 OLB is not a tough position to fill, there's a lot of those guys around the league, in free agency, etc.
  12. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    like last offseason...........

    he failed in detroit and indy , both perfect 4-3 schemes for his size and speed. If we sign him to a 4 year deal then its another disaster from JJ...
    He cannot play the run
  13. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    I think those are already spoken for...
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't follow.
  15. rbr651

    rbr651 Active Member

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    Agreed, if in fact we do make the switch to a 43 it tells me that we are trading out of the first round since we'll no longer need a hog for a NT and that seems to be what the first round of this draft is about, pick up maybe an additional 3rd rounder and focus on OL/DL.
  16. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    i like both albright and wilbur as SLB. Both better against the run than the pass on the TE side.
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No, a dominating 3Tech is worth more then a 34 NT. It means that we would probably shift from trying to acquire a NT and start looking at trying to bring in a disruptive DT.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    His failures in Detroit and Indy were less about his actual play and more about his behavior. That's why he was out of football. He has now gone an entire season in Dallas with no issues. Teams will give him a chance because he is gold if you sign him and he produces.
  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Albright will be on the Right Side. I am not sure he could play anywhere else.
  20. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I'd bring him to camp but there's no chance he gets a multi-year deal. Well, maybe a Dan Connor type 2 year deal.

    He has to prove himself because this organization has given out too many long-term deals to unproven guys.

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