Oct 9, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims (90) looks up at the scoreboard during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Free Agency Profile: Pat Sims

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If Dennis Allen wants to have a defense that features multiple fronts then he’s going to need guys like Pat Sims. Thankfully for DA his GM, Reggie McKenzie, gets that so that’s why he went out and got Sims. Got that?

On the free agency radar the signing hardly showed up but on Sunday it will be impossible to ignore the 335-pound defensive tackle in Silver and Black.

Sims will give the Raiders a true nose tackle necessary for the occasions in which the team utilizes the 3-4 which is sure to happen given the type of players being brought in to Oakland this offseason.

An Auburn alum and Ft. Lauderdale native, Sims attended Dillard High school which has cranked out its fair share of professional athletes over the years. A third round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals back in ’08 Sims has been a rotational player starting only 23 games in his five years of NFL service registering 5 sacks and even racking up his first career INT last season.

But when it comes to nose tackles you’re not looking for major production so much as you’re looking for major disruption. So long as Sims can push would be blockers into the backfield making life miserable for running backs and uncomfortable for QBs then his presence will be very much felt.

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  • Raider Grant

    Welcome to Busterville Pat, you’ll fit right in with the rest of the garbage we keep signing!

  • Philip Fitch

    Sims was signed because he is stout against the run. He takes up space in the 4-3! Sims wasn’t signed to play against the pass in the 4-3 or the 3-4, he is not very good at it. Raiders need help against the run and that’s why Sims was brought in. Sims is not a 3 down nose tackle in the 3-4. If he was he would have been a hot commodity in free agency! His roll will be just like X Raider big john Henderson’s was coming in to help against the run. Just because he weighs 335 doesn’t make him a true NT!

  • CognizantImpiety

    Why don’t you keep your negativity to yourself?

  • Raider Grant

    Mr. Positive; Why don’t you keep ALL your opinions to yourself? I have a deep love & Passion for the Raiders & The Nation! Like yourself I have a voice, my own opinions, and the right to post them. I’m sure you never posted or made negative comments out of frustration, anger, and from Passion about something YOU truly love. I’m not just a negative person, and can’t wait to post nothing but great things, cause great things are coming soon! 3rd Generation Raider Fanatic, so don’t doubt it , but be proud about it! Much love Raider Nation !