In recent weeks, tight end Tim Wright has emerged for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the coming weeks, he’ll likely be doing so even more as Wright is essentially the lone tight end on the roster thanks to a rash of injuries.
With tight end Tom Crabtree now on the IR after a torn bicep injury, there are now three Bucs tight ends out for the season, essentially leaving Wright as the last man standing.
Head coach Greg Schiano talked about Wright’s game:
“Timmy Wright is quickly becoming a really tough tight end to cover in this league,’’ coach Greg Schiano said. “The thing that we’ve said all along we’ve just got to keep working on is he’s got to continue to be an adequate blocker. He’s never going to knock the point and just be a third tackle in there, that’s for sure, but as long as he can adequately do what we ask him to do, then you’re going to get favorable matchups, and that’s what we have to continue to get, because he and [quarterback] Mike Glennon have a really good feel for each other.”
Man – is it me or can Schiano never give a straight compliment? They’re almost always backhanded – praises the player in one stance, but points out their flaws seconds later.
Regardless, warts or not, Wright is about all the Bucs have at the tight end position right now and while they’ll likely sign somebody off the wire/practice squad, it’s going to be Wright who gets the vast majority of snaps going forward.