With much speculation by both the local and national media as to what player would start at free safety in the wake of veteran Tanard Jackson being suspended indefinitely by the NFL Wednesday. Bucs head coach Raheem Morris officially named rookie Cody Grimm the heir to Jackson, via the teams’ official Twitter account, this afternoon.
Coach Morris just said rookie Cody Grimm will step in as the new starter at free safety.
Many, had thought, that with the Bucs at 2-0 and the Steelers coming in to town Morris would have given the nod to Sabby Piscetelli seeing as he’s the more experienced player. But after a remarkable switch from college linebacker to NFL safety, Grimm, a seventh-round pick this past April has risen all the way up the depth chart. Grimm who transitioned from playing in a phone to space during his first NFL training exhibited range and play making and earned the backup job this off-season. Now, the former seventh rounder will once again best tested as he makes his first NFL start.