Wright Double-Teams Inspire Schiano

December 3rd, 2013

Commander Schiano talks about a “positive side effect” to the “pain”

How about the best defense in the NFL double teaming an undrafted free agent rookie tight end out of, all together now, Rutgers!

That’s got Greg Schiano jacked up about what’s in store for his tight end corps in 2014.

Speaking last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620, Schiano talked about how excited he is about what amazing depth the Bucs have built at running back and rolled into how the same holds true at tight end.

“We lose Luke Stocker. We lose [Nate] Byham. And all of a sudden Timmy Wright’s role grows quite a bit. And now, you know, I think Sunday you saw Timmy Wright get double-teamed. So think about that,” Schiano said. “A free agent tight end is getting double teamed on third down, he and Vincent Jackson. So I think that shows the level he’s been playing. We bring in Kyle Adams. I really, in just a short week’s time, I’m impressed with Kyle Adams. So hopefully he can continue on that trajectory now that he’s getting back into playing the tight end position. Maybe he can be a guy that comes to camp.

“So those are things that when you look at, yeah, is it tough going through the pain right now? It is. But do I think there’s going to be some really positive side effect to it? Absolutely.”

In case you missed it, the Bucs signed Adams off the street last week to replace Tom Crabtree, who went to injured reserve.

Joe would still love to see the Bucs pursue more talent at tight end. Luke Stocker is always hurt. The jury’s out on Tom Crabtree, and Byham and Adams aren’t great players.

Wright, 23, has a ton of potential, excellent hands, and has surprised the NFL with 36 catches and two touchdowns in limited action — in an offense that isn’t tight-end friendly. Find a veteran tight end not nicknamed DJ Toes On The Line to push him and mentor him.

11 Responses to “Wright Double-Teams Inspire Schiano”

  1. kenpm2 Says:

    Funny that Shiano didn’t mention Crabtree in his list of guys who got injured. Hmmm

  2. OB Says:

    Joe, if Wright and Jackson were both double teamed, that left someone open, what happened?

    You’re reading Joe’s mind, but Joe hasn’t looked to see what plays Schiano was talking about.–Joe

  3. kenpm2 Says:

    What happened was that the O-line sucked and sucked bad. Glennon had little time to throw and Rainey had little room to run. The story of this year – even more than Freeman flaming out IMO – is how terrible the O-line has played when it should be one of the best in the league. I don’t know how that group of guys can even look at themselves in the mirror.

  4. mike Says:

    Awesome… wright and VJAX were double so we exploited that how/???
    Oh that’s right, team schiano can break down film and gameplan, but they aren’t swift enough to make in game adjustments.

  5. tampabaybucfan Says:

    You can best believe it won’t be the last time…so…Sully….have a plan.

    Quit letting Sully off the hook!!!

  6. JerseyBucsFan Says:

    Yeah next year when a real coach comes in I’m sure he will know how to game plan if our players are double.

  7. BucFan 20 Says:

    Underwood was open a few times and Glennon was under so much pressure he did not see him. The line was like Trueblood was back playing every line position at the same time.

  8. patrickbucs Says:

    I thought TE wasn’t important in this offense anyways. That’s what I heard all offseason?

  9. KWBucsFan Says:

    Come on Joe, any offense will have a max of 5 players in a route. Carolina was pass rushing us with 4 guys. That leaves 7 guys on defense. Do the math. No one is worried about Chris Owusu or Underwood. But our O-Line is not good this year.

  10. Mr. T Says:

    Agreed, the O line needs to be thoroughly evaluated as to who stays and who goes and what we need to do in free agency and the draft to improve it. Still think we need to draft/acquire a good TE, only then would I be stoked about our TE corps. The only TE that has been impressive is Wright and at his weight he is more of a big body WR than a true TE

  11. Biff Barker Says:

    The recent NYC train wreck was attributed to going 3X the allowed speed.
    The Buccaneer train wreck in Charlotte Sunday was quite the opposite. We got rear ended by just creeping along.