Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
As we know by now, one of the biggest storylines this week has been looking at the mismatch between the Chicago Bears receiver corps vs. the Miami Dolphins secondary. The Bears’ receivers have several inches on all of the cornerbacks and it will be a battle throughout the entire game. Brent Grimes, the shortest cornerback on the team, talked about the different challenges of facing off against the likes of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
“Yeah, they’re very good. They’re two great players that make a lot of plays down the field. I think they both went to the Pro Bowl last year, I don’t know if I’m right on that, but I think they did. They’re both good receivers, but there a lot of good receivers in this league. Those two can make plays.”
Grimes said that he isn’t really going to change the way he plays the game just because a guy is taller. He also mentioned though that when a player is big and is also an athlete, it makes the job a bit more complicated.
“I compete. That’s what I do. He’s going to do the same thing. He’s a competitor and makes a lot of plays. He’s big, but he’s also quick and has great body control. It’s a challenge playing against somebody like that, but that’s what football is all about. He’s not just a big guy out there that is just big and that’s all he has. No, he’s a great athlete. He’s big and athletic and has great body control, can make moves after he gets the ball. He’s just a great football player.”
With some saying the season is on the line today, Grimes isn’t looking at it that way and is only focusing on what they can do today without worrying about the future.
"I don’t think it means anything for the season. It’s one game we’ve got to win. It’s just how you approach every game this year, approach the game that you want to win. There are still a lot of games left this year, we just need to win a game.”