Brent Grimes The Professional

August 4th, 2018

Setting an example.

For the Stick Carriers going to practice today, there will be something cool to see. No, not Bucs cheerleaders (Joe only recalls seeing them at training camp a couple of times this year come to think of it.)

In recent days, Bucs ageless corner Brent Grimes has been dinged up. It is nothing major, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has said, but he won’t let on what is up with Grimes.

While the vast majority (all?) of hurt players hang on the sidelines or stay inside at One Buc Palace where it is cooler and  they can rehab and work out, Grimes won’t do either.

Instead, when the Bucs are in passing drills or even when they go 11-on-11, who is out in the defensive backfield in shorts looking like he’s going to field a punt? It’s Grimes.

Rather than hide or be on the sidelines, Grimes wants to be on the field. Being 35 and still at the top of his game, the coaches have no issue with that.

So why is Grimes on the field? He’s getting mental reps, as coaches like to say. Grimes, while he cannot physically participate, wants to stay in the mix. So he’s on the field to keep his mind sharp reading plays and trying to figure out (more) tells in receivers.

That, folks, is a pro.

15 Responses to “Brent Grimes The Professional”

  1. Buc1987 Says:


    The Bucs need more guys like this….35, 38, 42 wtf-ever age.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    I’m get called a hater but say what u want. He is the best talented player of last place unit. We should one up with a better to improve our secondary unit. These vets always getting praise for “professionalism” someway somehow the football game results are unprofessional. Until proven otherwise….

  3. Iamabuc Says:

    Money well spent.

  4. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    This guy will be ready game day because he is a consummate pro.
    Love Grimes man. He reminds me of Spider-Man out there how he springs up and can contort his body in the air, crazy
    That’s why I say just rest him for as long as possible and maybe more. He will be ready to play with or without all these reps.

    Let these young guys get some reps, learn this system, and gain some confidence. There is always a good chance somebody is gonna go down and they need to be prepared.
    Go BUCS!!!

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Brent Grimes knows exactly how to get ready for the start of the season; that’s probably the least of the Bucs’ concerns. And not having him out there as the starting outside corner in practice gives several of the young corners a chance to get invaluable time with the ones like Alaskan said.

    But those same young guys also need to learn how to play together as a complete Secondary, not just get time as individuals. Grimes is the key to that Secondary IMO, and the other 3 or 4 starters in that Secondary need time with Brent out there to learn beyond question how he plays different situations so that they can gel as a position group. Giving him time to heal up is mandatory for good reason, but hopefully he’s back out there quickly in his starting position.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This is exactly what leadership looks like.

  7. Bird Says:

    Lookin for him to shut down one half the field. Stud!

  8. El_Buc941 Says:

    From what I been hearing Joe is M.J.Stewart is balling out and Hargreaves is actually holding his own. I heard they put him on Evans,Godwin,and I believe Godwin during the week and that he broke up catches as the reviewers where bringing it in.

  9. Americas Qb Says:

    Could not agree more Joe! That is a true pro!

  10. Godeep66 Says:

    He was a great pro at one time but his time has passed. I doubt he plays more than 8 games this year. He came to Tampa, like so many outdated veterans, to simply pick up a check. It’s a harsh reality.

  11. Jeffbuc Says:

    Lamarcus you do know that grimes led the league in pass defensed last year. And gave up only one touchdown. It doesn’t matter if he is on the number 1 or number 32 ranked pass defense. He can only cover the man in front of him. Not the other three wide receivers the tight end or the running back.

  12. RODNEY J ALLEN Says:

    Godeep66 there have been many vets just collect a check with the bucs (Baker comes to mind as arecent) however Grimes is defiantly not one of them. He has been ballin out since he came here. Have not been watch any bucs games

  13. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Godeep66 harsh reality?

    I think you alternate reality because I think less than .5% of Bucs fans feel like Grimes is just here for a check.

    I mean where do you get these ideas anywAy?

  14. Jjones Says:

    Our cheerleaders look like they wear sunglasses at night.

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    Grimes is a baller and he will make the young guys better. I’d like to see a good number of the seasoned vet starters take fewer reps to avoid injury. This D line and these CBs need to be healthy to start the season in New Orleans.