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LB John Simon - (2012 B1G DPOY, Super Bowl Champ, Tennessee Titans)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by wadc45, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I hadn't noticed that, I think Palmer needs a better chin strap....[​IMG]
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  3. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

  4. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Not sure if this goes in the alumni forum or the recruiting forum...

  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Just because

  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    INT TD!
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  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    John Simon is a former player we all love to know, as he served as a talisman of the undefeated 2012 team.

    That said, I did not expect him to be in the NFL in 2018. Yet he has done just that. Simon started nine games for the Indianapolis Colts last season before they put him on the injured reserve in early December.

    He is now switching positions under a new defensive coordinator.

    From Tom Williams of

    Matt Eberflus, formerly the Dallas Cowboys linebacker coach, is the Colts’ new defensive coordinator. The team is shifting to a 4-3 defense, which means Simon is going from outside linebacker to defensive end. That’s what he played at Ohio State.

    Simon said the changes have inspired a positive outlook.

    “I think we’ve got a good chance,” Simon said. “We have a lot of new faces in the building, [they] put together a good OTA, minicamp.

    “Obviously, last year didn’t go the way we wanted, but a new scheme, a new coaching staff, new attitude coming into the building. So I think that’s good for us, a little bit of a fresh start.

    Entire article:
  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Colts Notebook: Simon quickly makes plays in new scheme

    Indianapolis Colts defensive end John Simon stands on the field Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field in Seattle.

    Stephen Brashear | The Associated Press

    SEATTLE — There were plenty of questions about how John Simon would fit into the Colts' new defensive scheme.

    The veteran insisted throughout the offseason he'd be fine.

    In Thursday's preseason opener — a 19-17 victory at Seattle — he was true to his word.

    “I think I always felt pretty good in it,” Simon said. “I said it in the offseason, football players are football players. And we’ve got a lot of those guys on this team, who know how to find their way to the ball and just have that instinct for football. So I think we did some positives tonight, a lot more positives than negatives, but there’s definitely some things that we need to watch the tape and shore up.”

    Simon was at the forefront of the positives.

    He finished with three tackles, 1.5 sacks, one tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.

    It was the kind of performance befitting a gritty player who always seems to play his best when the lights come on.

    “He’s been doing that for a long time,” Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich said. “He did a really nice job tonight. Just defensively, I just liked the speed in which we played with. Even when they were moving the ball, you could see guys pursuing. Obviously came up with the big plays. (Cornerback) Nate (Hairston) came up with that huge play. So there were some really good signs on defense.”

    The Colts surrendered a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to Russell Wilson and the first-team offense to start the game but didn't allow the Seahawks to get back on the scoreboard until the third quarter.

    Hairston intercepted a pass in the end zone from backup quarterback Austin Davis to end the only serious scoring threat during that period.

    But much of that defensive success — including two second-half sacks by defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway — came with Seattle's reserves in the game.

    Simon — who didn't start but played extensively in the first half — got some of his work done against the starters.

    It was a big night for him after finishing last season on injured reserve.

    “It felt great,” Simon said. “I felt really good, really healthy out there, had a lot of fun. You really miss being out there with the guys. So to be able to go out there, communicate with them, it’s something that I was looking forward to. And I was very happy with how my body felt tonight.”
  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  12. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Pretty wild how Simon is an absolute mountain of a human being compared to normal people and he looks normal, and a little small if anything, during an NFL pass rush.
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  13. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Cut by Colts, which is suprusing. Won’t be out of work long.
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I'm wondering if releasing him was a "salary cap" decision; the Colts just saved $3.3M in 3018 and $4.0M in 2019.

    Re: John Simon signed a 3 year, $13,500,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including $5,500,000 guaranteed.

    Anyway, he should have the better part of $5.5M "in the bank".
  15. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Sounds that way. I’m sure he’ll be on another roster in less than a week.
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