Terrell Buckley: ”Man, there's a bunch of them. But the number one — I think the greatest football player of all time, Jerry Rice.”
Who sets/set the bar at your position?
Grimes: “I’ll go with Champ Bailey because he’s been doing it at a high level for a long time, so you’ve got to respect a player like that.”
Buckley: “It was a couple guys. I would say number one, Deion Sanders, Aeneas Williams and Darryl Green.”
Which player did you admire growing up?
Grimes: “My favorite player growing up was Barry Sanders. I was a running back for a while. I was an offensive player and that was my favorite player. That was my number in high school, 20, and I had it in Atlanta.”
Buckley: “Sweetness, Walter Payton.”
What has been/was the most memorable moment of your career?
Grimes: “My first interception on a Monday night game was against Drew Brees (Nov. 2, 2009 in New Orleans). A lot of people remember I jumped pretty high for it, so that was a cool play.”
Buckley: “I have two memories — winning the Super Bowl and every opening day. Thirteen years of opening days — those are the most special memories.”
Which coach had the biggest influence on your playing career?
Grimes: “Emmitt Thomas. He’s the DBs coach for the Chiefs now and he was my first DB coach. He’s a Hall of Fame DB. He tells you how it is and he’s just a good coach. He played the game, so you respect everything he says. He coached a lot of players, he did a lot of things and he looked out for me and took me under his wing with me being an undrafted free agent and believed in what I could do. I thank him a lot and for my whole career.”
Buckley: “Mel Phillips. Mel was my defensive backs coach with the Miami Dolphins.”