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VIDEO: Brent Grimes' Game-Winning Interception Against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Any time anyone mentions Atlanta Falcons CB Brent Grimes, somebody notes the fact that every coach and player on the team calls him the Falcons' best athlete. They also talk about how short he is, but ... well, he's pretty short. As the rest of the NFC South is finding out, he's also become one of the NFL's most dangerous cornerbacks. Yesterday he locked down his side of the field and snared the interception that clinched Atlanta's tenth victory:



SPROING! Too many quarterbacks have attacked Grimes due to tale-of-the-tape math: just because a receiver has five or six inches of height on Grimes, this cornerback is almost never out of a play. This pick was challenged, and may have skipped on the ground, but referees couldn't put together any visual evidence to overturn it. A previous Grimes interception was overturned.


Last year Grimes made an impossible leaping grab of a Drew Brees pass that might've been the most physically amazing Falcons play since Michael Vick left town. He also made a diving pick in the second New Orleans game that was incorrectly overruled due to penalty, causing Mike Smith to do this.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.