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Former RT Trueblood now working at RG
Posted Oct 10, 2012 by Roy Cummings
Updated Oct 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM
BY ROY CUMMINGS
The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA – It appears as though the changing of the Buccaneers right guard will require a change of positions for their former starting right tackle.
Jeremy Trueblood, who has started 85 games at right tackle for the Bucs the last seven years, took the first team reps at right guard during practice at One Buc Place on Wednesday.
Should the move stick Trueblood would replace Ted Larsen, who took over as the Bucs starting right guard following the loss of Davin Joseph to a season-ending knee injury in Week 1.
The Bucs have struggled to move the ball, particularly in the rung game where they are gaining 91 yards per game and are ranked 23rd in the league, since the loss of Joseph and hinted last week at a possible change.
“We are moving a few guys through there,’’ Bucs coach Greg Schiano said last week. “We will probably evaluate that some, then try to kind of lock into something.
Schiano suggested the possibility of using several players at right guard, including Larsen, Trueblood, Jamon Meredith and Cody Wallace, but it looks as though Trueblood may get the first chance to work there permanently.
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Trueblood came to the Bucs as a second-round draft pick out of Boston College in 2006. He has played in 95 games since then but has never played guard.
Trueblood opened the season as the Bucs starting right tackle. He was replaced after Week 1 by Demar Dotson, whom the Bucs consider to be more athletic and a better pass blocker.