It appears as though Joey Galloway’s days in Tampa Bay will be over after this current season. He has been nicked up since the middle of last year, and I believe his injuries are a little worse than the team has let on. It’s also pretty apparent that Antonio Bryant has taken over Joey Galloway’s role as the go to receiver for this football team.
During his Tuesday discussions with the media, Jon Gruden made it very clear about Joey’s current and future role on this offense.
“It sounds easy, sounds achievable, but Joey is not the kind of guy right now, in my opinion, that’s comfortable coming off the bench and playing 18 to 20 plays a game,” Gruden said. “He’s a guy who functions better when he’s playing. Being a third receiver, a guy who comes in and plays situationally, is not for everybody. It’s something he’s never done. It’s hard.”
“We’ve missed (Galloway) for a long time and kind of moved on a little bit,” Gruden said. “We want to play our best guys and right now, that’s what we’re doing.”
With about 51 million dollars in cap space (even more with the release of Galloway) and the obvious need to resign Antonio Bryant and possibly Michael Clayton, as well as the availability of some top tier WR’s who are unrestricted FA’s (TJ Houshmanzadeh), it would seem like Joey’s days in Tampa are numbered.