The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 19

July 12th, 2014

jeremy trueblood 0817All the Top-Whatever lists across the Internet got Joe thinking of the Buccaneers’ drought since their Super Bowl glory. And that got Joe motivated to rank the 20 worst Buccaneers of the past 10 years.

Immense thought went into this at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. There was even an all-night screaming session where a top intern was standing on a table yelling, “If Derrick Ward isn’t on this list, then I quit.” Joe had to get the poor kid a beer before Joe fired him for spilling it.

Primary consideration was given to expectations for a player combined with his on-field performance. Off-field behavior was a factor, and players were not punished for injuries.

No. 19 — offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood (2006-2012)

Labeled “Team Dunderhead” by a wiseguy editor at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jeremy Trueblood was a disappointment. Upon further review, what exactly did Trueblood accomplish as a second-round pick in 2006?

Joe’s heard the cries for Tampa Bay’s other notorious false-start master, Kenyatta Walker, to get a spot on this dubious list, but Joe never strongly considered Walker.

That guy started at right tackle for the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers. How could Joe include a guy with hardware? Plus, Walker was part of better offenses than Trueblood.

Trueblood was out injured when the Bucs’ offense fired on all cylinders during the second half of the 2010 season. The renowned James Lee stepped in and was better than Trueblood. Two years later, the ninth-ranked Bucs offense was humming with 29-year-old Trueblood as a backup behind Demar Dotson.

Now out of football after playing turnstile for the Atlanta Falcons last season, ol’ Dunderhead is deserving. (Hint: Two more offensive linemen are still to be named.)

The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years will run once or twice daily until No. 1 is revealed on Thursday, July 24.

No. 20 — Michael Clayton

36 Responses to “The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 19”

  1. Bob Says:

    Sorry but Walker should be on this list way before Trueblood. I know Trueblood wasn’t as good as his order in the draft but we’ve seen much much worse.. Plus the dude was resigned.. If he was that bad why would the team keep him?
    20 worst should be an easy list especially from the early years. You can probably find 20 on just one of those teams.

    Bob, you continually bash Joe in your comments. Why not find a new website to visit. –Joe

  2. lightningbuc Says:

    Bob,

    Read the headline – PAST 10 YEARS!

  3. OB Says:

    Joe

    A more interesting thought on him, why did they keep him so long?

  4. Bill Says:

    I have no problem with this.

  5. mike n Says:

    @bob… walker was not in last 10 yeats. Trueblood deserves to be on this list

  6. Mort Says:

    Clayton was worse than Trueblood.

    Nope. Trueblood never delivered a season like Clayton did. For all Clayton’s disappointment, he edged Trueblood on that front. –Joe

  7. Luther Says:

    I agree with Mort. Clayton was horrendous. I really don’t get the bashing of Walker. He wasn’t an allstar for sure but the Bucs tried for many seasons to replace him and just couldn’t do it. Like Joe said, he did hold that position down during a Superbowl run. I can’t imagine Trueblood doing that.

  8. J 2.0 Says:

    Trueblood deserves to be on the list, but not ahead of Clayton. Clayton is easily top 5. Trueblood started 84 games for the Bucs including 13 as a rookie. He was a later 2nd round pick whereas Clayton was a mid 1st round pick. Putting Clayton at #20 cost this list credibility.

    Funniest thing Joe read all day. –Joe

  9. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    is this the list of the 20 worst players in the last 10 years for the bucs? or is it the list of all the players that got second contracts from the “rockstar”?

    (hint) its a trick question as both list are the same, hahahahahah

  10. That Guy Says:

    Can’t wait till the countdown gets to Sabby.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    At least Clayton had that one good year when fans were raving about him. I know I was. Who knew he would fall off the cliff? Trueblood who? In ten years a list such as this could pile up tens of tens. The sour cream top 20 of the duds is enough bad memories.

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    At least Clayton had that one good year when fans were raving about him. I know I was. Who knew he would fall off the cliff? Trueblood who? In ten years a list such as this could pile up tens of tens. The sour cream of the crap top 20 of the duds is enough bad memories.

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Sorry for the doube post. I had to add of the crap to cream. I hit submit to the first post then quickly backed out, but it already went through.

  14. SAMCRO Says:

    I think the list I have put together will be pretty close to the JOE’S… albeit just in a different order. Remember it’s a correlation amongst the whole staff. Not just one’s opinion, although the originals still have final say. lol ..

    Out of the 20 I put together, I didn’t include Walker either.

    Keep it coming JOE… I can’t wait to compare

  15. Bobby Says:

    Trueblood was truly terrible. Clayton could block better than Trueblood. Maybe Trueblood could catch better than Clayton, who knows but Clayton did have an outstanding rookie season.

  16. Harry Says:

    “…Clayton was worse than Trueblood.

    Nope. Trueblood never delivered a season like Clayton did. For all Clayton’s disappointment, he edged Trueblood on that front. –Joe…”

    Interesting argument. You make a good point Joe, and I would say I agree. I think we, as fans, are more frustrated watching the ball hit Stonehands on the numbers, say for a 1st down, just to see him drop it. We are more likely to forget “Dunderhead” laying on his back and the QB getting flattened.

  17. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Kentwatta was terrible when you consider what he cost us in the draft. He was Mr. Pancake block in college and I was glad we picked him. He just never panned out. Now, with Trueblood, I loved his mean streak and he really stuck up for his fellow team mates but he was definitely an idiot. Every great play we had, he did something stupid and caused the play to be called back. Infuriating!!

  18. Tom Says:

    I can remember an offensive drive where trueblood had 3 penalties in a 4 play window. He probably would’ve committed more if he didn’t kill so many drives

  19. Louis Friend Says:

    Joe is shooting fish in a barrel with this list. He could drink a 12 pack and still nail it every time.

  20. lightningbuc Says:

    The_Buc_Realist Says:
    July 12th, 2014 at 10:08 am
    is this the list of the 20 worst players in the last 10 years for the bucs? or is it the list of all the players that got second contracts from the “rockstar”?

    (hint) its a trick question as both list are the same, hahahahahah

    ___________

    That’s damn funny…and sad…all at the same time!

  21. Reasonable Commenter Says:

    Well deserved, he cost us more yds in false start and holding penalties in 6 years than our whole offense generated last season!

  22. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Wow had a good hunch Trueblood would land on the list of shame, but I’m surprised he actually landed this ‘high’. The thought of 18 players that were more disappointing is a scary trip down memory lane.

  23. Miguel Grande Says:

    Trueblood sucked, his only positive was he latched on to Davin Joseph like a remora sucked on a shark. Joseph got him signed to a 2nd contract.

    Walker sucked, but I applaud his industriousness by perfecting that one handed reach up to grab his opponent’s facemask and pull his head down. You can’t sack a QB or stop a RB when Walker had a hold of that.

    He used his outside arm to shield that inside hold. Of course it would only work in the 1st half until half of the opposing team screaming foul brought it to the attention of the refs.

    I’m liking this list during the dog days of summer.

  24. lightningbuc Says:

    Both Trueblood and Walker never met a face mask they didn’t want to grab!

  25. Buc89 Says:

    Can’t wait to read and reminisce on our own infamous “Benn’d Around” play

  26. unbelievable Says:

    @Tom, I remember that same drive… It’s a travesty that he ever even played another snap after pulling some s(p)it like that.

  27. deminion Says:

    Lol dunderhead…. Guy was so stiff and got bull rushed countless times

  28. deminion Says:

    U could literally walk around him for a sack

  29. Bob Says:

    @joe.. Show based on my comments above that I’m bashing anyone. I simply gave my opinion which I thought was the point of having a comment section. If one doesn’t agree isn’t one allowed to give their own thoughts? I’ve seen attacks at you that never get a response so a little suprised I was called out. This is hardly the only site I go too but I will continue to visit. Grow a pair Joe.

    Joe deleted your bash. That’s why you don’t see it. –Joe

  30. Mort Says:

    At least we have some real failures to look forward to like Sean jones and dexter Jackson… And That spa loving Eric wright.

    But I would argue the regression of Mike Clayton and then his obnoxiousness doing Tampa radio interviews since should count for something as well. Donald Penn was a more effective weapon than him in the red zone and this was a guy who should have own rookie of the year. His collapse was the stuff legends are made of… Just in reverse.

  31. Jim Walker Says:

    Todd Steussie

  32. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Tim Fair Catch Brown is on the list, no?

  33. feelthepewterpower Says:

    #1 Gaines Adams (RIP)

  34. Louis Friend Says:

    @feelthepewterpower

    Sorry, I doubt a hall of famer like Tim Brown is making this list. He joined the team as a favor to Gruden, and was at the very end of his career. He did nothing to tarnish his reputation while playing for the Bucs. Besides, what would YOU expect from a 37 year old receiver?

  35. Brandon Says:

    Mort Says:
    July 12th, 2014 at 9:48 am
    Clayton was worse than Trueblood.
    ——————

    Wrong, Clayton was a WR known for his blocking and drops, Trueblood was an OT known for his penalties and being turnstyled. Clayton was good for one year, Trueblood never had a particularly good year (2007 was probably his best but then he get owned in the playoff game against Strahan).

  36. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    WR Dexter Jackson; 2nd round draft pick in 2008. That should easily be in the top 5…

 
 

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