Sabby Counseling, Comforting GrimmSeptember 28th, 2010
If there’s a guy on the Bucs’ roster who knows a thing or two about turning in a goat-like performance, it’s Sabby Piscitelli. His struggles were well documented last year.
In fact, Raheem Morris, before the 2009 season was even complete, even said he had to “fix” Sabby during the offseason.
On Sunday, Sabby took the opportunity to put his experience to work in counseling Cody Grimm in the Bucs locker room, so says eagle eye reporter Tom Balog, of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Grimm was burned badly for the Steelers’ first touchdown in the 38-13 loss.
Sabby Piscitelli, who was bypassed for the free safety job, is not letting his hard feelings for the decision interfere with his role as a good teammate.
The fourth-year veteran put his arm around rookie Cody Grimm and offered words of encouragement in the post-game locker room Sunday afternoon, after the seventh-round draft pick gave up a pair of first-half touchdowns in coverage, that contributed to the Buccaneers’ downward spiral in a 38-13 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Classy move by Sabby, though having him in Grimm’s ear might unsettle many Bucs faithful.
But it should be noted that former Bucs blocking icon Michael Clayton took rookie receiver Mike Williams under his wing during this year’s OTAs and training camp, and Williams is one of the bright spots on the team.
Perhaps Sabby is best suited as a coach.