WR Mike Sims-Walker - Free Agent
|6-2, 200||Born: 11-11-1984||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2011 Week 1 vs PHI (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker was basically invisible, catching only one pass for 5 yards. No rapport with Bradford was evident.
2011 Week 2 vs NYG (11 / 6 / 92 / 0 rec)
Mike Sims-Walker looked great as he caught many passes and ran circles around the NYG secondary who could not cover him well. Bradford looked for Sims-Walker first on numerous play action plays and found him wide open with very soft coverage for explosive first downs. Sims-Walker always looked wide open when Bradford found him and really was a nice weapon to move the chains consistently. He had great hands and ran good routes to create big separation from Giant DB's. Sims-Walker was not able to score as the Rams came up short in the redzone but played really well and earned a touchdown with his game. They are many targets that Bradford spreads the ball to so consistent week to week production is unlikely for Sims-Walker however.
2011 Week 3 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker is trying to transition himself into the system, and having a tough time succeeding. He still is getting open on a few first down opportunities, but hasn't had the big breakout game that you might have thought he could have had with Bradford. Whether it's the new system, or Bradford looking elsewhere, he just isn't part of the gameplan very often.
2011 Week 4 vs WAS (6 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
I almost had to turn the television off because I couldn't watch MSW anymore. It doesn't get much worse than today, MSW had 2 easy balls bounce right off his hands and another ball that most competent receivers come down with he failed to convert missing an opportunity for a 45 yard touchdown reception.
2011 Week 7 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
MSW is still getting used to being back in Jacksonville and dealing with an even worse Quarterback than when he left.
2011 Week 8 vs HOU (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker was shut out in this game. Houston's secondary did an excellent job in coverage and the defensive front gave QB Blaine Gabbert very little time to throw, limiting the opportunities for all Jacksonville receivers.
2010 Week 1 vs DEN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker was shadowed by all-world corner Champ Bailey for most the game, with safety help over the top to take the Jags #1 receiver out of the game. Ironically, Sims-Walker did get the first target of the game, but he dropped it (and absorbed a big hit to boot). He should bounce back in week 2.
2010 Week 2 vs SD (12 / 10 / 105 / 1 rec)
A week after being completely shut out by the Broncos, Sims-Walker more than made up for lost time in this game. His game-high ten receptions led to 105 yards and a touchdown. It looked like he was on his way to another long afternoon when he didn't record his first reception of the season until early in the second quarter - and it was then subsequently nullified by a penalty. His actual first reception of the season came a few minutes later on a slant pattern, but the positive of that quickly wore off when he fumbled away his next catch after being hit by CB Antoine Cason. In the second half, the Chargers eased up on the pressure a bit and Sims-Walker was able to take advantage. He made a nice diving grab for twenty yards and picked up some decent yardage in garbage time. Late in the game, Luke McCown came on in relief of starter David Garrard. But McCown was shaken up during a scramble, and Garrard was forced back into action. On his lone play, he found Sims-Walker in traffic for a nice touchdown grab.
2010 Week 3 vs PHI (8 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
David Garrard struggled against Philadelphia, and that tough outing trickled down to all of his receivers. Sims-Walker led all Jaguars with eight targets but only snared two of them for just 34 yards. Sims-Walker almost scored but he caught one pass beyond the back corner of the end zone and could not score the touchdown. With Indianapolis next on the schedule, hope does exist for Sims-Walker to start producing again next week.
2010 Week 4 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Garrard only threw him one pass all day and he couldn't even haul that ball in. This is the 2nd time on the season he has not caught a pass. I can understand that he was covered pretty well but the QB should still throw a few balls his way to keep the defenses guessing, Garrard didn't even try. Make sure to read the upgrade/downgrade section of Footballguys this week for more insight on what to do with MSW moving forward.
2010 Week 5 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)
Sims-Walker was invisible in the first half and you would be forgiven for thinking he had an injury at times or was on the bench. Oddly enough, Garrard began to look for him in the third quarter and he became his go to guy on a key touchdown drive to blow the game open. He had a great catch over the middle on an overthrown Garrard pass, and showed great concentration to hang onto the ball after a touchdown catch on 3rd and 11 over the middle also.
2010 Week 6 vs TEN (8 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker looked fine on his two catches and also drew a deep pass interference penalty but there was not much happening in Jacksonville passing game.
2010 Week 7 vs KC (6 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Sims-Walker got going in this game with a nice quick slant over the middle which he secured with his hands before protecting himself as he went to the ground. He made a very athletic sideline catch as the Jaguars were driving at the end of the first half in the two minute drill. A pass interference call set up the Jaguars at the Kansas City one yard line on a play that MSW could have scored a touchdown. He did get in the endzone later as Bouman floated a pass up to the corner for the big receiver to corral.
2010 Week 8 vs DAL (10 / 8 / 153 / 1 rec)
Mike Sims-Walker had his best game in close to a year on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. He hauled in 8 receptions, including a 10 yard touchdown for the Jaguars first points of the day. The touchdown came on a playaction pass to the back of the endzone where Sims-Walker easily beat the single coverage being offered by the Cowboys. Outside of the touchdown, Sims-Walker had two nine yard catches and a fourteen yard reception. His other three receptions were all more then 20 yards downfield. Sims-Walker seems to be benefiting from Mike Thomas and Marcedes Lewis drawing coverage from the safety in the middle of the field. He was able to beat his man off the line multiple times and find himself deep down field with a defender a step or two behind him.
2010 Week 10 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
MSW started this game well with a nice quick slant for 12 yards from David Garrard, but got injured when his own man rolled up on the back of his knee. Although MSW came back into the game, he wasn't very involved in the offense in the later periods of the game as the Jaguars tried to take the air out of the ball.
2010 Week 12 vs NYG (10 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker saw more targets than any other Jaguar on Sunday, but there are times that he just seems really casual about his routes and receiving duties. On Garrard's interception, the ball was behind Sims-Walker but he got his hands on it and could have made a play. At least he could have knocked it down, not up into the air. But it wasn't just the inability to make the catch - that happens. It was the lackadaisical manner in which he reached for the pass. That seems to be a huge factor in Sims-Walker's season. His effort is inconsistent and while Garrard and the offense look his way often, his effort leaves him unable to come down with the ball as frequently as he did last year when he broke out.
2010 Week 14 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)
MSW had a nice touchdown catch, leaping for the ball while staying in bounds and holding onto the ball for the score. He also did a good job of working back to his QB for a place to throw the ball. MSW did however get lost in this offense of big plays and a run heavy philosophy that is doomed to prevent him from ever reaching superstar status.
2010 Week 15 vs IND (8 / 4 / 42 / 2 rec)
Sims-Walker wasn't a big part of the gameplan, but he got open and made two big receptions in the endzone for TD's. Sims-Walker did a great job of getting open on both occasions, and was able to help Garrard out on both occasions. On his 2nd TD, Garrard was flushed back, and was able to hit a wide open Sims-Walker in the front of the endzone.
2010 Week 16 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 31 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker had one nice catch and run in the first half, but otherwise was quiet. His ankle is banged up and both Mike Thomas and Jason Hill came on late this year, which could spell the end of his tenure in Jacksonville.
2009 Week 1 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker had one target at the goal line that should have been a TD, but it glanced off of his hands.
2009 Week 2 vs ARI (9 / 6 / 106 / 1 rec)
Sims-Walker's performance matched his gaudy stats, almost all compiled in the last 20 minutes of the game. He started, and got a quick target, but the Arizona D clamped down on him. Later, he found dead spots in the zone downfield, and made nice strong moves after the catch to get additional yards. On his fourth down TD catch, Sims-Walker showed strong hands to get the catch in tight coverage, and he decisively turned it upfield to avoid the tackle and get the easy TD. You still have to wonder how productive he would have been if the Cards wouldn't have gone to the prevent D in the second half.
2009 Week 3 vs HOU (10 / 6 / 81 / 0 rec)
Mike Sims-Walker had 10 targets resulting in 6 receptions for 81 yards against the Texans. He was double-covered at times but still was able to make plays. His long reception was 28 yards. Sims-Walker also had a lost fumble.
2009 Week 4 vs TEN (11 / 7 / 91 / 2 rec)
The Jags will soon be known as the hyphens with their two best offensive weapons playing with two last names on their back. Sims-Walker was getting open and catching timing routes from Garrard, always catching the ball away from his body and running hard after the catch. His longest catch of the day should have been overturned by replay, but the Titans didn't challenge the catch even though Sims-Walker only got one foot down in bounds. Sims-Walker caught two short TDs, one in a crowd, and the second on a play that was reviewed and ruled a TD because he only lost the ball after he went to the ground in the end zone. He even had a chance at a third TD, but an end zone target early in the game was broken up.
2009 Week 6 vs STL (11 / 9 / 120 / 0 rec)
There's no doubt that Sims-Walker is the #1 receiver for this team. Garrard peppered him with quick, short targets that allowed Sims-Walker to do some damage after the catch, and he also got open on some downfield routes both inside and outside of the hashmarks. Sims-Walker is getting great separation, and he also has the trust of and synchronicity with David Garrard. There's no reason to expect his pace of production to slow down.
2009 Week 8 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Tennessee might have a subscription to Footballguys, or they might just have broken down enough Jacksonville game film to know that they have to cover Mike Sims-Walker extremely well in order to slow down the Jaguar passing attack. That is exactly what they did between good coverage schemes and strong pass pressure as they collapsed the pocket around David Garrard. Look for Sims-Walker to bounce back and do well against Kansas City next week.
2009 Week 9 vs KC (8 / 6 / 147 / 1 rec)
Don't think that Sims-Walker and Garrard dominated this game. Sims-Walker had the good luck of going uncovered on two plays that accounted for over 75% of his yards and his score. He did still look strong, fast, and confident, but against competent secondaries, he will have to earn his production. Sims-Walker did have 20+ yard catch early nullified by penalty, and he is still the #1 in this passing offense.
2009 Week 10 vs NYJ (7 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
Sims-Walker was covered by one of the NFL's elite corners in Darrelle Revis for most of the game, but was able to contribute with some big plays before the Jets realized they needed to put Revis on him. He had a magnificent run after the catch taking a quick slant for 26 yards, putting his strength and shear determination on display. He also had a nice catch for a 3rd down conversion where he got low after catching the ball and dragged the defender downfield. He even played a little defensive back as he knocked down a deep ball that would have been intercepted on the Jaguars final drive.
2009 Week 11 vs BUF (9 / 8 / 91 / 1 rec)
One week after Darrelle Revis blotted out Sims-Walker for a half, Sims-Walker struck back against an inexperienced Bills secondary. He found the opening in the deep middle of the Bills zone to set up one Jags TD, and he scored the other on a nice crossing route to win the game. In between, Sims-Walker worked the sidelines well, and also used great run after catch instincts and strong running to get extra yards when they were there. Sims-Walker fumbled in the red zone right before Garrard coughed the ball up, but the Jags recovered it, and he also made a good effort in the middle of the pile to get the ball back. It's clear that Sims-Walker is at worst a high-end #2 fantasy receiver who should almost never be on your bench.
2009 Week 12 vs SF (9 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker was clutch in the first half two-minute drill. He made three consecutive catches to move the ball down the field. He also showed up late in the 4th quarter, when the Jags were desperate to score. But what about the rest of the time? Garrard was unable to get the ball to him with consistency, and even tried a couple of times when he was simply smothered by defenders.
2009 Week 13 vs HOU (8 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker was relatively quiet against Houston. He had one short reception on an out to the right side and another near-reception to the right side on a ball that was thrown too low. Otherwise, he didn't not factor in to the game despite his production in previous weeks.
2009 Week 14 vs MIA (6 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker was surprisingly active after being listed doubtful with knee and calf injuries. He rotated early with Nate Hughes, but took the majority of the snaps as the game progressed. He had difficulty gaining separation, likely due to both his injuries and the soft footing on a wet field. David Garrard wasn't able to let many downfield routes develop, which also limited Sims-Walker's potential targets.
2009 Week 15 vs IND (9 / 6 / 64 / 1 rec)
Mike Sims-Walker got some work early in Week 15 against the Colts, catching three short passes for first downs in the opening period. Sims-Walker slowed down some the rest of the game but did finish as the top Jaguar in targets, catches and yardage in the passing game. He finally found the end zone in the third quarter on a nice post route for a 16-yard touchdown that temporarily put Jacksonville in the lead.
2009 Week 16 vs NE (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker's first catch of the day didn't come until the middle of the 2nd quarter, as he was nowhere to be found, limited to just two catches for minimal yardage. His only quality target came on the first drive in the second half where Garrard tried forcing it to him in the end zone and was intercepted. In a game where the Jags were behind the entire contest, fantasy owners expected more from the talented receiver, but were sorely disappointed. Sims-Walker's targets were limited, as the Jags offense couldn't sustain any drives.
2009 Week 17 vs CLE (7 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Sims-Walker struggled with drops and Garrard's inaccuracy downfield, managing only two catches on seven targets. Sims-Walker was able to separate from jams at the line of scrimmage easily, but the Browns had him bracketed in zone coverage downfield. He flashed open on a slant on one play, but the ball got away from Garrard and sailed over and behind Sims-Walker for an interception. His lone long reception came down the sideline on a nice double move after a tough release from the line of scrimmage.
2008 Week 2 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Walker was targeted once at the end of the first half but Garrard's pass was underthrown and intercepted in the end zone.
2008 Week 3 vs IND (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Walker was overthrown on his first target, but made his first catch of the season with eight seconds remaining to help keep the Jaguars alive.
2008 Week 4 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
Walker enjoyed being a featured part of Jacksonville's passing game. He managed to get open on short routes, and showed very good hands and feet awareness. The only pass Walker did not catch was one that was thrown too low by Garrard.
2008 Week 5 vs PIT (9 / 6 / 107 / 0 rec)
Walker produced for QB David Garrard for most of the game. His longest reception was 32 yards and he did show some run after the catch ability. It's hard to call him a true number one receiver in this offense just yet given his output in this game matched his total catches in the previous four games. He also had a drop that would have extended the Jaguars' final drive
2008 Week 11 vs TEN (6 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Walker was pressed into duty due to Matt Jones and Reggie Williams not playing, and was used mostly on short routes. His impact was minimal.
2008 Week 12 vs MIN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Walker was thrown to only three times, all of them coming late in the fourth quarter. The first one was a quick slant from the nine yard line and Garrard put the ball right on the money at the three, but Walker let the pass bounce off his hands and into the waiting hands of Bennie Sapp. Walker later caught a 15 yard pass, but it was called back after a holding penalty. His final target was the other interception thrown by Garrard, on a deep ball downfield that was well-covered.