You know when a player has earned the respect of his teammates when he leaves for a new team and his former comrades offer him well wishes. That's what happened on Wednesday and Thursday as Pat Sims signed a reported one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.
@patsims90 gonna miss you big uso much love & Respect brah. We lost a good one today. Keep doing your thing on the west coast.U will love Ca— Domata Peko (@DomataPeko) March 14, 2013
@domatapeko thanks bra gon miss ull boys. Much love and respect uso.— Pat Sims (@PatSims90) March 14, 2013
@patsims90 Congrats on your signing, going to miss playing with you man.— Geno Atkins (@GenoSacks) March 14, 2013
And even one beat writer offered Sims well wishes on Twitter.
“@geoffhobsoncin: Thanks for keeping it real.Raiders getting a good player.”Never gon change hob. Always gon remember those talks we had.— Pat Sims (@PatSims90) March 14, 2013