Have Your Say On Sims

July 11th, 2014

Joe plans to get to know his readers better before training camp. Here’s another question in a series of inquiries:

25 Responses to “Have Your Say On Sims”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    For me it’s a tie between “Strong belief in how Sims fits in the new offense” and “Coach and GM believed he was the best available player on the board.”

  2. Espo Says:

    Why isn’t “keeping Dougie’s legs fresh an option? That would fit under lack of confidence in other running backs. –Joe

    Joe, I think this is a good idea with the polls. Always amusing.

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    I’m surprised this poll wasn’t titled “Are You a Member of the Charles Sims Mob”!

  4. Pat Says:

    Joe, the second option and the last option mean the exact same thing more or less.

  5. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    What the hell I went with best available, though probably best available that fits the offense. Any are plausible except maybe lack of confidence in Martin (seeing as his injury was probably healed even before the draft)

  6. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Joe, I did not see an option for “better pass protection for the Future Cannon”.

  7. Corey Says:

    None of the above. Competition at a vital position and insurance for contract negotiations on dougy.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    @Andrew1, agree completely. I would choose both those options if possible.

  9. Eric Says:

    Martin is the primary back but I see this new kid making some big plays for us this year.

    Some may be the difference in games.

    Ah the hot winds of July smell sweet………………

  10. SteveK Says:


  11. Rob Says:

    To me ‘fit for the system’ and ‘lack of confidence in RB’s behind Martin’ are the same thing.

    James showed some flashes, but has an INCREDIBLY short resume, and is no guarantee to stay healthy. Bobby Rainey started hot but is small and quickly came crashing back to earth. Jeff Demps has world class speed but who the hell knows how long he’ll stay healthy.

    If Martin gets hurt and you don’t draft a RB, you’re THIN at the position. Almost no NFL experience, and small guys and injury prone guys backing him up.

  12. Joseph Mamma Says:

    This is the guy that’s heading to Canton right? Seems like a good enough reason to draft him.

  13. Chef Paul Says:

    I like these polls. I hope they become a full time thing.

  14. JRock Says:

    Why don’t you do a poll on, “Should JBF keep the ‘read more’ option, or go back to how it used to be?”

    – LEAVE IT! We like to click more!

    – GO BACK! I liked being able to see all the content on one page!

    – LET JOE MAKE HIS MONEY! The more page loads he gets, the more times his advertisers get loaded, which means MOAR MONIES!!!

  15. Joe Says:


    Running this site is an expensive proposition. Joe never has been and never will be a charity. Joe has more content on a daily basis than any local Bucs site. If those clicks outrage you so much, hope you enjoy going to sites that don’t have that option that rarely update during the offseason.

    Do you lodge the same complaints at the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Times, SI.com, BSPN, The Big Lead, Deadspin, Bleacher Report, and so many others which use the same feature? Joe’s going to guess you don’t. So why is Joe being singled out?

    Of course, if Joe was really money hungry as you suggest, he could get rid of the “Read more” feature and start charging visitors to read the content. Would that satisfy you?

    Lastly, at the time of the “Read More” change, Joe was clear that the change was to make the site cleaner and more pleasant to visit for the typical reader here. Traffic has grown significantly since the change.

    Don’t be such a dumbarse.

  16. DB55 Says:


    First time posting! Love love love ur site. Soooo much better than all the other sites in the buc nation. I especially like how your NOT a homer and keep it real. Keep up the great work Joe.

    Welcome to the madness of the comments. –Joe

  17. DB55 Says:

    Ty sir

  18. Buccfan37 Says:

    With Tedford as the new OC, I have a strong belief that the only answer and primary reason that can be valid is a Strong belief how Sims fits in the new offense.

  19. JFat Says:

    Good fit I think. Nice change in running back style between Sims and Martin. Guessing about a 70/30 split with both guys on the field at times.

  20. OB Says:


    So they picked a big back with speed and that is a proven receiver when our offense was terrible last year, Oh the irony of the complaints.

    Since it is after midnight, 13 Days

  21. ButIt941 Says:

    He got drafted because he has similar traits to Matt Forte. Strong runner and can be a work horse if needed, Good speed and agility, and above all else excellent in passing downs as a protector and a catcher. Honestly, i couldn’t be happier with the decision. For all the talent Doug Martin has, he wasn’t very good as a pass catcher out of the back field.

    If it has been blatantly obvious yet. Lovie has basically mirrored the offense in Chicago right now. Big Tall receivers one stud Veteran and a talented rookie. Big pass catching TE’s. A smart savy veteran QB to manage the games on the field and eliminate mental mistakes. Then a Do it all RB who, is excellent on passing down, or as a strong between the tackle runner.

  22. fritz50 Says:

    So, how does this poll fit in with the oft stated ( by the Joes ) that Sims might well be the path to a longer and more productive career for Martin, thru fewer Reps ?
    I didn’t see that as one of the choices, though ‘ lack of confidence in the back-ups’ might indicate that, I suppose. And yes, I tend to agree with that view.

  23. fritz50 Says:

    sorry, “oft stated thought”

  24. PRBucFan Says:

    Overwhelmingly no “conspiracy”here for you Joe(s) 😉

  25. Finishers Says:

    like the polls joe!