Pay Cut Was A Great Deal For Trueblood

August 5th, 2012

Former Bucs DT Booger McFarland says Jeremy Trueblood should be smiling despte a seven-figure pay cut

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.

8 Responses to “Pay Cut Was A Great Deal For Trueblood”

  1. Have A Nice Day Says:

    It is time for new blood not Trueblood.

  2. grasshopp427er Says:

    you don’t just cut decent football players. at 30 and with several years as a starter if trueblood gets cut he will have no trouble catching on. he wont get 4mil but he will find a job. he’s no pro bowler bt very serviceable. do any of you remember kenyatta walker? thats the kind of guy who gets forced into retirement. not trueblood.

  3. Chad Says:

    Jeff Faine is 30 and out of work …

  4. Bucnjim Says:

    During QB pressure drills Trueblood was getting killed especially around the outside. He just doesn’t seem quick enough! The rest of the first string offensive line was stopping the rush cold. Even Penn’s backups Dotson & Meredith seemed to control the rush better than Trueblood on this day anyway.

  5. Oregano Says:

    It’s too bad that Donald Penn went down because of the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 sprints. If Dotson is better, he could be switched to RT.

  6. Mike J Says:

    I think Jeremy will have to have TE help a lot, which will hamper the passing game.

  7. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I mentioned before Otah is now out there. I know he’s hurt but when he gets his health back… He’s def an upgrade over Trueblood.

  8. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Trueblood is poop in pass protection. I hope we run the ball consistently through out the season, Trueblood, Nicks, and Joseph are all BEASTS at run blocking, add that with two talented but young backs in Blount and Martin..