Eric Wright Should Start, Unless…

October 29th, 2012

If both Aqib Talib and Eric Wright are unavailable Sunday, Bucs coach Greg Schiano indicated Myron Lewis could get a starting nod.

The leader of the New Schiano Order, Greg Schiano, took to the podium at One Buc Palace today and before a question was asked about a certain cornerback who has a certain history with pills, who has allegedly been tested positive for Adderall, Schiano explained he was prohibited by NFL policy from commenting about what is or is not happening with Bucs cornerback Eric Wright.

Despite not speaking about the issue, neither the Bucs nor the NFL is denying the report by FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer that Wright tested positive for the league-banned Adderall.

The Bucs already have a cornerback serving a four-game sentence for the very same charge, embattled Aqib Talib.

If Wright is suspended before the Bucs play Oakland on the left coast Sunday, the Bucs will be down both of their starting cornerbacks, both for Adderall. Schiano explained that is is business as usual with the Bucs if or until the NFL comes down on Wright.

What’s unknown is whether Wright has or will appeal, which would delay his suspension. In the Bucs locker room today, not surprisingly, Wright was nowhere to be found.

Schiano did explain why Wright was seen early this afternoon working on a stationary bike — proof that he has yet to be suspended, as suspended players cannot step foot in a team facility. Schiano said Wright has an Achilles injury not considered serious.

Even if Wright is not suspended, the Achilles could force him to the bench. If the Bucs are without both Talib and Wright Sunday, Schiano said both Leonard Johnson and Myron Lewis will be the next men up.

“I really cannot discuss it and neither can Eric,” Schiano said of the situation. “That comes down from the league. It’s not appropriate [to discuss].

“He was on the bike; he has an Achilles that is a little bit of a concern. I think he will be OK, but I cannot predict.

“We always have depth at corner. That’s one of the key positions — we always try to have depth. I was really pleased with the play of Leonard Johnson the other night. That is important, he is getting a lot of repetitions out there today, Myron Lewis got repetitions out there today. These guys prepare as if they will be the guy and if they get their chance you hope they are ready.

“It is the age old definition when preparation meets opportunity; hopefully that is what is occurring, if that is going to be the case.”

14 Responses to “Eric Wright Should Start, Unless…”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    The closer the Raiders game gets and the more negative info keeps coming out about the Bucs, the more the worry meter goes up.

    We should win this game…and that’s what scares me.

  2. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Schiano is a smart, smart man.

    He is waiting for injury/easy stretch of games and request the players drop their appeal at the most beneficial times so the Bucs can absorb the suspension.

    I like it!!!

  3. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    If Lewis does end up starting, I hope he takes full advantage of his opportunity, cause if he doesn’t I cant see him being on the team for much longer. I’m giving Lewis one more chance and if he has a horrible game we need to cut him and bring in someone that can actually be quality depth if there name is to be called because of injuries/suspensions ( Adderall -_- ) we used a third round draft pick on him back in 2010.. what has he done for us ?

  4. raphael Says:

    if Lewis is our CB ,I see Carson passing for 500 yrds..

  5. Jon Says:

    In the unlikely event that there is suspension overlap this Sunday, M. Lewis wouldn’t start. E.J. Biggers and Leonard Johnson would get the nod.

    By the way, Biggers shouldn’t get a bad rap for the games he’s asked to cover the opposing team’s top WR. He’s quite solid otherwise.

    Johnson seems like a great local kid who made big plays in his first big game.

  6. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Wright should play in Oakland, that’s a winnable game. If he takes his suspension now, he’ll be back for the Broncos, that game does not appear to be winnable.

    Bucfan said, “Schiano is a smart, smart man.

    He is waiting for injury/easy stretch of games and request the players drop their appeal at the most beneficial times so the Bucs can absorb the suspension.”

    The Little General has had 8 weeks to figure these suspensions out and he still has the deer in the headlights look. Still unsure what to do. Still not being transparent.

    What was the team motto? Something about trust, belief and accountability? This NSO reminds me of a Jimmy Breslin book, “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”

  7. Tbuc Says:

    Maybe if Dominik knew how to draft in the latter rounds this team would be able to handle the loss of a starting corner.

  8. Macabee Says:

    Believe it or not the storm could help Eric Wright. The league offices will be closed tomorrow and pending power outtages could be closed even longer. Hope Eric gets to play Sunday and nobody gets hurt in the storm.

  9. Pruritis Ani Says:

    This is exactly why I said a few weeks ago that Talib SHOULD NOT be given a pass for his latest behavior. The guy is a cancer on the organization who will drag others down with him.

  10. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Tbuc Says: October 29th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Maybe if Dominik knew how to draft in the latter rounds this team would be able to handle the loss of a starting corner.


    That’s a pretty inaccurate statement. Until this year his best picks were in the later rounds.

  11. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    @Miguel: go home troll.

  12. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    All the new coach has done is come in and turn around a complete disaster of a team which had not discipline, and no direction. I for one do not appreciate the small-minded people who can only feel better about themselves by being critical of the new coaches style. GO BUCS!

  13. Jimmy Says:

    Leonard Johnson probably knows guys at Largo High School right now who could cover NFL receivers better than Myron Lewis.

  14. Jwayne Says:

    I feel pretty good about Leonard Johnson. I think in time he will be a stud corner. Now Myron…..thats a different story. He starts and Palmer will look like he’s play’n for USC again! The only thing that upsets me about Wright being suspended is the possibility of ole Myron playing.Wright just isnt a very good corner, especially for what we paid him and all the extra headaches he’s causing! GET MIKE JENKINS… problem solved!