Jets Wanted Cody Grimm

April 27th, 2010

Raheem The Dream has already talked about seventh round pick Cody Grimm possibly quickly becoming a “four-phase player” on special teams.

Of course, that’s no surprise with Grimm coming out special teams factory Virginia Tech, where the Bucs new punter, Brent Bowden, placed 20 of his 57 punts inside the 20 with just nine touchbacks last year.

Grimm told his hometown Fairfax Times he was on the phone with the Jets when he got the call from the Bucs.

When the seventh round started, Grimm got a call from the New York Jets, inquiring about the possibility of signing him as an undrafted free agent. Before he could hang up with the Jets, however, the Buccaneers called to tell him he was about to be drafted.

“It was kind of crazy,” said Grimm, who went No. 210 overall. “I was so excited. My mom and sister were crying.”

Joe enjoyed reading the story from the Fairfax Times. Getting overexcited about the new players is what this time of year is all about.

12 Responses to “Jets Wanted Cody Grimm”

  1. Bakke!!!! Says:

    GO CODY!!! recking opponents and causing fumbles!!!!

  2. Tom Says:

    Good luck to the kid. But I don’t get the pick, not in a draft where there were still accomplished and physically gifted players with starting ability on the board.

    His father works for the Cards and he couldn’t convince them to take a flier on the guy until after the Bucs chose in Rd 7. He put up good numbers his Sr year but started only that one year for Va. Tech and played a hybrid LB/SS where he will have to completely learn the safety position in the NFL.

    I have no doubt that the kid is a hard worker, has great intagibles and could be a nice ST player. But I can’t imagine him starting at SS and being anything more than an injury replacement. You can sign ST players to street free agent deals, I don’t see the point in spending a draft pick on one, let alone in a class as deep as this.

  3. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    ..and he has a ready made nick-name =The Grimm Reaper 🙂

  4. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Tom , it is typical of our scouting department to reach and fall in love with questionable players like this .

    Remember , the only people who didn’t get fired a couple years ago was the scouting department.( don’t ask me why) These are all the same people responsible for the pathetic drafts during the Gruden years.

  5. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    actually Radio I think I remember seeing an article on that said something about only 2 of the scouting department from then were still on the staff and they were lower level then, and there’s something like 7-9 new guys. My numbers are probably off but it’s close to that.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    Radio, I’m pretty sure the scouts aren’t making the picks.

  7. Morgan Says:

    Learned back in the days of Travis Stephens and Marquis Walker, never get too attached or too hyped over a draft choice, especially late rounders. Most of the time they end up on the cut list in August.

  8. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    The scouts are the ones who bring the names forward and recommend them to the coaches and GM, however.

    You think Radio has time to watch hours of film on each of these players himself. No , and he’s not. If that was the case, you wouldn’t even NEED a scouting department , and the Glazers could save themselves even MORE money.

  9. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    That is false Michiganbucsfan . The Head of College Scouting , Dennis Hickey , is still here and always has been.

    He is one of the main culprits for all our horrible drafts, and they wont fire him. He must have compromising pictures of someone…

  10. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Radio – It’s as if you’re begging for JimBuc to come out and play.

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  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    Cody really looks like quite the physical specimen in that picture. It doesn’t really do him justice. As much as I hate to say it, the Jets should be a dominant force this year, more so than last.

    Rex Ryan said the other day that he cheated on every test he ever took.