Charles Sims Knows Secret To Success

June 12th, 2014
charles sims 0612

Rookie RB Charles Sims shows off the hands that made the Bucs select him in the third round of the NFL draft

Charles Sims may have been a wee bit overwhelmed when he first arrived at One Buc Palace. One reason was he had no spring football at West Virginia, he was busy getting ready for glorified track practice, the NFL Scouting Combine.

So in the next six weeks or so until training camp begins, Sims’ face can be found in a predictable place. His playbook.

“Keep on learning the plays and stay up on the plays and come back in July ready,” Sims said. “You have to study your playbook, study your playbook. Make sure you are up on your plays and know what you are doing at all times. I have a lot to do to catch up with [veterans]. They have been at it awhile. [Fellow rookies] are just coming in. They have been here a while.”

Sims noted that studying isn’t just a part-time thing. It’s a virtual all-day thing.

“All night, all night,” Sims said.

Sims’ selection surprised many, as running backs was one of the few positions where the Bucs had a lot of depth. Even Joe was caught off guard by the drafting. Sims said it is not a bad thing that he is moving in on a crowded house.

“Competition is a good thing,” Sims said. “We want to compete to push each other. That’s a good thing.”

Despite being the new pup in the house, Sims said he has been welcomed by his fellow Bucs running backs.

“All the guys are real cool,” Sims said. “I ask questions and they help me out. Anything I need to know, they tell me. If I mess up on a play, they let me know. I am taking a step [forward] every day.”

15 Responses to “Charles Sims Knows Secret To Success”

  1. SteveK Says:

    Glad to see the Josh McCown and Mike Glennon leadership trickling down throught the team.

    McCown said, “Rookies push and we pull them to get better” or something along those lines.

    Glennon by all accounts is balls deep in the play book.

  2. techerman777 Says:


    Studying is exactly what Josh Freeman NEVER DID!!!

  3. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Great attitude by all involved.

  4. Kevin Says:

    It’s gonna be good to be a bucs fan again!

  5. gatrbuc17 Says:

    IF, IF, IF we have a competent Oline this yr. I see no reason why we dont win at least 9 games if everyone stays healthy. I dont usually make predictions but the way these guys seem to be buying into this thing wholeheartedly and enthusiastically is very encouraging. We have the mentality and the talent to be winners this yr Im sure of it. Oline and injuries …….??

  6. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Trying not to get too excited in June, but nice to hear some many good things. I can’t image I would have any where near this level of excitement if the NSO and the Rock Star was still in charge. Just saying.

  7. Bryan Says:

    “Even Joe was caught of guard.”

    How very Duemig of you.

  8. Macabee Says:

    Sefarian-Jenkins has just signed! With Evans, Sims, and now ASJ, all Bucs are now in the barn! Let’s go play some football!

  9. Macabee Says:

    corection: ASJ agreed to terms. Not officially signed yet!

  10. Santos Says:

    Kevin, I never stopped being a Bucs fan, not sure I agree with that comment, unless u meant it in a different way…

  11. Drew Says:

    The feeling during the rah and schi periods was always ho hum yawn. The feeling of excitement is now in the air.

  12. Louis Friend Says:

    If only good feelings translated to wins. Frankly I hope they’re more evil than rabies infected wolverines on Sunday. I hope other teams testicles shrivel a little when they think of an upcoming game against the Bucs.

    It’s June, all these good feelings don’t mean anything – except a few more sellouts (good!) and hard core expectations come September. Fingers will remain crossed this is more than just good vibes – but are really coming facts.

  13. owlykat Says:

    This is for real. This is how a dynasty starts! Sims will end up our top RB this year. You heard it here.

  14. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Maybe if Martin gets re-injured otherwise I don’t see Simms getting enough touches to fulfill owlykat’s prophecy. Think Gio Bernard if we’re lucky (I’d be happy with that level of production anyway)

  15. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Make that Sims for the spell check Nazis 🙂