Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 11/18/14

When tight end Tom Crabtree was acquired this past offseason, the Buccaneers were looking forward to Crabtree’s involvement with the offense this season. His 61-yard catch and run in the first preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens gave a glimpse as to what could potentially come from the tight end position. Crabtree would be lost for several weeks after going down to an ankle injury in the final preseason game against the Washington Redskins. The team would then turn to a rotation of tight ends to begin the season before activating rookie tight end Tim Wright for their Week 3 matchup against the New England Patriots. It would be an appearance that many assumed would be the converted wide receiver’s last after dropping an easy touchdown in the end zone. Three weeks later, he and rookie quarterback Mike Glennon connected seven times for 91 yards in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. It was then when his involvement in the offense increased each week and will continue to after the Bucs announced they have lost Crabtree for the remainder of the season due to a torn bicep. Now credited for 366 yards and two touchdowns so far this season, head coach Greg Schiano talks about how Wright has evolved as a player. Timmy Wright is quickly becoming a really tough tight end to cover in this league. 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. This past Sunday against Detroit Wright made key catches to keep drives moving downfield for the Bucs. Three of his eight passes went for Tampa Bay first downs in a game where they only got 10 collectively. The undrafted rookie tight end was in on 73 percent of the Bucs’ offensive plays Sunday and has been involved in nearly 60 percent in the past three weeks — which have all been wins. If his production is consistent, the trust in him from the team will continue to grow.

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