Generations: Brent Grimes And Terrell Buckley

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Current and former Dolphins share their views on different football topics. In this edition, a pair of cornerbacks, Brent Grimes and Terrell Buckley, share their thoughts on their toughest opponents, most memorable career moments and which coaches had the biggest influence on their playing careers.

Who is/was the toughest wide receiver you’ve faced?

Brent Grimes: “Calvin Johnson because he’s just got the rare combination of being as big as a tight end but being as fast as a receiver. Then on top of being fast he’s got great body control.”

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.”
Game Pass: Miami Dolphins