“I Feel Great”

November 28th, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

The only beast in the Buccaneers secondary was opening up yesterday.

To clarify, when Joe writes “beast,” that refers to a player who strikes fear in defensive coordinators and cornerbacks.

And that man is 34-year-old Brent Grimes.

Grimes was hit with the inevitable how-much-longer-will-you-play question on the Buccaneers Radio Network and sounded like a man who wants to put on an NFL uniform next season.

Grimes’ has five more games left on his Bucs contract, and while he said nothing specific to wanting to play in Tampa next season, Grimes did say there’s a strong lack of selfishness in the Bucs locker room right now and he still enjoys playing and the competition.

“I feel great,” Grimes said about his body. And Grimes said he feels so good he was planning to play basketball last night or another physical activity.

((Side note: Ronde Barber, at the same age, routinely talked about how it would take till late Wednesday or Thursday of a game week for his body to feel almost recovered from a Sunday game.))

Acknowledging that he’s a freak athlete, Grimes said he credits his NFL longevity and athleticism to diet and getting enough sleep.

Grimes also added that his renowned no-sweating, stay-chill pregame rituals are all about preserving endurance. He can’t understand why many players want to break a sweat in warmups and waste valuable energy.

Joe wants to avoid convulsions today. So Joe’s not going to think about what the Bucs’ cornerbacks situation would look like without Grimes.

As for Grimes’ wife, Miko, she was Twittering yesterday about what she wanted to see from her husband. (Shown below)


20 Responses to ““I Feel Great””

  1. AnotherJoe Says:

    It would be great to have Brent back for another year. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Tampa needs to invest in another corner at some point this year in the draft.

    Bradley Chubb, Arden Key, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Connor Williams, or Quenton Nelson better be the first name called by Tampa in next year’s draft.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Really hoping that Grimes re-ups for at least another year, but I have my doubt that’s gonna happen.

  3. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    every team shadows players like Jones with their best corner…What the hell happened Sunday?…no way tp understand what Mike Smith was doing…

  4. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    Bucs should be signing him now before he gets away to the highest bidder…

  5. JimBuc2 Says:

    Smitty’s decision to put Justin Evans on an island vs Julie Jones will be a big ink stain on his resume. Really? J. Evans in just his sixth NFL start all alone against freak receiver Jones? Did the Glazers put large money in Mike Smith’s wallet for that kind of game plan? Time for some accountability here:DC Mike Smith please explain yourself.

  6. BucFanFromOH Says:


    Think you meant Ryan Smith.

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yeah Joe, just imagine how putrid we would be without Brent. The dude’s a freak! I thought for sure he was going to the house with that fumble recovery.

  8. FortMyersDave Says:

    Jeez, Mika would have called a better game than Koetter or Mike Smith in the ATL……….

  9. Bradentonbuc Says:

    Truly, why wasn’t be Grimes locked up on Julio all game. All freaking game. If we can’t flip coverages in the middle of a game then there is a serious lack of football iq in our secondary. Hate to see db’s locked into one side because ‘that’s how the defensive scheme is’. That’s Lovie level arrogance

  10. passthebuc Says:

    Our needs are so great that the only way to accomplish it is to think outside the box. What could we get for the likes of Evans? Say a late 1 and a 2. or 2/2’s and a 3. Yes, it would be a loss, but he will go free agent as soon as possible. We have a good enough receiving corp. without him. Use the picks to shore up the D. There is probably someone else we could so without, (most of the team) but who would want them. I would trade JW for more picks and look for a QB that is accurate. Would someone out there give us 2 first for JW, someone stupid like us or Cleveland. Then there is McCoy. I happen not to be a hater. But if I could get a couple of 2’s or a 2 and a 3, he would be gone and I would be drafting for the future. As it is, no one good wants to play here so you must build through the draft.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    @pass- Man with that type of mindset, how do we accumulate talent? You’re trading KNOWN commodities for draft picks/unknown commodities.
    Besides, is it really not obvious to you that we have a serious coaching problem?
    You’re entitled to your opinion, but I find your solution to be faulty. We’ll never get out of the basement with trading good players for draft picks.

  12. German Buc Says:

    I’ll take DE over CB in the draft!

  13. passthebuc Says:

    Evans is going to bolt at the first opportunity. You need the picks for development and control. AS far as JW, you want to give him a long-term 100 million deal and have no money for other talents??
    Coaching problems, those are not problems as they are not coaches.
    Ownership is also a major problem.
    Start with a president of operations, someone not named Glazer and someone with vast knowledge.
    Then a real GM.
    AS far as JW, you need to look at his tape, starting at Florida State.
    He is not as good as the Hype.

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    @pass- Now, I definitely agree on ownership/operations. You have a point to an extent but the problem with picks is that they’re 50/50 in terms of development. This team can’t afford another 10 years of futility.
    Jameis? It’s hard to say. It’s also hard to find a decent franchise QB. It’s so early in his development. He’s easily one of the best we’ve had here, but that’s not setting the bar very high. Now, if this Uber thing keeps happening, we need to wash our hands of him.

  15. TampaTown Says:

    Brent please come back! And someone get Miko a headset. We need her on the sidelines not in the stands.

  16. passthebuc Says:

    maybe we start with a new scouting team.
    i fully understand your concerns. but i would rather dump the 3 and end up with 7 high draft picks.
    I believe you could field a VG team by the end of the 2nd year. That is assuming you had coaching.

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    not on IG or TWITTER but I would love to hear what miko says about this season and the coaching staff….GO BUCS!!!

  18. godzilla13 Says:

    Getting Brent Grimes signed should be of the highest priority. There are just to many other needs on this team that will not be able to be addressed if we lose him. There is still a need for a tall quality CB so Hargreaves could be moved to the slot. Draft a DE in the first round and the defense can dominate.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yeah, ASSUMING! We’ve had a rough go of it since the Gruden years. Coaching, that is!
    The scouting team would be an excellent place to start. VHIII comes to mind!

  20. Ed Says:

    Let’s say you pen Evans as your best WR and a top 10 NFL WR. McCoy is your best defensive lineman and is graded by other NFL players as a top 5 guy.

    If those 2 guys can bring you 2 #1 draft picks and a bunch of 2’s and 3’s you go for it. McCoy has been on one of the worse defenses in the NFL for years. Sure you don’t want to lose a star but if he doesn’t help the team win and doesn’t make game turning plays then his age, if he gets you value, I’d take a trade.

    Evans is regressing in the Bucs system. The Bucs don’t use him right and he looks like he’s going through the motions. If an AFC team or San Fran or Arizona would give up a 1 and 2 draft he’s gone in my opinion. For such a physical WR he didn’t win many battles for the ball this season. Is he loafin or hurt? Not seeing the fire.

    If we could get 5 of the top 50 in the draft it’s a no brained question is do the other teams see McCoy and Evans as winners?