Sims makes huge play
The Tampa Tribune, published 12 October 2015

There were several important plays for the Bucs, but none bigger than Jameis Winston’s 56-yard screen pass to running back Charles Sims in the third quarter. It led to Connor Barth’s 47-yard field goal, which cut Jacksonville’s lead to 24-23.

On third-and-15 from Tampa Bay’s 15-yard line, Winston drifted away from pressure and found Sims in the left flat. Sims utilized his blockers expertly and sprung down the left sideline, where he was finally run down by linebacker Telvin Smith on the Jacksonville 29.

“I was just out there trying to make a play,’’ Sims said. “It set up perfectly. Everybody blocked well, the receivers on the perimeter, the O-linemen, everybody. It was a big play that got us going.’’

Sims finished with 85 receiving yards, the most by a Tampa Bay running back since Earnest Graham had 99 yards at Detroit in 2007. Of his four catches, however, one stood out.

“That was huge,’’ Bucs center Joe Hawley said. “We kind of put ourselves in a hole with a penalty and we were kind of getting down on ourselves. For Charles to have a big play like that, it really gave us a boost.’’