The biggest free agent acquisition the Buccaneers made almost didn’t happen. Lost in the shuffle of Miko Grimes’ twitter tirade was the bombshell that her husband, Brent Grimes, was ready to walk away from the NFL.
By now, most of you have seen, or at least heard about Miko Grimes controversial twitter tirade. She attacked the Dolphins, Jay Glazer, and made some anti-Semitic comments regarding Mike Tannenbaum and Stephen Ross, though she also denied saying it in a negative connotation.
The tirade all started with the new information that Pro Bowl corner and new Buccaneer Brent Grimes was on the verge of retirement (Miko’s account has since been protected, so some of the tweets won’t show);
"“My husband was gonna retire if he stayed with the Dolphins so I talked him out of it and got him out of his contract. Now we got Jameis!”-Miko Grimes (@iHeartMiko)"
There are some tweets I omitted due to language, but some of the more telling ones regarding the volatile relationship in Miami read something like this;
"“No way I was gonna let him retire with a bum at QB, GM, and owner! No (omitted) way! We will go out on a high with a REAL QB, not a WR at QB!”“You won’t hear any of this while we’re in Tampa. I’m letting coach Koetter and Smith do their thing. The Dolphins tried to f**k us over, so…”"
Miko is never one to mince words or be concerned with anyone else’s thoughts or feelings, but the biggest informational takeaway for Bucs fans is that Grimes was apparently very close to not becoming a Buc.
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Given the state of the secondary at the time of his signing, that would’ve been a huge blow for the growth and development of this defense heading into 2016.
With the additions of Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves III, the Buccaneers’ secondary is already looking like a much improved group. Say what you will about Miko and her twitter rants, the trade-off for the skills and leadership that come with Brent is a huge coup for the Bucs moving forward. Overall, Miko’s twitter is entertaining, but it appears she may have taken it a bit far this time.
Brent Grimes is still one of the best corners in the game and, not only is he here to help the Bucs, but he’s excited about where the team is going. It’s safe to say, we’re excited to have him on board.