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ASHBURN Ziggy Hood Jersey , Va. (AP) — When the emotional leader of the Washington Redskins tried to explain the latest dip in their roller-coaster season, the diagnosis wasn’t pretty.“I guess we got too high on ourselves for whatever reason,” safety D.J. Swearinger said after the Redskins followed an emotional victory at Seattle with a 38-30 loss at home to Minnesota. “We just weren’t ready to play.”That’s not what anyone around the 4-5 Redskins wants to hear as they hope to keep pace in the crowded NFC wild-card race with a visit to the 7-2 New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Swearinger, cornerback Josh Norman and other players lamented a lack of consistency from week to week, leading to the question of whether the Redskins can handle and sustain success.“If they feel that way, then I got to do a better job of making sure they don’t get a big head,” coach Jay Gruden said Monday. “For the most part, players have to get ready to play. And I have to do a better job of getting them ready. If they’re not ready, then that’s on me.”Injuries have played a part and continue to take a toll as Washington will be without running back Rob Kelley and inside linebacker Will Compton for a few weeks. Kelley sprained the MCL in his left knee, and Compton has a Lisfranc sprain in one of his feet.The Redskins are planning to add a running back before facing the Saints. Rookie Samaje Perine and third-down back Chris Thompson are expected to split the carries in Kelley’s absence.But now that the entire starting offensive line is back and some injuries are healing up, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said that’s no longer an excuse. That’s what made the loss to the Vikings in which Norman said the Redskins “just didn’t have it,” so baffling.“Those games come out of nowhere and just swipe you in the face,” Norman said. “You’ve got to come out here and be consistent. That’s the pedigree of a championship football team and we didn’t show that.”Perhaps part of it is that Washington has had to deal with the toughest schedule in the NFL so far. Four of five losses are to first-place teams, plus another to Dallas, and the Redskins have won on the road at the top two teams in the NFC West, the Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.“Each week we’re playing very good football teams,” Gruden said. “Not saying we’re not consistently playing well. I just think we’ve run into some really good offenses with guys making plays on the other side, and were not matching play for play with the other team.”It’s not getting any easier this week at NFC South-leading New Orleans, which rushed for 298 yards in a 47-10 rout of Buffalo.“Everybody in the league is really good,” quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “You just have to learn from these tougher losses where we came up short and point to the plays where we weren’t good enough that end up causing the loss and try to prevent the mistakes so they don’t come up again.”NOTES: WR Ryan Grant is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, S DeAngelo Hall has a bone bruise in his right knee and DL Anthony Lanier has a sprained knee. … Gruden said TE Jordan Reed is day to day after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. The next Tyreek Hill, or the next Brandon Banks?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTJames FitzGeraldShareTweetShareShareWashington Redskins 2019 UDFA profile - Steven Sims, Jr., WR, KansasJay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsI get impressed when I read stuff like this from R.C. Fischer of College Football Metrics:Click this link to access all 2018 and 2019 Undrafted Free Agent profiles on Hogs HavenWhy would a player who excites a professional scouting service in this way end up undrafted?Well, like the recently profiled T.J. Rahming, Steven Sims, Jr. is an undersized athlete who played in an unheralded, and, in Sims’ case, losing program.Over the past three years, Kansas has gone 2-10, 1-11, 3-9.In addition, the program just doesn’t have a ‘reputation’ for producing NFL quality offensive players.Furthermore, Sims can’t boast any eye-popping raw stats from college, aside from some pretty impressive punt return stats.In 2016, his sophomore season, Steven Sims had 72 catches, 859 yards, 7 TDs. That’s solid, but not the kind of production that really stands out.But taken in context, Sims’ 7 TDs represented 44% of the TD passes for Kansas QBs in 2016.The passes in his best statistical season came fromthree bad quarterbacks who combined for 16 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions.Sims went on to catch 6 of the team’s 14 TDs in 2017 and 4 out of 17 in 2018.So, we’ve got a good, though small-bodied player on a losing team, with production that fell over his final three seasons.These are not things that usually get a player noticed or drafted.But maybe SIms is the wide receiver equivalent of Wes Martin, the Redskins’ under-the-radar 4th round offensive lineman from Indiana.Maybe Sims has the skills to make the roster and do some damage in the NFL.Let me give you a few more nuggets from College Football Metrics, who love Sims as a player:4.35 40-time (maybe a 4.30 that needs bumped to a 4.35 because of the Pro Day fudge factor)1.49 10-yard split6.7s for a three-cone5’9”/5’10” and 180 +/-pounds. Hoping he has 9”+ hands.The Report goes on to compare Steven Sims to these players:Emmanuel SandersAldrick RobinsonPhillip DorsettTyreek HillBrandin CooksCorey ColemanYouTube Highlight reelOf course, for any UDFA trying to make the Redskins team, the ability to contribute on special teams is critical.Steven Sims is a really small dude who wasn’t drafted.Chances are, the only way he makes it onto the Redskins roster is as a punt returner specialist.Fortunately for him Rob Kelley Jersey , he has some credentials.It’s true that Sims had limited work as a punt returner, with only 26 returns in his 4-year career, but he averaged a whopping 21.7 yards per return, and in his Junior year had 14 returns for 355 yards - an incredible 25.4 yards per return.In other words, this guy was giving his team a quarter of the field back — probably half the punt distance — on his average returns in 2017.Sims was a part-time returner for the team, putting up his best numbers as a junior.Like his other stats, they aren’t eye-popping, but he does at least have some experience as a return man.One might be led by the glowing scouting report above to think that Steven Sims, Jr. may be another hidden diamond uncovered by Doug Williams, Kyle Smith, Tim Gribble and the rest of the scouting department.Personally, I’m excited to see this young man on the field in burgundy and gold during the pre-season!But my opinion is being shaped by a guy I don’t know and I’m not convinced I can trust.I’m very interested in the opinion of Jason FitzGerald, who regularly gives us his take on the Redskins UDFAs.I wonder if he’ll be as gushingly positive about this undrafted free agent as R.C. Fischer is.James FitzGerald (@GMDfitz7765) is a former college player, high school coach, and an avid college football fan who has spent hours in the film room watching opponents and his own teams. His analytical skill adds depth to these profiles that I can’t supply on my own.Let’s see what he has to say.Fitz’s film reviewFilm Watched: Kansas vs. WVU, Kansas vs. Oklahoma StateSteven Sims Jr. is strong for his for his size. With the ball in his hands against Oklahoma State he was able to stiff-arm a defender to gain a few extra yards; he also broke a few tackles to turn a stop on third down into a first down.Sims is also a strong blocker. Kansas’s offense was based around the running back, and Steven Sims played his role well. If he wants to make the Redskins team, he is going to have to show off his blocking ability in camp.He has a very high motor. Sims is always going the extra mile to make a block down field or to salvage a few positive yards on a sniffed out screen. This former Jayhawk is an explosive player with a high acceleration level. He is not particularly fast, but he builds up speed quickly to gain yards after the catch.Sims also finds space to run. He takes good angles that make the defense miss. Sims’ downside is mostly related to his diminutive stature.Sims is a bit under 5’9. He is not tall for an NFL wide receiver, although there have been players his size that have had success. Because of his size, he, at times, got lost in coverage on the field; when the QB threw it his way, he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. Also, his route tree is limited and he was used mostly on screen plays. That may not be his fault, however. The Kansas offense was mostly based on the running back (look out for Pooka Williams BTW). Sims also had three different QBs throwing to him throughout the season, so put asterisk on this weakness. How would he fit with the Redskins? Steven Sims Jr. has to be a part of special teams to make the regular season roster. He was not the main punt or kick returner on film at Kansas, but he did return a few. Sims has the ability to make the 53-man roster, but the Redskins have a few people that already have his skill set.To avoid getting cut or ending up on the practice squad, he will have to beat out our current return men for that spot, and he has a shot at doing that if he can shine in preseason. In comparing him to T.J. Rahming, the Redskins’ other UFDA wide receiver, who is roughtly the same size, with a similar skill set, Sims, in my opinion, has a better chance to make the team. So, James FitzGerald’s view of Steven Sims, while generally positive, is not the gushing praise given by College Football Metrics, who may have had an interest in pumping up the prospect.Looking at the Washington draft, and, now, two small, speedy UDFA receivers, I get the distinct feeling that the mission this off-season was to get faster as a team.I doubt whether Sims can win a roster spot on his receiving skills alone, but he may have the opportunity to secure a roster spot primarily as the specialist return man, and slot in as the 6th receiver on the depth chart.To do that, he will have to show incredible explosiveness as a returner in preseason but it will be interesting to see how well the skills of this largely unheralded player translate to the NFL field.


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