Luke Stocker And Eric Wright Back At Work

August 22nd, 2012

Two Bucs players who suffered from two very different ailments were back at work this morning at One Buc Palace when the Bucs and the Patriots took to the practice fields.

Stocker has been struck down by, well, no one not an employee of the Bucs knows. It could be anything from a head cold to a hangnail. Bucs coach Greg Schiano claimed he didn’t know what was wrong with Stocker, other than to say he is not feeling well, or something along those lines.

Stocker, seemingly rid of whatever bug has possessed him, was working out. So too was Wright who yesterday appeared to injure his back and was writhing in agony on the grass. Joe watched Wright work out and at times he knelt down near the water stations but Joe did see Wright tackle teammates in a drill.

9 Responses to “Luke Stocker And Eric Wright Back At Work”

  1. robert Says:

    Wright’s got me a lil nervous. His back seems to be pretty messed up, and lower back injuries are no joke. He seems to be in pain a lot. Stocker….pfft, he’s already written off in my mind. The guy has done zero since he came here except be hurt…

  2. Mike J Says:

    Ditto re Wright, robert.

  3. Miguel Grande Says:

    I wonder of the players are discussing last night’s bombshell report on Real Sports about Steve Gleason? I’m sure they believe that their concussion injuries will be treated with, honesty, integrity and accountability or like Stocker’s injury, who??, what??? where????

    Just what is the Buccaneer Way?

    I hope its not the Buccaneer Way that was demonstrated on opening day of camp when Brian Price went down writhing in pain after his 4th sprint.

    Gleason….pfft, he’s already written off in the NFL’s mind. That guy hasn’t done zero since he got there except be hurt…zero.

    Isn’t it ironic, how that came back to bite them in the ass by exposing the Bountygate coverup.

  4. SteveK Says:

    @ Robert,

    Good points… Can our guys get/stay healthy.

    A lot of guys, unfortunately, need to get the injury monkey off their back.

  5. Adam L Says:

    I bet Stocker had the clap. I’ve never, in 32 years of watching football, heard a coach say, “He don’t feel good.” Wahh… your tummy hurts… waah.

    I’m telling you. I bet it’s the clap.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    So what does the great Miguel think the Bucs should do? Should they disclose exactly what injury he has, that way other teams know? Should they force him to retire? What if he doesn’t want to? Should they cut him? It’s very easy to criticize, especially when you don’t have to give a solution. Looks to me as they are being very cautious by not letting him practice simply because he feels funny. 10 years ago, every NFL team would have forced him back on the field. But I know, you and your BFF Thomas just love to complain.

  7. Miguel Grande Says:


    I don’t know what the injury is, but I think there should be total transparency.
    I believe the Buccaneer and NFL Way should be honesty, integrity and accountability mixed in with common sense.

    Synthetic human growth hormone is the only effective treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease, instead of prohibiting the cure, they should embrace it, fund it and develop it.

    They can start by supplying Steve Gleason with the treatment before he completely slips away into oblivion. Every year we lose more sports heroes to this insidious disease and they make believe it doesn’t exist but they have known for decades.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Why would you want total transparency, so others can attack his head? Ever heard of the New Orleans Saints? Idiotic statement.

    You are truly amazing with all your medical knowledge. That hemp has made you into a genius, or did you just stay at a Holiday Inn last night? If you’ve got the cure for the disease, you stand to make a lot of money. I say go for it buddy!

    I watched the special too. I feel bad for Gleason, but he is getting paid 10K per month by the NFL. He can pretty much do whatever the hell he wants with that money. There is no proof that football caused his ALS, although it is pretty likely it was caused by football. Unfortunately, there is no way to prove it. Even if the NFL gives him millions tomorrow, can you imagine the flood gates that would open up?

  9. Scubog Says:

    Why do some people find the need to seek someone else (usually the one with the $) to blame for their misery? There used to be a saying “$hit Happens”. I guess we need to update it to the 21st century and add, “and someone has to pay.” (Culpepper-Kurland) For those who think the team should reveal personal information to the fandom; your curiosity doesn’t overrule a person’s privacy rights.