Grimm Reality

November 28th, 2010

Forgetting for a moment how well Cody Grimm was playing and how key he was in the Bucs’ resurgent run defense, Grimm’s ugly broken ankle today means Sabby Piscitelli is back in the starting lineup as the Bucs try to march to the playoffs.

Oh, my.

Grimm surely is headed to injured reserve tomorrow.

Joe is impressed, however, by Piscitelli’s ability to fake getting held, something he put on display late in today’s 17-10 loss to the Ravens. Maybe he was held by Anquan Boldin, but it sure didn’t look that way at all. Sabby’s theatrics likely saved a touchdown on the play.

Joe hopes Sabby can keep finding creative ways to make an impact. Joe suspects he’s not going to pull it off on talent and savvy.

See you next year, Grimm.

UPDATE: Good guy Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times writes on Twitter than Grimm’s injury has been clarified. It is a broken fibula, not a broken ankle.

24 Responses to “Grimm Reality”

  1. ChallengerDeep Says:

    NO…NO…NO…NO! That was my reaction to Grimm going down. Who would have thought? It’s a huge loss. He was putting people on the ground.

  2. Squadoosh1 Says:

    Totally bummed…Grimm was really playing well..ugh

  3. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Well, perhaps Sabby could get a gig playing for the Italian National Grass Diving Champions (soccer joke, anyone?).

    Very sad about Grimm…He HAD started to remind me of John Lynch.

    Next year, kid! Get well soon.

  4. Dew Says:

    At least we can still another player from someones practice squad. Feel bad for Grimm. Bucs kept it close and perhaps Free would be better playing like Peyton at the line of scrimmage running the offense?

  5. Troxell8t8 Says:

    This is a really big blow, the kid was really playing well

  6. factoidboy Says:

    OK… Heap’s 65 yard TD? Blown assignment… who’s? go look at the footage. Rice’s 70 yarder that got called back on that bogus holding call that Sabby drew? someone wasnt in their gap. go look at the footage. With Sabby back in the lineup we’re f’d, as in fudged.

  7. Dew Says:

    At least we can steal another player from someones practice squad. Feel bad for Grimm. Bucs kept it close and perhaps Free would be better playing like Peyton at the line of scrimmage running the offense?

  8. tj Says:

    you are so right factoidboy. Woner if they will give lynch a shot he had a great preseason game against the texans

  9. Pete 422 Says:

    Big loss and hopefully Cory Lynch gets a chance to compete for the spot.

    I was happy to see the run D stayed solid without Grimm.

    I was happy to see McCoy have another good game (2 sacks I think?).

  10. bradenton buc fan Says:

    maybe they will sign jermaine phillips?

  11. gitarlvr Says:

    This loss didn’t really hurt. But this…. this hurts bad. Cody Grimm is quickly starting to look like every bit the in the box safety that John Lynch was. Doesn’t launch himself for the big hit like Lynch but gets to the ballcarrier just as well and is as solid a wrap tackler as anyone out there. I have to wonder how much losing Grimm is going to set Bucs resurgent Run D back. They were dominating for two weeks in a row until losing Grimm. I seriously wonder if the Ravens are able to run out the clock with Rice if Grimm was in the box on that last series. I hope the D doesn’t regress with Sabby. Fortunately Sabby can’t do much to screw up the newfound pass rush. And as far a Corey Lynch goes something tells me he isn’t starting material at all or I really don’t think we would see Sabby out there. Sabby isn’t exactly Raheem’s favorite player so I think if there was any way he could justify starting Lynch over Piscasmelly he would.

  12. Patrick Says:

    Bringing in Jermaine Philips would be a good idea. He’s a hell of a lot better than Sabby. I’m hoping Corey Lynch starts, but even if he does we need depth.

  13. Justin Says:

    2 words… Myron Rolle. I’d love to see the dude in a Bucs uniform.

  14. Will the Beast Says:

    Myron Rolle where is he in England I haven’t heard his name since the draft

  15. MTM Says:

    Grimm will be missed. His instincts were getting better game by game and he was doing a good job of tackling the running back. And yes the Bucs D got burned shortly after he left the game.

    I would love to see Cory Lynch get a chance. Sabby’s bad coverage, piss pour tackling, pile on’s and flopping are hard to watch.
    McCoy is starting to come around.

  16. gitarlvr Says:

    Myron Rolle is on the Titans pratice squad so he’s there to be had.

  17. Justin Says:

    Rolle is on the Titans practice schad… I also wouldn’t mind see Larry Asante either. Grimm did impressed me and has a great future with the Bucs. To think everyone thought they were crazy including myself to start him against the Steelers. Just look what he did with the opportunity.

  18. BamBamBuc Says:

    Has anyone heard the situation with Davin Joseph? The O-line looked horrible, and he was out most of the game. I haven’t thought he’s done very well this year, but they were really bad without him in there. That could be about as bad for the offense as the Grimm situation is for the D.

  19. Joe Says:

    Well, you could never call Myron Rolle dumb so he should be able to pick up schemes fairly quickly.

  20. JDouble Says:

    Well it sucks to lose Grimm and get Sabby more than words can describe.

    The only good thing is that it’s the fibula. That’s the small bone that runs down the front of your shin. Atleast it isn’t a knee or ankle or ACL…he’ll make a full recovery from a broken Fibula.

  21. Ravelston Says:

    The fibula is the one on the outside. Depending on the fracture, you’re typically looking at 5-8 weeks. The accompanying ankle sprain often takes longer to come round. With luck he could be back for the first or second playoff game – that’s luck for him and for the team.

  22. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    The loss of both Joseph and Grimm really hurts us, we have Atlanta coming next Sunday

  23. NorCalBucFan Says:

    Yeah I love this guy !

    When we lost T-Jack I was hurt…I loved his play so much and to lose him that way made me feel like a scorned lover… But Grimm came in and played so well !!

    We will miss him the rest of the way, but he is gonna be a huge piece moving forward !!

    Get well soon Grimm Reaper !!!!

  24. factoidboy Says:

    Yeah, totally stoked it was not Grimm’s knee. He’ll miss the rest of the season but will easily be back 100% by the time offseason starts. It’s almost always better to break a bone than do ligament damage.