Tim Wright

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    Tim Wright

    I know that it was just one meaningless game in the pre-season, but I think Tim Wright's performance was pretty noteworthy, given that he only had a few days to prepare and didn't seem to miss a beat.


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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This was the first thing New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said when asked about new tight end Tim Wright: "He's a very intelligent player. He picks it up very quickly."


    That much was clear in the Patriots' 16-13 loss to the Giants in the preseason finale for both teams Thursday night.


    Wright finished with four catches for 43 yards, but it was his 43 snaps played (out of 70) that registered as even more impressive. Even in a preseason game in which there is no game-planning, a player still has to know what to do, and Wright -- acquired from Tampa Bay on Tuesday along with a fourth-round draft pick in exchange for offensive lineman Logan Mankins -- aced that test.


    "Football is football, so it's easy to get prepared," Wright said in a brief interview after the game. "We have great coaches to get me prepared."


    Bill Belichick also cited the work of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and tight ends coach Brian Daboll in getting the 6-foot-4 Wright up to speed so quickly. Meanwhile, Garoppolo also noted how Wright is "pretty athletic too", which was seen with how he was used in motion as the primary option on a rollout pass for a 9-yard completion early in the second quarter.


    Wright's long completion, of 16 yards, came midway through the third quarter when he caught a quick pass to the left side and raced up the sideline.


    This marks the third offensive system Wright is learning in two years -- two in Tampa Bay, one in New England -- but if Thursday night is a preview, he's off to a promising start.


    "It's a great opportunity. It's a great organization led by great coaches," he said. "It's still early. I have a lot to learn, and I'm just ready to go."


    As for the trade, Wright said, "I know the business. Things happen and you have to stay ready -- stay on your toes. And that's what I did."

     
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    I thought he looked pretty good catching the ball...looked like he had decent speed....long arms and good hands. Chattam mentioned that by looking at him, he kind of just looked like a big receiver, which makes me wonder how he'll play tight end, but he did say there aren't too many guys in the NFL that tall and quick.

    I think he's going to help us, aqt the very least he could be a over the middle fill in option if Amendola goes down. Brady has some bigger players to throw the ball to now...Lafell, Dobson, Wright...I think that's a good thing. And he still has a couple of smaller/quicker guys too.  

     
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    I have to think one of the reasons BB made this trade so late in the season was because this kid had played in our system in the past so all he needed to learn was the new terminology.

     
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    In response to wozzy's comment:

    I have to think one of the reasons BB made this trade so late in the season was because this kid had played in our system in the past so all he needed to learn was the new terminology.




    Rkarp said he heard he was a throw in, in the deal. I guess we were looking for a two and couldn't come to an agreement, so they threw in Wright with the 4. I personally don't agree with that, but he could be right. I thought Wright looked pretty good last night and you could see some of his talent, weather that translates to regular season production in our fickle offense remains to be seen, but I thought he looked good.

     
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    In response to wozzy's comment:

    I have to think one of the reasons BB made this trade so late in the season was because this kid had played in our system in the past so all he needed to learn was the new terminology.



    He hasn't been with the team before, has he? 

     
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    In response to mthurl's comment:

    In response to wozzy's comment:

    I have to think one of the reasons BB made this trade so late in the season was because this kid had played in our system in the past so all he needed to learn was the new terminology.



    Rkarp said he heard he was a throw in, in the deal. I guess we were looking for a two and couldn't come to an agreement, so they threw in Wright with the 4. I personally don't agree with that, but he could be right. I thought Wright looked pretty good last night and you could see some of his talent, weather that translates to regular season production in our fickle offense remains to be seen, but I thought he looked good.



    Assuming all Brady's other options stay healthy if Wright catches 40+ balls you would have to say the trade that netted a 4, needed cap space and a move TE/WR was fairly successful.

     
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    In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:

    He hasn't been with the team before, has he? 



    Rutgers and Shiano use a similar system.

     
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    In response to rkarp's comment:

    He will see the field only if he reads the defense the same as TB. If he does, he is in the spots TB wants him to be, and he sees targets. If not, he is released

    I agree, he looks the part. Wonder why he was undrafted, and on the outs with TB, who in spite of Wrights fine season last year, used a high draft choice on a Te




    Just guessing, but he may have been overlokked because he's a tweener -- receiver converting to te and maybe not a stand out at either "pure" position.  plus he's not from a top football factory

     
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    In response to DougIrwin's comment:

    People mock bb constantly, including many regulars here.  I don't care where you go to college, but bb has a direct line into rutgers and these relationships appear to work, yet bb is mocked for it.

    Down in tb, lovie smith remains a clueless moron.


    You just couldn't end that post without a disparaging remark could you? The deity of dorkism.

     
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    In response to wozzy's comment:

    In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:

    He hasn't been with the team before, has he? 



    Rutgers and Shiano use a similar system.



    Got it.  Thanks.

     
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    In response to mthurl's comment:

    I thought he looked pretty good catching the ball...looked like he had decent speed....long arms and good hands. Chattam mentioned that by looking at him, he kind of just looked like a big receiver, which makes me wonder how he'll play tight end, but he did say there aren't too many guys in the NFL that tall and quick.

    I think he's going to help us, aqt the very least he could be a over the middle fill in option if Amendola goes down. Brady has some bigger players to throw the ball to now...Lafell, Dobson, Wright...I think that's a good thing. And he still has a couple of smaller/quicker guys too.  



    Think of him less as a guy to replace DA and more as a Hern type. He would draw different players in coverage. If he can be taught to block (reports say he is not so good there) he could be much more impactful in creating mismatches in both the run and pass game. Especially if we catch a personnel package that lets us go no huddle.

     
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    Re: Tim Wright

    In response to mthurl's comment:

    In response to wozzy's comment:

    I have to think one of the reasons BB made this trade so late in the season was because this kid had played in our system in the past so all he needed to learn was the new terminology.




    Rkarp said he heard he was a throw in, in the deal. I guess we were looking for a two and couldn't come to an agreement, so they threw in Wright with the 4. I personally don't agree with that, but he could be right. I thought Wright looked pretty good last night and you could see some of his talent, weather that translates to regular season production in our fickle offense remains to be seen, but I thought he looked good.



    I have to think you are right - that Wright was not just a throw in. It might have been a higher pick or a 4th and Wright but I dont think he was a throw in. As a rookie the guy caught 54 passes. That is not shabby. In facts its really good for a rookie. Very few reach that level as a rookie. And making it more impressive was he was playing move TE not WR. ANd learning a second offense at TB and now a 3rd at the Pats. Impressive.

     

     
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    Re: Tim Wright

    his combination of size/quickness/hands/smarts certainly brings something different to the table for this offense - McDaniels will find a way to utilize his strengths

     
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    Re: Tim Wright

    In response to rkarp's comment:

    He will see the field only if he reads the defense the same as TB. If he does, he is in the spots TB wants him to be, and he sees targets. If not, he is released

    I agree, he looks the part. Wonder why he was undrafted, and on the outs with TB, who in spite of Wrights fine season last year, used a high draft choice on a Te




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    Zero % chance he is released imo of course and zero % chance he was a throw in...

     
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