Brent Grimes' first season with the Buccaneers can only been viewed as a success after the veteran led the league in passes defensed and was selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl. He was also listed as the No. 43 player in the entire league by Pro Football Focus.
This week, PFF awarded Grimes another honor. The website broke down the top cornerbacks in the NFL based on route type and selected Grimes as the league’s best defending double moves.
"Grimes dominated receivers on double-moves," PFF's Eliot Crist wrote. "He did not allow a single reception on five such attempts into his coverage area, giving QBs a 39.6 rating when targeting Grimes, tied for lowest in the league. Grimes had deep responsibilities on all five of his double-move targets. On one play he was the man defender, while on the other four he had deep-zone responsibilities.
"Grimes broke up three of the five passes on his way to earning the highest PFF grade for any corner versus double-moves. Grimes did a good job sticking to his man for a long time, as the average time to throw when he was targeted on double-moves was 2.76 seconds, 0.07 seconds above the league average."
Dallas' Orlando Scandrick was an honorable mention selection in the same category.
Grimes started all 16 games for the Bucs this past season, rarely stepping off the field. According to Football Outsiders, he was on the field for 93.9 percent of the Buccaneers' defensive plays. He finished the season with 57 tackles, 24 passes defensed and four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
To view PFF's complete list of the top cornerbacks by route type, click **HERE**.