Pay Cut Was A Great Deal For TruebloodAugust 5th, 2012
Joe really finds the reported 11th-hour forced pay cut for Jeremy Trueblood very interesting.
Why give Trueblood an ultimatum if you’re willing to let him go? If you’re prepared to cut Trueblood, then what is he doing on the roster?
Per Team Glazer, money will never be an issue when building the Buccaneers. Of course, the reported ultimatum could have been a simple negotiation tactic and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik never planned to cut Trueblood.
As for Trueblood’s seven-figure salary loss, former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland thinks Trueblood got a great deal, so McFarland said on 98.7 FM yesterday.
“He wouldn’t get $4 million+ incentives anywhere else,” McFarland said. “[even if you] go back six months” to free agency.
McFarland said right tackles are devalued in the league with a right handed quarterback and most teams like the Bucs are “right handed” and line up with a tight end on that side.
Joe just hopes Trueblood, in his seventh year, can make the most of a final shot with the Bucs. In 2013, at 30 years old, Joe suspects the league and the Bucs will force his retirement unless he can shine this season.