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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:23 pm

Quarterback Chris Simms Stays With Bucs

By Associated Press

March 1, 2006, 1:49 PM CST


TAMPA, Fla. -- Quarterback Chris Simms agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday.

The signing comes two days before Simms would have become a restricted free agent and allows the Bucs to keep the quarterback who started the last 10 games in the 2005 season after Brian Griese went down with a knee injury.



Simms, drafted by the Bucs in 2003, won six of his 10 starts and led the team to an NFC South championship. He completed 191-of-313 passes for 2,035 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

In a playoff game against Washington, the 25-year-old Simms set team postseason records by completing 25 passes on 38 attempts.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:24 pm

that means brian griese is gone. its doing the right thing though. simms could be really good.
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Postby mattb47 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:26 pm

I'm very surprised that they only signed him to a 1-year deal. I thought they were planning on signing him long-term....
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:29 pm

yeah the one year deal is curious. It would seem like they arent quite as in love with him as everyone thought. I sure hope that we either keep Griese or sign a veteran FA QB. I am not sold on Simms yet.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:30 pm

mattb47 wrote:I'm very surprised that they only signed him to a 1-year deal. I thought they were planning on signing him long-term....


very interesting. maybe they want to see how the labor situation turns out. where is tampa bay compared with the rest of the league???
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Postby logan » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:34 pm

they are 8 million over based on a 92 million dollar cap.
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:35 pm

mattb47 wrote:I'm very surprised that they only signed him to a 1-year deal. I thought they were planning on signing him long-term....


I agree. Maybe the CBA problems have something to do with it. The only other reason I can think of is that the Bucs aren't 100% sold on him. That's pretty risky though. If Simms has a great year in 2006 the Bucs will have to pay him a lot more than if they signed him to a long term contract now.
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Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:41 pm

With the prospect of an un-capped 2007 season, I'm sure the Bucs would have loved to sign Simms long-term, but it's doubtful his agent was keen on the idea....

Think about the money Simms could get if he performs well in '06 and becomes a free agent in an un-capped '07....

He easily could demand the truly enormous bucks from a team like Washington or Oakland in '07 if he proves in '06 that his performance in '05 wasn't a fluke...


Picture this scenario, if you will:

Washington cuts Brunell (cap casualty) and starts 20+ rookies in '06, as expected....

Jason Campbell struggles accordingly...

Simms puts up respectable numbers in Tampa (3200 yards and 20 TD's)....

Simms goes into '07 as a free agent, and Danny Snyder all of a sudden has no cap to worry about...

Chris Simms could easily sign a $75-million deal with Washington in that kind of situation.... (assuming his daddy lets him play for the 'Skins)
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Postby steelerfan513 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:47 pm

Plindsey88 wrote:With the prospect of an un-capped 2007 season, I'm sure the Bucs would have loved to sign Simms long-term, but it's doubtful his agent was keen on the idea....

Think about the money Simms could get if he performs well in '06 and becomes a free agent in an un-capped '07....

He easily could demand the truly enormous bucks from a team like Washington or Oakland in '07 if he proves in '06 that his performance in '05 wasn't a fluke...


Picture this scenario, if you will:

Washington cuts Brunell (cap casualty) and starts 20+ rookies in '06, as expected....

Jason Campbell struggles accordingly...

Simms puts up respectable numbers in Tampa (3200 yards and 20 TD's)....

Simms goes into '07 as a free agent, and Danny Snyder all of a sudden has no cap to worry about...

Chris Simms could easily sign a $75-million deal with Washington in that kind of situation.... (assuming his daddy lets him play for the 'Skins)


if the redskins turned into the yankees of baseball, i would commit suicide. the salary cap makes football better than baseball. i hate the yankees, and i would definitely hate the redskins (more) if they started doing what the yankees do right now in baseball.
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Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:54 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:
Plindsey88 wrote:With the prospect of an un-capped 2007 season, I'm sure the Bucs would have loved to sign Simms long-term, but it's doubtful his agent was keen on the idea....

Think about the money Simms could get if he performs well in '06 and becomes a free agent in an un-capped '07....

He easily could demand the truly enormous bucks from a team like Washington or Oakland in '07 if he proves in '06 that his performance in '05 wasn't a fluke...


Picture this scenario, if you will:

Washington cuts Brunell (cap casualty) and starts 20+ rookies in '06, as expected....

Jason Campbell struggles accordingly...

Simms puts up respectable numbers in Tampa (3200 yards and 20 TD's)....

Simms goes into '07 as a free agent, and Danny Snyder all of a sudden has no cap to worry about...

Chris Simms could easily sign a $75-million deal with Washington in that kind of situation.... (assuming his daddy lets him play for the 'Skins)


if the redskins turned into the yankees of baseball, i would commit suicide. the salary cap makes football better than baseball. i hate the yankees, and i would definitely hate the redskins (more) if they started doing what the yankees do right now in baseball.


Well, I have to agree that the NFL is more fun to watch because of cap-induced parity, but make no mistake about it, if Danny Snyder no longer has to contend with a salary cap, the Redskins will be buying a Super Bowl in no time flat...
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