Season Over For Charles Sims

December 28th, 2016
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Muscle issue

Running back Charles Sims’ third season is over.

A damaged pectoral muscle against the Saints on Saturday did him in, Dirk Koetter said today.

Sims had a serious knee injury that cost him a couple of months earlier this season. The Bucs’ 2014 third-round pick played in seven games and finished with 51 carries for 149 yards. Known for his golden hands, Sims caught 24 of the 32 balls thrown his way for 192 yards and a touchdown. He also had a TD on the ground.

So Sims has had one standout year, his lone healthy season in 2015, sandwiched between two injury-plagued years (2014 and 2016).

He’ll be back to the Bucs on the cheap next season for his contract year.

Sims is dangerous when he’s healthy, but he can’t run between the tackles and he hasn’t been healthy often enough.

16 Responses to “Season Over For Charles Sims”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    “he can’t run between the tackles ”

    For 1 1/2 games this year he didn’t do well running up the middle. Is that all we can remember?

    Last year in relief of Martin he ran quite well whenever given the ball.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jason Licht’s tastes for injury prone players shining brightly.

  3. BFFL Says:

    doug failed drug test

  4. Aristotle Says:

    Damn it Doug

  5. Fred E. Buc Says:

    I don’t know why the guy pumps his feet waiting for a hole or to make a decision. That is wasted energy and actually takes more time to act when he decides where to go. How come no one has coached him on this feet. My wife said he reminds her of a cartoon where the feet are moving like a buzz saw but the body goes no where. I haven’t been impressed with him at all. And oh, this pass catching threat out of the backfield had his only touchdown through the air come in the very first game, right? Not good.

  6. Shadow man Says:

    Espn says 4 games for substance abuse

  7. Shadow man Says:

    For doug

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Can we just bench Winston and Evans this week – the Bucs aren’t making the playoffs, we all know that, and this game is completely meaningless and without your starting RB (Martin), your 2nd string RB (Sims), your 3rd string RB (Mike James), your 2nd WR (VJ), your 3rd WR (Louis Murphy), your 4th WR (Cecil Shorts), your 1st TE (ASJ) and your 2nd TE (Brate) – why have Winston and Evans on the field? Is Jameis really going to be throwing all day to our 4th string TE (Meyers) and when Evans is getting tripled team is Russell Shepard (?? string WR) going to really be THE man?

    The team is riddled with injuries and had very little depth to begin with. I don’t care what the Winston haters think he’s had a great 2nd year considering the huge decline in play of the offensive line, having no running game most of the season, awful play calling by Dirk and only have one non-UDFA receiver to throw the ball to. The Bucs need a ton of depth at WR this offseason, and now apparently will need a new RB too. Ugh. Well at least a d-lineman shouldn’t be a MUST in the first round for once, but with needing a ton of depth at corner and starters at both safety spots, this team has done remarkably well to be 8-8 or 9-7.

  9. M.Stevbobucfan Says:

    I think the bucs truly need to change athletic trainers next year….in my 40 years of watching bucs football…..I very never seen this many injuries in 1 season

  10. rayjay1122 Says:

    I agree Rod with your thoughts above…..I am bummed out because my wife got me a ticket for that game for a Christmas gift that she purchased several weeks ago. I do not even want to waste my gas, parking money, time and overpriced beer money to watch such a dismal game. I however, not wanting to hurt her feelings have to go and pretend to be happy about it. Maybe I will give the ticket to a homeless person and just kill 3 hours doing something else and pretend I went to the game.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Rod Munch, excellent analysis of where we are (although I’m not sure about throwing VJax, Murph, ASJ, Sims, James & Shorts in there … none of them contributed hardly anything to the Bucs record this year). You’re right-on that Jameis has done a remarkable job with very few weapons this year. Although I too questioned some of Coach Koetter’s play calls as being too conservative & predictable, I’m not sure that anyone could’ve done better given the lack of weapons & OLine issues.

    Bucs have a LOT to work on this off-season. Personally didn’t like Jason Licht’s 2016 draft, but did like several of the FAs he brought in. Key starting/primary rotational holes we need to fill I think will be OLine, WR, TE & RB on offense and DT, DE, LB, CB & Safety on defense. Tall order to fix it all in one year even with all the cap space we’ve got.

  12. feelthepewterpower Says:

    hate to label sims injury prone…..but man, our backfield was a strength, now its become a weakness. Rogers has filled in well, and smith was electric but also got hurt…..thing is, you dont draft rb first round…at least not without building-up your oline first….and even then, with a strong oline, ANY rb can become great, Joe.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Defense Rules – My depth chart is based on what the Bucs thought they had going into the season versus what is on the field. A couple of players here and there going down happens to every team, but nearly the entire Bucs offense is down multiple people. Winston, Evans, Marpet and Donovan are the only guys on the offense who were at the top of the depth chart that are still there – and many backups have gone done as well, as well as their backups.

    Jameis to my eye is out has been outstanding, particularly after that really tough opening schedule. I don’t care what the stats say the guy has been in control of the offense and there is zero doubt about who runs the team and who is the future of the team. Get the guy help on offense and this is a legitimate deep run playoff team. For Dirk I’m really hoping his playcalling has more to do with the lack of depth than him being overwhelming as HC and OC.

  14. NJBucFan Says:

    This guy clearly can’t stand up to the punishment of playing RB.

    He has great hands and is shifty. Line him up at WR this offseason and get him out of the RB room, let him work on route running and chemistry with Jameis.

    The switch would add to the depth at WR, especially at slot to take a little pressure off Brate and Hump.

    Quizz should get the starting role next year with Barber possibly serving as a short-yardage/early-down back. Quizz can play 3rd downs so we don’t need Sims to play there anyway.

  15. jmoneyisback Says:

    Ugh. Can’t help but go back a few years and cry we wasted a 2nd and 3rd pick on ASJ and this guy.

  16. uckinator Says:

    Rayjay1122…Ditto here. My wife bought me tickets for Christmas for the last game. Ugh ! Gotta go since she bought tickets for herself as well. What really hurts is she bought expensive seats. Ouch !