“All I Know Is We Couldn’t Afford Him”

March 22nd, 2016

Joe, stop asking me Bucs questions.”

Joe is live at the NFL Owners Meetings Boca Raton and just finished the frenzied roundtable breakfast with AFC Coaches.

Of course, it’s always fun to talk Bucs with Bills head coach Rex Ryan.

Ryan has faced new Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes for years as an AFC East head coach, and long before that.

Ryan talked about Grimes’ talent and “great ball skills” before Ryan expressed frustration.

“All I know is we couldn’t afford him (laughs) That’s what I know,” Ryan said.

This year in free agency? Joe asked.

“Yeah, this year — and the others years (laughs),” Ryan said. “He got a lot of money and things like that, but he’s a good football player.”

Some fans see Brent Grimes as a washed up signing, but not legendary defensive guru Rex Ryan, who surely would have put Grimes on his share of coverage islands in his defense.

Joe talked to an AFC general manager about Grimes off the record, and his response was that the Bucs got tremendous value with Grimes, “even though they definitely had to bid for him,” he said.


11 Responses to ““All I Know Is We Couldn’t Afford Him””

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Hopefully there is still tread on the Grimes tires….

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “legendary defensive guru Rex Ryan”

    More like “legendary screwup”

  3. Buc believer Says:

    He did not want to deal with his wife. Lets hope she can stay quiet here….. Doubtful.

  4. Espo Says:

    Lol @ Legendary

    Wasn’t he Captain Lou Albano?

  5. Howard Cosell Says:

    No, that’s his brother Rob.
    The resemblance is uncanny.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Glad to hear you are at the big rendezvous getting juicy Bucs tidbits from NFL types Joe.

    Please just refrain from telling everyone you meet that Bucs fans are trying to run GMC out of town and asking for their take. It makes Bucs fans sound really ignorant and just is not true.

  7. Steve Says:

    You didn’t mention his wife once in this post, nicely done!

  8. Booger Says:

    They would’ve been ran out of town so fast. He wouldn’t have been on any islands when the Bills have two top-5 CB’s in Gilmore and Darby. Grimes and Cromartie would be #3 at best.

    But with his ghetto queen wife, they wouldn’t be welcomed to Buffalo.

    They have no class, they belong in Florida.

  9. kevin Says:

    “Legendary defensive Guru”…. PLease. The man has never won anything that makes him that. If he could win more than he runs his yapper that would be a nice change but you guys in the press are more enamored because he’s a colorful guy. No success but he is colorful.

  10. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol love the ignorant people saying crap about grimes cause of his wife as if the two are the same person ahaha

  11. Kevin Says:

    You mean just like the legendary defensive guru Lovie Smith????