'See-ball, get-ball' scheme pleases Sims

Originally Published: September 2, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham saw the jaw-dropping collision and immediately knew one thing: Outside linebacker Ernie Sims was in trouble. Sure enough, within seconds of cracking an unsuspecting running back during a training camp noncontact drill, Sims faced a steady stream of verbal abuse from new Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.

But what Schwartz couldn't see was the grin forming on Cunningham's face at the time.

"I had ...

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