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Falcons’ Brent Grimes named NFC defensive player of the week

Brent Grimes of the Falcons has quietly gone from undrafted rookie in 2006 to one of the league’s top cornerbacks in 2010. He’s finally starting to get noticed.

After a game in which he had three tackles, an interception and five passes defensed in a 34-18 win at Seattle, Grimes has been named the NFC defensive player of the week.

With Grimes leading the way, the Falcons’ defense held the Seahawks to 143 passing yards and a 41.7 passer rating.

Grimes, who played his college football at Shippensburg University and saw his first professional action with the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa, leads the NFL this season with 22 passes defensed, and he also has five interceptions.

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2 Responses to “Falcons’ Brent Grimes named NFC defensive player of the week”
  1. bobulated says: Dec 22, 2010 4:20 PM

    Grimes has crazy ups; the Falcons claim he’s 5’10” (he looks like 5’8″) but he has a 42″ vertical. Most of his picks come when a QB tries to drop it over him in zone and he jumps out of his shoes to pick it.

  2. beckzhere says: Dec 22, 2010 7:09 PM

    It’s about time people outside of Atlanta give Grimes some recognition. He an incredible athlete and a cornerstone of our defense. QB’s keep trying to pick on him and he gets the “picks” right back. His highlight reel this season is very impressive.
    RISE UP FALCONS!!!!!!!

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