Yes, The Bucs Have A Tight EndDecember 5th, 2013
Joe remembers during the offseason, once you got past the rancor of Bucs fans wrestling over the pros and cons of former Bucs franchise quarterback leaky Rip Van Freeman, that the second-most angst-ridden topic was the lack of a tight end.
Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik thought he found a steal when he purloined Tom Crabtree from the Packers, yet fans still howled for more. This, despite Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan’s offense not featuring tight ends.
Sadly, Crabtree became best known for getting hurt.
Screaming for a tight end was akin to screaming for a wishbone quarterback since the Bucs don’t rush a wishbone offense. Freeman even went on record this summer, claiming bellowing for a tight end was wasted energy because, in Sullivan’s offense, the Bucs don’t use the tight end.
Well, along the path of eight straight losses looking for the trail of bread crumbs to a path to victory and freedom, the Bucs may have stumbled upon a tight end. Rookie Tim Wright, a proud graduate of — all together now, Rutgers! — has been nearly as pleasant of a surprise as Mike Glennon.
Entering the game Sunday with the bungling Bills, Wright is one of the top rookie tight ends in the NFL. He is second in catches and third in receiving yards for all rookie tight ends.
So when you next slam your beer bottle down on the bar and cuss at the bartender because Dominik hasn’t signed a tight end, relax. It appears the team already has a good one on the roster.