Schiano Confident In Trueblood’s MovabilityOctober 10th, 2012
Recently we learned that Greg Schiano loves Jeremy Trueblood.
Today we found out that the leader of the New Schiano Order is still considering Trueblood to start at guard Sunday against the Chiefs, despite Trueblood not having a chance to practice at the position in pads on Monday because of a stomach bug.
“Jeremy’s a very intelligent football player who’s very experienced. So I think he has a much better chance of grasping things in a short amount of time,” Schiano said of Trueblood this afternoon. “You know, his best buddy Davin [Joseph] has played guard next to him for a long time. Different scheme? Yes. But they work together on so many different things that I think he has a good understanding.”
Schiano went on to say all his potential starting right guards have a good understanding, but coaches will have to figure out who’s the best fit for the Chiefs on Sunday.
Joe’s not optimistic about what Trueblood might look like at guard, but it would be interesting to watch.
Also, Joe wonders whether Trueblood will get the nod if there’s no clear cut winner of the job. The newly moved back NFL trade deadline is looming at the end of October, and Trueblood could be a prime trade target for a contending team looking for a quick fix at right tackle. If he can prove versatile, as well, there’s a better chance the Bucs could move him and score a draft pick for him.
Trueblood is a free agent after this season.