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Sims to sign offer sheet in hopes of trade

Post by Eric Williams on April 1, 2010 at 11:03 am with 16 Comments »
April 1, 2010 12:28 pm

Seahawks restricted free agent Rob Sims will sign his $1.176 million, fourth-round tender with the hope of accelerating a potential trade, according to this report from ESPN’s John Clayton.

Chicago and Detroit reportedly are interested in the 26-year-old Sims. And according to the report, Philadelphia also is interested.

But reports have it that Sims is not in Seattle’s future plans because he is not a good fit in the zone blocking scheme being installed by new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs.

Considered a mauler, Sims likely would be a better fit in a man blocking scheme. Sims was a fourth round selection by Seattle out of Ohio State in 2006. He started 34 of 45 games played for the Seahawks.

Sims, 26, missed most of the 2008 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle against Buffalo in the first game of the year. He came back in 2009 and started in 14 of 16 games.

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  1. This does not make any sense, considering our O line is one of our biggest problems and we need people to stay put to become a cohesive front line. At this point, I am not so sure of some of our off season moves. It is still wait and see.

  2. yankinta says:

    I’m cheering for Detroit to get him. This would give us a high 4th round pick next year cuz Detroit will lose another 10+ games coming season……

  3. I agree, this is stoopid. What happens when the zone blocking fails again, & Gibbs & or Carroll is fired?

  4. HugeMellons says:

    You say the O-line is a problem, but want to keep around one of the biggest reasons why it is a problem?

    Where’s the logic in that?

    Patience goes a long way, folks.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    The Bears released Alex Brown, so a trade with the Bears seems unlikely (Unless picks are involved). Although, Seattle had already said they weren’t interested in Brown, so who knows what to make of that?

    And in legal news…

  6. Dukeshire, what do you think are the chances of us signing Alex Brown as we now would not have to give up any draft choices.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I’m curious about that too. If they can sign him reasonably cheap, I think there is a decent chance. So far they’ve shown a willingness to bring in veteran players and this guy has been thoroughly reliable and solid his whole career. I do think however, he’ll be an attractive player for several other teams (Lions, Saints, Patriots) so overall I’d be a little surprised. I think it would be a solid move, but the price may not be right. And also, he may not want to come to a rebuilding project at this point in his career, if he has other options.

  8. I think the Lions will get Sims for a fifth round pick. So far, not too impressed with the Seahawks off season wheeling and dealing.

  9. yankinta says:

    oceanic, Sims signed a 4th round tender. We will get a high 4th round pick in 2011. not a 5th round pick…

  10. If Sims signed with someone else, we would have gotten their 4th rounder THIS year.

    Now the negotiating begins… we will get a pick this or next year for him…

  11. nidhighe says:

    Sims doesn’t fit Gibbs’ version of ZBS. Even if he did, he’s not a very good player.


  12. If Sims sign offer sheet we could trade him for what ever we want. Like SD has trade with us.

  13. I just sent him the pen on my desk. I got faith in Alex Gibbs look at his track record. I don’t think that Gibbs or PC are going to be fired in one year, and it’s pretty dumb to compare Knapp to Gibbs, considering Knapp was his protege and obviously didn’t learn anything. Knapp was the offensive play caller last year, Gibbs is just going to do his guru-ness to the offensive line. So, I guess we won’t have to worry about him sending in our backup QB on third down for a trick play, or call a WR reverse on 3rd and long.

  14. Dirtdawg says:

    I think at this point, if we get Lions 5 th round pick that would be good. that would be the 2nd pick in the 5th round. We need picks to rebuild

  15. Sims is a very good LG.

  16. Macabrevity says:

    Hey Oceanic, my thoughts exactly. Despite putting a 4th round tender, this FO is sure to back down and take whatever they’re giving. If it’s a 5th (despite a bidding war for Sims) then we’ll take it. These guys have no clue how valuable these picks are!!! At least that’s how it would seem.

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