Breakout Game, Learning Time For Tim WrightOctober 13th, 2013
It’s time to stop weeping in your beer and banging your head against the wall for a few minutes and celebrate the Bucs’ No. 1 tight end.
Undrafted rookie tight end Tim Wright from (all together now) Rutgers had a heck of a day today. Wright was all over the field making tough catches and finished with seven receptions for 91 yards. Hell, Wright has 13 catches this season, five short of Tom Crabtree’s career total!
A converted wide receiver who looks more like an NBA shooting guard than a tight end, Wright flashed toughness and good hands, but je let a ball hit him in the chest in the end zone and fall to the ground.
Joe watched the play closely live, and the replays, and Joe believes Wright abandoned catch mode when the ball was coming and began to try to break up what could have been an interception on the jumped route. The defender didn’t get to it, and the ball hit not-ready Wright in the chest.
What a tough learning experience for the rookie. In New England, Wright let a Josh Freeman touchdown pass go through his hands.
That’s the difference between pretty good and great: making plays. Hopefully, Wright can make the leap.
Joe also wonders whether it might be worth looking at Wright at wide receiver. Joe would be surprised if TE Wright isn’t the third best wide receiver on the roster right now.