Miko Grimes: Brent Told Mike Smith He Was Retiring

January 10th, 2018

Interesting slice of Buccaneers history here from none other than mercurial NFL superwife Miko Grimes.

The loudest voice of the Grimes family, Miko, visited the WDAE-AM 620 studios recently with The Pat And Aaron Show.

Miko had plenty to say.

As to the future of Brent Grimes with the Buccaneers, Miko said “there’s absolutely a chance” Brent plays next season but she’s uncertain whether that’s in Tampa. At this time last year, Brent was done with the NFL, Miko said, before the Buccaneers convinced him to finish his two-year contract and return.

“He said he retired last year. The last game [of the 2016 season] against Carolina, he literally said it in the parking lot to me and Coach Smith,” Miko said of Brent. “And yeah, Coach Smith was like, ‘Miko, no, we can’t. This can’t happen.'”

Obviously, Grimes came back to play in 2017. Miko said she was upset because when Grimes agreed to return for the season the team wouldn’t guarantee his 2017 salary. “I didn’t like that. I didn’t appreciate it,” Miko said.

But Brent played regardless and was good with it, she said. “He thinks like a team guy. You know, he’s all about the team. I’m about money.”

So now what?

Mr. Grimes turns 35 this summer and is much, much better than any cornerback on the Buccaneers. Losing him would mean adding to the list of nightmares for Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter.

“He wants to fight for this team. He loves this defense. He loves the secondary. He’s gotten very close to those young guys. You can totally tell, like he’s their daddy,’ Miko said. “You know, and I think it’s awesome. You know, you guys brought the smile back. He lost his smile in Miami [with the Dolphins]. And the smile is back. So I think that money can fix all the problems.”

It sure seems like money is the only thing that’s going to talk in this situation. Grimes was signed as a “bridge” free agent to Vernon Hargreaves. Well, now Grimes is a bridge to nowhere and the Bucs need him more than ever.

Pay the man.

85 Responses to “Miko Grimes: Brent Told Mike Smith He Was Retiring”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Pay the man.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Grimes meant he was retiring if Smith is still the DC for 2018

  3. Joe Says:

    Pay the man.

    Unless the Bucs are certain to land Trumaine Johnson — vvveeerrryyy iffy — Grimes has the Bucs over a barrel.

  4. Frank Pillow Says:

    Shotgun diplomacy and we’re staring down the barrel- there was zero development in the secondary this season, beyond Hargreaves learning how to play 15 yds off his man and hanging his replacement (Smith) complete out to dry week after week. Nice job coaches. Nice job GM. It’s hard to believe that we have MORE holes and questions on this roster than less. Maybe less time self congratulating at The Press Box and more time looking across the league at how these other teams have managed to have quick-turn successes would be a good thing.

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Pass. Get a stud corner

  6. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Pay the man AND get a stud corner or pass rusher.

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Easier said then done Lamarcus. Sign Grimes if he will come back.

  8. Debilah Says:

    Does anyone really know what Brent is doing, only Brent knows. The season just ended and Brent and Miko haven’t even had time to enjoy being home. You will know in time👍🏼

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    @lamarcus…..I agree….

    I don’t think losing grimes would be a bad thing…..if anything, we wont be handcuffed to play in that soft coverage that grimes excels in and causes all of our other man press cb’s(VHG & R.smith) to fail in….smitty will (hopefully) be forced to play to the strength of his cb’s…..

    get a man press cb in FA and draft a late rounder to develop and play man press jamming the wr at the LOS….disrupt the timing….make the throwing windows smaller….stop giving the wr a free release which puts the cb and s in a bind….GO BUCS!!!!!

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Joe Says:
    January 10th, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Pay the man.

    Unless the Bucs are certain to land Trumaine Johnson — vvveeerrryyy iffy — Grimes has the Bucs over a barrel.”

    Even if we keep Grimes we should sign another CB imo. If we lose Grimes we need to sign 2 guys. Can’t count on VHIII at this point as a full time starter going into next year. Make him earn it.

  11. Lord Cornelius Says:

    813 I’d be OK with that as well. Grimes does seem to excel in off-coverage whereas no one else does.

  12. Guzzie Says:

    Deadman walking, 2018 is toast, what premier FA would want to come play for these coaches, keep dreaming Bucs fans, the few remaining, a whole generation of fans have seen nothing but losers

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hell…I’d retire too if Pressbox Smitty was ny Defensive Coordinator!

  14. Dewey Selmon Says:

    If Grimes could just talk for himself instead of Miko “Lavar Ball” Grimes doing all the talking. What a Eunuch.

  15. BucEmUp Says:

    He doesn’t want to play for Smith again….

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    I liked the way Ryan Smith came along at outside corner as the year progressed – so to say there was 0 development is not true.

    That said – Hargreaves better get his sh!t together and come back next year like a man possessed with the will to reclaim his starting job along with some level of respectability in this league.

    Is 8 or 9 million reasons enough for Brent to come back for 1 more year Miko?

    Hope so. We need ya Mr Grimes. Miko wants a nice capper for the ol retirement fund and you are still playing at a very high level. Might as well come on back to a comfortable, familiar situation where you are needed and appreciated. Hell there’s even a small chance that Jameis could catch lightning in a bottle somehow next year and get you that Super Bowl ring that would cap off your career with a major exclamation point!

  17. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    Kyle Fuller of Chicago [free agent] will cure this issue…

  18. Howard Coselll Says:

    Glazers said good players are too expensive.
    You can get 3 sh*tty players for the price of one good one…

  19. Bucn Enough Says:

    Next Season is already toast and the glazer kids know it.
    They gave the current coaching staff and GM another year because;
    * There was not a better option available
    * Firing Smith would have meant paying another fired coach and trying to find a DC that would work for a sitting duck GM and HC

    So, we are going into next season with more holes than the Titanic and is there anyone out there that really thinks that this GM will be able to put together a defense in one off season? Do you really think that even thru free agency and the draft that we will have more talent than the rest of our division?

    Licht has had 5 YEARS to find a pass rush and has failed…same as the secondary, 5 years…..

    So, we wait until next off season until there is a total house cleaning and start all over again….

  20. AlteredEgo Says:

    As The Bucs Turn….

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    LC SAYS: Can’t count on VHIII at this point as a full time starter going into next year. Make him earn it.

    ^^BINGO^^

    I actually think ryan smith performed pretty well considering him moving back to cb and playing in the scheme that doesn’t suit him….I think he earned his spot on the roster….kid has talent, just needs to be groomed and bush up on his technique….I noticed on deep balls he has a little trouble locating the ball in the air…..short and intermediate passes he always seemed to be in the right position, getting there a split second after the wr caught the ball…..he’s definitely a keeper….solid depth worse case….

    VHG on the other hand has some work to do…..its not his talent or measurable that hurt him this year, I think it was more of the scheme….in this soft coverage scheme, I think VHG was forced into thinking too much instead of just playing and reacting……when you think about what you have to do instead of just letting it come to you makes you play a lot slower…..

    i’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but like you said, he has to earn it in OTA’s…TC…PS….this year….I love players that play with swag but I don’t want to see him showing off until he gets a pick in a regular season game….GO BUCS!!!!!

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    There’s some good looking, younger CBs in both the draft and FA. If Chubb is gone and you can get Minkah he can play a top tier CB or S position.

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    Pickgrin Says:
    January 10th, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    I liked the way Ryan Smith came along at outside corner as the year progressed – so to say there was 0 development is not true.

    -staff was unable to develop him as a safety like they planned to….
    -staff wasn’t able to develop him as a returner…..

    he’s a man press cb and they still haven’t develop him(or VHG) to play SOFT COVERAGE…..he is a player playing in a scheme that doesn’t fit him but doing the best he can….I give him credit for fighting thru it….staff gets credit for lack of development….GO BUCS!!!!!

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Grimes has the Bucs over a barrel.

    Please tell how the hell a 34 year old corner (35 when next season begans).
    Who missed three games this year – has the Bucs over a barrell?

    When there are plenty of younger capable corners hitting the market.

    Example A
    • Bashaud Breeland CB 25
    • E.J. Gaines CB 25
    • Kyle Fuller CB 25
    • Nickell Robey-Coleman CB 25

    Example B
    • Malcolm Butler CB 27
    • Rashaan Melvin CB 28
    • Trumaine Johnson CB 28
    • Johnathan Joseph CB 33

    Instead of tricking off money on a one year deal – for a dude contemplating retirement. How about signing a guy like Malcolm Butler for $10-14M – and pick up another corner for $8-9M.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Please tell how the hell a 34 year old corner (35 when next season begins).
    Who missed three games this year – has the Bucs over a barrell?

  26. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Bucn Enough Says: Licht has had 5 YEARS to find a pass rush and has failed…same as the secondary, 5 years…..

    So, we wait until next off season until there is a total house cleaning and start all over again….

    AGREED

    I see the 2019 season being as a very intense house cleaning – GM, HC and others.

    Playoffs hopefully by 2021 or 2022

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Last time I checked – We’re freaking last in the league in passing defense w/Brent Grimes.

    Ranked Dead Last (32nd In the League) -4169 yards,

    So it’s not like we’re gonna fall off the phucking planet if we don’t have him.

    Would it be great – if we could sign him for a $8-9M + pick up another corner in free agency. Hell Yeah.

    But if the brotha wants to bolt for greener pastures …..peace & blessings.

  28. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    5 years and the bucs have ZERO corners, ZERO pass rush, ZERO RBs, but 3 LBsish

  29. BucTrooper Says:

    Give him 1 year with a full guaranteed 15% raise.

  30. DB55 Says:

    Luv

    I think Ryan Smith and Chris Conte gave up at least 4K of those yards.

  31. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Kyle FUller’s been one of the best Cbs in the league this year. If the Bears let him walk we need to go all in on that guy

  32. BringBucsBack Says:

    I wishfully interpreted the headline the same way Tom E did;)

  33. Defense Rules Says:

    @Tom Edrington … “Grimes meant he was retiring if Smith is still the DC for 2018.”

    @Miko … “He wants to fight for this team. He loves this defense. He loves the secondary. He’s gotten very close to those young guys. You can totally tell, like he’s their daddy.”

    Words like “He loves this defense” indicate to me Tom that Brent is here BECAUSE of Mike Smith. As far as Grimes having the Bucs over a barrel, I don’t see that … at this point. Free agency hasn’t even started, and there are quite a few outside CBs who should (might?)hit the market. Bucs have the $$$ to sign at least 1 very good CB, even if we re-sign Grimes. Brent is undoubtedly an excellent mentor for our young corners & we desperately need that type of leadership in the secondary. All in all, I’d say sign him for another year, if it’s in the $8-10 mil range, assuming that we sign 1 studly FA outside corner in addition. Anything higher, we’d be better off signing a 2nd FA CB. Much as I’d dearly love to see Minkah Fitzpatrick drafted by the Bucs, our 1st round pick has to be a DE.

  34. FFS Says:

    We play zone…put Deion sanders in his prime back there…..effing Mike Smith zone aint gonna stop anyone

  35. Patrick in VA Says:

    This is all incredibly premature. There’s no way of knowing how Grimes stacks up with the CB market until we get to the other side of the potentially available CBs being either resigned or tagged. Until then, all of this speculation is a huge waste of time

  36. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We need to totally rebuild our DL and at least repair the OL

    We are not like the Titanic. Our LB’s are an excellent group. Our DBs are still a question mark. If Grimes comes back and we sign one more FA like Talib if he leaves Denver or Kyle Fuller or Trumaine…any one of those three with Grimes and an actual pass rush and our defensive backfield becomes very good…we MUST find a pass rush no matter who we put back there. That is far more key to me than the actual personnel in the DB. A great pass rush makes ANY DB better!

  37. El_Buc941 Says:

    Get Trumaine Johnson,go after Michael Bennet and give Grimes his money!if you get those 3 all will be well and not Trumaine get Aqib Talib.and draft the best a RB or DE in the first!this draft should soley be a defensive witch Hunt along with free agency!I’m so confident in Grimes that I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave him a contract for 3 years with all 3 guaranteed because he’s earned it and shown that his in this league top 3 at his position.

  38. Mike Johnson Says:

    What a sad A.. Franchise. Putting off today what needs to be done now. I can’t wait for all of you’s..TEAR IN MY BEER..fans come next year. Bucs will clean house in 2019 or 20.

  39. unbelievable Says:

    I think we gotta bring Grimes back AND sign another CB.

    Re: the soft 15 yards away coverage, do we really think every DB is playing like that solely because Grimes is good at it? That just seems ridiculous. (Though I don’t have any better answer or reasoning for the soft 15 yard cushions, so I suppose it’s possible…)

  40. Not there yet Says:

    Don’t know why so many people are riding this dude’s jock which mainly seems to be here. Signing an old player to a big contract because of a perceived lack of options is simply stupid which means that’s exactly what this regime will do. Ayers seemed like a good signing after his first year them looked what happened the second year

    When you are considering retiring it’s already over just ask all the great players in the game, the ones that keep going are the ones in denial if the obvious. Sounds like people are hoping Brent saves their job so much their kissing butt too

  41. Bucsfanman Says:

    ^^^YES! Absolutely! What do we have after Grimes? Smith/McClain?! Exactly! Hoping VHIII turns it around is setting yourself up for failure. You need to sign a decent FA AND look at the draft even if Grimes does come back.
    If he does not return….man, it is going to be tough to fill that need AND defensive end!

  42. Pickgrin Says:

    DR says:
    ” Much as I’d dearly love to see Minkah Fitzpatrick drafted by the Bucs, our 1st round pick has to be a DE.”

    I sure hope the GM doesn’t take that stance as Chubb will almost certainly be off the board.

    If there is another DE that Licht is in love with and truly convinced the value is there to take him at #7 overall – then fine.

    But if a talent like Minkah is available at #7 – then you pounce and use 2nd and 3rd round picks to shore up the DLine.

    Its not smart to pass on higher rated talent because you have some particular perceived desperate “need”. That’s a very Dom-like approach to the draft and we know where that leads…

    Last I checked we have a couple “needs” in the secondary as well.

    Same goes for Quenton Nelson. Because last I also checked, the Buccaneer starting Guards were both pretty bad and hampered the effectiveness of the entire offense for much of the season. Who thinks its a bad idea planting a generational OG talent next to Ali Marpet for the next decade? I bet Jameis doesn’t…

  43. Pa Privateer Says:

    PAY THE MAN

    Nothing else needs discussed here.

  44. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Signing an old player to a big contract because of a perceived lack of options”

    No it’s called re-signing one of your best players on the field period. Regardless of age. Has nothing to do with a lack of perceived options whatsoever.

    @Pickgrin

    Agree. Chubb is the ideal scenario but after that I hope we trade down or take the BPA blue chip player available – Fitzpatrick/Nelson or even Barkley.

    There should be DEs to be found in rounds 2-4 still. If we don’t go DE R1 i hope we take 2 in that range.

    1-Nelson
    2-DE
    3-RB
    4-DE

    would be fine with me

  45. bucs_365 Says:

    Must plan as if he’s not coming back. That means getting one starting quality corner in FA and one in the draft.

    Likewise, we need to plan as if Spence isn’t going to be an answer for the pass rush. One quality starting DE in FA, and 2 in the draft.

    Then, if we can get Grimes re-signed it’s a bonus… (and if Spence actually makes a difference in the pass rush, also a bonus).

  46. Pa Privateer Says:

    @ Pickgrin

    There is a higher probability that Chubb is there than not there at #7.

    Someone will be trading up at some point ahead of the Bucs.

    Lots of QB needy teams and OL needy teams. Guice will be climb the charts as high as Barkley. Teams will easily draft for need this year because there is so much top talent at multiple positions this year.

    -Cleveland will go QB
    -Giants can draft QB of future, but If Eli Manning is staying put then they have a very high need for OL
    -Indianapolis needs a DE but they have a higher priority to protect Luck. They will go with OT (OL)
    -Cleveland will go RB, WR or OL here.
    -Broncos are an unknown at the moment but could go QB
    -Jets need a QB badly and McCown can hold the fort until Rookie is ready.

    BUCS GET DE CHUBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FA will dictate and negate some needs for the draft but not for the teams at the top of the draft. Premium QBs, OL, and RBs can be had in the top ten picks this year.

  47. LakeLand Says:

    He will probably sign with a team after Training Camp.

  48. NFLNut Says:

    PAY THE MAN … BUT ONLY FOR ONE YEAR

  49. orlbucfan Says:

    Ole Mika has got a mouth on her. She better be glad it’s 2017 and not 1987. Bucs need D help this off-season, no question about it. The D is not the Titanic! Go back to 1987 to see one of those “defenses.” What exactly was Mika doing with all the coin Grimes made before he came here? Blowing it on shopping trips? Enquiring (female) minds would like to know. 🙂

  50. Rod Munch Says:

    Minkah Fitzpatrick will be a complete and total bust, and that’s not based on tape or anything, it’s just based on the dumb name. Cornerbacks shouldn’t be called Fitzpatrick, it’s an awful name for a corner, and players with awful names at the wrong position are never successful. Take Taco Charlton last year, he’ll never be anything more than a role player based on nothing but his name.

    In the 2016 draft I said the Bucs should pass on Eli Apple and Vernon Hargreaves III since neither had the proper name. Meanwhile I said William Jackson III would be the best corner in the group because he has the best and most appropriate name for the position. Also the Eli Apple going to the Big Apple, it just had disaster written all over it, and I was right.

    Now I will watch highlights and read up on all the players, etc etc etc, but generally players with stupid names, or position inappropriate names, they will be taken off my personal board and I’ve been following these rules for 30+ years and I don’t think I’ve ever missed on someone yet because of the dumb name rule.

  51. webster Says:

    @814buc

    Smithoes not tell the cbs ti line up 10 yrds off the line. He has said and it has been reported that the corners have the fkexibility to line up in their own comfort level as it relates to the scheme being played. If you are going to criticize, at least know what you speak on. You read jbf everyday. Even joe posted a story where mike smith said the soft coverage was on hargraves. Stop spewing alternative facts

  52. Pickgrin Says:

    LC – I’d be all about a trade down regardless of who was on the board – if the price was right.

    Let’s say Chubb or Barkley or Minkah is still on the board at 7 (which is certainly possible if not somewhat likely that one of those 3 will be) and the team that picks #18 is in love with that player and willing to pay the price to move up.

    Draft trade chart says their 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th round picks would be the exact fair value for that 11 spot move up in the 1st round.

    Knowing full well how much we could use his services – I would do that deal in a heartbeat as GM even if Chubb WAS sitting there.

  53. Rod Munch Says:

    Privateer – The Chubb hype came mostly at the end of the year, we’ll see what happens once you get past the combine. If he really is that good then he won’t get past Indy as the top OT’s in the draft aren’t worth a pick that high. The best the Bucs could hope for is that perhaps the Browns try to get cute and take a RB first overall (if they really think the Colts would take a RB at #3, which I don’t) and then the Giants, as expected, take a QB, then the Colts trade down to a team wanting a QB, then the Browns panic and take a QB and then Broncos and Jets also both take QBs, that would be pretty much a dream scenario where the Bucs could take whatever they want. I seriously doubt you’d have that many QBs taken that early, but it’s not completely out of the question.

    If Chubb does end up being the top DE and he’s gone then as always the Bucs should look to trade back, maybe to a team like Cardinals if they could get two 1st rounders out of it (7 to 15 is probably worth two 1sts) and then in the middle of the round the Bucs could still get their guy. The only other highly ranked DE I’ve seen is Key, but the guy is only like 230lbs, which is too small to be a 4-3 end and you’re beating a lot to think he could put on 30lbs and still be a dominate player.

    Anywho the draft is a long ways away still.

  54. Pickgrin Says:

    ” the dumb name rule” – “position inappropriate names”

    LOL Rod

  55. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Draft Derwin James, sign Malcolm Butler and Aqib Talib

  56. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Release/Trade

    Defense
    • Chris Conte FS $2,250,000
    • Chris Baker DT $4,875,000
    • Robert Ayers DE $5,000,000
    • William Gholston DE $6,500,000
    Total: $18,625,000

    Offense
    • Jacquizz Rodgers RB $1,600,000
    • J.R. Sweezy G $5,250,000
    • Doug Martin RB $6,750,000
    • DeSean Jackson WR $11,000,000 ←Trade
    Total: $24,600,000

    Release/Trade Combined Savings: $43,225,000
    Projected Cap Space: $69,795,129
    Total: $113,020,129 <-

  57. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Replacements Option(s)

    Offense
    • Dion Lewis RB (Age:27) MV:$5
    • Andrew Norwell G (Age:26) MV:12M
    Total: $17M

    Defensive Line
    • Denico Autry DE (Age:27) MV:$4M
    • Will Clarke DE (Age:26) MV:$3
    • Bennie Logan DT (Age:28) MV:$10M
    Total:$17M

    Defensive Backfield
    • Malcolm Butler CB (Age:27) MV:$13M
    • Bashaud Breeland CB (Age:25) MV:$9M
    • Tre Boston FS (Age:25) MV:$7.5M
    Total:$$29.5M

  58. Pickgrin Says:

    Conte and Rodgers are both serviceable and not overpaid LUV.

    If we can upgrade for roughly the same price – then fine. But why get rid of decent players who don’t make much – thus creating depth holes – when we have plenty of $ to work with? More than plenty.

    I agree with the rest of your list except for the trade DJax part (unless we could get a very good DL player out of the deal – then I’m all ears).

  59. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Total: $113,020,129
    Minus Free Agent(s): 63.5M
    Grand Total Leftover: $49,520,129

    Still Plent of Cheese to Sign:
    -Draft picks
    -Extension for Mike Evans:
    -& Michael Bennett

  60. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Pickgrin

    Not sure we really disagree…I tend to lean with D.R. on the draft.

    The ONLY player who tempted me to not think of a DE is Barkley…I think he might be one of those generational players…still…we can’t afford him…it’s time to stop crapping around…we MUST have DL help now. Draft 4 or 5 of them.

    If we can hit the 50% success ratio that’s two more DE’s and the possible return of Noah Spence…perhaps the right FA’s this year…and we rebuild our DL. Given our history and total lack of pass rush I simply have reached the point that we must pull out all the stops and CONCENTRATE on the DL.

    BPA may be a luxury we can’t afford this year.

    And again…if we had a top ten pass rush our defensive backfield improves dramatically with NO changes!!! Add Talib or Trumaine and sign Grimes and we’ll be a top ten pass defense IF the pass rush does it’s job. It’s a team game and we’ve left our DB’s out on islands sucking for air.

    I routinely count out loud when I watch games…1001…1002…1003..
    I like to see how long #3 takes to get the ball out and how long the opposing passers have to set up. Opposing QB’s have to love us!! They know in advance they’re going to have tons of time and most of the time we don’t even knock the QB off his spot or disrupt routes.

  61. tmaxcon Says:

    There is not a single free agent that has Tampa as a preferred destination. Nobody wants to play for a third rate Mickey mouse franchise ran by the glazers clowns. Only way for Tampa to compete for free agents is to significantly over pay. Tampa is the worst destination in entire nfl… team has no hope when ownership could careless about product on the field

  62. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Draft
    • Round: 1 / Pick: 7 – Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
    • Round: 2 / Pick: 38 – Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
    • Round: 3 / Pick: 69 – Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest
    • Round: 4 / Pick: 104 – Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T
    • Round: 5 / Pick: 135 – Chad Thomas, DE, Miami
    • Round: 6 / Pick: 166 – Kendrick Norton, DT, Miami
    • Round: 6 / Pick: 190 – Martez Carter, RB, Grambling State

    Use the 3 or 4th round pick from trading DeSean Jackson.

    And Draft Either
    • Marcel Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
    • D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
    • Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
    • Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
    • Frank Ragnow, G/C, Arkansas
    • Wyatt Teller, G, Virginia Tech
    • Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State
    • Marcell Frazier, DE, Missouri
    • Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss

  63. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Pickgrin

    I here u brotha – but I truly believe Tre Boston brings alot more to the table.

  64. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Pass. Get a stud corner”

    ——–

    Great advice. Let’s also get a couple stud pass rushers, safeties, OL, and RB. While we’re at it, let’s also get a stud return man. Good thing to know the fans have it all figured out.

  65. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Balanced Power/Scatback Depth
    PB Kerryon Johnson | Peyton Barber
    SB Dion Lewis | Martez Carter

    Upgraded Mauler Interior Line + Understudy for Dotson
    LT Donovan Smith | Leonard Wester
    LG Andrew Norwell | Caleb Benenoch
    G Ali Marpet | Joe Hawley
    RG Quenton Nelson |
    RT Demar Dotson | Brandon Parker

  66. awaiting moderation Says:

    LUVMYBUCS:

    Do we have 2 RD6 picks? Didn’t realize we had 190.

  67. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Defensive Line
    LDE Michael Bennett | Will Clarke
    LDT Gerald McCoy | *Chad Thomas
    RDT Bennie Logan | *Kendrick Norton
    RDE Denico Autry | Noah Spence | *Duke Ejiofor

    Defensive Back Field
    LCB Malcolm Butler | Ryan Smith
    RCB Bashaud Breeland | David Rivers
    SCB Vernon Hargreaves | Javien Elliott

    FS Tre Boston | ?? Chris Conte $2,250,000
    SS Justin Evans | Isaiah Johnson

  68. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    AM

    6th Rd pick from the Steelers for the Wilcox trade.

  69. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Can we just make LUVMYBUCS president of football operations to guide Licht lol?

  70. ndog Says:

    People are like this guy or that guy, I say why not both if we can as we certainly have the money. Keep Grimes and go after T. Johnson. Sign Ziggy and draft Chubb, Draft Sony in the 2nd round and sing a free agent RB, Draft a Guard sign a Center, do it all, why not as if we have the money spend it as the free agent class you sign will probably gone by the time the bill comes due for Jameis, Ali, Donovan, Kwon and Evans.

  71. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Build the dline with physicality, speed, and youth. Oh and depth! Get 2 cb’s for the price of grimes. Build the trenches and we will see how our secondary performs

  72. Defense Rules Says:

    Pickgrin, being as I love Bama & have watched Minkah play many times, I’d dearly love to have him in our secondary. However, I’m personally convinced that Chubb will be there with our #7 pick UNLESS someone trades up to grab him. Anticipate there’ll be several DEs off the board before we pick in the 2nd round, so I’m not sure what talent would still be on the board (of course, some guys haven’t declared their eligibility for the draft yet either). In any event, our greatest need is to shore up our DLine …. our offense can’t (and doesn’t) score enough to compensate for another year of disregarding our DLine. Or our Secondary for that matter.

  73. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Luv has it all figured out, We just go out get 12 defensive free agents. Easy Peazy! #Maddenmuch. SMDH!

  74. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    It is January and you’re predicting who the Bucs should take with both of their 6th round picks. Dude, relax.

  75. Buc believer Says:

    Listen to Debilah after all he/she claims that Grimes is his/her son. Right mom/dad.

  76. Rod Munch Says:

    Lord – If LUVMYBUCS was the GM the Bucs would be one injury away from having to start Adam Humphries. No thanks.

    LUVMYBUCS – I actually agree with a lot of what you’re saying, but wanting to dump D-Jax for some reason is really an insanely poor idea. Godwin had a nice ending to his rookie year and very well might be a quality starter, but you need more than 2 WRs in the NFL and Hump should not be a 3rd string guy. This year Hump was a 4th stringer and had his best year – and that was because he was going against players deep on other teams rosters. Getting rid of D-Jax would push him back up the depth chart.

    Ayers I see at $6-mil/year, if he’s really just $5-mil/year then he’ll be back as that’s backup money and that’s what he should (hopefully) be. At $6-mil I agree with cutting or reducing his contract on a one year deal. Wouldn’t be the worst thing to have him around to push young guys.

    Also Michael Bennett is an anti-American pro-cop killer piece of trash who would never get signed by the Glazers, he needs to stay out west with the rest of the hippie trash. Looking at FA and looking at who will likely be available there really won’t be much to choose from and I’m not sure Autry is any better than Ayers.

    The FA class this year is very thin and with a coaching staff on the hot seat it’s going to be extremely difficult to get people to sign. I personally wouldn’t expect much to happen – and if the Bucs do want something to happen I think trades might be the route to go to get quick fixes.

  77. LakeLand Says:

    How many Free Agents will actually come to Tampa? Only the old washed up ones, who are looking for that last contract.

  78. LakeLand Says:

    Why would the young free agents come to Tampa? Their value will plummet before the ink is dry.

  79. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Damn – RJ McIntosh declared for the draft too.

    Another solid pickup

  80. Not there yet Says:

    hey whatever lol pay Grimes whatever he wants not to retire because your franchise sucks because that’s what losers do. If he plays and gets injured like old guys do then hey at least we tried tight. I saw an average veteran corner who got injured and played ok.

    Hmmm play a guy more money next year than he made last year but let Ryan Smith get destroyed by Atlanta’s best receiver because he can’t guard him ooook

    He didn’t play every game this year so go back and watch the ones he didn’t play and you’ll see I don’t hate Grimes and I wouldn’t mind resigning him for cheap but my reasoning is simply I have no faith in the coaching staff so I don’t think they’ll do anything regardless of who comes out goes. Grimes is a stud

  81. cmurda Says:

    I know a guy that’s getting paid and his last name rhymes with rhymes.

  82. Buc2015 Says:

    “a bridge to nowhere” …. I LOL’ed, excellent Joe

  83. Supervalueablecommentor Says:

    Grimes get the hell outta here you are super overrated and over hyped.
    Every time this horrible secondary gets blown up it’s either you or Conte which for the life of me don’t understand why he still has a job. You both are trash players the coaches and gm are also trash at Tampa now. So when you mix trashy players with trashy coaches you get the 2018 bucaneers aka “slow motion” . Blow it all up ,fire Licht fire smith ,cut grimes ,cut Conte and start over… It is embarassing to watch the bucaneers right now.

  84. Mike Johnson Says:

    tmaxcon hit it spot on. not many FA want to come here. glazers plus koetter plus smitty equal Disaster!

  85. lambchop Says:

    Pay the man. For him to be willing to come back or at least think about coming back after a disastrous season tells you this guy is not only a baller but he’s loyal. Git’r done!

 

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