Has Trueblood Gone Soft?

October 17th, 2010

Sarasota Herald-Tribune beat writer Tom Balog has penned a postgame story exploring whether formerly notorious hothead, kill-for-my-teammates Jeremy Trueblood has lost his angry edge.

Balog zeroes in on the situation surrounding today’s ugly late hit on Josh Freeman’s knee out of bounds by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins and Trueblood’s tame reaction to his quarterback getting popped.

The proper course of action would have been for Trueblood to start an MMA war against the Saints.

 Because for how the Buccaneers played Sunday, that’s the only way the sprinkling of Bucs fans who stayed to the bitter end would have got their money’s worth.

Joe suggests you click the link above and check out the whole piece.

Joe’s not a big fan of the kindler gentler Trueblood. It sure seems like he and Davin Joseph have lost their nastiness. Although Joe has to give Trueblood credit for dialing back the penalties.

As a point of note, this is what happens when the Bucs do a whole lot of nothing for an entire game; beat writers start searching for compelling stories and write, in this case, about a guy not getting mad.

10 Responses to “Has Trueblood Gone Soft?”

  1. JimBuc Says:

    Actually, Joseph was head hunting after the foul. He’s lucky he did not get flagged as he kept coming in late to clean the pile

  2. Ash Says:

    too bad he’s not headhunting when there’s actually a game going on.

  3. Buc You Says:

    I have noticed that our defense puts on a lot of late hits and pile ons as well. I mean, tackle someone before they gain 10 yds.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    The whole O-Line is soft. It’s not just Trueblood.

  5. BamBamBuc Says:

    Agreed, gotbbucs.

  6. eric Says:

    You haters!

  7. BamBamBuc Says:

    Yeah, I know, funny eric. Obviously it’s not the O-line, just look at how well they’ve protected Freeman, there’s almost no pressure on him. Just look at the great YPC average of all the RBs. Maybe Graham’s is good because of his 61 yard run, but overall no RB is gaining yards. Must be the defensive coordinator, right?

  8. eric Says:

    I dunno who is at fault but I don’t think we are getting the most out of the o-line, in terms of run blocking, as they are capable of.

    Like most on here, I vote for trying some different backs. What do we have to lose, Caddy is only getting 2.5 ypc.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yeah, the O- line is just not getting it done in the running game. Major disappointment! Might as well try new backs, until we can ( ugh) start rebuilding those bunch of softies! Really disappointing!

  10. big007hed Says:

    I saw Joseph clearing piles and coming in a second after the whistle on a few plays yesterday…. The lines on both sides are just sad though, it is tough to watch….