Brent Grimes In Top 100

July 7th, 2017

Finally, some respect.

Yes, NFL Network filled spring/summer programming with what it called a players’-vote NFL Top 100 Players list.

Then there is prickly Pete Prisco, who had his own. And the CBS Sports columnist voted for it himself. All 100 players.

The usual Tampa Bay suspects made the cut: Mike Evans and Gerald McCoy. But there was a bit of a surprise for the third. And that would be cornerback Brent Grimes at No. 77.

He was outstanding in their defense last year, a coverage machine. He turns 34 this year, but you wouldn’t know it by the way he played last season.

Grimes was shunned by his NFL peers and didn’t make the NFL Network Top 100 list, despite getting voted No. 38 overall for 2015.

Joe thought Grimes should have been named to the Pro Bowl. How disrespected was Grimes following his strong 2016 season? A panel of intellectuals at voting on top 10 non-quarterbacks for each NFL team gave Grimes the same number of votes they gave a kicker who isn’t even on the team (yet?): one!

Now that’s an outrage!

14 Responses to “Brent Grimes In Top 100”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    we may have 5 or 6 players make it next year….GO BUCS!!!!

  2. jb Says:

    I’d say more like 7 or 8 make it after this season.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Just a thought … if we make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl, no one will care how votes next year. And IMO, Brent Grimes is one of the 7 most valuable Bucs right now (along with Jameis, ME13, Donovan, Kwon, GMC & Ayers). That Top-7 list will change by the end of the season I’m sure as others step forward & put up great numbers.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    they need a player to step up opposite from grimes. my guess is ryan smith will be that guy, much to the dismay of gator fan.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    LOL tmax – I just agreed with you for once in the previous thread – but now here you go again in the very next article spouting more nonsense. At least its not your tired old “McCoy is a cancer” schtik this time.

    Hargreaves will be a very good CB for the Buccaneers for a very long time.

    Hopefully Ryan Smith does turn into a solid CB as well. We need as many as we can get and Grimes will not likely be able to maintain his level of play more than another year or 2 at his age.

  6. mike10 Says:

    Honestly, the Bucs as a whole are “disrespected” as they haven’t been in the nat’l spotlight for over a decade.

    If Evans played for the Giants, he’d be top 15, if Geraldine played for the Pats he’d be to 25, and if Grimes played for the Packers he’d be top 50…

    .. Hopefully the next 2 years changes that course with Hard Knocks and guys like Winston + Evans + Alexander being able to demand/control the spotlight.

  7. tmaxcon Says:


    i agree vh3 will be a good serviceable player for bucs I have said that repeatedly that being said no way do i believe he is a star in the making or a future lockdown corner. just is not going to happen.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Well based on your previous comment and others similar tmax – you don’t even think VH3 is suitable to start. Which is it? Not good enough to start or “serviceable player’?

  9. StPeteBucsfan Says:

    I agree with DR….let’s just win the freakin Super Bowl….the rest is just a sideshow.

    Minneapolis or bust!

  10. Pick6 Says:

    no miko rants @ prisco (yet)?

  11. Dave Says:

    These guys all should be top 100
    Gerald McCoy
    Lavonte David
    Brent Grimes
    Mike Evans
    Kwon Alexander
    Ali Marpet
    J Winston

    These guys could be on the verge –

  12. Joe Says:

    they need a player to step up opposite from grimes. my guess is ryan smith will be that guy, much to the dismay of gator fan.

    Hargreaves ain’t getting benched. LOL

  13. godzilla13 Says:

    Hargreaves played better than all rookies at CB last year with the exception of one other rookie. He will show why he was our number one pick this year. If someone asked me which player contributed most to the 9-7 record over prior year, I would say it was Brent Grimes. He played lights out in nearly all of the teams victories last year. He should have made his 5th consecutive Pro Bowl for last years play as well. Top 100? Grimes should have been in the top 50. PFF has him ranked second overall in coverage last year and his week 17 game against Carolina in which PFF noted that “you could not find a better game played by a cornerback”, was an indicator of how much of a stud he is. He still has three possibly four very productive years left and the Bucs should keep him as long as he is willing to play.

  14. godzilla13 Says:

    Brent Grimes was actually ranked 4th overall by PFF, 6th in coverage and 3rd in run defense.