“Major” Blunder Opens Day 3 Practice

July 30th, 2016

major wright 1207Stunning and sloppy start to kick off practice at One Buc Palace this morning.

Joe hopes Lavonte David is ok.

Yes, Joe’s being tongue in cheek regarding David. Remember last season, when a personal foul hit was called on Major Wright on the first Titans snap of the game? It was David who said that play mentally crushed him and the Buccaneers.

This morning, in early 11-on-11 work, second team versus second team, Mike Glennon threw a roughly 12-yard pass to tight end Brandon Myers over the middle. Myers was covered, but safety Wright bolted up and literally give right a hard right-forearm to the chin. Myers went down and got up very slowly. It clearly was a personal foul — and a senseless decision in a practice setting that does NOT allow any hitting at all.

The Bucs won’t be in full pads until tomorrow. Ironically, the play before that was camp-meat rookie offensive tackle Taylor Fallin jumping before the snap. False start!

Cleaning up penalties is a must for this Bucs team that approached the NFL single-season record for penalties last season.

19 Responses to ““Major” Blunder Opens Day 3 Practice”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    Knucklehead, How does LVD figure in, oh you mean deja vu about opening penalties setting the mindset.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Why are the bucs even wasting time with major wrong…. dude can’t play true definition of camp meat…

  3. Stpeteburtaicsfan Says:


    I’m curious about the reaction from both players and coaches.

    Players would get jacked by a hit like that on an opponent…until the flag..but doing it to your teammate in underwear football. If I was Myers I’d be looking for Wright’s knees every chance I got and I’d let him know I was coming to blow one out. Cheap shots to the head can change a guys life forever!!! Did Myers teammates not get on Wright?

    And what about the freaking coaches….this IS EXACTLY ONE OF THE MAJOR AREAS OF SCREWUP LAST YEAR!!!. The coaches should have gone nucking futs. It’s one thing to be a hard hitting team…we all want to see that..it’s another to be a team of cheap shot artists. Going for a guys head…a teammate in underwear football is the WORST kind of cheap shot!

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    If you can’t run with the big dogs then..stay on the porch! Thanks for the advice dad. I’m sitting here eatin breakfast, enjoying myself..on the porch.
    Nice view!!

  5. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    @ Joes,

    I’m quite familiar with your policy of only writing about players if they give you a reason to write about them, so am I to assume that 4th rounder Ryan Smith isn’t showing much of anything so far?

    I have huge hopes for him and I truly believe he will end up being a clean version of Tanard Jackson or maybe our new Dwight Smith…

    Has he flashed anything at all yet?

  6. tickrdr Says:

    @Mike Johnson:
    Great! Why don’t we body slam the guys in the orange jerseys too while we’re at it? They can always say “they gotta learn to play with the big dogs” SMDH!


  7. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Drama nothing but Drama! Get out your feelings, so he was a day early, simple as that!

  8. Kevin Says:

    Erix, I am guessing Ryan Smith moving from corner in college to saftey in Nfl, that he probably is getting very limited opportunities to play with or against guys even worth bragging about. I too have very high hopes for that kid and think hes going to be very good, but might be mid season before we start to see him on the field very much

  9. SOEbuc Says:


    I thought i heard a few days ago that he wasn’t looking to bad or to good, but like what Kevin said he’s making that conversion to nfl safety. I was really excited with this pick and love his college highlights. Hoping he becomes a boss SS we could use back there

  10. Brian Says:

    Koetter called it a “cheap shot”.. Hes clearly pissed.

  11. Brian Says:

    Though the tweet from Auman called it a hit on ASJ

  12. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Auman reported Wright also gave ASJ a cheap shot..so it’s two cheapies?…Get rid of him..

    And Cassanova Mckinzy has the Kwon factor…look out for him!

  13. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Clarification done..ASJ was hit by Cassanova, but not a cheap shot..

  14. Owlykat Says:

    Koetter should have sent Wright to the showers and told him the next time will be his last as a Buc!

  15. Bucworld Says:

    You mean to tell me the defense is playing aggressive. Things are looking up for the defense.

  16. Buccaneers Says:

    Well I was not there too see it but Wright could possibly just have been a little too amped up.

    I definitely don’t want to hear about our players hurting each other and I would like to hope this play was not malicious but at the same time the game can get violent. Maybe it shouldn’t have happened but if Wright was just playing over his emotions it’s understandable.

    At the same time he needs to try and scale it back so the team can practice without unnecessary injury.

  17. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree that injuring one of our players is the first concern but what bothers me as much as anything is stupid play. I enjoy violent play as much as the next guy but the really great players find a way to be violent without getting flags.

    I’m not going to flog the dead horse that was the two years of the Lovie regime.
    But I was embarrassed so much by our team the past two years for simply playing stupid! I hate rooting for a stupid team. This is one of Koetter/Smith’s greatest challenges…clean up the stupidity.

  18. Buccaneers Says:

    Yeah St Pete the great ones can play bruising football without drawing a stupid flag. Unfortunately Major Wright ain’t very good let alone great. At least IMO.

    May I please ask you though to not bring up our stupid play from last year? I just now almost hurled. I have chosen to banish them stupid plays from my memory and hope to never have to suffer again from it.

    Back to Wright…..I just don’t mind the fire, hopefully that’s all it was. He needs to keep that same fire along with all our players….it just has to be controlled. I’m going to chalk it up to a dumb mistake and expect it to be corrected. But they need to keep the fire and play with more adrenaline which has been lacking on this team.

  19. SB_Demon Says:

    Was wondering what veterans were closest to being cut, and that play answered it partially. Major is one of Lovie’s guys. Sure he feels he has to earn a spot but that play was foolish, especially for a veteran. Tandy looking solid and drafting a developmental guy in Smith don’t help his cause. But he cannot make those types of errors in camp and expect to remain with the team.