Did Eric Wright Leave Greg Schiano’s Any Choice?
When new head coach Greg Schiano came to town, he brought a new mentality and philosophy with him; evidently Eric Wright missed that email. He spoke of “Buccaneer Men”, and with it came the mantra of “Trust, Belief and Accountability”.
Well, if the recent news out of Los Angeles is in fact Accountable
, and I Trust
the evidence warrants Belief
, there’s going to be hell to pay! Let me assure you of this, I can confidently relay to you that this has gone over like a lead balloon with the front office, and most specifically, head coach Greg Schiano. And now, hold your breath…
When Eric Wright took the executioner’s platform, I mean “stage”, I’m sure he had something completely different in mind. Instead, Wright has becomes Schiano’s first real discipline problem to address, and the outlook is grim maybe. I do know that Schiano will allow all of the evidence to come in before anything is done. He is very purposeful, and not the knee-jerk reactionary type. But when it does, I sincerely hope it’s favorable for young Eric Wright, because if not — this could get ugly.
Greg Schiano is not just the Head Coach for an area football team. He’s been charged, along with Mark Dominik and the entire PR department, to create a new culture around this team. A culture known for young men that behave exemplary, and are all role models for the community.
Now, Greg Schiano is left with very little choice, isn’t he? If in fact Wright is found guilty of felony DUI, does Schiano have any choice but to jettison him, a la Tanard Jackson and Kellen Winslow? He got rid of those two malcontents simply due to a lack of dedication and poor work ethics. What’s Schiano going to do if one of his first acquisitions has committed a felony, before the first snap of the season?
Maybe Wright “gets another break” (he does have a somewhat checkered past with close run-ins with the law, but no charges filed) and squeaks by the long arm of the law, but Schiano might be who he should fear more.
There are other issues Wright will soon become painfully aware of. Although I won’t bore you with the details of it all, the recently ratified CBA covers the behaviour of rookies extremely well. Especially in the area of drugs, drinking, guns, etc. Mr. Wright could soon be made painfully aware that not only is he not going to receive a majority of the $15mil his contract calls for in “guaranteed money”, he may well be on the hook for a majority of the signing bonus he’s sure to be enjoying quite a bit right about now in L.A.
Eric Wright put head coach Greg Schiano in a difficult position today. One that I do not admire for either guy.http://bucsfeed.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/did-eric-wright-leave-greg-schianos-any-choice/