Monday, August 16, 2010

Coordinator 'OK'd' Sims hit

Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims hasn't endeared himself to his offensive counterparts primarily because he's a big-time hitter with one gear - full speed ahead.

There have been numerous complaints about his physicality in so-called non-contact drills. And so it was again Monday when he crashed into tight end Brent Celek at the goal line. But this bump had purpose.

The defensive players were under orders from their coach not to let the ball carriers cross the goal line. A few players before that Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver ran over a defender to get into the end zone. Sims was only too happy to carry out the orders.

"I want an attitude and Ernie is part of that attitude and aggressiveness," coordinator Sean McDermott said. "And from a defensive standpoint, when you’re not playing against your teammates, you don’t let them cross the goal line. But we have to keep in mind that these are our teammates and we have to learn how to take care of one another at the same time. But, I love Ernie’s aggressiveness.”


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