Grimm Seems Special To Raheem

December 23rd, 2010

A media member tried to corner Raheem Morris into picking a Bucs Rookie of the Year yesterday during the head coach’s news conference. Of course, Raheem didn’t take the bait but his body language showed a little extra love for one of his newbies.

Raheem rattled off contributions of a majority of Bucs rookies, but when he got to Cody Grimm, he seemed to be taken back feeling a special kind of pride.

“Cody Grimm, you know, (smirk) He was looking like, you know, he was trying to make a Pro Bowl, rather than a guy just filling in for a starter,” Raheem said.

There have been many big losses on the Bucs roster this season, but perhaps Grimm has been the biggest.

The run defense, and a little bit of attitude, have evaporated in his absence.

29 Responses to “Grimm Seems Special To Raheem”

  1. tha truth is... Says:

    Either he fills in 4 Tanard or move him 2 SS if we keep Tanard. Tha kid can flat out play ball. None of our otha backup FS are not NFL ready. Funny thing is that our smallest players are our best hitters.

  2. jvato24 Says:

    The Truth is … Size and Speed all overated and lead to busts … Just ask probably 12 of 32 teams picking in the first round every year because they drafted the guy with better size/speed numbers

    Who is the other best hitter on TB and best Defender right now

    Oh Yeah … the other smallest guy .. RONDE BARBER

  3. passthebuc Says:

    he played linebacker in college for virgina tech, a team renowned for defense. speed is one thing but the ability to see the play develop immediately is also worth 1-2 seconds. He has better instincts than anyone on the team, save Barber. I wish he would teach Ruud how to anticipate and hit head on. On a play earlier in the year, a flair pass in the right flat, he blew between Ruud and the left corner who were waiting for the ball carrier to come to them and tackled the ball carrier 3 yards deep. enough said.

  4. jvato24 Says:

    Cody Grimm is a Fun MF’in player to watch!

  5. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    tha truth is… said “move him 2 SS if we keep Tanard.”

    Completely agree with you….Ronde, Talib, Lewis, Grimm, and Jackson….actually doesn’t sound like a half bad secondary.

    To expound on T Jax a bit. The kid needs to get his spit together. Everybody seems pretty convinced that it’s the herbage that is getting him in trouble, but I think the signs are there for something a little more “hard.” I hope it’s not, and as a Bucs fan I wouldn’t mind seeing him get a 3rd chance with this team

  6. aldo Says:

    by far, the biggest steal of this draft was grimm, i know mike will is having a beast season, but no one expect from a 7th rounder to play like that….

    if dom continues this streak, all the entire next draft will be the breaking point for our championship near future

  7. Larry Says:

    I’m curious whether Cody has stuck around One Buc or is home recuperation? This has been an excellent year of developing rookie players. Props to the coaching.

  8. aldo Says:

    and BTW, i think our secondary is at least on of the best 5 of the NFL, talib and biggers looks fine to me for the years to come, coddy grimm is a special guy on the field, and if tjax can live without ganja that will be a nasty secondary (oh and no forget the icon…ronde barber)

  9. Joe Says:


    Joe’s sure Cody Grimm is rehabbing locally. If Price is still around, Joe’d guess so too is Grimm.

  10. Joe Says:

    To expound on T Jax a bit. The kid needs to get his spit together.

    That’s exactly why the Bucs need to wash their hands of him. You can’t count on the guy.

    Say the Bucs are driving for the playoffs next year — or for that matter, are in the playoffs — and he gets popped again?

    Sorry, Jackson should get the boot. Let him be someone else’s headache.

  11. jvato24 Says:

    But Joe .. He has incredible upside .. Why not just build your team as if he wasnt there meaning if he gets nailed the Bucs are prepared .. And if he stays clean we have an extra Pro Bowler in the secondary

    If he was 28 or 29 .. different story .. But I believe he is 25 or 26

    Plus he is not a diva or a bad dude .. Just a kid making bad decisions .. I was 25 or 26 only a few years ago and was living the FUN life to say the least .. Have a kid now and fun means chasing her around the living room and making funny sounds and talking jibberish .. Life Changes .. people change hopefully T-Jack can change .. He is still young enough

  12. Patrick Says:


    I completely understand how people feel about this guy, but I don’t see why we can’t give him another chance and keep him for 2011. We just need to make sure we have someone who can fill in for him and someone that can provide depth. I think in FA this year they should maybe add another safety to the mix. Jones, Grimm and the other addition will be enough insurance for us in case T Jax lets us down again.

  13. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Joe said: “That’s exactly why the Bucs need to wash their hands of him. You can’t count on the guy.”

    Isn’t his contract up? For me, his talent level and the bargain basement price he’s going to be forced to play for make it worth the risk. If there was talk about him being a bad teammate, or if the reason for his suspension was something less victimless I’d be right behind you on kicking his butt out of town.

    Believe me, I get what you’re saying… T Jax’s case though I wouldn’t mind seeing him getting his 3rd chance here in Tampa. I just hope he realizes he literally cost himself and his family millions of dollars when he decided to get high on whatever it was he got high on.

  14. tha truth is... Says:

    @ passthebuc

    If he hasn’t developed instincts and tha ability 2 tackle in his 26 yrs of living then it’s not happening ever. If Grimm wasn’t injured ill make him and Rudd switch positions and another problem solved. He’ll really be our SAFETY net tackler as Raheem puts it LMAO.

  15. Joe Says:


    Of course Jackson is a bad teammate. Dude can’t keep clean and lets his teammates down.

    Even if he played for free he cannot be trusted, he’s demonstrated that three times now. Once is an accident, twice is a pattern, three times and you’re out. He might be OK as a backup. MAY-BEE. Certainly cannot trust the guy as a starter. No way.

    Again, banking on Jackson is foolish at best. Let him be Dan Snyder’s headache.

    If Dominik extends his contract, he’s setting the team up for a failure depending on the guy.

  16. Joe Says:

    completely understand how people feel about this guy, but I don’t see why we can’t give him another chance and keep him for 2011. We just need to make sure we have someone who can fill in for him and someone that can provide depth.

    Why go through all of that trouble for a guy who has spit in Dominik’s face three times already?

    Would you hire a guy for an important position where you work if the same guy keeps getting suspended for the same stupid crap? Of course you wouldn’t. Why should that be any different in the NFL?

    Much better off signing a guy who has less talent but you know he will be in uniform on Sundays to answer the bell.

  17. tha truth is... Says:

    @ CreamsiclePasties

    Agreed. Lets put things in perspective. 25 yrs old, expiring contract, and plays like a Pro Bowler since coming in tha league. Give him a minimum contract and let him play it out. Worse case being he screws up, we cut him and nothing lost. I honestly can’t name 5 FS better than him

  18. simeon Says:

    On another note, why are the so called “experts” predicting us to win in a land slide this weekend? Did anyone watch us lose to the lions? Are we becoming the “hot” team to praise?

  19. gotbbucs Says:

    there’s really no reason to get rid of jackson at this point. next year he’ll be repeating the last year of his contract. put him on the list to start the year and bring him back into the fold after week 6 as a rotational guy. it’s a no lose.

  20. Joe Says:


    In the video Joe posted yesterday, there is a very brief glimpse of Cody Grimm in it. The video was shot last week at One Buc Palace.

  21. tino Says:


    Your comment above: “If Dominik extends his contract, he’s setting the team up for failure…”

    Your comment from yesterday: “Jackson will come cheap, and Joe is of the understanding that he’ll automatically be under contract. Joe would be happy to have him back.”


  22. Joe Says:


    This was to be Jackson’s last year of his contract. Since he was suspended with roughly four months left in this contract, that balance will carry over to a portion of next season, if there is a next season.

  23. tino Says:

    Joe, my question was more whether you’d “be happy to have him back” or not?

  24. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I think what Tino is trying to say is you had a different opinion yesterday, what gives? I’m assuming this is the other Joe, but that was the first thing came to my mind as well.

  25. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Joe said: “Would you hire a guy for an important position where you work if the same guy keeps getting suspended for the same stupid crap? Of course you wouldn’t.”

    I mean…if he could photograph playmates the way Tanard plays safety, then probably.

    Again, I get your point and wouldn’t be shocked or second guessing if they let him go. But no one would argue that when the kid’s on the field he plays at a Pro Bowl level… would KILL me to see him making plays in another uniform.

  26. Bucfan66 Says:

    I think what Joe is trying to say is let Tanard play out the remainder of his contract (ie. 4 months), but extending him would be a mistake. I disagree though.

    My personal opinion: Tanard is young and can recover from this “problem” of his. It does seem a little ridiculous that he needs another chance to redeem himself but not knowing all the circumstances behind what happened, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Give the guy a 1 or 2 year deal at low cost and see how he responds. Tanard has no leverage right now. The Bucs need to exploit this and see what they can get out of it.

  27. gitarlvr Says:

    If we forget his draft status and look at him honestly, Cody Grimm was probably the second best player on the Bucs defense this year next to Talib. His name was called more consistently than any other player on the defense when it came to making key tackles. One or two more interceptions and we would probably be hollering for him to go to the pro-bowl. He certainly tackled at a pro-bowl level.

  28. gitarlvr Says:

    It does not hurt to keep Jackson on the team. Unless you are worried that he is taking a roster spot for some scrub off of the practice squad. Why do people think that keeping him on the roster automatically equates to “counting on him”. The Bucs can very easily draft or sign a free agent safety to “count on” while also keeping Jackson. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Go ahead and acquire another safety in the offseason who you they think is starter quality. Let said guy compete with Tanard for the starting job. Worst case scenario is that Tanard gets suspended again and your other starting caliber guy steps in. If Tanard does get suspended again the only loss I see in that situation is that they could have been coaching up some scrub at the back end of the roster during that time Tanard remained on the team. The Bucs do have Sean Jones still also so technically they don’t really have to acquire another safety at all. Just let Tanard and Sean compete for it. Tanard will almost certainly win and if gets booted again the worst that happens is in comes Sean Jones. I think Bucs fans should be able to live with that risk.

  29. K1ngAdroc Says:

    The bucs uncovered a ton of talent this year and subsequently lost much of it to injury. These young players develop in years 2 – 3 and it will only improve competition next year.

    I’m looking forward to the Grimm Reaper patrolling the yard and Tjax makin plays over the middle