Originally posted by MadDog49er:
This is a no brainer. Boone is not going to make the 53 man, and Sims has a very good shot at making the team.
Boone is strictly a RT, and is the team's third stringer. Sims is the primary backup at LT.
I agree that Sims may have a good shot at making the 53. He's participated in all the off season workouts, and is probably in the best shape he's been in for some time.
He's now been in a TC with a HC who demands focus, attention to detail, concentration, fundamentals, footwork, etc. (All the stuff that Sims didn't show against Miami last season.) If any of it has "rubbed off" on him, he may be a better player than he has shown in the past several years.
If he makes the team, you know he will have earned it honestly under Singletary.
Boone may also have a shot, but at RT, where he's competing against Snyder and M. Smith. Given his "character" issues, it's hard to believe anyone would try to take him off the PS, where I believe he'll find himself for this year. Just my take.