“You Gotta Have At Least Three Guys”May 4th, 2013
In chatting with Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski on 98.7 FM yesterday, Dominik made it clear that the Bucs strongly considered trading up for CB Johnthan Banks, nabbed in the second round, and after acknowledging that Danny Gorrer and Leonard Johnson showed well toward the end of 2012, Dominik said of cornerbacks, “You gotta have at least three guys you have confidence in.”
It was a nice way of saying the Bucs were desperate for a talent to blend with Eric Wright and Darrelle Revis.
And that brings Joe to Wright. Are Bucs fans, let alone Dominik and Greg Schiano, really ready to push their chips all-in on Wright staying out of trouble, staying off the training table, and performing well consistently?
Joe’s sure not prepared to gamble big-time on that. Joe sees flimsy evidence to believe in Wright.
Let’s pretend for a moment: If Wright had a head-to-head competition at cornerback with Ronde Barber through this offseason, Joe’s not sure Wright would win. This is why Joe continues to hope for Barber’s return, as well as the Bucs staying vigilant on monitoring other rosters for potential cornerback help.
During a recent interview, Father Dungy summed up the modern-day need for quality cornerbacks quite simply. You need to beat three great passing attacks to win a Super Bowl, Dungy said.