Correct And Crazy

July 18th, 2016
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Joe just read one of the better NFL columns he’s pored over in months.

The creator, curator and overall guru of, the great Mike Florio, substituted for Yogi Berra-worshiping, urinal picture-taking, video game-playing, Taylor Swift-listening, pickpocket-thwarting, Bucs-uniform-frowning, Allie-LaForce-smitten, Big-Ten-Network-hating, pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball-box-score-reading, NPR-honk, filthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigating, barista-training Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame. Florio wrote King’s renowned “Monday Morning Quarterback” column. It was interesting, informative and, most important, entertaining. Do yourself a favor and click here at some point today.

In his tome, Florio suggests the Bucs are looking to replace cornerback Brent Grimes. This is accurate in a sense, but Joe pointed out previously that Grimes will not lose his job due to anything Twittered by his wife, Mike Grimes. Below is what Florio wrote.


—The Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Miko Grimes, the wife of cornerback Brent Grimes, made an anti-Semitic remark regarding Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and executive V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum. The Buccaneers, owned by a Jewish family, had no comment regarding the situation.

On one hand, the Bucs knew what they were getting when they signed Grimes, given his wife’s history of outlandish statements. On the other hand, the moment the Buccaneers believe they can replace Grimes with someone younger and cheaper, their silence likely will end with a one-sentence press release that officially ends the relationship.

When Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht signed Grimes and defensive end Robert Ayers, he envisioned the two savvy vets to be bridge players — to bridge the position for a couple of years, paving the way for younger drafted players. Hold the fort down until the rookies get the car keys full-time.

Then Licht went out and drafted a corner (Vernon Hargreaves) and a pass rusher (Noah Spence) with the team’s two first picks. So, yeah, the Bucs already are looking to replace Grimes. It just may not happen until his contract expires in two years.

But cutting Grimes because of something outrageous his wife Twittered, a non-Bucs employee? What’s next, unloading valuable players whose cousins are loose cannons? A cranky grandmother perhaps? Where does it end? Should America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, fear for his job if his dad Twitteres something over the top in a fit of rage? Hell, no!

21 Responses to “Correct And Crazy”

  1. Kalind Says:

    That whole thing is ridiculous. Just stupid. It’s moron Florio like a dog on a bone. Flexing his media muscle. He’s the ONLY GUY driving that bus. This Miko Crusade by Florio is stupid and verging on disgusting. Who gives a blank what she says? Win on Sunday. Period.

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    I have no issue with Florio or what he is saying here in regards to Brent and his ignorant idiot bride.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    His wife’s tirades will only be an additional reason if he gets hurt or does not perform to move on!!! It makes less likely to say ” oh he just had a down year, lets give it one more year” if he does not play at a very high level.

    Joe, just published the article of no complaining in the locker room, If BG21 goes home and complains and then his wife goes on social media to voice those complaints, do you think that Coach Smitty thinks that does not count????

    The Simple fact is that it does not help his career or job security.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Miko reveals inside secrets given to her by Brent…..then that would be a problem…..otherwise, she has freedom of speech like anyone else….as long at it doesn’t reflect Brent’s thoughts.

    As for replacing him……that would be no different than replacing any older/more expensive player.

  5. pick6 Says:

    it’s like having an aging vet who continues to behave like the in-his-prime diva that he once was, such as late-career Terrell Owens. you could maybe use that guy’s talent and production on your roster, but if you can get remotely similar talent, more upside,and less baggage from another player, the graybeard whose presence sets the team back off the field will be easy to wave bye bye to. If at least one of verner or banks earns a new deal and hargreaves proves to be worth the draft pick, it’s not hard to see grimes being one and done down here. Age is definitely a bigger factor than Miko when the cut finally comes, though

  6. James Walker Says:

    In this PC world I applaud people who speak their mind and exercise their FIRST Amendment right of freedom of speech. Whether I agree or disagree with them is irrelevant.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    i could not agree more with James Walker

    glazer clowns should be kissing miko’s arse she gets more national attention than entire bucs organization.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    That is a good read by Florio, I should have taken notes to comment about parts of it. Making the game “too safe” seems a dilemma, flag football would not interest me.

  9. mike Says:

    Im with James Walker a Tmax too. If you have something racist to say, say it. If you believe america is responsible for killing thousands in the 9/11 attacks, you have to say it. Very smart

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mike Florio is trying to get Miko to turn on the Bucs. He’s trying to manipulate her.

    Brent and Miko already know he was brought in as a bridge for younger guys, and so long as he performs well, there is no reason to cut him.

    The NFL cannot legally penalize players for what family member do or say. That would fall under the “bad blood” law from 40 years ago. It is discrimination. The NFL would be sued.

    Mike Florio knows this…but since he would not pay any penalties, he does not care.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    pick6 Says:
    “…you could maybe use that guy’s talent and production on your roster, but if you can get remotely similar talent, more upside,and less baggage from another player…”

    Wasn’t the same thing said when we got rid of Revis and brought in Verner? How has that worked out?

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    mike Says:
    “If you believe america is responsible for killing thousands in the 9/11 attacks, you have to say it.”

    Just don’t say that around me unless you want to end up in traction.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    Uh oh!!! Everyone step back!!!!BucBonzai is about to move some furniture!!!! From what I heard, he is crazy and has retard strength!!!!!! I would watch out if i were you mike!!!!

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its extremely hard to take a woman out of the housing projects and make her a lady. Some never make the transition. What better example than Miko.

  15. mike Says:

    @Bonzai/ realist… it was a joke to show how stupid the previous post were.
    She said those comments and people are applauding her.

  16. pick6 Says:


    pick6 Says:
    “…you could maybe use that guy’s talent and production on your roster, but if you can get remotely similar talent, more upside,and less baggage from another player…”

    Wasn’t the same thing said when we got rid of Revis and brought in Verner? How has that worked out?

    maybe by some people, but those would be people who incorrectly evaluated both players. i wouldn’t classify Verner as a remotely similar talent to Revis and their career accomplishments would support that. nor would i say AV had more upside – the very best you could have dreamed of from then-26 year old Verner was coming close to the stuff Revis has done in his age 29 and age 30 seasons. in the baggage department, other than revis’ history of holding out he has been lauded as one of the best teammates and hardest workers around.

    1) Darelle Revis was a career all-pro under contract for his prime years on a team sporting tens of millions in cap space BEFORE he was cut. if money was the baggage, it shouldn’t have mattered in 2014. if scheme fit was the baggage, why replace him with another man corner in Verner?

    2) no offense has ever gameplanned primarily for brent grimes and no defense has ever considered building a scheme around his talents. you don’t transform your team to any comparable extent if you choose to walk away from Brent Grimes. the gap between revis and 90-95% of the CBs in football – including grimes and verner for this discussion – was apparent to every observer in the league then and now.

    worlds of difference between a 28-year-old all world player who made the pro bowl while rehabbing a major knee injury on a 4-win team and a 32 year old whose wife (right or wrong) and age caused most teams to pass on him.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Grimes is a bridge-player like the article suggests.
    Miko is an outspoken woman which a lot of folks aren’t used to around here. Our biggest problem in this country is that we’re afraid to tell people how we think and feel. What she says should have zero bearing on anything football related. If she offends you, that’s your problem.

  18. Brent bull/buc Says:

    I don’t like glorious he tries to give to much personal opinion. I don’t see anything he said here as enlightening duh! Grimes a short term guy. But we need him now, screw wife.

  19. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Florio not glorious sorry

  20. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Media goes overboard with this miko person, who cares? If jameis gets married and says crazy stuff are the glazers gonna cut him I doubt it. So I wish people would ignore her. She’s irrelavent. Florio is a turd anyway. Always pining to have owners relocate teams. I’d like to kick him off a cliff.

  21. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Miko is a tool. If people would stop talking about her she would stop her crap.