Scrambled Eggs, Ham And Charles Sims

August 2nd, 2014
Breakfast with Lovie Smith has Peter King singing an interesting tune

Breakfast with Lovie Smith has Peter King singing an interesting tune

Hmm, a top NFL insider has breakfast with Lovie Smith on Thursday and walks away telling the world to prepare for Charles Sims to get plenty of work.

Esteemed fight-instigatingbarista-training, pedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame, was at Buccaneers practice this week and has pumped out his thoughts.

Among other takes (many of which Joe will share later) King gave a heads up to fantasy football owners.

2. Don’t forget rookie running back Charles Sims, the third-rounder from West Virginia. I can tell you Lovie Smith likes him a lot. It’s a crowded depth chart in the backfield, but Sims will get his chances when Doug Martin gets a rest—and maybe more.

Joe will say there is disagreement about the potential role of Sims at headquarters, and why he was drafted, as in whether or not it was an indictment of Doug Martin by the new regime or not.

Regardless, what’s clear is that the Bucs have excellent depth at running back, and Joe suspects Team Lovie absolutely plans to get the most out of it.

20 Responses to “Scrambled Eggs, Ham And Charles Sims”

  1. Luther Says:

    What a great problem to have in the backfield.

  2. buc4lyfe Says:

    He should be a food critic

  3. Dooley Says:

    I think JoeBucsFan.Com shouldn’t assume a player being signed or drafted as an indictment against another player until the results are made certain. We didn’t sign Michael Johnson to replace one of our better DEs and Sims isn’t here to immediately challenge/replace Doug Martin, this is what a pro roster looks like when a “rockstar” isn’t running things, surplus talent.

  4. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Our backfield may be the deepest in the NFL. Only thing that makes this an absolute is the fact that Simms is a rookie (but that rarely matters for a RB). But James is a productive runner while Rainey has also proved versatile.
    I think a fire has been lit under the belly of Doug Martin and he could really come back guns a blazin’.

  5. Bob Says:

    Stir the pot Joe.

  6. cbell96825 Says:

    Hey joe kind of a random question but If I saw you in the street could you recite the way you describe peter king without looking.

    Go Bucs

  7. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Sims will get more carries and plays then some are thinking, (warning) don’t draft Martin for your fantasy team.

  8. Louis Friend Says:

    Martin is the starter now, but if he underproduced in the early part of the year – what a wealth of options the Bucs have! I’m rooting for him to be a pro bowl player, but if he isn’t it’s not going to hurt too badly at all.

  9. biff barker Says:

    Dooley, Michael Johnson was specifically signed to replace Clayborn.

    It’s Sims that’s the question mark. He’s not taken a single NFL snap and we don’t know where he fits in the offense. It’s an entirely valid question as to how the workload with Martin will be split.

  10. biff barker Says:

    Louis, Martin had no hope going against a stacked box last year. A shaky QB at best, who was replaced by a very raw rookie, is not going to strike fear in an opposing secondary. That’s one of the reasons the OL was gutted and a vet QB is here.

    He’ll do fine in a more balanced attack.

    The Bucs will determine where Sims fits as the season progresses.

  11. tha truth is... Says:

    it wouldn’t surprise me if Doug is traded in tha future b4 his rookie contract expires

  12. SteveK Says:

    Doug Martin is our number one back, and Tedford said he prefers several running backs carrying the load.

    We have a crowded backfield, and that’s a good thing.

    What’s up with Javorskie Lane? I hear he is a very large man with good feet.

  13. Danati74 Says:

    D.Martin is a great running back. There is a reason he got drafted in the 1st round. If the Bucs didn’t grab him when they traded up, the Giants would have got him. There is also a reason C. Sims got drafted in the 3rd round. Lets see what he has. We all know what Doug can do. I like both players and believe they can compliment each other.

  14. Oahubuc Says:

    Peter King…has pumped out his thoughts…

    Love it!

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Joe and Peter King love oatmeal and so do I. I used to have raisins boiled into the water before adding the oats as a kid. Now I slice up bananas and cook them before adding the oats, no need for sugar. Delicious comfort food that is filling, now that’s some eating.

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  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sims wasn’t added to replace anybody….this is how you build versitility & depth. I suspect Sims will be line up in the slot quite a few times or in the backfield with Martin….he could be our 3rd down back.
    I guess you could say if you wanted that he was drafted to replace Leonard…..

  18. biff barker Says:

    TBF, Leonard was a situational player in a different offense.

    The unknown is if will Sims be used similar to Martin or have his own plays designed for him.

  19. Jim Walker Says:

    Just one word…

  20. Joe Says:

    Joe and Peter King love oatmeal and so do I.

    Oatmeal is good stuff. The peaches and cream flavor is fantastic.