Booger Talk: Eric Wright “Selfish”

November 27th, 2012

Booger McFarland

Former defensive tackle Booger McFarland was a member of the greatest Bucs team in franchise history, the lone Bucs team to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy in victory. It was a team bursting with Pro Bowlers, studs and future Hall of Famers, and almost without exception, it was a team-first mentality.

So Joe totally understands what fueled McFarland’s angst yesterday. Now a co-host with Rich Herrera on WHFS-FM 98.7, McFarland lashed out at troubled Bucs cornerback Eric Wright for putting himself before the team, fighting for its playoff life, when he was popped and suspended four games by the NFL for doing Adderall.

“If you are Eric Wright, you are selfish, son. You let your team down. A secondary that needs you. A team that needs you. A pass defense that needs you. A team trying to make a playoff run and its high-priced corner is not going to be there. Shame on you Eric Wright,” McFarland said.

Bravo, Booger. Bravo. Joe couldn’t have said it better. Wright absolutely was not thinking of the team when he was popping Adderall. If, as he claims, it was for a medical condition, then get the paperwork, real simple. Apparently, he didn’t have the paperwork (or his, cough, doctor).

Booger went on to hammer Wright for not just manning up and taking the suspension right away which would have been over by now, therefore being eligible to play for the Bucs in their most important four-game stretch of the season.

8 Responses to “Booger Talk: Eric Wright “Selfish””

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    Booger’s quickly becoming the crem de la crem of drive time sports radio!

  2. Biff Barker Says:

    Crem de la crem used with Booger in the same sentence?

  3. Justin Says:

    Id agree with every word Booger said expect the part about Wright not manning up and taking the suspension right away.

    Remember Talib and Wright got word of the suspension around the same time. Talib didnt appeal and Wright did. I believe some of that was the Bucs front office avoiding seeing both starting CBs out at the same time. Decent try at the time.

    Forget Wright, barring any injury to our remaining CBs I wouldnt even expect him to suit up in Week 17. Bucs learned the hard way why so many teams have given up on this guy. Bum

  4. 507 Bucs fan Says:

    Was he ever on the field? My memory of him is always with a tshirt and shorts on the sideline

  5. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    When Eric Wright ran his mouth non-stop on Twitter shortly after signing the big contract, he would talk about being an only child. And as an only child, TRUST ME….we are SELFISH….so Booger is 100% correct

  6. eddy k0k0 Says:

    I’ll always remember that great pick six he had in week 2. Didn’t win but that was one of the best returns I’ve ever seen.

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I don’t support Wright’s stupid decision but let’s get one thing straight. He did NOT make the decision to appeal and postpone his suspension. That decision was made for him by Dominik & Schiano. Schiano hinted as much earlier in the season, implying that they didn’t want both Talib and Wright out at the same time which is what would’ve happened had Wright not appealed. Talib took the bullet first by giving up his right to appeal and taking his 4 games immediately. Wright did the opposite so that his suspension would happen later on and not coincide with Talib.

    Now of course at the time this decision was made at the start of the season they had no idea they’d be trading Talib to the Patriots and that Wright’s suspension would take place after the trade. So yes, the plan didn’t work out 100% as anticipated. But let’s not start blaming Wright for any decision other than popping Adderall, because the idea to stagger the suspensions came from management and not from a player. Give blame where blame is rightfully due.

  8. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    “Booger went on to hammer Wright for not just manning up and taking the suspension right away which would have been over by now, therefore being eligible to play for the Bucs in their most important four-game stretch of the season.”

    Talib manned up in a contract year and dropped his appeal when the timing best suited the team and look what happened to him.

    I wonder if Brandon MacDonald was cut because of Adderall and an upcoming suspension.

    I wonder if more suspensions are coming because it doesn’t make sense for Wright to take a suspension and come back for one game. Will more players skip the plane ride to Atlanta because of suspension?