Pro Bowl Numbers, Pro Bowl Influence

December 12th, 2016
Brent Grimes

Brent Grimes

It’s been an interesting year for NFL cornerbacks, and it’s shining a hell of a scintillating spotlight on Bucs veteran CB Brent Grimes. 

Per NFL official stats, Grimes has 20 passes defensed. That leads the NFC (tied with the Janoris Jenkins of the Giants) and is the third-best total in the league.

It’s been a down year for cornerback interceptions in the NFC, with Richard Sherman, Marcus Cooper and Xavier Rhodes leading the way with four picks. Grimes has three, along with many others.

Grimes, 33, also is top-30 in the NFL in tackles among cornerbacks, and ask Vernon Hargreaves’ about Grimes’ off-field impact, and he’ll tell you all about how Grimes has been a nonstop, open-book mentor since the day he arrived in Tampa.

A Pro Bowler for the last three seasons, Grimes, as of today, should go back to the glory game this season.

Are there really four better corners in the NFC?

Fan voting ends tomorrow. Get it done at

8 Responses to “Pro Bowl Numbers, Pro Bowl Influence”

  1. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Is it our CB play that has made the Bucs D so much better this season?

    It certainly has helped. But so has the signing of Ayers, and drafting 2nd rounder Spence, and 1st round pick Hargraves. Those are all some very nice additions Mr Licht! Now, if we can quit with the crazy “move-up” picks in the draft, you will be perfect!

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Mostly agree Harry! Time will tell on the “move-up” picks.
    Grimes has been a great addition and really shows just how much legit talent can make a difference. Keep up the mentoring too! Hargreaves is ballin’!

  3. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Ok, so now for negative Nancy…

    I like Koetter, however…. his play calling has become ultra conservative. All I kept thinking about on our last possession (and for most of the 2nd half) was how easily that game could end up with the Saints winning. At the end, we really needed a FG to make it a 2 score margin.

    Yet, it was Dougie up the middle every 1st and 2nd down. Martin ran for 66 yards on 23 carries, yet Rogers gets only 2 carries? And Evans gets only 42 yards and 4 catches against the NFL’s #31 ranked pass D? And Winston breaks his streak of 56 games of scoring a TD against a very poor Saints D?

    Yes, I know I should just enjoy the win. But these things are bothering me and could end our run prematurely. On a positive ending, I can’t wait to see what happens in Dallas next week. I see a win. the Cowgirls looked very beatable last night.

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  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I hate the voting process.

    First…fans should not be able to vote more than once.

    Second…the people on the list are determined far too early.

    For example, we cannot even vote for NOAH SPENCE because he wasn’t named a starter at the beginning of the year.

    Voting should be limited to one vote per IP address. Voting should not take place until week 15 or later…once most of the games are played and the people who deserve to be on the list are there.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai

    pro bowl voting is a shame. even the coaches admit they don’t even do their own voting. That’s is why I laugh with entire argument when fans say he made the pro bowl, or his peers and coaches voted him in. that is utter nonsense. pro bowl is a bad joke now. it’s a shame it used to mean something.

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Looks like that “bridge” mentoring system Licht designed by bringing in Grimes and Ayers so they could help teach Hargreaves and N. Spence how to excel is working out pretty well….

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