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Eric Wright Is (Adder)All Gone

July 22, 2013 at 12:35am by Scott   •  11 Comments »

You know what would go good in this belly? A bunch of beer. Let's drive around and drink some!
A couple weeks ago, Eric Wright was arrested in Los Angeles for DUI. And this past week he was told he can just stay out West since Mark Dominik traded him to the 49ers for a conditional draft pick in 2014. The draft pick is actually a bonus since Dominik was perfectly fine with releasing Wright outright. He should have used the same cannon he shot Tanard Jackson off to Washington with.

“I can assure you the decisions we make as an organization are in the best interest of the team, and therefore we decided to trade Eric Wight, and we’re looking forward to the start of training camp and the players we have here,” Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said.

I really wasn’t counting on Wright anyway, so this doesn’t disappoint me in the least. Johnthan Banks won’t have any safety net in camp — he’s the guy now. Assuming Darrelle Revis is ready to go, that’s a good cornerback tandem. And the starting safeties are both proven playmakers. I’m feeling pretty good about the starters. Now if any of them tear, rip, break or smoke anything, we have a problem.

The Bucs also have cornerbacks Leonard Johnson, Danny Gorrer, Anthony Gaitor and Michael Adams, a free agent who played six seasons in Arizona.

Adams has the most experience, but even though he has played in a bunch of games in six years, he only started seven. He has three total picks and looks like a career nickel. Which isn’t a bad thing to have on the roster — but does it qualify as quality depth?

General manager Mark Dominik essentially turned up his nose at one of the largest free agent cornerback classes in recent years. Every team evaluates players differently. But none of those players were cost prohibitive and many took one-year deals: the Dolphins’ Sean Smith (three years, $16.5 million with Chiefs); the Falcons’ Brent Grimes (one year, $5.5 million with Dolphins); the Jags’ Derek Cox (four years, $20 million with Chargers); the Eagles’ Nnamdi Asomugha (one year, up to $3 million with 49ers); the Eagles’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (one year, $5 million with Broncos); the Falcons’ Dunta Robinson (three years with Chiefs), to name a few.

We talked about this during the beginning of free agency and one of them is looking pretty good as real competition for Banks right about now. The pickins are pretty slim out there now. Anyone want Elbert Mack back? I’m not seeing anyone out there any better than what the Bucs have on the roster now, so I don’t think they’re going to dip back into free agency for a corner unless someone gets hurt in camp. But cornerbacks are known to stay pretty healthy, right?

11 Comments to “Eric Wright Is (Adder)All Gone”

manbearpig

manbearpig (July 22, 2013 at 04:22pm:

LULZ, he failed his physical.

jampersands

jampersands (July 24, 2013 at 09:44pm:

Either Nnamdi or Brent Grimes should be a Buccaneer right now. No reason we couldn’t have offered them equal contract, if not more.

BucNole

SGBuc (July 25, 2013 at 11:23am:

I think despite his own legal troubles Talib saw the field and was more productive than this fool. Bucs have a weakness at CB depth but at least our starters should be legit.

A topic that I think hasn’t been discussed much is our LBs, will they be elite this year? The only one I can name is Dakota Watson and that is only because I’m a big FSU fan

manbearpig

manbearpig (July 26, 2013 at 06:45pm:

You can only name Watson?! Did you watch any games last year? Lavonte David. Haven’t seen that kind of speed from a wslb since mr. 55.

jampersands

jampersands (July 26, 2013 at 09:51pm:

David and Mason Foster are both very solid. Watson might not even be a starter. But Watson, Casillas, and Hayward aren’t exactly an embarrassment of riches at the strong side position.

BucNole

BucNole (July 27, 2013 at 08:13am:

Well shoot, I can’t believe I forgot about Lavonte David and Mason Foster

manbearpig

manbearpig (July 30, 2013 at 05:14pm:

Scotttttttttttttttt! I’m bored. AMUSE ME!!!

Aesir_B

Aesir_B (August 01, 2013 at 01:34pm:

Wake up Scooott! Training camp has started, game on!
Pretty please

Scott

Scott (August 02, 2013 at 02:21am:

I’m working on an entry that will hopefully explain myself a little. But I’m long-winded and boring, so it’s taking a while to put together.

manbearpig

manbearpig (August 02, 2013 at 06:40pm:

Hey Scott. Got a question and maybe you can dig up an answer. I could google but google wont spin the answer in a smart ass way. I read that the GM of the niners has been seen with Eric Wright. The niners just failed him on a physical negating the trade with the bucs therefore not giving us a draft pick. If they sign him do the bucs get any compensation? Is this “legal”? Seems kinda f-ed up. Can the bucs file a grievance? So many questions.
Enjoy your weekend dude.

BamBamBuc

BamBamBuc (August 04, 2013 at 01:58am:

Yeah, I think Scott’s got a serious girl. Only thing that can keep him away from the Bucs for long AND not put clickies up when he writes… lol. When’s the wedding?

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