What’s Schiano’s Next Move?July 2nd, 2012
Today’s felony impaired-driving arrest of Eric Wright is new ground for the leader of the New Schiano Order.
This isn’t Rutgers. Wright just signed a contract reported to deliver $15.5 million guaranteed, and $37.5 million total, over five years (not too shabby for a guy without a Pro Bowl.)
Joe gets that some fans will want the Bucs to cut Wright and send a message. But given his contract, that’s about as likely as Joe getting a call from Rachel Watson requesting shaving assistance.
One can be sure that every Buccaneers player is watching closely. Joe believes how this is handled is a pivotal moment for the team. Yes, the legal system has to play out and the situation must be investigated. Yes, Roger Goodell is lurking. But Schiano’s next move will speak volumes.
Wright will need to be disciplined. Joe’s eager to see how the new “Buccaneer Men” are handled in such a situation, but it’s likely Schiano will keep any discipline of Wright under a cone of silence.