The Man Can Catch

August 4th, 2016
Bucs RB Charles Sims pulled off a rare feat Sunday. (Photo courtesy of

Bucs RB Charles Sims can sure catch. (Photo courtesy of

Dirk Koetter says he wants to get backup running back Charles Sims the ball a little more. No problem with that.

If you have been lucky enough to attend Bucs training camp practices, then you have likely seen the Bucs run a screen pass to Sims from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. The way Jameis throws that changeup to Sims, it’s one of the more beautiful plays Joe has seen a Bucs offense run.

Well, there is a good reason Sims makes that play go — and a reason why Koetter wants to get the ball in Sims’ hands. The man can catch the ball.

The PFF tribe has been busying tapping their keyboards and revealing an interesting stat. It seems there is no running back who has better hands than Sims.

That’s pretty damn impressive. Just one drop. Maybe Sims should be coaching Mike Evans?

So, yeah, the Bucs have a running back who is one of the best in the NFL to catch the ball. No wonder why Koetter wants Jameis to throw the ball Sims’ way.

23 Responses to “The Man Can Catch”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Also CS34 is our most explosive weapon on offense!!!!

  2. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    I love sims I hope he and the rest of the team stay healthy

  3. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Is that screen pass really more beautiful then the Benn’d around?

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    “The Man Can Catch”

    To bad you can’t say that about Mike Evans or Ass-tin Sufferin’ Junkins

  5. Kevin Says:

    I wanna see simms running some.routes!!!! Theres our no 3 reciever just listed as a rb on our depth chart. Problem solution!!!

  6. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    It’s funny how he’s suddenly looking like one of the stronger picks from that draft.

  7. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Sims is a running back playing WR that’s rare great job by Jason for getting this kid

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    The majority of Henny Pennys on JBF screamed in horror when Sims was selected in the 3rd round. Apparently we couldn’t live without a guard at the time and choosing the best player on the board was sacrilege.

  9. Swaggy64 Says:

    I remember his rookie year he only averaged 2.8 yards a carry coming off an injury playing in that offense with no real OC. Then, last year with a real OC he bumped that average up to 4.9. AND most impressive of all, n both seasons he has averaged more than 10 yards a catch. That’s hard to do at RB. Some WR’s and plenty of TE’s don’t get their ypc up to double digits.

  10. AC Says:

    When it comes to Mike Evans drops are really something that cant be coached.. either you have hands or you don’t.. most of the time it is a mental thing. By any rate i see sims having a great year!! LETS GO BUCS

  11. Dick Butkiss Says:

    I am so jacked for this season. Taking a lot of Bucs in my fantasy draft too. I can feel it. Offensive EXPLOSIONS!!! FIRE THEM CANNONS!!!!!

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    When Sims name is mentioned here, cause it’s all good, it makes me want to jump up and whoop and holler. Crank up Jameis and crew, Touchdown Tampa Bay!!

  13. Joe Says:

    Is that screen pass really more beautiful then the Benn’d around?

    It is the Rachel Watson of football plays.

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    Joe Says:

    “It is the Rachel Watson of football plays.”

    Does that mean that lovie’s scheme was the “Roseanne Barr of football” scheme’s????

  15. tmaxcon Says:


    even roseanne barr has more class than lovie displayed.

  16. Brian Says:

    He also has wheels.. He is a total home run threat!

  17. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Sims was a LOVIE pick, because everyone knows (not me) that he wanted to replace Dougy! We need both you guys to be the best running back tandem in the game this year and I like that rookie (Barber), he has a nose for the end zone!

  18. Mike Cannon Says:

    Joe, Who will cover Simms if we line him up in the slot? He would be a great slot receiver and have incredible yards after the catch.

  19. DB55 Says:

    Like I’ve been saying for 2 years he’s our best slot receiver.

  20. The Buc Realist Says:

    @mike cannon

    Does it matter???? Especially if you can get a key block like the one ME13 laid out!!!!!

  21. Kevin V. Says:

    Lovie might not have been alot of things, but stating that he had no class is a real low blow.

  22. Owlykat Says:

    Cross train him in the slot and put him there on first and second down. Humphrey is your slot receiver on third and short. Have your FB as your third down back who can run on third and short if Humphrey is covered. Your FB is a great blocker to help protect Jameis on third down or run out to the side for a quick hitter for a first down!

  23. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Love Chuck, I think he is one of the most underated RB in the leagues only because he is behind all pro Dougy fresh, soon the league will know exactly who he is tho, I certainly agree that he needs to get the rock more often with his mismatches in the passing game. I’ll take 34 over a LB all day. Loved the screen pass last year and thought we didn’t use it enough. I would like to see the wheel route more often as well. He was open for a TD on a couple of them but Jamies was off on the long ball all together, not just to 34. Get chuck the ball more n take the wear n tear off Dougy in the process.