Since the beginning of the Washington Redskins training camp the team has been surrounded with negative publicity, specifically left tackle Trent Williams not wanting to return to the team. But there’s been one guy who has been at the forefront of hope and excitement for the upcoming season.
Wide receiver Cam Sims.
Sims has been the talk around the Redskins media circles as it seems as if every day there is a tweet about him making ridiculous plays like this one.
— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) August 10, 2019
But this is not the Sims that Alabama fans are used to seeing. When the Louisiana native first arrived in Tuscaloosa, he was a part of some very deep receiving corps which included players like Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley, ArDarius Stewart, Robert Foster, Irv Smith Jr. and O.J Howard. Despite his freakish size and ball skills, you could see how he may have gotten a bit lost in the shuffle.
Sims tenure at UA also coincided with quarterbacks who weren’t extremely gifted passers which made the teams a bit run-heavy. The 6’5″ wideout only caught 41 passes for 467 yards and two touchdowns at Alabama.
Despite the crimson tide being loaded on offense, Sims struggled with injuries throughout his career. The former four-star recruit didn’t play in double-digit games until his senior year where he played in 11. Normally all of this would point towards a player rethinking his career in football. But Sims feels differently.
Sometimes players just need a fresh start to be able to put it all together.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77