Jeremy Trueblood Offers Advice

August 17th, 2015
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Former starting right tackle speaks out.

How unnerved Bucs fans are after watching a jailbreak of an offensive line send “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, running for his life in the first preseason game, and seeing right tackle Demar Dotson go down.

Many fans are actually crying for unemployed Evan Mathis to play right tackle.

Joe touched upon this subject earlier today.

The rage has become so complete, Dotson’s predecessor at right tackle, Jeremy Trueblood, emerged from hiding to throw his two cents on what the Bucs should do. Trueblood, once labeled a “dunderhead” by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and dragged off in cuffs while with mommy for being drunk and belligerent, and once led the league in not knowing the snap count, apparently isn’t much of a fan of rookie left tackle Donovan Smith.

Trueblood took to Twitter last night and gave free advice for Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

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Well, the Bucs tried Dotson at left tackle last year and thought so much of the experiment they drafted a left tackle with their first pick in the second round.

Trueblood also referenced Gosder Cherilus, 31, Trueblood’s former teammate at Boston College and a 2008 first-round pick of the Lions.

Joe thinks it is cool that Trueblood, per his Twitter feed, still lives in the area and is still so emotionally attached to the Bucs that it pains him to see how the offensive line has (not?) evolved.

16 Responses to “Jeremy Trueblood Offers Advice”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    After re-watchlng the first half, it is indeed painful….

  2. HorseForce Says:

    That turnstile should definitely not be giving advice on football.

  3. jb Says:

    Funny….I heard Trueblood’s a big Falcons fan.
    He helped them in his short time there about as much as he helped us while playing here. Nothing he says holds much water.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Rookies had Good, and Bad moments.
    Thats what Rookies do.
    Line wasnt that Bad. It will improve
    Lets try to keep Knee jerk reactions to a minimum.
    Idiots already wanting to dump all 4 of our top draft picks.
    Gotta be hard, being that Stupid
    Ignore first preseason Game. Just ignore it.
    Things will start getting even better from here out.

    But they are Rookies. And will continue to struggle- to lesser degrees, all season

  5. buc4life1979 Says:

    and is still so emotionally attached to the Bucs that it pains him to see how the offensive line….??? No coffe yet this morning brother? 😉

  6. Bucco Brice Says:

    said it the other day and here we are…1 injury to the o-line starters and we are in disarray…What about Marpet at RT and, gulp, Edwards or Gilkey at RG. Not much confidence in Pamphile…

  7. gotbbucs Says:

    Im not a big fan of Donovan Smith either. He has alot of developing to do, I hope they don’t rush him into the lineup.
    Cherilus isn’t the answer to anything but I don’t think he was wrong about putting Dotson at LT. Licht over thought this whole think and wasted a valuable pick on D.Smith.

  8. Stanglassman Says:

    My guess is they would be plugging in Pamphile in and moving forward. Maybe flip Smith to RT and Kevin LT? If they were to sign Cherilus, that’s a big if, it would be purely for depth.

  9. Stanglassman Says:

    Marpet at RT in the NFL is just silly. He maybe potentially a very good G or Center but he would be run around every play. He just isn’t built long enough to play that position at this level. Not to mention he has enough on his plate learning G/c at this point.

  10. JabooBuc Says:

    I love how people are already giving up on Smith after 1 preseason game. We really have become a nation devoid of patience.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I don’t count that sack against Smith anymore than the Winston interception……both Rookies in their first game….these things will happen.

  12. gotbbucs Says:

    @ jaboobuc

    Im not giving up on Smith but even his college film shows that he’s developmental. Realistically he should be at guard, not tackle. He certainly isn’t a year one starting left tackle. Marpet is a guard, not a tackle so that isn’t an option. Gilkey I thought looked just fine at right guard the first couple series, he looks very confused at center though. If Mankins goes down and Edwards is asked to start at left guard we are in some serious trouble.
    We will be picking a left tackle in the first round next year and moving Smith to guard once Mankins calls it quits.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We shouldn’t be relying on rookies on our Oline….we need a couple of one year veteran contracts while the rookies develop….
    I’d develop Marpet as a backup guard/center…..and Smith as a backup T/G
    Pamphile & Edwards should be good depth but probably not ready to start….in a couple of years we will have a pretty young talented Oline.

  14. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I saw Smith give up a sack or pressure on one bad play….the rest of the time he did better. The thing I liked most about smith is that nobody is going to push that man back. Once he had his man inside the pads all he had to do was stand there. A lot of work to do but looks like a keeper down the road. Cant wait to watch more or Marpet. Buy the fact that the bucs fid not try and get a premium o lineman is a joke. I loked what I saw from Winston. I think hes going to be the peice that gets this team some wins. Does nobody remember Teddy Bridgewater in his first few starts????He didnt look like he does this year so far…..but we have to protect winston. Gilkey should never play center again. All this talk is probably for nothing as long as Warhop is still around. Dirk Koetter is the only hope this team has….period the end…

  15. LJS4th Says:

    Smith was bad at Penn State, why the Bucs took him when Jake Fischer from Oregon was sitting there to be taken is beyond me. I like Ali Marpet and the remaining pics after him, but the first two pics are not going to be what the Bucs need to get better.

  16. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Believe it or not, but Jeremy Trueblood actually played good for the Atlanta Falcons.