I spoke Monday with B-back David Sims for a story that will run later this week, mostly about his progress since last season. A couple highlights from the interview:
1. Sims believes a big reason he didn’t produce more was that he wasn’t trusting in the creases to be there.
“Most of the times when I don’t trust or I’m not being certain, it shows,” he said, “because I’d be slow to the ball or I’m looking.”
Quarterbacks and B-backs coach Brian Bohannon put it another way.
“I think what he’s saying by that is he was always looking and seeing where to go instead of just saying, ‘Hey, I see what’s in front of me, I’m going to go, I’m going to play fast,’” he said. “With those guys at B-back, it’s been, keeping your pads down and playing fast and just let the rest of it unfold.”
2. Bohannon acknowledged that, with that mindset, there still will be times when the holes actually won’t be there. But Sims still has to keep his pads down.
“That’s part of playing running back,”