“I Have Nothing To Buy”March 15th, 2012
Joe’s been enjoying getting to know the Bucs’ new toys, aka Eric Wright, Vincent Jackson and Carl Nicks.
Researching Nicks over the past week, Joe quickly learned he was a media favorite in New Orleans and is a guy that loves to interact with fans. He’s got a quick wit, and Joe suspects Nicks will give Donald Penn a huge run for his money in that department.
Wright also loves to talk and has a well developed sense of humor. That was evident in yesterday’s news conference. But Wright also came across as a very humble family man during an interview with multimedia czar J.P. Peterson of WQYK-AM 1010 Wednesday.
Peterson asked Wright what he’ll do first with all that guaranteed money. Wright responded saying he and his wife are not very materialistic and will be very happy to put the money in the bank and live off the interest.
“I have nothing to buy. I have nothing to do,” Wright said.
That mindset, in part, was why Wright landed in Tampa Bay. He said money wasn’t a factor for him.
“The organization itself has a reputation for being, you know, very classy,” Wright said. “And the team has a reputation for being right there on the brink of greatness, you know, nothing short of greatness. We have a team full of young players, given the right opportunity and the right leadership and the right coaching, we can take this thing to a huge level.”
Asked to explain his impressions of Greg Schiano, Wright said “he’s real stern and very focused on what he wants to get accomplished.”
Wright added that Schiano is a unique blend of a stern, no-nonsense leader but still with a college mentality to make sure the team is having fun. Guys will understand “when it’s time to kick it,” they’ll get to have fun, too, Wright said. Wright likened Schiano to the strong parent who knows just when to let the kids go out and play and then get back to their homework.