When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, there will be more than conference positioning at stake. A father and his son will also square off in Week 8 for the first time in their careers. I’m referring to Buccaneers’ rookie safety Cody Grimm, whose father is Hall of Famer Russ Grimm, the long time offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who accompanied Ken Whisenhunt out to Arizona after the 2006 season. How does the older Grimm feel about the upcoming encounter? Here’s a sampling of the <a href="http://" target="new">Q&A between the older Grimm and the Pewter Report.
On if he is surprised at how quickly his son Cody has been able to succeed after being a seventh round draft pick:
“No. He’s gone through that at every level. He was too small in high school. He was too small in college. Things like that. When he got a chance, he made the most of it and basically that is what happened this time around.”
On if it was weird looking at his son Cody on tape as he scouted the Buccaneers:
“It’s a little different. You catch yourself when you are breaking down film, you always take a glance over. But I usually watch his games. That is what’s nice about it. I can’t get to it live so now I am going to get to see it live. Hopefully it won’t hurt us any. All of the other weeks I come in on Monday morning and the tapes are already here from all around the league, so I can throw it on and see how he did.”
On if he is talking to his son Cody this week:
“No. He called and asked a few questions on quarterback situation and things like that. I gave him some off the wall remarks and obviously he wasn’t getting any information.”