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Bucs not worried about Mrs. Grimes


When the wife of Brent Grimes pulled the plug on her Twitter page at or about the same time the former Falcon and Dolphin signed in Tampa, some thought the Buccaneers asked her to ditch social media and otherwise to quiet down. Her comments to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel suggest otherwise.

Indeed, the Buccaneers aren’t concerned about Mr. or Mrs. Grimes. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, coach Dirk Koetter (who spent a season in Atlanta with Grimes), defensive coordinator Mike Smith (who coached Grimes for five years in Atlanta), and linebackers coach Mark Duffner (who spent the last two years with Grimes in Miami) separately vouched for Grimes.

The Buccaneers collectively think Grimes is a great kid, and they’re willing to take the risk of any potential distraction created by his wife. Put simply, they’d rather have that kind of distraction than the kind that comes from losing games and playing poor defense.

Then there’s the reality that, for whatever reason, it seems as if the Dolphins always have a distraction of some sort. With Miko Grimes now gone, the thinking is that, eventually, it’ll be something else in Miami.