The Redskins signed Jeremy Trueblood today, per Buccaneers beat writer Jenna Laine. We’ll get a better idea of what kind of role the Redskins have in mind for Trueblood once the contract numbers come in, but since this may be my only opportunity to actually break down a new Skins free agent signing, I’m gonna take it.
Trueblood started Week 1 against the Panthers, and was benched after that one game. It was pretty ease to see why. The still shots (in chronological order):
1. Holding. Not called (replacement refs):
2) Holding. Not called again:
3. Here he gets bull rushed right back into Josh Freeman’s lap, forcing a bad throw:
4. Trueblood beaten easily on an inside move. Freeman is forced to bail from the pocket, takes a shot:
5. Bull rushed again. Ball is tipped by the defender, wobbles into the secondary, but luckily lands without being picked:
6. More holding. Trueblood basically tackles his man here. There are actually 3 different Bucs that were holding on this play. They called the RG for also blatantly tackling his man:
8. DE runs right around Trueblood to the outside. Sack.
If Jeremy Trueblood starts Week 1 for the Skins, something probably went very wrong.