Grimes: My Bad

August 3rd, 2017

“This one is on me.” (Photo courtesy of

Brent Grimes is man enough to admit when he’s done wrong.

The stud corner for the Bucs — Joe still thinks he was robbed of a Pro Bowl invite — had an embarrassing moment this morning. It came against a rookie, no less.

Grimes happened to be going one-on-one against Bucs tight end O.J. Howard along the right sideline. Right away at the snap of the ball, Howard put a double/stutter move on Grimes that left him standing in his tracks. Meanwhile, Howard breezed down the sideline like a coyote running in the wild.

He was all alone.

Naturally Howard caught the pass from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, for a sick gain. As soon as Howard caught the ball, it appeared Grimes waved at Howard as if to acknowledge a fine move by a rookie.

You know, real respects real?

And while Grimes very much respects Howard, he told Joe after practice that it was a massive screw up by himself. And he put his hand in the air as to tell the world, “My bad.” Sort of like when a basketball player commits a foul and raises his hand to say, you know, it’s on me.

“I had bad technique,” Grimes told Joe. “So I just said, ‘That was my fault.’

“It was a bad play. I wasn’t focused. That’s all. It was a bad rep by me.”

Joe was asked earlier today on Twitter who has flashed the most on offense through training camp. It’s hard to say. For two days, there was no question it was DeSean Jackson. O.J. Howard also was shining in underwear football but seemed to take to the shadows the past week.

But yesterday, and particularly today (not counting Grimes’ miscue), Howard seems to be stepping up a bit more.

Hey, he’s a rookie, no matter his skills. He’s learning. Going up against grown-arsed men in pads is a bit different than playing against children at Alabama.

9 Responses to “Grimes: My Bad”

  1. Wausa Says:

    I am not worried about Grimes. He plays at a very high level and now he may have it even easier with the Dolphins QB Tannehill having a knee injury in todays practice.

  2. Andrew Says:

    Any word on ryan smith?? Been very quiet

  3. Joe Says:

    Any word on ryan smith?? Been very quiet

    Again, for a player to be noticed, have to flash.

    Smith made a play or two early on in camp. Seem to recall him doing something today. Perhaps returning kicks? Can’t remember but wasn’t significant enough for Joe to type.

    Not suggesting he is practicing badly. He hasn’t done anything to embarrass himself. If folks aren’t writing about a player, simply put, the player isn’t giving writers a reason to write about him. That’s both good and bad.

  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    6’6 250 and has that type of foot work at the los. Scary man.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    Brent got “juiced”

  6. Pawel Says:

    Ryan Smith flash is covering so well, the QB scared to throw his way.

  7. DR FEELGOOD Says:

    I think it’s ALOT more about OJ’s talent than Grimes messing up. OJ will make alot of elite DBs grab air and lose jock straps this year and beyond. This next decade has shaped up to help repay us LOOOOOOOONG suffering Bucs fans. Even when we had the great run before, the offense just wasn’t exciting (except the Super Bowl season). This team has dynasty written all over it. Franchise QB (check), great coaching (check), great GM (check), emerging young talent at all 3 levels of defense (check), 2 excellent TEs (check), dynamic WR’s with depth at the postion (check), a road grater OL (check), elite punter (check), reliable kicker (must have, and we shall see), excellent RB play (we shall see). GO DAMN BUCS!!!!

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    Bama whole d he practiced hard against will play on Sunday

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:

    As pappy used to say…sometimes you get the bear…sometimes the bear gets you.