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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. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    vrabel part 2 possibly?
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  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Perfect fit for Simon. He can play DE, ILB, OLB and already knows the scheme since he was with Vrabel and Crennel previously.
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  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Dan Hope on January 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm @dan_hope

    Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

    Ohio State will have three representatives in this year's Super Bowl.

    Former Buckeyes Nate Ebner and John Simon will take the field for the New England Patriots, while Jake McQuaide will be the long snapper for the Los Angeles Rams, when their two teams meet in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta two Sundays from now.

    Ebner, in his seventh season with the Patriots, will be appearing in his fourth Super Bowl, and has a chance to become just the second Ohio State player ever to win three Super Bowls. Mike Vrabel, the only previous Buckeye who has accomplished that feat, also did so with the Patriots.

    Simon, who is in his sixth season in the NFL but his first with the Patriots, and McQuaide, who is in his eighth NFL season (all with the Rams), will both be appearing in their first Super Bowl.

    Ohio State went into Sunday with a chance to have as many as eight representatives in the Super Bowl, but the New Orleans Saints – who have a league-most six Buckeyes – lost to the Rams in overtime after a missed pass interference call kept them from sealing the win in regulation. The Rams won the game, 26-23, after Greg Zuerlein turned a snap from McQuaide into a game-winning 57-yard field goal.

    The Kansas City Chiefs, who lost to the Patriots in overtime, did not have any former Ohio State players on their roster this season.

    Super Bowl LIII is set for a 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 and will be televised on CBS.
  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    HAVE A WEEK, JOHN SIMON. It's been a hell of a week for John Simon. On Sunday, he punched his ticket to the Super Bowl and days later he's welcoming offspring into the world.


    I have yet to reproduce – and humanity is thankful – but I do know that newborns ain't exactly restful. Prayers up as Mr. Simon handles bringing home a fresh child while preparing for the biggest event of his professional life.
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  6. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Super Bowl Champion.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  8. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Made an impact. Good for him.
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  9. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    New England Patriots 2019 roster breakdown: #55 DE John Simon
    Simon enters year two as a valuable rotational option along the Patriots’ defensive edge.

    By Bernd Buchmasser@BerndBuchmasser Jul 21, 2019, 11:00am EDTShare this on
    [​IMG]Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images
    The New England Patriots, who will return to work when they open their training camp next week, currently have 89 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on August 31 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the summer, we will take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots defend their Super Bowl title.

    Today, the series continues with a member of New England’s defensive edge rotation.

    Name: John Simon

    Position: Defensive edge

    Jersey number: 55

    Opening day age: 28

    Experience: 6

    Size: 6’2, 260 lbs.

    2018 review: In March 2017, John Simon signed a three-year, $13.5 million free agency contract with the Indianapolis Colts but his tenure with the team was an unsuccessful one. In his first year with the club, he appeared in just nine games before a shoulder injury cut his season short. The following summer, he tried to make a comeback but failed to earn a spot on Indianapolis’ 53-man roster and was released on cutdown day.

    Simon remained out of a job for more than three weeks until the Patriots added him to their rotation along the defensive edge. For the former fourth-round draft pick, New England picking him up was arguably the best thing that could have happened: not only did he carve out a regular role as the number four edge defender on the roster, he also capped his first near with the Patriots by earning his first Super Bowl ring.

    All in all, Simon appeared in fourteen of his new club’s nineteen games last year: he was on the field for 185 of a possible 826 defensive snaps (22.4%) after joining the Patriots early during the regular season (he was signed before week four), and added 85 more (of 188; 45.2%) over his three postseason appearances. While the numbers do not particularly stand out, Simon was a valuable rotational option on New England’s defense.

    The numbers reflect this. As a part-time pass rusher, he finished 2018 with 2.5 quarterback sacks as well as 3 hits and 2 additional hurries. While his contributions in the passing game were solid, Simon’s best work came as a stout edge-setter in the running game. He registered 12 total tackles in the running game, missing on not even one of his takedown attempts. In short: Simon did his job whenever called upon.

    This also held true in the kicking game, where he played a combined 107 of 460 possible snaps (23.3%). Primarily lining up on kickoff and punt return units, Simon did not show up on the stat sheet but still proved his versatility and value to the club on a week-to-week basis. It was therefore no surprise to see New England quickly act at the start of free agency to bring Simon back into the fold for two more years.

    2019 preview: In March, Simon and the Patriots agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract. While the deal does not guarantee the 28-year-old a spot on the team, it would be a surprise if New England moved on from the veteran this offseason. After all, he did carve out a role on the team last year and also offers experienced depth along a defensive edge that lost both Trey Flowersand Adrian Clayborn over the course of the offseason.

    With the two gone, Simon now becomes one of the group’s senior members. As such, he is again projected to see considerable playing time as a third/fourth option at the position and be on the field for around 35-45% of defensive snaps. Even though he will likely again not post the flashiest numbers, he will play his role well and contribute both on defense and special teams — not bad for a rotational player.
  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    listed as the backup DE John actually got the start Sunday night vs Pitt and played very well.
  12. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Noticed he is shrinking. The first post in this thread has his height at 6'4". Most recent post has him at 6'2". I guess you really do get smaller as you age.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    The Patriots defense is scary and John Simon was a boogeyman on Sunday.

    The seventh-year player finished with six tackles, five quarterback pressures and a sack in New England's 16-10 win over Buffalo.

    Simon's bounced around the league since being drafted by Baltimore in 2013. After stops in Houston and Indianapolis, he may have found a home with the Patriots.

    Entire article:
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  14. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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