Schiano Passes On Committing To Eric Wright

December 31st, 2012

Just about anyone old enough to comprehend how the business end of the NFL works knows that Adderall-popping, spa-relaxing Eric Wright all but wrote his ticket out of Tampa Bay this offseason, short of reworking his contract to make it Team Glazer-friendly.

After getting busted for Adderall and being sentenced to a four-game suspension, a clause in his contract kicked in where Wright’s second year of guaranteed money with the Bucs was voided.

Offered a chance to publicly state Wright is a Buccaneer Man, Bucs coach Greg Schiano passed this morning, which was basically saying Wright very well may go bye-bye.

“I can’t tell you what his future is with the Bucs because that has not been determined yet,” Schiano said.

Schiano offered no additional information about Wright.

Infer what you want with Schiano’s words, but it is pretty clear Wright is, at best, on thin ice with Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik not to mention Schiano himself.

20 Responses to “Schiano Passes On Committing To Eric Wright”

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

    He always missed practice too….smh

  2. JJ1977 Says:

    Cut that Weiner!!

  3. CC Says:

    Bucs should hire Rod Marenelli, Lovie Smith or Monte Kiffin as D Coordinator today.

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    You can’t make the club in the tub.


    He’s now in the system as a PED offender.

    Re-sign him to a Bucs friendly contract or cut him.

  5. MadMax Says:

    I knew he was gone when Coach didnt even list him as active yesterday. Trust me, he’s gone….and good riddance. I didnt like that contract anyway. He wasnt worth that much.

  6. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    If we bring back this Adderall fiend I will not be on happy camper. He has let his team down bigtime this year, and he couldn’t even stay healthy anyways. Get rid of this loser and bring in some other talent that we can actually rely on.

  7. Jacko101 Says:

    Being in Cromartie from Philly and Draft A solid pass rusher or CB from the draft

  8. thegregwitul Says:

    Get Wright off the team and re-invest in a CB that won’t be popping pills and serving suspensions. I like Sean Smith from Miami due to his size, but he might get the Franchise Tender placed on him. In any event, grab at least one vet in the free agent market and draft one or two in April. Leonard Johnson and Anthony Gaitor can stick around to provide depth. Check in with Ronde to see if he wants to come back for one more season, if not, make sure Black is ready to step in as a full time starter. Cut Myron Lewis and let Biggers walk and I think we see a noticeable difference in the secondary in 2013.

  9. Captain Stagger Says:

    DRC is not much in run support, not sure if he is a Schiano guy. Grimes is my choice if we can pry him from atl. I see allot of good DE’s in the draft, but not as many freakish quick twitch pure pass rushers like Alfonso smith or Von Miller. SOme one who can move around, maybe from the slb spot…Dion Jordan maybe, Jarvis Jones won’t last till 13 I’m afraid.

  10. RastaMon Says:

    Offer him a market value “new” contract….

  11. FlBoy84 Says:

    Think Schiano really needs to evaluate whether he considers Wright to be a “Buccaneer Man” in the making or not. While he was injured most of the year, Wright did make the occasional play (the return against the Giants stands out) and probably was the best corner the team had most of the year. Definitely should rework the contract for Dominik’s “my guy”, and if he balks at the suggestion, let him go. Would really like to see the team draft at least one (hopefully two) corner, as well as a Free Safety so Barron can play a bit more in the box.

  12. Raphael Says:

    Wright is so outta here…… C-ya
    Blount is gone to….

  13. the_buc_realist Says:

    Joe, i listened to the whole press conference. And not once did the Head Coach bring up the Rock-star. I love how you interjected him into the article like he still has some say around One-Buc other than if the coffee is too weak or too strong.

  14. Patrick Says:

    Eric Wright can fly away along with EJ Biggers and Myron Lewis.

  15. Brain Says:

    cut his @$$. Sign 1 corner, draft 2

  16. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I’m afraid that glorious victory yesterday cost the Bucs bigtime. The real game changers will be gone at 13.

    The photo above was the Buc’s highlight for 2012 according to NFL Film’s Images of the Year. It’s too bad Joe couldn’t get Barron and Biggers into the shot, they both comically whiffed on Joe Morgan too.

  17. jLM Says:

    Restructure his contract. Keep him as a back up.

  18. Patrick Says:

    @jLM……..that’s still one expensive “backup” cornerback

  19. FlBoy84 Says:


    You may want to listen to the presser again, as Schiano specifically said he and Dominik would be working to get together the best 90 guys they could to compete at the start of training camp. Feel free to misquote as much as you like though.

  20. FlBoy84 Says:

    Especially while you’re calling out someone else for it.