Numbers Game At Tight EndMay 17th, 2014
Yes, the Bucs have a crowded house at tight end. So much so that they waved goodbye to heavily tattooed tight end Tom Crabtree this morning.
In short, Crabtree wasn’t going to cut it for the new era Bucs, said Bucs coach Lovie Smith after practice today.
“As far as Tom is concerned, we have some numbers at tight end, and it wasn’t really looking good for him,” Lovie said. “So whenever I see that maybe it’s not going to work out for a veteran, I want to give him the opportunity to get on with someone else. That was the case with Tom. he’s a good football player, he’s been playing good ball in the league, which does coincide a little bit with what’s going on the field with some of the rookies.”
Translation: Austin Seferian-Jenkins is what is going on. As Joe said earlier today, when ASJ was drafted in the second round, Joe hoped Crabtree and Luke Stocker were renting.
With Tim Wright, who the Bucs think highly of, and free agent Brandon Myers, who the Bucs invested a nice piece of change in, along with ASJ, it was hard to see how the Bucs would keep both Crabtree and Stocker.
Crabtree is now gone. Stocker? Well, can you hear that 24-like clock ticking?