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http://meekslogic.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/39/ I'll be the first to admit I don't really care for Miko Grimes but this blog is really interesting. The whole Brent Grimes fiasco in 2011 seemed fishy to me from the jump. Grimes was one of our best players and seemed to give his all for this team even when it was made painfully obvious they wanted badly to go elsewhere (demoting him to right corner for Chris Owens in 09). He played hard even in meaningless games so the idea that he wouldn't play in a playoff game when he could didn't seem right. She even mentioned in the blog how he came back early for that Saints game because it was a rivalry game. So it seems off to me that he'd miss the Giants game just because. But like most of you, I believed the front office. Now it seems like the whole thing was gamesmanship to set us up for eventually dumping him. The FO should have locked Grimes up when it became obvious he was one of the better corners in the league but they kept him on short term deals (including the franchise tag) the entire time he was here. This highlights an issue I think has happened too many times with Dimitroff, disrespecting some of our best players. Curtis Lofton has gone on record about how he was lowballed in negotiations with us and the way this FO treated Abe still makes me sick. How do you ask a man to take a paycut one year and then cut him anyway the next year? It makes me sad thinking of Abe on NFL network the day after he was cut decked out in full Falcons gear saying, "Go Falcons". The guy had heart and loved this team and Dimitroff cut him anyway. His inability to draft offensive and defensive linemen is bad enough but when you add the fact that Dimitroff has let some of these guys go while extending the likes of Kroy Biermann and Sam Baker, it really shows how inept he is. We still haven't found adequate replacements for Loston and Abe and while Trufant is good, he's nowhere near the playmaker that Grimes was. It's one thing to make mistakes but when it's as egregious and disrespectful as the ones Dimitroff has made, it is unforgiveable.