[KC Chiefs.com] Count coach Dick Vermeil as one of the people impressed with the 2005 version of DT Ryan Sims. Entering his fourth NFL season, Sims will be counted on to help anchor the defensive line and serve as a disruption to opposing offenses. Vermeil has noticed the improvement from the 6-4, 315-pound DT, noting that Sims had his best practice ever a few days ago.
“He’s always had good work habits but his off-season was the most disciplined that he’s had in terms of self-discipline and getting ready to play. I’m pleased with him,” Vermeil said.
“I don’t know how long it takes to be what you have the ability to be,” Vermeil added. “We kind of believe that the consensus is three years, so it’s time. It’s time for him to be what we thought he was going to be. He’s had some snaps over the years that sort of demonstrated his sixth pick in the draft abilities. There have been a number of snaps on the practice field that have demonstrated that, too.”