Brent Grimes is the least of the Tampa Bay Bucs’ worries when it comes to a secondary that improved but still underperformed in 2016.
Sure, he’s a month away from his 34th birthday and playing a position with a need for top-end speed, athleticism and agility. But age hasn’t slowed Grimes just yet, at least not last season. The four-time Pro Bowl selection started all 16 games, tied for the team lead with four interceptions and returned one for a touchdown, recorded 57 tackles and forced a fumble.
“It’s a great place, I like it,” Grimes said of preparing for his second season as a Buccaneer. “The way they run it, cool people, obviously I like the coaches. A lot of the coaches carry over from Atlanta and some even from Miami. It’s a good feel, it’s a good vibe, everybody’s comfortable. It’s a close-knit group and hopefully we can keep this going.”
But the Bucs were working in a rookie cornerback opposite Grimes starting Week 1 last season and dealt with their fair share of injuries among fellow defensive backs. That led to a rough start and then some less-than-flattering overall defensive stats against the pass.
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