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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.

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45 Responses to “Chris Simms joins Belichick’s staff”
  1. jackntorres says: Mar 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    Coach needs a new connection with Randy gone?

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

    What have Bill got gone on?

  3. play4blood says: Mar 26, 2012 9:24 PM

    Still riding his daddy’s last name to the bank. What a joke.

  4. ar1888 says: Mar 26, 2012 9:24 PM

    I hate the Patsies, so i hope he continues to smoke weed while getting together game plans.

  5. hosmachine says: Mar 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    Thank you Daddy!!!

  6. brutus3413 says: Mar 26, 2012 9:27 PM

    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.

  7. wtfchiefs says: Mar 26, 2012 9:29 PM

    How nice of Phil.

  8. backindasaddle says: Mar 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    Damn great opportunity Chris. Best make the most of it.

  9. onlysane1intheroom says: Mar 26, 2012 9:32 PM

    Not sure why this is news.

  10. zn0rseman says: Mar 26, 2012 9:33 PM

    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.

  11. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 26, 2012 9:34 PM

    Mention of his arrest, but no mention of him giving his body, literally, for the sport. People forget what he gave up. He could have had a long career(as a backup) in the NFL.

  12. gotampabay52 says: Mar 26, 2012 9:35 PM

    If that name was anything chris ruined it and his brother matt at UT (tennessee) but the period to end that name

  13. Henry says: Mar 26, 2012 9:36 PM

    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.

  14. Herb Deluxe says: Mar 26, 2012 9:46 PM

    And you thought Phil Simms’s fawning over Belicheat was bad before…

  15. firstpitchslam says: Mar 26, 2012 9:48 PM

    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!

  16. trubroncfan07 says: Mar 26, 2012 10:07 PM

    They needed to bring in someone to bring in for MC D to bully. Chris Sims will be perfect in that role.

  17. aglawman says: Mar 26, 2012 10:13 PM

    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.

  18. astrosfan75956 says: Mar 26, 2012 10:23 PM

    Legalize it!

  19. 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.

  20. pftcensorssuck says: Mar 26, 2012 10:43 PM

    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.

  21. TheWizard says: Mar 26, 2012 10:47 PM

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

    But more brain than you can hope to comprehend.

  22. alstottwastheman says: Mar 26, 2012 10:49 PM

    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.

  23. nagaswan says: Mar 26, 2012 10:50 PM

    Alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana

  24. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 26, 2012 10:53 PM

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

  25. chawk12thman says: Mar 26, 2012 10:55 PM

    Hired as the Drug Compliance Officer?

  26. raiderapologist says: Mar 26, 2012 11:01 PM

    As long as he doesn’t end up in the booth like his daddy, it’s a good thing.

  27. quadya says: Mar 26, 2012 11:01 PM

    It’s not what ya know, It’s who ya know….am I right?

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

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

  29. pastortodd78 says: Mar 26, 2012 11:59 PM

    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…

  30. TheMansiere says: Mar 27, 2012 12:50 AM

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

  31. patsfiend says: Mar 27, 2012 1:41 AM

    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.
    =============
    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.

  32. drednot says: Mar 27, 2012 6:11 AM

    Soulman45 says:Mar 26, 2012 9:21 PM

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

    Is that english?!?!

  33. jenniferxxx says: Mar 27, 2012 6:13 AM

    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.

  34. 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..

  35. 49erstim says: Mar 27, 2012 7:39 AM

    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. :-)

  36. ggreen7 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:03 AM

    Click a thumbs up if you have ever smoked pot…I bet we get a lot more ups than down.

  37. flaccotoboldin says: Mar 27, 2012 9:19 AM

    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.

  38. 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?

  39. dukemarc says: Mar 27, 2012 11:02 AM

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

  40. dukemarc says: Mar 27, 2012 11:04 AM

    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.

  41. gisellichek says: Mar 27, 2012 12:46 PM

    “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

  42. jjbadd says: Mar 27, 2012 12:54 PM

    —————

    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…

  43. rushmatic says: Mar 28, 2012 1:42 PM

    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.

  44. patthepatriot says: Mar 28, 2012 11:03 PM

    Oh, and he was a backup QB with the Broncos during Josh McDaniels’ first head-coaching season

  45. patthepatriot says: Mar 28, 2012 11:09 PM

    He was a backup QB with the Broncos during Josh McDaniels’ first head-coaching season. Probably assistant qb coach. Work with Hoyer and Mallett.

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