Eagles get LB Ernie Sims
Eagles receive Ernie Sims from the Detroit Lions. Tony Scheffler to Lions, 5th round pick to Broncos. Just got the update on my phone from ESPN. Adam Schefter reporting.
Wow this is HUGE… what a great move for the Eagles… We pretty much got Ernie Sims for the same price as Chris GoCong….thats AMAZING. Great move on the Eagles part right here this really makes me happy that they went out and did this.
Some of you may be sitting here thinking, ok Ernie Sims… But lets take a minute and look at him he is Height: 6-0 Weight: 230 Age: 25 so he fits the script to the Eagles game plan. Young and good. Already entering his 5th year into the pros and if you look at his numbers, hes a tackling machine that plays OLB and in this defensive scheme he should be close to about 150+ tackles from this kid.
Great great trade for the Eagles picking up Lions LB Ernie Sims..
Gj Eagles.. 3 more days people!!!
Here is a big more on Sims from Lions.com
Took part in 2006 Rookie Night at Lions Quarterback Club.
Participated in the 2007 Lions Pet Calendar that helps to raise money for the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
Animal enthusiast who has a special affinity to exotic critters, and has set up quite an elaborate animal kingdom of his own in his home that includes lighted, temperature-controlled cages.
His collection of animals includes boas, pythons, lizards and spiders, and he has a huge aquarium that features a lionfish.
His father, Ernie Jr. gave him a tarantula at the age of 10 and he started collecting reptiles ever since.
He told the Detroit News in April 2007 that he dreams of owning a Lion one day after a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom earlier in the year and was fascinated by the pride of Lions he saw there.
Because of his great interest in animals, his favorite TV station is the Animal Planet.
After his football career, he wants to become a veterinarian and has a goal to open an animal hospital in Florida.
2009: Missed five games with shoulder and hamstring injuries. Posted 49 tackles (32 solo) and one fumble recovery.
Started at outside linebacker in season opener at New Orleans (9/13) and recorded 5 tackles (4 solo).
Recorded 9 tackles (4 solo) and a fumble recovery vs. Minnesota (9/20). Injured shoulder near end of the game.
Missed first career game vs. Washington (9/27) with shoulder injury.
Posted 7 tackles (3 solo) vs. St. Louis (11/1).
Left game at Seattle (11/8) with hamstring injury after posting 3 tackles (2 solo).
2008: Named a defensive team captain for second consecutive year. Second on team with 140 (90 solo) tackles on the season. Has recorded over 100 tackles in all three seasons in the NFL.
Recorded nine tackles (six solo, one tackle for loss) at Atlanta (9/7).
Posted a team best 14 tackles (11 solo) at San Francisco (9/21).
Led team with 12 tackles (nine solo) vs. Chicago (10/5).
Split a sack with DT Cory Redding and nine tackles (five solo) at Minnesota (10/12).
2007: Named a 2007 defensive team captain. Set a furious pace to lead the team with 172 tackles (114 solo) based on coaches film, the fourth most by a Lions defender in a single season in team history. Ranked fourth in the NFL (press box stats) with 134 tackles.
Starting at weakside linebacker at Oakland (9/9), Sims posted a career-high 16 tackles (11 solo).
Posted 10 tackles (six solo) against Minnesota (9/16).
Made 10 tackles (10 solo) at Philadelphia (9/23).
Had an impressive game against Chicago (9/30), registering 11 tackles (five solo), his first career interception (five yards), a pass defensed and a forced fumble.
Sims had yet another double-digit tackle game, recording 11 tackles (seven solo) at Washington (10/7).
Continuing his furious pace, Sims posted 15 tackles (11 solo) against Tampa Bay (10/21).
At Chicago (10/28), posted seven tackles (six solo).
Made 10 tackles (six solo) and recorded one sack against Denver (11/4).
Posted 10 tackles (eight solo), including one tackle for loss, caused a fumble and had a pass defensed at Arizona (11/11).
Had a monster game against the New York Giants (11/18), posting 15 tackles (six solo), including one tackle for loss.
Sims made six tackles (four solo) and had a pass defensed against Green Bay (11/22).
Tied a career high with 16 tackles (nine solo) at Minnesota (12/2).
Again tied his career high with 16 tackles (11 solo) vs. Dallas (12/9).
Had five tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss, at San Diego (12/16).
Made five tackles (three solo) against Kansas City (12/23).
Posted nine tackles (six solo) at Green Bay (12/30).
2006: Sims finished the season second among NFL rookies in tackles (first in the NFC), and tied for 12th in the NFL (tied for fifth in the NFC), amongst all defenders with 123 tackles (80 solo), according to press box stats.
Finished the season with a team-high 144 tackles (86 solo), according to coaches film review. He recorded 10 tackles or more in eight of his first 16 games in his career. He recorded the most tackles by a Lions rookie since LB Chris Spielman registered 153 in 1988.
In his first career start as a pro, tied for a game-high 10 tackles (eight solo) along with one tackle for loss against the Seahawks (9/10). The 10 tackles that Sims registered against Seattle were the most by a Lions rookie in an opening day start since S Bennie Blades (1988-1996) recorded 12 tackles in his professional debut against the Atlanta Falcons (9/4/88) and were the most by a Lions’ rookie linebacker to start opening day since LB Dennis Gibson’s (1987-1993) 11 tackles made in his opening start as a Lions pro against Minnesota (9/13/87).
Led the team in tackles at Chicago (9/17) with 10 tackles (six solo).
For the third straight game, Sims led the team with a season-high 13 tackles (four solo) along with two special teams tackles against Green Bay (9/24).
At St. Louis (10/1), Sims had 11 tackles (10 solo) to lead the team for the fourth consecutive week.
Posted his fifth-straight double-digit tackle game with 10 (four solo) and forced a fumble at Minnesota (10/8).
Had seven tackles (three solo) against Buffalo (10/15).
Tied his season-best 13 tackles (nine solo) to once again lead the team in tackles at the New York Jets (10/22).
Collected his first fumble recovery of his career off of Atlanta QB Michael Vick (11/5) and also led the defense with nine tackles (eight solo).
Recorded 11 tackles (five solo) vs. San Francisco (11/12).
Captured his first sack of his career, a 0.5 sack of Dolphins QB Joey Harrington for a loss of 2 yards vs. Miami (11/23), while also making nine tackles (seven solo) against the Dolphins.
Had seven tackles (four solo) at New England (12/3).
Registered eight tackles (six solo) vs. Minnesota (12/10).
Made 12 tackles (four solo) vs. Chicago (12/24).
Finished with six tackles (one solo) at Dallas (12/31).
COLLEGE: He was regarded as Florida State’s finest linebacker since Buccaneers’ linebacker Derrick Brooks (1991-94). In 38 games for the Seminoles, Sims started his
Started all year at strong-side outside linebacker in 2005 and finished fourth on the team with 72 tackles (22 solos). He also registered 2.5 sacks (23 yards), 10 tackles for losses of 36 yards, recovered a fumble, deflected four passes and had two interceptions.
Helped lead a unit that ranked 14th in the nation in total defense (309.23 ypg) and 18th in rush defense (108.38 ypg) and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention.
In 2004, Sims played in 12 games, starting the final 11 at strong-side linebacker and finished second on the team with a career-high 86 tackles (41 solos). Also had 4.5 sacks (38 yards), nine tackles for loss (43 yards), five pass defenses and a blocked kick.
Helped the team rank third in the nation in rush defense (83.03 ypg), fourth in scoring defense (14.08 ppg) and seventh in total defense (283.83 ypg).
Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week in back-to-back games (vs. Virginia and Wake Forest).
ESPN All-American first-team choice and All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team pick.
Played in every game as a reserve linebacker in 2003 to total 42 tackles (32 solos) with two tackles for loss (5 yards) and three pressures; also deflected two passes and caused a fumble.
PERSONAL: At North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.) High School, Sims was rated the nation’s best prep prospect in 2003.
Earned All-American honors by Parade as the top prep linebacker in the nation and USA Today All-USA second-team accolades.
Named to the top 100 in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel, was a member of the Super 75 team as selected by the Florida Times Union, chosen as the best player in the south and to the All-South Top 20 by the Tampa Tribune.
Led the Eagles to four state championships (1998-2001) during his five-year career and as a senior rushed for three touchdowns in the Class A state championship game.
An incredible two-way player, he totaled 133 tackles (73 solos), 15 stops for lost yardage, six forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and one blocked field goal attempt from his linebacker position, and ran for 1,081 yards on 115 carries for 23 touchdowns as a running back during his senior season.
Recorded 180 tackles, 41 stops for losses, 12 sacks and forced seven fumbles as a linebacker and rushed for over 600 yards and 17 touchdowns as a running back during his junior season.
Earned five varsity letters at NFC, as he earned varsity spot in eighth grade.
Environmental Studies major.
Father, Ernie Jr., played football at Florida State as a running back for head coach Bobby Bowden (1977-81) while his mother, the former Alice Bennett, was an All-American sprinter on the Seminole track team from 1980-83.
Brother, Marcus, a standout running back at North Florida Christian High, recently signed a letter of intent to play football at Florida State in 2006.
Wore jersey No. 34, which was retired in honor of former Seminole great Ron Sellers. With Sellers’ permission, the number was brought out of retirement at the request of the Seminole coaching staff.
Born December 23, 1984.
SIMS’ SINGLE-GAME BESTS
Tackles: 16 (three times) Last at Min 12/2/07
Forced Fumbles: 1 (three times) Last at Arz 11/11/07
Fumble Recovery: 1 vs. Atl 11/5/06
Special Teams Tackles: 2 vs. GB 9/24/06
Interceptions: 1 vs. Chi 9/30/07
Sacks: 1 vs. Den 11/4/07