Tennessee Banking On Matt Simms To Deliver

Quarterback Matt Simms can handle the playbook and the huddle. The Tennessee quarterback has also proven he can operate the offense without turning the ball over. But coach Derek Dooley won’t call Simms simply a game-manager though, because that backhanded compliment undersells his ability to do more than just avoid mistakes. “I don’t know why people view that (being a game-manager) as a negative,” Dooley said Monday. “I think it’s because people say it sometimes when a guy can’t throw it a lick, when he can just hand the ball off real well. That’s not what I mean. “Matt’s got a really strong arm. He makes throws that not a lot of guys can make. His game management is just a lot better than Tyler (Bray’s) right now.” That difference has separated the junior college transfer from the true freshman, with Simms making the contrast even more clear

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