Changes May Be Coming To Secondary

September 27th, 2010

While head coach Raheem Morris and Cody Grimm will admit the Bucs rookie safety may have been roasted on Mike Wallace’s first touchdown yesterday in the Bucs ugly loss to Pittsburgh, both claim Grimm played fine after that.

Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune isn’t so sure. Appearing on the “Fabulous Sports Babe Show” on WHBO-AM 1040 earlier this afternoon, Cummings suggested the Bucs are looking for ways to  help out Grimm, if he remains as the starter.

“I know [the Bucs] are going to look at other guys, possibly bring some in and work some other guys out and that’s not a bad thing,” Cummings said. “It’s a little obvious that [Grimm] is a little out of his league right now. I know they are looking at bringing guys in. Maybe they go to a three-man rotation [at safety]? Maybe Corey Lynch gets some time? Maybe Sabby Piscitelli will get another  shot?”

Cummings went on to say that the blame of the loss should not nor cannot be blamed on Grimm making his first start, just that Grimm isn’t quite ready to be a primetime NFL player and, like other safeties of Bucs past including John Lynch, needs to find his sea legs first.

25 Responses to “Changes May Be Coming To Secondary”

  1. eric Says:

    The Coach and Gm are also not ready for primetime.

    5 dash 14 and counting.

  2. nick Says:

    How do you watch the game replay on the nfl channel? I can never find it.

  3. nick Says: I mean…

  4. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    great, two more weeks of speculation… can’t for the Bengels game already.

  5. sensiblebuc Says:

    They need to take a nice long look at Myron Lewis at free safety. He’s the future.

  6. tj Says:

    I think talib is good but he is still working on being great he had two missed ints I thought that could have helped us

  7. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    I don’t blame Grimm for the loss at all. Besides that one play he didn’t look that bad, IMO

  8. Mike Williams for MVP Says:

    I agree with you Sensiblebuc…but isn’t he still injured? I’m all for getting fresh people in a position that we are unsure of but i think we need at least a person at 100% before we start inserting them in different positions.

  9. Gary Says:

    I blame our D-line for this loss. Rookie or not, they need more production that this. We can’t pressure a scrub like Biatch and looks like Tom Brady against us? WTF?

    Then we can’t stop the run either. Hurts to say this, but the D-line is STILL the weakest point on our team!

  10. tampa2ali Says:

    cody grim looked worst than the goat. and sean jones is never in the right place…

  11. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    That’s gonna happen when you have two rookies on the D-line. Their gonna get better, but it’s just gonna take time.

  12. JDouble Says:

    I think Myron Lewis could be a better FS than CB.

    Larry Asante is available. Not gonna help right away, but I’m just thinking future.

  13. JDouble Says:

    Donavan Warren is also available. I say bring him in and start coaching himm now. He and Biggers can compete for the #2 CB spot next year, and the loser can be the Nickel. I’d bet money that Warren is better than Mack.

    Then move Myron Lewis to FS where he belongs.

    Also bring in Larry Asante and see if he developes. Sean Jones sucks, and he’s old. Asante could compete for a starting job as early as week 10. I liked the kid alot in college.

    Last guy is Micah Johnson. He is probably too slow, but why not bring him in and see what’s up? We need some big mean hard hitting LBs, and he is that guy. Couldn’t hurt to see what he’s got to offer.

    All I’m saying is there are some quality rookie FAs available. If we grab some of them, it’s almost like getting a jump start on next year’s draft.

  14. Rob Says:

    guys give Cody a break- I remember watching Lynch’s first few games and he was awful. Fans were saying he would be better off playing baseball and that Wyche was stupid to talk him into playing football… and I don’t think he started in his first year either. I’m not saying he’ll be a HOF safety– he may just as easily be a bust– but at least give the guy some slack.

    It’s fun to pile on and pretend we’re experts and say our coach is not ready for prime time, but last time I checked the Panthers, Browns, Bills, 49ers, Giants, Chargers, and Bengals all looked MUCH worse than the Bucs. The ‘skins didn’t look that good, either… does anybody say anything about THEIR “not ready for prime time” coaches and GMs?

  15. Rob Says:

    ..oh yeah- does anybody remember Brian Kelly’s first few starts? I remember very well seeing the back of his jersey as Ricky Prohl caught the game winning TD in the 99 NFC championship… they all make mistakes.

  16. eric Says:

    Bengals beat the Ravens, and made the playoffs last year as Division Champs.

    Why would you lump them in with the Bucs?

    So we should be happy cause others suck like us? Not this buc fan!

  17. Mike Williams for MVP Says:

    Its not always about what happen last year, i think all of us can agree on that. Rob is not saying that we are better then either of those teams from last year. He is simply stating that there are plenty of teams out there that can be thrown under the bus along with there couaches, but no one is doing it yet….just the tires still leaving tread marks from last years terrible season.

  18. Mike Williams for MVP Says:


  19. Rob Says:

    thanks MW for MVP- yep- I think we’re getting dangerously close to Philly phans here. Instant gratification… I’m just saying it takes time to develop a winner and we need to be patient- and fans will never be happy with their coach, GM, or players unless they win the Super Bowl. We can gripe, but let’s not kill all of Grimm’s confidence before he gets a real shot. So far he’s given it all he’s got, which is better than Sabby, Derrick, and others… Let’s support him now and evaluate at the end of the year.

  20. Rob Says:

    (and by derrick i meant ward, definitely not brooks)

  21. Pete Dutcher Says:

    See? This is why I wanted Sabby to start. I knew the fans would turn on Grimm the moment he had a bad game. It would have been better to start Sabby and let him be hte bad guy, then have Grimm or Lynch come in when one of them are ready.

    But…that didn’t happen.

    Grimm got better as the game went on. It was his first game, and he may need a string of games to “get it.”

    John Lynch once said he was so bad as a rookie he was certain he was going to get cut. In fact, he said that once, he was told he was going to be cut, and an injury or something saved his roster spot.

    Don’t blame Grimm for this loss…it was team-wide. If anyone was not at fault, it would be him, since it was his first time starting. It takes time to work things through, we can’t expect a rookie to get it in his first outing, unless it’s Mike Williams.

  22. eric Says:

    Someone needs to explain that to Mark Dominik.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    I blame this loss on Reality. Reality bit us on the @$$. The Steelers were a better team probably one of the best the Bucs will play this year. They are as good as any AFC team I’ve seen thus far. When The Rapist returns they should be scary good. It was an excellent learning experience for our players and coaches. I’m still amazed at the 30,000 Steeler fans.

    I still like our team. I was impressed with Freeman and liked his press conference. He is one sharp cookie. Raheem also took it well and did not mince words, but pretty much said they’ll use it as tool to improve.

    A few bounces here and the there, a couple different calls by the zebra idiots, and this would have been a whole different game. Best thing is, it’s just one Loss.

    2-1: Movin On.

  24. jacg Says:

    Oh please ……give the poor guy a break. Yes Grimm missed some big plays but he is young…All you people do is want to blame someone….He had never played that spot before….If you want to blame someone it is NOT him. He is a great athlete and he will look back and learn from this game.

  25. MTM Says:

    Grimm is not the issue. He is one player. The entire D-line should be taking the blame. “Batch” had all day to throw. Especially since the refs had the flag sewn to there pocket. Not 1 holding call on the Steelers O-ine. WTF.

    We are 2-1. Not bad.