Chris Simms joins Belichick’s staff

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Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that former Titans and Bucccaneers quarterback Chris Simms has joined the Patriots’ coaching staff.

Simms’ title is not yet known, but he’s believed to be taking an entry-level position. Simms has a strong connection to Bill Belichick. Chris’ father, Phil, was the Giants’ starting quarterback when Belichick coordinated New York’s defense under Bill Parcells.

A third-round pick in the 2003 draft, the 31-year-old Simms spent five seasons in the NFL. He finished his career with a 7-9 record and 12:18 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

In May of last year, Simms was acquitted of charges of driving under the influence of marijuana when his friend took the fall.

46 responses to “Chris Simms joins Belichick’s staff

  1. Paragraph #1: Chris Simms is a good guy.

    Paragraph #2: Good for him.

    Paragraph #3: Not bad. Not many people can play professional football.

    Paragraph #4: He’s a butthead!

    Maybe we didn’t need that last paragraph, unless that was what you really wanted to report.

  2. You know, everyone hated this guy since the day he was drafted. He played his guts out and got killed trying to make a talentless Bucs offense work, and then got the boot after he played through a ruptured spleen. I wonder, like so many other QB’s who get saddled to a crappy team, if his career would have been more fruitful had he simply been drafted elsewhere. Regardless, whatever hate existed for this kid should have left the building after he showed the guts/toughness to finish out a game with that kind of injury.

  3. Sure, maybe his name got him in the door but if he doesn’t work hard Bellichick will drop him faster than an old game tape of the Jets.

  4. I love it when Jets fans like ari888 profess their hatred of the Patriots because when the Pats beat them I can feel the frustration of all those losers!

  5. It’s always shocking to hear that another Bonghorn has taken up the herb. Next thing you know, we will hear that Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson are burning.

  6. NFL historians have already noted that this is the first time that a man with no spleen has joined the staff of a coach with no spine and no scruples.

    Interesting that together, Chris and Bill don’t have enough body parts to make one whole, ethical human.

  7. Liked Chris Simms from the start. A gutty, gritty competitor who gave that Bucs team everything he had up to getting his spleen destroyed because of that piece of crap line.

    Tampa crapped all over him after that.

    Wish him the best in New England.

  8. joined the staff of a coach with no spine and no scruples

    But more brain than you can hope to comprehend.

  9. Not saying he would have been an all pro by any means, but he showed some promise until that game against Carolina when he literally almost died. Was never the same afterwards. Wish him luck as a coach.

  10. Come on, dude lost his spleen. If that happened to me, I’d partake of the wacky weed too

  11. Chris Simms = every OU fan’s favorite every Longhorn QB! But the dude did show some guts playing with a ruptured spleen. The kid has to know the game well, I hope he turns out to be a great coach. Maybe he can replace Mack Brown someday instead of Major Applewhite…

  12. I’m sure Jon Gruden will be sure to give Chris a shout when piecing together his next staff.

  13. rexismybff says:
    Mar 26, 2012 10:37 PM
    NFL historians have already noted that this is the first time that a man with no spleen has joined the staff of a coach with no spine and no scruples.

    Interesting that together, Chris and Bill don’t have enough body parts to make one whole, ethical human.
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    One of the more amusing hater comments I’ve seen. Nice work!

    Totally wrong, of course, as no couch has bigger onions than our man Billy B.

  14. Soulman45 says:Mar 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    What have Bill got gone on?
    *********************************************

    Is that english?!?!

  15. It must be great to have a famous, well-connected Daddy. Especially if you’re a stoner slacker who would ordinarily be working at Piggly Wiggly.

  16. Yea if he has the chance to learn from BB, he should take full advantage of it. Learn from the greatest coach ever..Im a Broncos fan..

  17. Like many here I’ve got respect for what this dude played through in Tampa. You know… The Gruden era. Was there ever a coach that collected and mishandled a bigger collection of backup QBs? I once (literally) counted 12 QBs on that roster. One being the great Jake Plummer who never suited up for him. Stay in the the booth Chucky.

    I wish Mr Chris Simms the best. Gritty competitor. I hope we’re talking about a young upstart coach in a few years. 🙂

  18. Has no one mentioned that when Simms tried to make an NFL comeback, he actually tried to switch arms?

    Like I think he was orriginally southpaw, but tried to come back right handed, or visa versa

    Either way, the guy has heart. And he was good with the Bucs, they just had a bad o-line, mediocre recievers, and a bad head coach in chucky.

  19. bozosforall says: Mar 26, 2012 11:31 PM

    Little mamma’s boy, riding his daddy’s name.
    ———————————

    self-loathing, much?

  20. Phil must have begged Bill to give his kid a job……just like he’s been doing since he was in college.

  21. jjbadd says:
    Mar 27, 2012 7:29 AM
    Yea if he has the chance to learn from BB, he should take full advantage of it. Learn from the greatest coach ever..Im a Broncos fan..
    ——————

    Vince Lombardi wants to know what the hell is going on in your post.

  22. “Simms’ title is not yet known, but he’s believed to be taking an entry-level position”

    Entry level job?… I picture “go fa probie” role…

    Responsibilities

    1) Data entry
    2) Make copies
    3) Get Coffee
    4) Set up meeting rooms

  23. —————

    Vince Lombardi wants to know what the hell is going on in your post

    Sadly, I dont think Lombardi would make it in todays NFL. And thats no disrespect to Lombardi, its just all the politics, and most of all, salary cap. The game has evolved into a game of math…

  24. rc33 says:
    Mar 27, 2012 9:42 AM
    bozosforall says: Mar 26, 2012 11:31 PM

    Little mamma’s boy, riding his daddy’s name.
    ———————————

    self-loathing, much?

    _______________

    Belichick banged his mammy. He offered to stick around, but she was already moving on to the next. Credit to Belichick for trying to do the right thing.

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