Trueblood Must Be BeatenOctober 18th, 2013
Outplayed and run out of town in Tampa and in D.C., 30-year-old Jeremy Trueblood is the new starting right tackle for the Dixie Chicks. He moved into the role three games ago.
Now Joe and Bucs fans know Trueblood is a below-average right tackle. Former Bucs QB Shaun King even referred to the Falcons’ having the worst right tackle in the NFL, during an interview on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.
Joe brings this up because the Buccaneer opposite Trueblood on Sunday, Daniel Te’O-Neshiem and/or DaQuan Bowers, is somebody the Bucs hierarchy expected to be able to beat a guy like Trueblood and wreak havoc in the offensive backfield, recording sacks and hurries and tackles for loss.
Trueblood must prove to be a glaring weakness against Atlanta. That has to happen.
Imagine if Michael Bennett (4.5 sacks for Seattle) was staring down ol’ Dunderhead. But he’s not, and the Bucs need to produce.
The Bucs’ four-man, D-line-only rush has been poor this season. Joe sincerely hopes it improves Sunday.