“He Doesn’t Make Mistakes”

August 8th, 2014

SimsDid running back Charles Sims make any rookie mistakes tonight?

Did he look like a rookie?

Joe suspects Bucs fans are shaking their heads side to side.

Joe’s glad fans got to see what they saw from Sims today. It was everything Joe has seen in practice. The kid looks the part. He doesn’t look like a rookie and he’s as diverse as advertise.

Mike Glennon spoke after the game about Sims on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

“He doesn’t make mistakes in practice,” Glennon said of Sims.

Glennon went on to praise Sims for quickly earning the respect of the locker room. Joe found that respect comment to be quite telling.

Sims caught all three balls thrown his way tonight, highlighted by a 27-yard catch and run. Sims also had a beautiful run called back and, like his comrades, struggled to find running lanes but the flashes were there.

Lovie Smith even grumbled after the game about poor run blocking.

Yes, it’s one game for Sims against second- and third-teamers, but the signs were there. Joe’s just glad fans got to see what Joe’s been seeing daily from the third-round pick in practice.

16 Responses to ““He Doesn’t Make Mistakes””

  1. Bucfever40 Says:

    Sims looked like a veteran RB, he didn’t have a huge game, but you can clearly see that “it” factor, already he’s showing great vision and anticipation, I think we’re really going to like this kid.

  2. MR. T Says:

    Agreed Sims was one of the bright spots in tonight’s dismal performance by the offense.

  3. RastaMon Says:

    no OL…he’s gonna get beat to shhit

  4. nate_tweetz Says:

    Doug Martin better watch his back or he may be trade bait for a much-needed O-lineman before the end of preseason.

  5. BucsDan Says:

    Was given the ball three times in a row at one point and went for 11 (called back on penalty; ASJ), 4 and 5. Had nice shakes and a quick burst to move up field.

    I think we all agree with Joe. Bucs fans definitely liked what they saw from #34.

  6. Capt.Tim, Back from Davie Jobes's locker Says:

    Nate- I think you are right.
    I see us trading Martin, to aquire the desperately needed O- line help.

    Biggest difference between last year and this year?
    This year- I’m only worried about O-line.
    Last year- the highly incompetent Schiano had me worried about Everything!!

  7. Oahubuc Says:

    Yep, he looked great. And looks bigger than I thought. Absolutely trade Martin if that’s what it takes- this stable of backs is worthless without an oline.

  8. Tommy Says:

    Granted this was pre season week 1..we have 2 legit proven #1 backs in Martin and Rainey. James looks good too and has somewhat proven himself. Our o-line play was absolutely horrendous, especially our guards. We are gonna lose skilled backs n receivers on the cut down because these big boys ain’t pushing…what are y’alls takes on it? What do we do?

  9. PhantomVash808 Says:

    I think James will be the odd man out.

  10. louden Says:

    As soon as someone will start, to try, to make it look good – the RB picking of DougMarting in the 1st and/or the RB picking in the 3rd Charles Sims – i will throw this one on you:

    And still its plain silly to do so, because you start building up-front (Defense and Offense; if there is a skill position player that you just can´t slip by on.. Neither Dougy or Charles Sims is anywhere the league Peterson is. Not even Carlos Hyde type..)

    Especially if you O-line looks as this one.. start missing DonaldPenn/Zuttah?

    D-line still didn´t impress, but like said many times before: LovieLicht can´t fill all the holes in one season and at least the playing style and improvement + new additions will be well worth to watch next season.

    The whole team is gelling.

    Anybody else hoping Dane Fletcher will get more oppertunitys to snatch 1st team rotation?

  11. louden Says:

    * make it: besides there is a skill position player you just can´t slip on by..

    + There were many good O-lineman left – i think the NFL has decided its not Bucstime to prime quite yet

  12. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    That 27 yard catch and run he had, anyone could have done that. He was wide open, correction, WIDE open with no LB or CB in his zip code and a huge chunk of open field ahead. He did not make anyone miss in that run and just ran what ever the defense gave him. He has ways to go to prove he is anywhere close to being the 2nd best RB on our roster.

  13. Bobby Says:

    Well, first of all you have to run a route to GET open which he did and then he caught the ball and ran for yardage. If anyone could have done that then why was he the only one to do it??

  14. teacherman777 Says:

    Meredith and Cousins are not CAPABLE of doing this JOB

    We need INCOGNITO NOW!!!

  15. louden Says:

    as Johnny said – he WAS wide open and didn´t have to GET open.
    He didn´t fake out anyone, because no one covered him.

    Not to say Charles Sims isn´t good or anything, simple stating it didn´t need any special effort to get that play done.

    Is it that hard to understand?

  16. gbuc Says:

    As usual the lemmings drink the kool-aid. No reason to pick Sims at that spot in the draft. Tampa fans have the habit of believing everything the team feeds them. The terrible decisions concerning the offense line will doom our season.