Tim Wright Brings Depth

June 15th, 2015

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Yes, Joe was surprised when the Bucs claimed tight end Tim Wright off waivers after he was cut by Bill Belicheat. It is a pleasant surprise.

What Joe wonders is where Wright will play. Last year, Lovie Smith openly groused about Wright’s inability to block.

Joe suspects that is one reason why Wright was shipped along with a fourth round draft pick to the Belicheats for barbecue pitmaster Logan Mankins.

Now, with Wright back in the fold, the trade was basically Mankins for a fourth round pick.

If Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is as good as advertised, he will devise plays and schemes to utilize Wright, whether he can block or not. If nothing else, Wright gives the Bucs a lot of depth.

For his sake, Robert Herron better be renting.

(Yes, Joe is well aware Wright is listed as a tight end and Herron is listed as a wide receiver. If you were choosing the final-53, which one would you keep?)

14 Responses to “Tim Wright Brings Depth”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The addition of Wright probably means 4 TEs…..and one less WR……

  2. bucfanforlife Says:

    Wouldn’t it make sense to convert Wright back to a receiver?

  3. bucco brice Says:

    i think he just ends up being a camp body…nothing to get excited about…better TEs and WRs ahead of him…injury insurance

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    Maybe Koetter does not need the blocking tight-end as much as a split wide tightend! I know you read that article Joe, about the 4-vert offense that Koetter likes to run. So that means that the bucs need to have solid recievers in the 3-6 positions whether that comes from wr or tightends squad.

  5. mac Says:

    He will play in offensive packages which call for a TE that doesn’t suck…

    Our TEs are horrible… At least Wright can catch… He is great in the red zone…

  6. The Real Malloy Says:

    A camp body?

    No. I’m sorry, but Tim Wright is not a camp body. If that were true, then why would 10 teams put in for his rights after he was released.

    He’s by far the best receiving TE we have until ASJ proves otherwise. He’s a poor mans Jimmy Graham.

    Definitely not a campy body though…

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    This acquisition in my opinion has Koetter’s finger prints all over it.

  8. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Too small for tight end, too slow to play as a big receiver. However, I love him and there is definitiely a place for him. Why not the slot?

  9. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Could Wright be an eventual replacement for VJax?

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Exactly what I said when he was signed. People around here started saying he’s better than such and such, but like I said then…absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    I truly believe that if Eric Wright were resigned, there would be people here claiming its a good signing.

  11. rayjay1122 Says:

    See ya…..Luke Stocker!! Thanks for nothing and for being a bust!! Welcome back Tim.

  12. Wanting To Get Banned? Says:


    Usually the hating comes from teams the Patriots have beaten regularly, but have a strong history….such as Steelers fans, not from one of the worst franchises in pro sports. Tampa does have lots of good strip bars though…I’ll give you that. Women can really get ahead in TB.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Wanting to get banned

    Well at least we DONT CHEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    He’s by far the best receiving TE we have until ASJ proves otherwise. He’s a poor mans Jimmy Graham.

    Yeah Malloy and the Saints were one of the ten teams to try and pick up Wright off the waiver wire.

    With Graham gone to Seattle can you imagine how Wright would flourish in N.E. with Brees and a vacancy in a spot where Wright excels? Much better to have us on our team than facing him with the Saints.