What’s Schiano’s Next Move?

July 2nd, 2012

The arrest of Eric Wright is a pivotal situation for the leader of the New Schiano Order

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.

22 Responses to “What’s Schiano’s Next Move?”

  1. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Not really a need for him to even comment until camp starts up. Let things shake out till then, and make a decision.

  2. Vice Says:

    Schiano’s got no players around to address, which is a good thing. He’s got three weeks to play this perfectly to his team.

  3. Andrew Says:

    Schiano needs to fine him 100,000$ and suspend him for the first 2 games, without pay, whether he is guilty or not. i think that will get his attention, along with the rest of the team. it

  4. George Says:

    Fine him the full amount of his guaranteed money, then cut him.

  5. TrueBlue Says:

    Do players lose guaranteed money when they get suspended by the league or the team?

  6. Eric Says:

    He’s not gonna do anything unless the guys convicted months from now.

    What can he do? The guy has the money right? It’s guaranteed.

  7. jb Says:

    At least now they can cut him without him proving on the field what a terrible signing this was.

  8. Marc Says:

    What an idiot. Does he not see what we are tring to build.. Give it to him Greg. Sit his a** then after he has ben on the bench for the length of his contract sell him down the river to the wost team possible. This aint the LIONS!!! Make an example out of this hood rat~

  9. Garv Says:

    Send a message. We are NOT the Lions. Cut him and move on before training camp even starts.

    Buccaneers in 2012?

    Can’t WAIT!!!

  10. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Hopefully, Tampa protected themselves from paying guaranteed money to a DUI Lawyer ?
    One Hopes the Rock Star protected the Glazer money from exactly this situation, given Wright’s past history ?

  11. Marc Says:

    Thank you lord people like me!!!! Go Bucs.. Go Josh……. TAMPA—-BAY!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Eastsidebuc Says:

    The Ol rockstar won’t get any blame for this one and he can’t blame the coaching staff. LOL

  13. Kevin Says:

    One question that I have is how “guaranteed” is defined in his contract. I understand that $15.5M is guaranteed, but guaranteed with respect to what: performance? attendance? moral clauses?

    One thing is for sure – we (or perhaps just the Buc players) will see what accountability means to Schiano.

  14. Fired Greg Olson! Says:

    A lot of commenters on this site have yet to meet reality…

  15. Brad Says:

    First fire Dominik, then cut this loser. It would set the tone for sure. To think Finnegan wanted to come here in the off season.

  16. Bobby Says:

    It’s a stupid move on Wright’s part but hardly the end of the world. I think you sit him a couple of games or at the very least fine him HEAVILY. It appears the accident was minor and without the breathalyzer it’s hard to tell just how impaired Eric was. My gosh, some people on this site act like he was eating the face off of the other driver or something. Relax people. It’s a stupid thing to do and it could have had very serious injury consequences but from that standpoint it appears he dodged a bullet.

  17. Brad Says:

    @Bobby. It was a felony with $100,000 bond. That’s not minor. Other than the two idiot Lion players that got busted in the offseason twice I think Wright faces a longer suspension. If it just would have been a regular DUI then it might not have been that big a deal, even though I think these guys are friggin stupid and should be suspended for that reason only. It’s obvious these guys learn nothing from other players getting in trouble.

  18. BucFan20 Says:

    Refused to take the field test. Refused to take the breathalyzer test. So he just refused to cooperate with law enforcement? What is there to play out?
    Cut him before it gets worse. Time for this team to start sending clear messages. To many players want to play this game that know how to keep their standards high for themselves and their team.

  19. Bobby Says:

    Of course…let’s cut him….geez!! It’s only a big deal because he refused the breathalyzer. If there were no injuries then this will play out without a jail sentence. I din’t say it was trivial but it’s not going to get him cut from the team.

  20. Cam Says:

    Anyone who thinks they will cut him would probably fail a breathalyzer. Get real people

  21. BigMacAttack Says:

    Unless you know for a fact you can pass the breath test, you’re better not to blow. I’m no lawyer, but I’ve had several friends refuse the tests, take the one year license suspensions and beat the DUI. It’s not about being uncooperative, but knowing your rights and the best way to use them. This bad news but it could have been far worse and hopefully he learns from it.

  22. Rocky Says:

    None of you would ever make a GM short list. Let the justice system play out. Plus, this guy was signed as a free agent so the Bucs must tread lightly here. League penalties and a tongue lashing by Schiano oughta suffice.

 
 

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