Fantasy Fueled Proclamation

May 24th, 2015

SimsPanthers does a masterful job overhyping the obvious in an attempt to capture the twitching eyeballs of fantasy football lunatics suffering from withdrawl.

Chris Wesseling of just pumped out a newsy piece alerting the world that the Bucs will feature Charles Sims this season.

Really! What a surprise! (sarcasm) It’s that time of year.

Of course Tampa Bay is counting on last year’s third-round pick. That’s a heavy investment for a running back. And Sims arrived in the NFL with the reputation of having incredibly soft and reliable hands.

The Bucs regime drafted Sims for a reason, despite Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey and Mike James in the house — and needs on the offensive line.

Lovie and friends liked what Sims delivered in two of the last three games of 2014. He also quietly caught 19 balls for 190 yards in limited action. Sims had ankle surgery in August and debuted Nov. 9. That’s damn tough duty for an injured rookie, especially in a mess of an offense.

Sims really didn’t impress Joe, but at least his hands were as advertised, and some speculate speedy Sims can be an NFL wide receiver. The guy could become a heck of a weapon, and a comfort zone, for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Yes, the Bucs plan to feature Sims, until he proves that’s a bad idea.

17 Responses to “Fantasy Fueled Proclamation”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    If Charles Sims (a third rounder) is a heavy investment for a running back. Does that mean Doug Martin is a colossal failure as a first rounder at running back???

  2. Joe Says:

    Hard to call anyone who had a stunning Pro Bowl season a “colossal failure.” Martin’s still got another chapter to write. It’s not his fault the Bucs drafted Sims.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    Barring injury I expect Sims to show his selection was not a bad one, he will contribute to the overall Bucs offensive improvement.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Charles Sims “America’s RB”

  5. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Charles is a poor man’s Leveon Bell. If he can pass protect his hands and cutting ability will more than substantiate being selected in the 3rd round. When he made Kuehley look stupid in the hole I said to myself we’ve got something there.

  6. drdneast Says:

    If anyone would know a little something about overhyping it’s Joe.
    Note: Marcus Mariotta’s NFL jersey was the No. 1 seller last month. Hard to proclaim Wnston, “America’s QB,” when his jersey isn’t the No. 1 seller.
    I believe the people have spoken with their wallets.
    BTW, I’m not a big Mariotta fan, always a Buc QB fan. no matter who is taking the snaps.

  7. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Im really pulling for Doug to take back his starting role.

  8. Patrickbucs Says:


    I was just about to say the same thing.

  9. ndog Says:

    Keep in mind Tim Tebow had the top selling jersey as well. Isn’t it clear by now that people are so stupid that they just follow and like who espn tells them to. I mean all espn had been saying for the last 7 months is how great of a person Mariota is and how Jameis is the devil. If people actually watched the games and researched things for themselves it would be much different. But that is to much to ask nowadays.

  10. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Tim Tebow also led in jersey sells

  11. lurker Says:

    is he gettin traded to play with america’s qb, tom brady?

  12. Bill Says:

    Versatile players + smart game planning leads to productive mismatches.

    We’ve seen it several times over the years, Marshall Faulk and Brian Westbrook were probably the best at it as RB’s and we’ve seen a flood of TE’s who can lineup and “be effective” at basically every position but HB.

    The pairing of Sproles and Graham was an absolute nightmare for defensive schemers because you had no idea where either one might line up. If Sims can “be effective” as a WR and RB it will open up many opportunities for the offense.

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    ndog Says
    “Keep in mind Tim Tebow had the top selling jersey as well. Isn’t it clear by now that people are so stupid that they just follow…”

    Doesn’t change the point. Those “stupid” people are…America. And they have spoken.

  14. joeNUTS Says:

    Sims needs to learn how to hold the football while running. Terrible form in that pic.

  15. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Great post Bill. The rest of you cats harping on jerseys sales are complete well I’ll keep that to myself. But really now I better understand Allen Iverson when he was at the presser like “practice,we talking bout practice. Not a game,but practice”. Marita career will be based on whether or not the eagles make the tournament this season. If the eagles don’t,kelly will be fired and maritas options after he is ousted in tenn. in three seasons will be none existent.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    drdneast …the jersey is ugly as sin.

  17. Sak Says:

    Doug Martin is damaged goods. We need big physical backs not mighty miniatures! Trade Doug Martin while you can get something for himhim!