Ernie Sims is another free agent pickup by the Colts. I like this pickup a little bit better than Jamaal Anderson to be honest.
Sims was originally drafted 9th overall by the Detroit Lions in 2006. Last season Sims spent the year in Philadelphia. In 5 seasons Sims has recorded 329 total tackles, with his best overall season being 2007, his second season with Detroit, where he recorded 97 tackles. Sims recorded 48 tackles last season with Philadelphia and played a pretty prominent part on a pretty decent defense.
Without a doubt Gary Brackett is the starter at MLB. However there will be a linebacker competition for the outside positions. I view Pat Angerer as a more than viable option as a lineback until his contract runs out in Indianapolis. Last season we had Philip Wheeler and rookie Kavell Conner. I would imagine that at this point the Colts view their LB corps as Brackett, Angerer, and Conner.
However I could see Sims pushing Conner as the starting outside linebacker. Sims has underachieved since being in the NFL but has the physical tools to be a top flight linebacker, and a solid defensive starter for our team. It all depends how he performs and how he grasps the new system.
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Written by Nick Clason
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