“That’s A Good Way To Get Cut”

August 26th, 2015
Bucs tight end Tim Wright

Bucs tight end Tim Wright has become a target

After two NFL seasons, 25-year-old tight end Tim Wright has 80 catches, 11 touchdowns and a Super Bowl ring.

That’s extraordinary for an undrafted converted wide receiver.

But Wright also has been dumped twice — by the Bucs and the Patriots. And many seem to think he’s en route to getting cut again in a matter of days.

Wright dropped a precision laser of a throw by Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, against the Bengals. It was a very touch catch, low and over the middle in coverage, but it was one that must be made.

That drop sparked the ire of former Bucs guard Ian Beckles, who barked his take on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday on the Ron and Ian show.

“That’s a good way to get cut,” Beckles said, bemoaning the 3rd-and-16 drop on a great throw.

Beckles said the organization will look at right failing on a pass from the prized quarterback and say, “We’ll find someone else.”

Joe gets the attitude, but Wright is a heck of an inexpensive talent to kick to the curb. Perhaps, if desired, the Bucs could trade him for a sixth-round draft pick? It was said when Wright was claimed by the Bucs on waivers that nearly half the NFL had put a claim in on him.

Also, Joe would feel better about ditching Wright if Austin Seferian-Jenkins had less of an injury history. The Bucs will have some good problems next week.

40 Responses to ““That’s A Good Way To Get Cut””

  1. DB55 Says:

    If that’s the case then ASJ should be cut immediately! He drops more passes and commits more penalties than all the TEs combined.

  2. mjc Says:

    Big Dawg hates Tim, so he will likely have a big year.

  3. mjc Says:

    Tim was the one of the few bright spots in Schiano’s final year.

  4. Simpleasthat Says:

    according to big dog josh freeman should be in the pro bowl every year.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I like Tim Wright, but he has not looked good in either training camp or the preseason games. He has had more drops than I can count in practice, and then he follows it up with a drop on third down in the game. I’m shocked, because I expected him to really contribute this year. But no one who has been to any practice or watched the games can tell me that he has done anything to deserve to make this team. He has by far been the worst TE on the team. He better have a monster last couple games.

  6. Tom S. Says:

    As of today, Tim Wright has never been cut by the Buccaneers. He was signed as an undrafted rookie in April 2013, played 16 games and traded along with a 4th for Mankins the following summer. He was cut by the Patriots. If you are going to blog about the Bucs it helps to get the facts about the players right.

  7. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I think Wright may have been expecting something less similar to a ball thrown by tom brady and more similar to something thrown by josh freeman. He was probably shocked after the ball bounced off his hands. I would bet in the same situation 10 times over he would catch it 9 or 10 times. This has been a depressing place for players to come. That is changing and players attitudes probably will along with it. Winning culture is coming back to Tampa!

  8. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I always felt Wright was a guy who got open in space in blow out losses and racked up catches / yards on a bad team and typically towards the end of the game. I don’t recall him making many “wow” type plays or in traffic catches the way elite TEs in the league do; or having the speed to get past guys. But maybe I always was not seeing something.

    Either way I thought Cameron Brate played well and haven’t seen him drop a pass. Myers is a reliable guy as well

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    Forget all The Charmin mans’ injuries. The MF just can’t catch. He has all the upside and intangibles in the world. Except the intangibles to focus and catch. Ricky Dudley 2.0. Only difference is that Dudley has a SB ring.

  10. Ray Rice Says:

    Charmin Man=ASJ

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    Easy to say Wright should have caught that ball, he made a nice attempt. I can’t fault his effort there, he is not Houdini. I say keep him and the Bucs and fans won’t regret that decision.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    To those saying keep him, what are you basing your opinions on? Past accomplishments? He has dropped more than ASJ in camp this year, with less reps. He hasn’t looked good in the games. He’s not particularly big, nor is he very fast. He’s definitely not a great blocker. So why should we cut a guy like Cameron Brate, who has been very solid throughout camp and the games, for a guy who hasn’t been? Aren’t you the same people who complain when jobs are handed out? Well, what exactly do you think you are doing by wanting to keep a guy who hasn’t performed?

    Look, I hope he busts out Saturday and catches 8 ball for 100 yards and he makes the team, but I haven’t seen ANYTHING either in camp or in the games to lead me to believe that is even remotely possible. And I guarantee you not one of you truly believes that’s going to happen either. I’ve seen the guy drop consecutive 5 yard out passes that I could have caught. I’ll ask one more time: what has he done to deserve to make the team over guys that are playing better than him? I’ll wait.

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Ray Rice,

    It’s pretty obvious you don’t like ASJ. I get why. But when you see this guy up close, you will realize why the organization is so high on him. He’s a freaking monster! He looks like a huge NBA power forward – no exaggeration. He runs

  14. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    He runs so smooth as well. He’s definitely got to stay healthy and catch better, but when you see him in person you can see the immense talent oozing out of him

  15. mjc Says:

    the 3 TE’s on the roster will be ASJ, Myers, Wright

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “the 3 TE’s on the roster will be ASJ, Myers, Wright”


    You are forgetting Luke Stocker. You are out of your skull if you think they are cutting Stocker.

  17. Cover deuce Says:

    Personally, I’d rather see Myers get the boot. He’s slow, and does nothing particularly well. Wright may be a sub-par blocker, but we know he can make a catch. Everyone wants to talk about his 3rd down drop. Was it catchable? Yeah. Was it a routine catch? I don’t think so.

  18. mac Says:

    Both Myers and Brate can catch and block… ASJ and Stocker are making it… I don’t think Wright will make the cut… Trade him for a sixth if you can…

  19. DB55 Says:


    He keeps dropping passes bc his ring is really heavy and shiny and the sun blinds him as he tries to catch the ball. What’s ASJs excuse?

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wright can’t catch it unless it’s Glennon throwing it to him…..package the two of them together in a deal.

    I don’t see us keeping 4 TEs…..we should try to get a 6th or 7th for him….

    Let’s trade him to NE with Mankins for a 4th…..

  21. Mo_Downs Says:

    Meyers: Block=C, Routes=B, Catch=B (Total = C+)
    ASJ: Block=C, Routes=C, Catch=C (Total = C)
    Stocker: Block=B, Routes=C, Catch=C (Total =C)
    Wright: Block=D, Routes=C, Catch=C (Total = F/A)
    Brate: TBD

    ASJ = TE1 (Passing and Running Plays)
    Meyers = TE2 (Passing Plays)
    Stocker = TE2 (Running Plays)
    TE3 = Best Blocker on G/L Runs w/ decent hands

  22. DB55 Says:


    He caught 6 TDs from Brady, so there’s that.

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m on the Cameron Brate bandwagon. I think he’s the sleeper in the TE competition. ASJ, Meyers obviously have jobs but if it’s between Wright and Brate I gotta go with the Harvard guy.

    Of course I’m prejudiced growing up near Cincinnati. Pat McInally came in from Harvard with a perfect Wunderlic score. He was signed as a punter/WR but nobody thought he’d be much as a receiver. Wrong! He wasn’t all pro but he was very effective and used his smarts to get open.

    I think Brate has those same talents and he has hands. I haven’t paid attention to his blocking enough to determine how he measures up there but he has the TE size and clearly Wright is not really a blocker and so Brate gets the nod IMO.

  24. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Again, you are judging him off of past performances. Besides, if he’s so great, why did New England cut him?

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Never trust anyone Bellicheat gets rid of.

  26. DB55 Says:

    Call me stupid but I’d go with the guy with more TDs than our entire TE unit combined and a SB ring, but what do I know. I’m mean Stocker and Meyers can block (kinda) and catch 5 yard hitches, who needs TDs?


  27. Pickgrin Says:

    Unless he steps it up big time – Wright is gone. Like Hawaiian said – he has done almost nothing in practice to make them want to keep him. And for the ASJ haters – he has looked really good in practice more often than not this year.

    ASJ – Myers – Stocker There’s your 2015 active TE group. If they decide that Brate can be a valuable contributor on special teams – then they MAY find a roster spot for him if they decide to keep 4 TE’s instead of an extra RB or receiver. But with the need to keep a short yardage back (James) and also having a ton of young talent to choose from at WR – I kind of doubt Brate comes out on top in those equations.
    Barring injury at TE in the next 2 weeks – It’s probably gonna be the practice squad for Brate if he gets cut and clears waivers.

  28. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Timmy Wright dropped a Josh Freeman touchdown pass against the Jets in the opener of 2013. He makes catches and he don’t make catches, that’s Timmy Wright.

  29. Pickgrin Says:

    What Wright did in games as a rookie 2 years for a different coaching staff doesn’t carry nearly as much weight as what he has put on tape since he’s been here the last 10 weeks.

    Some of you are judging whether we should keep Wright or not based on what you saw him do as a rookie in 2013 when Glennon had few other options to throw to. Lovie is judging him primarily based on what he’s showing now which ain’t much.

  30. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Again, you aren’t basing anything off of what he’s done this year. Tom Brady and Bellicheat make a lot of average players look good, do they not? I’m not saying Wright needs to be a complete beast in preseason, but wouldn’t you like to see SOMETHING from him? How about one catch on third down? How about having more catches than drops? I’ve asked 3 times now, what has he done THIS YEAR that has earned him a roster spot? Believe me, I loved when we got him off waivers. I thought he would add a lot to our team. However, he hasn’t. Not in practice, and not in the games. As for him having a Super Bowl ring, do I really need to give you a list of all the Super Bowl winning players that have gone to other teams and done absolutely nada? It’s great he’s a champion, but don’t fool yourself into thinking he was a critical part of the Patriots winning a championship. Don’t fool yourself into believing he’s an All-pro.

  31. SoCoBuc Says:

    I believe it will be four TEs on the roster. Brate and Stocker both played fullback in the absence of Lane last year. Plus, Koetter loves his TEs. I think he’ll be able to manage to use Brate or Stocker at FB. I think the team will try to stash Iosefa on the practice squad and see what he can do. Isn’t Myers contract up after this season? If so I’ll see next year group be 3 TEs with ASj/Stocker/Brate plus Iosefa as the FB but enough of next year. I agree with a lot of the posters that unfortunately, Wright hasn’t done much this offseason to warrant him to stay over the other four.

  32. 813bucboi Says:

    tim wright has to earn it…hes in the same boat as d.bowers…speaking of bowers he made a great playing stuffing the line so danny could get that safety..that 3rd down play would have looked great for wright but he couldn’t hall it in..i see both cases with db55 and Hawaiian but I would have to agree with Hawaiian on this one…he hasn’t done anything in training camp or preseason…GO BUCS!!!

  33. bucs4lyfe Says:

    if people want to keep bringing up what tim wright did greg schiano in like 5 or 6 games because he was flying under the radar then by all means lets keep talking about how great doug martin and Michael clayton were in those first years with the bucs. truth is he got traded because they didn’t have a use for him brought him back under a new coordinator and with all this talent people perceive him to have he hasn’t shown up in the slightest. I think brate has played way better than him. not every player can be traded especially if gm’s around the league see wright as on the bubble.

  34. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Michael Clayton also has a Super Bowl ring. Even made a catch in a playoff game if I remember correctly. Maybe we should bring him in too?

  35. JAB83 Says:

    Another good way to get cut (personally) is by a razor blade if I have to suffer another depressing season in the Den of Depression… Don’t care who is doing what for this team so long as they adiquitly distract me from the “happenings” of life… Oh and if we do stink it up our “cut” players better not tear it up for another team cause I might get thoughts of cutting someone other then myself… Which NEVER HAPPENS….not yet anyways… LOL… Butits to obvious we are on the right track so no one should worry… Or should you what do I know…. :-p

  36. drdneast Says:

    A team might trade a 7th for him but only because they are desperate for a TE and they don’t think he will last on the waiver wire long enough for them to snatch him.

  37. jason mobsby Says:

    It will take him a year adjusting to the velocity and proper inflation of footballs down here.

  38. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “It will take him a year adjusting to the velocity and proper inflation of footballs down here.”


    Jason just won the thread! Game over.

  39. Ray Rice Says:


    LMFAO Michael Clayton…. Man that guy was one helluva guard. #blockingprodigy

  40. milenko Says:

    Blah blah blah, do your job