The Sad Cody Grimm Move

August 31st, 2013

The depressing part of Cutdown Day to the final 53-man roster is that some really good dudes get caught in the wash. Today for the Bucs, that was safety Cody Grimm.

Grimm, a linebacker in college at Virginia Tech, was moved to safety and likely rushed into playing time too soon due to injuries in 2009. Grimm would never mistake anyone for Ronnie Lott. But he was a ballhawk in that he was always around the ball. He was pretty good against the run.

But Grimm was always hurt. Mostly leg injuries, and that is a death knell for an NFL player. With the additions of Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron in the past two years, and Ahmad Black seeing a lot of playing time, the handwriting was on the wall for Grimm. He sort of knew it when Joe spoke with him last week after the Bucs win in Miami.

“Anything can happen. One week you make it and not the next week you are not,” Grimm said. “It’s a numbers thing in the NFL. You can’t worry about it. If you put good things on tape, someone will see it.”

Of course, it didn’t help Grimm’s cause when he was pinched for two public intoxication arrests. A starter may be able to get away with not being a Buccaneer Man but not a guy on the bubble.

At any rate, Grimm has always been cool with Joe. Always willing to take time to talk about the game or practice, and even answer tough questions that many players would blow off. Joe respects that.

15 Responses to “The Sad Cody Grimm Move”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Off field behavior…..injury prone…on the bubble….kiss of death.
    I would have cut Tandy. Maybe he can survive and land on the practice squad.

  2. Andrew 1 Says:

    ^^^ Agreed. I would have liked to see this guy make the team over Tandy simply because he is a better player, especially on special teams. o well.

  3. Yar Says:

    Gonna miss him on special teams. they kept Tandy, he looked awful against the skins, but he was drafted by the commander.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wouldn’t be suprised to see Tandy & Wright gone & Hillis traded.

  5. Max Says:

    He had the will and determination. Also a fairly smart player. He just didn’t have the body.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Raheem Bait!!! He just can’t help himself…a haven for x Buc badboys….

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    Good luck young man

  8. Dave Says:

    no one in Tampa cares about the Bucs, hell there blacked out every week…. Go Seahawks

  9. Andrew 2 Says:

    “Grimm would never mistake anyone for Ronnie Lott.”

    Well thank god, he won’t mistake anyone for Ronnie Lott.


    You mean nobody would mistake him for Ronnie Lott? Or is there a lot of mistaking people for Ronnie Lott going on?

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    It’s no secret Schiano liked Grimm. I believe spaghetti arms Grimm was making the cut until the Washington game. Grimm was horrible, looked out of place, slow, weak and missed tackles. He cost himself his job with that awful performance. I think Tandy and a couple others are clinging by a thread and if a better player pops up on the wire tomorrow they may get replaced too. I haven’t been impressed by Ahmad Black and woul replace him if possible. Goode is another one taking up space on the roster as well as a couple of the tight ends.

  11. MadMax Says:

    Yup BigMac, Black and Tandy arent impressing me much either….I wouldve rather kept Baker, even though he did whiff on that tackle (over committed) against Briscoe….but he has his moments….maybe its his speed, oh well.

  12. Paul Says:

    Grimm stayed around longer than I thought possible with the Bucs. I’m more shocked that Tandy didn’t get the axe.

  13. Brain Says:

    All our backup safeties looked awful in the preseason but Grimm in particular is slow as molasses. He was slow before his injury troubles but now it looks like he’s running with a mountain strapped to his back.

    I’m not upset that scrubs are getting cut, I’m upset that our front office filled our roster out with crap that never had a chance of competing for a spot. Our cut list is one of the worst lists of scrubs I’ve ever seen and we even kept 4 RBs and 4 TEs even though we rarely have more than 1 on the field on any given play. If our depth at those positions wasn’t so poor we wouldn’t have to keep extra bodies. Quality over quantity is the message Dominik failed to take note of, and now we suffer at other positions (only 4 WRs on the 53 man?).

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think Tandy made the team because of special teams.

    I still think Dan-o should be replaced with Clausen. Gives us two young guys and someone with insight into a division rival.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Brain Says: September 1st, 2013 at 8:25 am
    “…4 TEs even though we rarely have more than 1 on the field on any given play.”

    This has changed. Schiano said that they will be using more two TE sets this year. Apparently Sully’s playbook has evolved. Which only makes sense. We may have to wait a couple games until both starters are healthy though.