“The Best Wide Receiver On The Team”

July 23rd, 2014

charles simsA former Tampa Bay quarterback has worked as an analyst covering plenty of West Virginia football, and he’s all jacked up about Charles Sims joining the Buccaneers.

Weed-friendly Chris Simms is a broadcaster nowadays, and he’s absolutely convinced the Bucs have scored one of the most dangerous NFL prospects.

Joe highly recommends the Bleacher Report video take of Simms linked here.

Simms claims running back Sims was probably “the best wide receiver on the team” at West Virginia, in addition to being a dynamic runner. He sees Sims as a threat to catch 40+ balls for the Bucs this year.

Simms went on to say the Bucs’ rookie RB is an excellent “underneath” (aka slot receiver) option and will be a nightmarish matchup for NFL defenses. All that passing game stuff is “second nature” to Sims, he said.

“I think he is the modern-day, NFL three-down running back,” Simms said.

Joe can’t wait to see what all the Bucs’ offensive rookies have to offer. Likely at least two of them must produce if the Bucs hope to shine.

16 Responses to ““The Best Wide Receiver On The Team””

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Good stuff. Two weeks and two days until 1st preseason game.

  2. biff barker Says:

    The QB and OL situation may not be as dire as some think. Short quick passes to either big targets or shifty, speed in space guys.
    Our offense needs to keep defenses running…..

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    Weed friendly Simms… now that’s my definition of an intellectual opinion, seriously. Sims could be rookie of the year.

  4. BucsfaninChina Says:

    You know Captain Checkdown, Mike Glennon, is smiling somewhere. He will make plenty use of his pass catching machine of a running back.

  5. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Thanks DallasBuc. Come on Toe to Leather!

    So many weapons! Go Sims!

  6. OB Says:


    Two days until we can see the meshing of an offense and the unleashing of a defense.

    From what Chris Simms said about Charles Sims, this was not ‘weed friendly”, this was primo stuff talking. We know you have eagle eyes, so I imagine that even you are wondering how Mr Sims is going to enhance the receiver Forest on the loose. Someone is going to only have single coverage and the QB justs needs time to find him but because they are all so tall, they should stand out.

  7. SAMCRO Says:

    Man, just having him as a dump-off when things breakdown in a hurry can make any QB look brilliant. The guy certainly has the moves in space. Glennon could have used him last year, then it would have increased his low yards per pass average, and shut down one argument his critics used against him.

    He’s not just a player they drafted, he’s a weapon!

  8. BoJim Says:

    And he’s all ours.

  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    Shouldn’t we see him make a few dynamic plays before he’s crowned the next big thing?

    In fact, shouldn’t we see all the newcomers prove themselves a bit on the field before they are annointed in print?

  10. Bucfever40 Says:

    C’mon Tom, it’s our team, there really is a lot to feel optimistic about, especially when you consider the team we had this time last year. Sure the rookies have to prove themselves, but this years crop offers far less question marks than in years past. This is clearly Lovie’s team, and it’s obvious most if not all the players love the guy! They (L&L) knew what they were doing when drafting Sims, so give him AND them a chance, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  11. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Pretty simple: Simms likes Sims.

  12. Couch Fan Says:

    Can not wait to see this offense.

  13. nate Says:

    Good stuff hopefully we push doug martin then can trade him for a 1st round pick…

  14. Tom Edrington Says:


    I, and I’m sure everyone else, would LOVE to be pleasantly surprised!

    Optimism is great, BUT, that being said, everyone has already forgotten what the great Derrick Brooks said earlier this week.

    And I’m sure, like all of us, Mr. Brooks is hoping the Bucs will be a pleasant surprise……

    But until we start seeing some “splash” plays in at least the preseason, I believe that “optimisim” should remain a bit guarded…..proof is in the pudding and we don’t even know what the final ingredients look like yet.

  15. panhandle buc Says:

    The godfather of check downs, brad Johnson, managed to win a super bowl, just sayin!!!!

  16. chipbuc Says:

    I cant believe the negative people on this site. Would it kill some of you to show a little excitement for the coming season? These rookies have some serious skills, and to act like their unproven talents are wait and see, dont remember Doug Martin, Mike Williams , lavonte Davids great rookie years. Cheer up it can happen again!!!!!