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    Jonathan Goodfellow

    Smart move. now just go out and get a starter opposite him

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      Freeman Strickland

      I agree. For one year, with the available cap space, money well spent. But, they still need another big FA CB signing.

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    Keith F

    I’m glad he’s back but I’m guessing since they gave him so much money that our CBs will be the same now, which is not a good thing. They probably lost out on Trumaine Johnson or who ever they were going after so they made sure they got Grimes.

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    Another fantastic news!!! Keep it coming, Trevor!!!!
    Go Bucs!!!

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    Honey Bear

    Now go get Gaines and re-sign McClain and we are in business! Let VH3 play the nickel, McClain the dime.

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    Andy Ely

    Sorry but I am not as excited about this move, we paid him way too much money. We could have gone after Vontae Davis, younger still a 1 year deal and for much less money. The Bucs for some reason are not good at making changes in their problem areas. Like bringing back Conte time and time again. Grimes is a slightly above average corner who is only 5’9″ and his skills are declining, and will only get worse. They need some fresh blood in the secondary, not the same old recycled problems

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      Deborah Hall

      Andy Ely, sorry you feel the way you do about paying Grimes, but we didn’t know you worked for the Bucs. How are his skills declining? Have a great season Mr. Ely.

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        Andy Ely

        I mean I am an avid football fan. I am sorry can you name another 35 year old starting corner in the league? Go ahead I will wait……oh that is right there are not any, especially ones getting paid $10 million dollars. Sorry but that is just outrageous

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      You’re right, they do have a problem addressing problem areas. Pass defense was definitely a BIG problem, but I assure you Grimes was NOT the reason for it.

      Great move getting him for another year, now get another starter for the opposite side and resign Mclaine to play the dime. Get a SS and our back end should be pretty solid.

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        Andy Ely

        I am not saying he is a bad player. But I have seen him get torched, miss jump balls (because his height). We need to sign Gaines or Johnson. Then bring back McClain and draft someone in the 3rd-5th round because this is a deep draft for DB’s. We also need to get some size in our secondary, and a thumper on the back end to bring back some intimidation for this secondary

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    Man I’m so glad we gave a 35 year old CB whose undersized with decreasing production 10M. This will be the last year of this complete foolishness. At 31 Michael Bennett was too old but the 35 year old Benjamin Button Grimes is worth 10M? Jason you get worse with time smh. Can’t wait to see what rotational players we are set to overpay once FA begins.

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    Buc 1976

    With the state of the coaching staff IMO it maybe hard to sign FA from around the league unless they over pay and we know how cheap the G boys are. So sign who we have . I am a Buc FAN for life but sick of losing.

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    Awesome!!! Brent knows we need him so he can get a good salary from the Bucs and he played well for both of the last 2 years. This is important for our CB depth BC we will probably draft a CB fairly high that can sit and learn for a bit and we probably get at least another CB in FA .
    And to you complainers… already…. Why don’t you wait till Free Agency and the Draft is over before you freak out about our roster.. GO BUCS!!!

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    I guess I haven’t been watching the same Grimes some of you are giddy over resigning. I see a 35 yr old corner who at 120lbs is a liability in the run game, has clearly lost a step, and didn’t stay healthy last year. I got blasted when same fans were so happy to have Doug back, but I’ll take the thumbs down again. Waste of money, should’ve put that cash to a younger longer term solution. Oh yeah, Doug still looks great, and Spence will be a beast for us this season. LoL.

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    Glad to have Brent back. Despite the perception that he is too old to command those type of dollars, Grimes was an absolute difference maker last season. When he was out a couple of games with injury, you could really feel the void. Yeah, they are paying him a goodly sum, but I don’t think the Bucs could afford not to bring back our 3rd best player on defense.

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    Insane how negative supposed Tampa Bay fans can be. Interesting how the great franchises aren’t active in Free Agency, Pittsburgh, New England, Green Bay, Dallas. Last year we “supposedly” won the offseason and then….I’m delighted that we aren’t going full bore on these overpaid primadonnas. Grimes is a warrior and a god clubhouse guy. Let’s wait until July before we pronounce the season over. Signing Brate, Grimes, and Evans is a commitment to reward production.

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    What a dumb move. Grimes gave up a lot of receptions last year on a pass defense that was last in the league and we give him $10 million? He deserved $2 million at best. No position is more poorly evaluated in Tampa than CB.

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    The Bucs can afford 10 million this year and what happens if Grimes signs elsewhere, then Johnson, Butler, Gaines all decide on other teams..? We have to sink draft capital into the secondary that could have been better used in the trenches. Get some young hungry guys on the D line and help our secondary out. I would bet that if the Bucs can get more consistent QB pressure this year, the scheme will not allow as much cushion and our CBs will look better.

    I agree with the comments saying how negative the fans are, yes the Bucs have been shit and made some questionable moves in the last …many years but how can you not be hoping for the best. Losses during the season still mean the same thing and suck just as much despite where expectations may be. Go Bucs

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      We also need to be playing a lot more press and man coverage. I think most of our DB’s, Grimes included, are at least as good, if not better at man and press as they are in zone, We ran WAY too much zone last year. Especially with our zero pass rush, teams just shredded us apart when we were in those crappy zone coverages. I saw WAY too many 3rd and 8’s where our DB’s were lined up 10 yards off the ball and just ran backwards at the snap! Even I could complete those for first downs.

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    There’s a lot of people complaining about free agency before it even begins. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Tampa is NOT a top FA destination. For this reason, we will have to either overpay or sign who we already have.

    I too, hope for some big splashes in FA but we all need to understand the state of affairs in Tampa and not think these players are lining up for their shot to be a Buc.

    Hopefully soon they will be, but in the meantime we need to make the moves we can without causing salary cap problems in the future

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