Sabby Counseling, Comforting Grimm

September 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.

9 Responses to “Sabby Counseling, Comforting Grimm”

  1. MTM Says:


    Sabby actually tried to catch Grimm tunnel. But took a bad angle. Sabby finally caught him 30yds up the tunnel. To tell Grimm. ” Its ok I blow coverages all the time”. “But thankfully most of the receivers either drop the ball or their overthrown “.

  2. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Sometimes the worst players make the best coaches…just ask Jon Gruden.

  3. Pete Dutcher Says:

    What do you mean by “tunnel”?

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    MTM- the new Javier/RahDom alias

  5. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Nice move by Sabby. He’s a nice goat.

  6. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Capt. Tim – MTM is actually a poster from the old, old days of, when two comments was a lot. Joe has a special place in his heart for the old timers.

  7. Gary Says:

    Sabby: “its ok cody, see your mistake was being close enough to make a play. See i always make sure i get burned earlier, that way i am not even in the screen when the WR gets his TD. That way people dont get on you that hard because you werent even close.”


  8. oar Says:

    Well there’s the Tunnel of Love , Tunnel Rats, tunnel vision, carpal tunnel, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, or maybe just the tunnel where players come out onto the field?

  9. McBuc Says:

    LOL OAR.