Brent Grimes is the most un-Dolphinsy Dolphins player to ever Dolphins.
In the second quarter of the Dolphins' super-Dolphinsy 20-16 loss to the Detroit Lions, Brent Grimes made headlines on all the sports shows with his jaw-dropping, high-flying, acrobatic interception of a pass by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Grimes had the not-so-fun task of sticking Detroit's freak-of-nature wide-out Calvin Johnson all game, and here Grimes got the best of him, soaring through the air like a flying squirrel to haul in the pass with one hand as he crashed into the end zone. The play was a game-changer, coming right after Ryan Tannehill threw a near pick-six touchdown that had the Lions threatening to blow the game wide open.
The play wasn't enough of a jolt for the Fins, though, and Johnson went on to get the better of Grimes by catching seven passes for 113 yards, including a 49 yard touchdown.
Still, that shit was nice.
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Alas, the Dolphins are still the Dolphins, and when the defense handed the ball back to Tannehill with less than four minutes left and a three-point lead, the offense could do nothing but go three and out and give the ball right back. The Lions, predictably, took that opportunity, marched down the field, and scored a winning TD.
The loss leaves the Fins 5-4, cruising yet again toward their customary .500 finish.
The Dolphins play the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium Thursday at 8:25 p.m.