Grimes At “Top” Of His Game

March 28th, 2016
Top technician.

Top technician.

A lot of Bucs fans, nervous ones that is, are wondering if the Bucs signed a cornerback in Brent Grimes who is on the downside of his career.

It is a fair question for any NFL player who turns 33 before training camp.

As far as Omar Kelly is concerned, there should be no concern. The Dolphins beat writer for the Sun-Sentinel took to Twitter over the weekend and proclaimed the Bucs got a top-shelf NFL corner.

This information from Kelly should put Bucs fans at ease, and it reinforces Joe hearing the Bucs won a bidding war for Grimes against at least three other clubs.

12 Responses to “Grimes At “Top” Of His Game”

  1. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Nothing against Grimes but if it takes you 11 or so years to reach the “Top of your Game” in a sport where the average shelf life for your position is 8 years then…………………………………….

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    lets hope the top of his game continues these next 2 years…drafting Hargreaves for his replacement would be great….GO BUCS!!!

  3. Mort Says:

    Bucs SB:He is still at the top, not “he just learned how to play”. I know, reading is hard. You’ll get it.

  4. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    I see that reading is hard for you Mort because you put “he just learned how to play” It is really funny to see people try to attack others with made up stuff.

  5. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Though I admit I was Completely off with the “11” years or so. That was a bad guess. I am totally on board with Grimes but I for one Do NOT believe that he is at the top of his game at 33 years old. Best of luck to you Brent! Not only because you are now a Buc but also because you are married to Miko.

  6. Cobraboy Says:

    Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Nothing against Grimes but if it takes you 11 or so years to reach the “Top of your Game” in a sport where the average shelf life for your position is 8 years then…………………………………….

    I totally disagree.

    Some humans physically mature later than others.

    I speak from first-hand experience. I didn’t begin to physically mature until my Junior year in college…

    I knew kids in HS—great athletes—who had matured, and were going downhill at 22.

  7. Mort Says:

    It’s not just a physical game, as much (perhaps more) is mental. He is by far more intelligent and educated about the game than at any point this far in his career. That’s how Derrick Brooks played so long. It wasn’t because e was still in 1999 form physically in 2006

  8. Pick6 Says:

    to be fair, he might just be protecting his standing as the only Miami journalist on Miko’s good side

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Grimes was an excellent FA pick-up. He may be on the backside of his career – but all indications are that we got a very good CB for at least the next 2 years.

    Darryl Green was playing at a high level even beyond 40 – Ronde Barber was quite effective playing in his late 30s.

    At 33 – Grimes could easily be a good CB in this league for another 3,4 or 5 years. Glad to have him. He will be a difference maker in the defensive backfield.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s foolish to have the mentality of “oh, he’s 30…and old, blah, blah, blah.”
    Pickgrin mentioned Daryl Green and Ronde. There are so many others that played at a high level well into their 30’s. There is no substitute for experience. He’s a good addition.

  11. Buc since '74 Says:

    Omar Kelly lives in the 70’s? That’s a sweet look.

  12. godzilla13 Says:

    We are so lucky that we finally have good players who want to play in Tampa. He could have probably gone to a contender somewhere else but chose to stay in Florida. All of the talk about him being on the downside of his career just isn’t so. Grimes was invited to his third consecutive Pro-Bowl last year. Even though he was an alternate he was still picked over every other non Pro Bowl participant, in the AFC last year. I was watching the replay of Grimes playing against Odell Beckam Jr last year mostly because I had read that OBJ lit Grimes up? Grimes did give up a bunch of plays but what I could see is that he was right there on top of OBJ the whole game. Beckam was making some incredible catches. Compared to the coverage we were getting from our secondary last year it is going to be incredible to watch. I also believe we made off with a great signing in Josh Robinson. He was playing really well back in 2014 and I don’t see any reason why he can’t revert back to that form. People are saying he wanted a new beginning and he found it in Tampa.