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Report: OG Sims could be headed to Chicago

Post by Eric Williams on March 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm with 24 Comments »
March 27, 2010 5:14 pm

According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Seahawks could be shipping offensive guard Rob Sims to the Chicago Bears for defensive end Alex Brown.

Sims is a restricted free agent who has not signed his fourth round tender and apparently is not in Seattle’s plans moving forward. Sims might be a better fit for the Bears’ offensive scheme.

Sims was a favorite of former general manager Tim Ruskell, who is rumored to be joining Chicago’s front office. Sims had been part of Seattle’s plans moving forward when Ruskell was still with the team.

Brown, 30, has 35½ sacks since 2004. But the Bears signed Julius Peppers in free agency, making Brown expendable.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Anyone taken in the draft and other acquisitions aside, he would replace Tapp. Brown is a solid football player. This would be a terrific move.

  2. Mike Sando of reports Cardinals free agent WR Sean Morey is expected to sign with the Seahawks.

    Morey is a 9 year veteran who was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Patriots. He also played for the Eagles and Steelers and for the last three years for the Arizona Cardinals.

  3. That report was from the RedZone

  4. Dukeshire says:

    I thought the comments were interesting here. Granted, a small sample size but sounds promising, even for a soon to be 31 year old. Hopefully they can do something about that contract.

  5. Is Brown Better than Tapp?

  6. Anyone know anything about Sean Morey?

  7. Morey was a probowl special teams guy in 2008. Has not yet had much success as a receiver.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Better? Not sure. I would say that at 25, Tapp’s best days are ahead of him. Brown is a finished product and his consistency is certainly something Tapp has not yet achieved. He is clearly no worse and perhaps a better fit for a d line in transition. I see him as a very solid, 2 or 3 year bridge from mediocrity to the dominance we are hoping they are going to build.

    Look at these career numbers. Stable, consistent, albeit unspectacular.

  9. Our buddy Mike Tice, eh, bilko?

  10. Cougfan4real says:

    This would be the first good move the new regime has done!

  11. variable575 says:

    A quote from the link bilko posted:

    “According to one source, Sims is deemed expendable because new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs is more inclined to work with players with whom he’s more familiar.”

    Hey, so does this mean Alex Gibbs would settle for a lesser OLinemen. Really sounds like a lame excuse to force a trade….not being use to such a player so prefering one that he has a history with…. makes it seem like he can’t mold talent into what he wants–it sounds limiting but of course all i’ve heard is how good a coach Alex Gibbs is at his position. Isn’t this what we endured with our last coaching staff? Trading talent away for people whom they had a history with? (going back to who TR brought in as well).

    If we are to lose one of the two–sims or spencer–how come we’re not hearing anything concerning the shipment of spencer to some unlucky dope in waiting??

  12. variable575 says:

    Short n sweet–I’d rather see spencer shipped out than sims. So i’m a little confused as to why I’m not seeing the FO workout a trade with Spence before Sims. Aside from the excuse of not being comfortable with someone Alex hasn’t worked with I’m not understanding the FO with this one.

  13. chuck_easton says:


    To trade a player there has to be somebody that wants the player. Who would want Spencer? He’s more likley to be signed to his tender of $1.76 million and made the RG. Spencer has the athletic ability in the ZBS that Sims doesn’t have. As long as Spencer isn’t a center he’s fine. He just doesn’t have the intellegence to make the line calls.

  14. I’m more & more confused by PC. Not that Sims is anything to rave about, but our #1 area of need is the offensive line!

    I guess my cat could be the starting left guard, wouldn’t be any worse then what we’ve got…………

  15. keep every OL we have and draft many more then let the competition begin. I believe we have some talented linemen that a good coach can use.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    variable575 – I think you’re reading a bit too much into that. First of all, it’s from the perspective of the Bears. It reads like they would be happy to get Sims and even went as far as to apologize for his play. And saying that Gibbs would rather work with “…players with whom he’s more familiar”, doesn’t imply that he would settle for a lesser o linemen, as you say. If you took a poll last year at this time, at least on this blog, far more people here would say Sims was closer to awful than capable. They (Gibbs, Carroll) clearly don’t feel Sims will work in their system and are looking to move him. We should be happy there appears to be a market for him. He may have the best player on a below par line last season but let’s not become revisionists regarding his ability quite yet.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    … have *been* the best …

  18. Devinc253 says:

    Alex Brown.. Could be a good move. But he did only have 2.5 sacks last season.. Thats pretty bad.
    I’d like the hawks to get DE Derrick Morgan in the draft

  19. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, he’s no Derrick Morgan but he had 6 sacks last year.

  20. Only in our wildest dreams will Suh make it to #6. While we’re at it, I have us taking Okung at #14, Spiller at #60, Derrick Morgan in the 3rd after trading Branch. Eric Berry falls to us in the 4th round, and we pick up Sam Bradford with a 5th.

  21. I hope this comes true. Alex Brown will be a great replacement for Tapp. Taller and more consistent than Tapp. He’s no Pat Kerney in his prime, but still a good addition, and frees up the Seahawks to not draft a DE in the first round if they don’t want to.

    Sims is a good OG and has been much too maligned here the past couple of years. He struggled with injuries, but when healthy he’s a powerful guy who will be a good starter for the Bears. He’s just not quick and agile enough for a ZBS. He didn’t adapt to cut blocking very well last year so he doesn’t fit Gibb’s plans.

  22. Sazqwatch says:

    HugeMellons: Very interesting and thanks for posting that. I just can’t imagine that Suh would fall to the Hawks. That’d be insane. We can dream though. I’m sticking with this…#6: Berry (if Okung is gone); #14: Spiller.

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