“He’s So Reckless”

August 12th, 2010

Joe’s anxious to see how Jeremy Trueblood changes his play, if at all, in a contract year, as he’s in this season.

Dunderhead,” as the Sarasota Herald-Tribune once labeled him, hasn’t exhibited the necessary level of control on the field in past seasons, which has led to numerous penalties.

Listening to linemate Davin Joseph talk about Trueblood on Sirius NFL Radio on Wednesday, Joe didn’t get the feeling Joseph was expecting any behavioral changes from Trueblood. Movin’ The Chains co-host Pat Kirwan sure didn’t seem to think a renaissance is in the cards, either

Pat Kirwan: Maybe the craziest guy I’ve ever saw at the Senior Bowl, Jeremy Trueblood. Procedure penalties, physical guy, roughneck, way past the whistle when he feels like it. … Talk about playing next to him.

Davin Joseph: He’s so reckless. But that’s what you got to love about him. I tell you, it’s just understood. We play both the same way. I just keep mine not so … I’m mellow compared to him. He’s a little dramatic. But it’s been wonderful playing next to him. …Just the chemistry, you know the Sundays, the great times, the bad times, the having a guy that you feel like has your back and can play at your level at all times is a gift. You know, Barrett [Ruud] probably experienced that with [Derrick] Brooks, when he was playing here. And having a guy next to you to can depend on makes your job a lot easier. And he’s about as tough, and physical and relentless as you can make them.

Joe’s a big believer in cash motivating people to extraordinary achievements.

Trueblood has a fat contract and a great career in front of him if he can manage to control himself this season. Trueblood is a pretty smart guy, despite his play. So Joe suspects he’s going to find a way to get it done.

There have been countless good right tackles who managed to be tough guys without hurting their teams over and over. It shouldn’t be that hard for Trueblood.

15 Responses to ““He’s So Reckless””

  1. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I agree 100% with you, Joe.

  2. Matt Says:

    I don’t. I would be surprised, given all of the FAs we’ll have next year, if Trueblood is back on the team in 2011.

    Hopefully his play in 2010 will make me sad about that. But I doubt it.

  3. goodfellajay Says:

    i know why Javier n Wimauma is so unhappy…my wife and i drove thu Wimauma today..lol wow what a sh#ty town ill be depressed if i lived in a shack…

  4. Javier n Wimauma Says:


    Why on EARTH would you drive through that paradise? It’s not exactly ‘on the way’ to anywhere you would want to go. I mean, it’s in fact, on the way to no where.

  5. Posey99 Says:

    This guy to me by far has the meanest- mean streak on the team… And that is why I LOVE trueblood. You don’t see crazy ass O-linemen like that very often. While not very realistic I think it would be cool to let trueblood go out and HIT some guys on the d-line and let him get nasty. I hope he performs well and we sign him to a new deal next year.

  6. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Trueblood causes too many penalties. If he can’t stop it this year, then the guy is out the door.

  7. McBuc Says:

    Joe…This may be the best day of articles since I joined the site! Please tell me you are not done!?

    Javier, I am going to buy a loto ticket today, casue your Trueblood post makes three in one day!

  8. Joe Says:


    Please tell me you are not done!?

    Joe’s not.

  9. McBuc Says:

    Nope…keep it coming my man.

  10. McBuc Says:

    Joe, I read that too fast…Thanks for all the material, and I am thrilled that you are not done.

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  12. Joe Says:


    You are welcome.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think he needs some Truzac and a hearing aid.

  14. topdoggie Says:

    I hope he gets it together. If the penalties go away he can be more than good he can be great.

  15. gotbbucs Says:

    if he hasn’t figured it out yet he never will. he’s the 2nd coming of kyle turley.