Chicago Should Jump on Brown-Sims Swap

March 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The rumored trade between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks that would swap DE Alex Brown and G Rob Sims is so good for both sides that it almost makes too much sense.
After announcing that they're desperate to move Brown, Chicago has put itself in a position where teams can simply wait for the veteran defensive end to be released rather than give up an asset in return.
In Seattle, former fourth round pick Sims seems to be an incompatible fit in the offense's new zone blocking scheme. A restricted free agent, he was given an original round tender, despite starting 14 games at left guard and playing relatively well.
Actually, Sims played very well.
According to profootballfocus.com, which analyzes every snap by every player in the league, Sims was the eighth best guard in the NFL last season, and the second best pass blocker at his position.
Walterfootball.com rated Sims as the fifth best offensive guard available in free agency, ahead of more heralded...

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