Look Out For The “Missile”

August 8th, 2010

"Why did they draft a hard-hitting safety when they have me?"

One young Buccaneer seems to be front and center on the mind of Bucs personnel czar Mark Dominik.

That would be rookie Cody Grimm, the seventh round pick who was a linebacker/special teams ace in college and is projected as a strong safety and special teams stud with the Bucs.

Dominik, speaking Saturday night to good guy and fantasy football guru Justin Pawlowski, of WDAE-AM 620, dodged a question about the battle between Sean Jones and Sabby The Goat by talking about Grimm.

Asked about Sabby The Goat and Jones, Dominik volunteered, “I’ve been very happy with the progress of Cody Grimm. … [Fans] are going to see this missile coming down the field. …Like Ronde Barber, he’s very astute.”

Joe’s looking forward to watching Grimm debut on Saturday in Miami.

13 Responses to “Look Out For The “Missile””

  1. topdoggie Says:

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  2. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    I really can’t see Cody starting at strong safety this year. But, I do believe he will make an immediate impact on special teams this year. I can’t wait to see the Grimm Reaper fly down the field on special teams, and put other player’s in the grave.

    By the way Joe, nice goat!

  3. Fish Says:

    This draft class seems like it’s going to be fantastic, especially if Grimm sticks around. Watson seems like somewhat of a late round gem for our style of defense. The Bucs really are going to sneak up on people this year and the future is also looking quite vibrant… Can’t wait for the season to start!

    P.S. – Joe, unless I’m missing some type of play on words or inside joke on the site, missile has an “I” after the second “S.” Just trying to help.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    I’m renaming that goat after another weak link from last years team – Zuttah! Although hopefully both are better off the bench this year!

  5. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Fish – Joe ALWAYS appreciates grammar/spelling help from his readers. Nobody’s perfect. Thanks.

  6. CharlieB Says:

    Haha, I just assumed it was a joke that I was missing.

  7. Jdouble Says:

    I love Grimm, but not only is he a green rookie that has to adjust to the NFL, but he is also learning an entirely new position. If he started as SS this year, it would be unprecidented.

    I think he needs to get himself into NFL also. He’s never going to have a body type like Sabby, but he just looks very soft. You gotta believe he could add some strength, speed, and quickness by improving his conditioning.

    I think a year to get in shape, learn all the ins and outs of playing SS, and a year of being a special teams leader just getting adjusted to the NFL…and he could be a serious possibility as starter next year.

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Grimm is reported to have great instincts. I thought he was strictly a special teams guy. If he can play SS, even as a backup , we got great value foe a seventh round pick. Personally I hope the guy rocks!

  9. bucfan Says:

    Im not sure im ready to count sabby out. he is coming into his third year i think. Im sure you will correct me if im wrong. but with a better front line it could realy free him up and he might surprise some people. Dont get me wrong im a sean jones fan for sure. Im just saying let the best man win. Either way we should have deicent depth at the position with Grimm and the loser.

    If i was a betting man and i am, my money would be on Sean Jones starting against Cleveland….

  10. Jdouble Says:

    I’ll correct you bucfan. 🙂

    Last year was Sabby’s 3rd year. This will be his 4th. It’s time to give up hope on him bro. You simply can’t be that horrible in your 3rd year. It’s time to move on from Adam Archuleta 2.0

    Grimm is the anti Sabby. He isn’t a freak athlete with a GQ build, but he has great fundamentals, and has been called the most instinctive player in the 2010 draft by many different folks. HE was undersized for LB, but at 6ft 200lbs he avaerage size for safeties. He just needs to get himslef into NFL condition and we could have a real gem.

  11. Jdouble Says:

    Also, Grimm is currently tied with Talib for the most INTs in camp at three. Pretty impressive for a rookie learning a new position.

  12. jvato24 Says:

    Not sure I have read any where the Grimm didnt have the conditioning to play SS … But he could stand too add some muscle with a year of an NFL system ..

    CBS Draft profile states Grimm is the most instinctive player in the 2010 draft and does all the little things right .. Much like most of the great TB Defenders

    I did a youtube search and only found 1 highlite video but it gave a clear idea of what he is all about .. He ran into the backfield the running back cut back and was upfield about 5 yards … He just kept chasin caught him downfield and caused a fumble … Wow

  13. J Says:

    That highlight you saw, Jvato24, was from VT’s game against Alabama last year… and that was Mark Ingram he chased down and forced a fumble on, after penetrating 5 yds deep into the backfield.