Schiano Likes What’s Under Grimm’s Breath

July 29th, 2013

When your dad is a three-time All-Pro and an NFL coach, you really should be a smart football player.

Safety Cody Grimm is just that, so said Greg Schiano today. 

Schiano raved about Grimm’s brain and told media that he spends a lot of time alongside Grimm and is impressed. 

“Cody’s a very smart football player, whether it’s on special teams or on defense. I sit next to him a lot in the meetings, and you can hear him just saying the answers, you know, under his breath. He gets it,” Schiano said. “And that’s what allows him to really be a competitive player because there are guys that are faster and bigger and all those things. He really is a good football player.”

Grimm is firmly on the bubble (no, Joe’s not referring Grimm drinking too much champagne.). He’s got starting experience and has done some good things, but he’s hurt far too often.

Grimm’s a guy to watch in the preseason, though. He’s got the ability to outplay Ahmad Black, who, like Grimm,  also has had unpleasant times with police.

20 Responses to “Schiano Likes What’s Under Grimm’s Breath”

  1. BigSombrero Says:

    I just don’t see him sticking this season. To much talent elsewhere and I feel Tandy and Black have higher ceilings than Grimm.

  2. Bobby Says:

    The thing Schiano likes about Grimm is that he is fearless too. Cody will just flat out sacrifice his body. Reminds me of another safety named Sanders. Similar results injury wise…..

  3. Jrock Says:

    Sombrero nails it. He’s also just not been quick enough for the safety position after his leg/knee injury. I don’t see him sticking this season either, unfortunate.

  4. Macabee Says:

    Schiano admits that he going to have to cut some very good players. I think the safety position is going to be one of the toughest positions for him. May not like having to do it, but that’s what competition gives you – the best of the best!

  5. Justin Says:

    Please note that while Schiano did praise Grimm in his presser, he did not go out of his way to do so. He was responding to a question from the media group (sounded like Ira?).

    I’d certainly agree that Grimm, if healthy, is capable of outplaying Ahmad Black.

  6. Joe Says:

    @Justin – That’s really not accurate. If Schiano didn’t want to go out of his way to praise Grimm, he simply would have said some version of “Cody’s competing and he’s in the mix with the other guys.”

  7. Captain Stagger Says:

    No way Grimm outplays Black. Tandy helps you save a roster spot….one less DB = one more DL

  8. RastaMon Says:

    Future is in coaching…is the story between the lines

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If he’s so happy with Grimm & the rest…why sign another Safety, Troy Nelson?
    I’m not sure Grimm will make it with his off-field issues.

  10. Mike J Says:

    One of many Bucs who started like a house afire & then, for whatever reason, has gone down a tad…. I also think that Cody does not outlast the competition.

  11. RastaMon Says:

    WTF…RastaMon Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    July 29th, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    Future is in coaching…is the story between the lines

  12. Max Says:

    He’s probably just praising Cody like this so he doesn’t burn his bridges with his dad, Russ Grimm and his coaching crew.

  13. ben Says:

    Grimm wouldnt have been arrested if was here instead of va,he played lights out his rookie year and the defense got horrible after he got hurt, he had injuries,they were bone not ligament

  14. Andrew 1 Says:

    Schiano has been chalk full of praising players then cutting them loose. its coach speak.

  15. Andrew 1 Says:

    in fact I think almost all the players that are no longer with the team Schiano has said something good about them at one point or another. the 53 man roster is what does the talking.

  16. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    What are we? 5 days into camp, of course Schiano is going to give kudos to everyone. He wants all of them to think they have a shot, so he’s going talk them up. It would be counter productive if coach was sorta ho hum about him. You get the best, you get commitment when a player hears good feedback from their coaches in his pressers.

  17. Bucfever40 Says:

    I don’t think he had any underlying agenda by what he said about Grimm, he’s genuinely impressed with how the kid has a high football IQ, and that intangible could help him make the team….might be a long shot, but who knows, maybe Cody plays lights out this preseason and saves his job as a valued back up safety, speed is nice, but when safeties get older, they usually prolong their career by substituting speed with angles, a smart db at safety can sustain his coverage by using those angles to his advantage, and if he can hit-even better. Cody does have a chance!

  18. scubog Says:

    Grimm wouldn’t be here if he didn’t have a legitimate shot. As a rookie many were trying to compare him to John Lynch. There will be 4 Safeties on the final 53 man roster which means 2 will be released. Barring injury, Grimm and Baker may well be the odd men out. But Black and Tandy are no shoe-ins. Competition!

  19. teacherman777 Says:

    We owe our success in 2010 in part to Cody Grimm. He was all over the field for us that year. He was a 7th round pick, and he ended up starting for us at FS.

    He broke his leg, and maybe his career, by sacrificing himself for the team.

    Cody Grimm is the ultimate Buccaneer man.

    Smart, heart, and effort.

    Then, in 2011′ he blew his knee out, as one of the only guys on the team who was playing hard!! (sidenote, fuck Sean Jones)

    Cody Grimm may not play 7 years in the NFL.

    But he is a true football player, and I will never forget that he

    SAcrificed his career, for the Bucs to win.

    Jah bless you homeboy!

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