Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacsBrent Grimes has struggled earning respect in the NFL by media pundits. Often, when analysts talk about the best cornerbacks in the NFL, Grimes is left out of the conversation. If you ask his teammates in the locker room though, they won't hesitate to tell you just how good he is.
“Obviously, he’s a guy who can make plays all over the field,” DE Cam Wake said. He has that same kind of pit bull mentality. It doesn’t matter how big he is. He’s going to go out there and he’s making plays. They call him Mighty Mouse and Mighty Mouse is small but he can do amazing things. He might be, next to me, the most athletic guy that I’ve ever been around in quite a while.”
DT Jared Odrick: “I tell everybody I see that asks about him, he’s probably one of the most athletic people I’ve ever seen. He’s built to play something. He really is. In another life, he could have been like a gymnast or an acrobat."
While the media may not respect Grimes like he should, it appears the other leaders of the team do and that's all that should really matter.