The Bucs fall to division rivals New Orleans in the Superdome - 11/6/2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 16.
Ntohing beats a win in on national TV in front of a sold out crowd!
Tackle Jeremy Trueblood got his shot on Wednesday to show what he was capable of doing if given the chance to play right guard.
An injury that occured during the preseason, which has sidelined Pro Bowl Right Guard Davin Joseph for the rest of the year, has given Trueblood this oppurtunity to show what he could do at right guard after losing his spot at right tackle earlier in the year.
While being inerviewed by WDAE's Tom Krasniqi, Trueblood explained why he believes he will have success at the guard position. " I've played a lot of years next to one of the best guards in the NFL, so I've picked up on a lot of things he's done over the years and just tried to do them," he went on to say "I mean, obviously I can't do it just like he does it, but just some of the little things I'm trying to do. So it's been pretty easy because of that. I mean, it's not easy. In my head it is I've just got to translate it to my body and stuff like that. It's just a work in progress."
Trueblood may have trouble adjusting to the new position because of his size (6'8", 320 lbs) which is the prototypiacal physical stature for the tackle position, but may be a detriment to him at the guard position seeing as the average NFL guard is 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds.
Trueblood believes that this will not hinder his performance on the field, " I've seen guys this tall do it, maybe an inch ot two shorter than me. It's all about technique, so as long as I can master the technique I'll have a good shot."
Even though Trueblood has received good responses about his performance, Schiano told reporters during his press conference on Wednesday which was broadcast live on WDAE that he was still undecided about who will start this week against Kansas City, " I think he's got a good understanding, and I think they all do, its just going to be matter of who we think the best choice is for this week and again and that's what we're trying to do, we're tryin to win this game against Kansas City."
Trueblood insists that even with the position change he is doing it for the team. "That's my job I'm payed to play football if I have to, I mean I don't want to do this, but if I have to be a scout team guy if I have to be a scout team guy, if I have to be a guard, I have to be a guard, if I have to be a tackle I've gotta be a tackle. I get payed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play football, so that's what I'm going to do."