Lions' running back Tatum Bell took the hand-off from quarterback Dan Orlovsky. A few moments later,…
Ernie Sims picking up awards after 1st season
Sims finished the season fifth in the NFC in tackles ahead of players like Lofa Tatupu, Jeremiah Trotter, Derrick Brooks and fellow rookie A.J. Hawk to name just a few. The outside linebacker started all 16 of the Lions games in 2006 recording 81 solo tackles, forcing one fumble, recovering one fumble and picking up half a sack. He recorded 10 tackles or more in eight games and had the most tackles by a Lions rookie since Chris Spielman in 1988.
Sims is one of three linebackers to be named to the PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie team. He is joined by the Packer's Hawk and the Texans DeMeco Ryans. Ryans, Hawk and D'Qwell Jackson all made King's rookie team on SI.com.
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