“I Have Nothing To Buy”

March 15th, 2012

In addition to admitting he lives a simple life, Eric Wright weighed in on Greg Schiano calling him "stern."

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. 

16 Responses to ““I Have Nothing To Buy””

  1. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Perfect thing to read to end my shift.

    Schiano is clearly making the best of his short time so far. I’m imagining he is a be salesman. To snag these quality players’ interest is more than enough to make me “believe” for the now.

    I expect this to turn into competitive football immediately. If Rah-&-Co could do it with roughly the same cast in 2010, with these upgrades, I believe Schiano will do the same if not better in 2012.

  2. Have A Nice Day Says:

    “be salesman” = great salesman

  3. Have A Nice Day Says:

    My hubbie is calling me in. Fill me in later, guys. Go Bucs!

  4. Bobby Says:

    The more I read about the players impressions of Schiano the more I realize he is just what this team needed. I’m liking Eric Wright. He seems like a kid who wants to excel at what he does and isn’t distracted by the money.

  5. raphael Says:

    WHAT ? you mean there are good CB’s out there who aren’t thugs or potheads…shirley you can’t be serious…

  6. Pete Dutcher Says:

    If I were Wright’s teammates, I’d arrange for everyone to send him a ton of flowers at the same time as a joke regarding his romance comment in the presser. Hebe.

    Did you see Schiano and Jackson look at each other when he said that? Hilarious!

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @raphael Yes I am serious. And don’t call me shirley

  8. Brown Bag Says:

    Jackson blew me away in the press conference yesterday. We need veteran leadership and he is oozing with it. This is getting really good.

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:

    @ Bobby
    I have to agree. Schiano seems like just what this team needed. We’ll have to see how the future goes, but it sure week’s like the Glaziers taking their time paid off.

  10. raphael Says:

    @have a nice day …. lol

  11. OB Says:

    Joe, actually Eric and the others have one thing to buy, a home here before they get paid. When does anything start that includes the team?

  12. al Says:

    He who enjoys his life regardless of material possessions can truly be described as successful. Obviously this guy makes more than all of us put together, but still, his attitude is tremendous. He’s already far more successful IMO than some of the greedy dudes in this biz that are just about the money. Enjoy your life Mr. Wright and welcome to Tampa!

  13. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @al “He who enjoys his life regardless of material possessions can truly be described as successful.”

    Very wise words.

  14. CannuckBuc Says:

    Is it possible that The Bucs reach out and sign Mario? North of the boarder this rumor has been going around all these Bill fans

  15. Kyle Says:

    The caption under the Wright picture should read, “Eric Wright weighed in on Greg Schiano, calling him “stern.” The way it reads now, it sounds like Schiano called Wright stern and Wright is weighing in on that.

  16. RastaMon Says:

    Can you smell the chemistry cook’n…..