Pump The Brakes On Charles Sims

October 29th, 2014

SimsBucs fans might want to chill their enthusiasm for the Sunday return of rookie running back Charles Sims.

Sims officially started practicing last week and he’s expected to return the Bucs’ 53-man roster in a matter of hours off the injured reserve/designated for return list. But the latest update from Sims isn’t all sunshine.

Speaking on his Total Access show Monday night, Lovie Smith said Sims “isn’t full speed yet.” The head coach made it clear that Sims, while he progressed quickly after ankle surgery, is still in the normal recovery window for that injury. And Lovie strongly implied that Sims might need another week to really be ready.

Lovie also talked about how excited he is to have the offensive benefit from what Sims can do coming out of the backfield in the passing game.

Joe can’t be too bummed out about this, though Joe was excited to see Sims get a chunk of work in Cleveland. Joe really got his hopes up a few weeks ago when general manager Jason Licht said Sims was “way ahead of schedule.”

29 Responses to “Pump The Brakes On Charles Sims”

  1. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    any news on Martin’s injury?

  2. NewTampaChris Says:

    I overheard this today at One Buc Place:

    Licht: Man, Lovie, have you seen these analysts that are grading us with an “F”? I never dreamed we’d be in this position.

    Lovie: Darn it, Jason, our roster is terrible. You could have done a better job of getting me some decent players.

    Licht: Well f—k, you Mr. “I have the final say.” Ray Handley could have done a better job against all these backup and rookie QBs! Derek Anderson? 13 points against the f—king Vikings? Are you kidding me?

    Lovie: Jason, I’m not really that worried. I’ve got a 5-year contract and lots of good will left over from the Father Dungy days. You’ll get fired long before I will.

    Licht: Jesus, Lovie, my family is just getting used to the humidity in this place. My wife spends half her day trying to straighten her hair. Can’t you coach these guys up better?

    Lovie: It’s not my fault that Collins and Johnson got paid and checked out. They actually looked like NFL players last year. And neither of our QBs could start in the SEC, much less this league.

    Licht: You better figure out a way to keep this team from looking like extras on The Walking Dead. Your goodwill won’t last forever.

    Lovie: You’ll be long gone before then.

    Licht: F—k you.

    Lovie: Fudge you, too.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Do the smart thing…don’t rush him back….

    I hope to see more Mike James….we should play him a bit to see if he’s a keeper. It seems every time he has the ball he gets yards…..notice when the game was on the line & we needed 1 yd who we went to.

  4. Rrsrq Says:

    Sims is full speed ahead, he’s sandbagging, he’s seen the offensive line and QB play.

  5. BucFanInArkansas Says:


    ROFL! Well done!

  6. DB55 Says:


    You sir are a winner!!! Ding ding ding!

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    NewTampaChris …very creative. Excellent stuff!!!


  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Still laughing………….

  9. mike h Says:

    @NEWTAMPA- lol that’s great hahahaha

  10. mike h Says:

    well guys looks like were on the same page! lol

  11. Almahizy Says:

    Of course lovie said that…He’s been consistently inconsistent about what he says to the media. Why wouldn’t they roll out sims?! The season is just about lost and im sure team lovie/licht are anxious to see what he can do. Besides, I need him to start on my FFB team during a heavy bye week. #impspimps

  12. RastaMon Says:

    I would not matter which Hall of Fame running back one would chose….running behind this offensive line…results would be the same…rest Sims….just enough work for him the get a feel for the NFL…
    My greatest fear…is the last 2 meaningless games….Saints and the Packers….draft slots slipping as those 2 teams rest up for their post season play

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Hahahahaha. …

    Thank U Chris

  14. krayzie13buc Says:

    hey joe can we rally and fire lovie like we did schiano

  15. Bucnnole Says:

    Patiently awaiting NewTampaChrisBucsFan.Com.

  16. buddhaboy Says:

    yeah, mike james is good and tough. runs straight will power.

    Why should i be surprised that lovie and company cant judge talent. Just Jam Doug Martin up the middle again and again.

    “Its a bucs life”

  17. buddhaboy Says:

    I’m with you krazyie13. I say we go after someone like Gary Kubiak.

    That scheme they use is top notch. He is a great coach, probably wants another shot.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I have failed to see Sims produce. Apparently, just like the offensive line did, just like Frazier did, just like McCown and Glennon did, Sims is getting props before he even earns them.

    Some people never learn.

  19. billy buckaroo Says:

    Sims is not going to have to do much to look good compared to what we’ve seen so far from other running backs.
    Since Lovie picked him they prob will have some new plays they havent run yet and are saving for him when he finally gets in to make the pick look good
    Prob hold him out til the Chicago game would be my guess.

  20. Skelly Says:

    Thanks Chris. I needed a good laugh today….

  21. Buctebow Says:

    Hold him out a couple more games at least, no point rushing him in now.

  22. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Bonzai, U haven’t seen Sims preform because he has never played a down in the NFL. Smarten up.

  23. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    @Dewey Selmon

    Hey, stupid, that is exactly my point, wise@$$. People are giving him props before he earns them. Obviously, logic goes right over some peoples heads.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And, btw, he played in the first preseason game. 6 runs. A whopping 13 yards.

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Against backups.

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    He did show good pass catching skills. Against backups. Again.

  27. Another J Says:

    How is Charles Sims going to improve the offensive line? It’s nice that he can catch the ball out of the backfield, but If the quarterback doesn’t have time to throw the ball to him…

  28. BoJim Says:

    Let him sit for a few more weeks. Don’t ruin his career before it starts.

  29. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Sims could be ready, who knows? Lovie is going to be vague just to throw a smokescreen the Browns’ way. Of course being that the Bucs are a 6 or 7 point underdog it maybe an easy Brown win no matter if Sims shows up or not…. Of course the one Bucs win this year was against another AFC North team and no one thoguht the Bucs had a chance in Pittsburgh; maybe Sims has a breakout day; if it costs the Bucs a few draft spots next spring they’ll probably find a way to steal another win away from home, might as well be in Cleveland, hell they let the Jags get a win…..