October 16, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Jeremy Trueblood (65) blocks New Orleans Saints defensive end Turk McBride (90) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Trueblood defends former teammate Josh Freeman


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers long and overdue relationship with quarterback Josh Freeman finally needed today. After the team failed to trade their former starting QB, they dumped him for nothing, and now the man who was once viewed as a franchise QB, is now a free agent, free to sign with any team.

But his image and questionable leadership may prevent him from being signed quickly, but one of his former teammates, offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, doesn’t buy the nothing that he lacked good leadership skills.

He told ESPN in an interview that he thought highly of Freeman and enjoyed having him as a teammate:

“I liked him,” Trueblood told ESPN.com. “I thought he was a good player. I thought he came to work; thought he was a good leader.”

“He was always there for the guys,” Trueblood said. “He’s a good dude. He’s not always about himself. He’s about the team. I enjoyed him. He never pointed fingers. And he was quick to point the finger at himself, even if it really wasn’t his fault. He was willing to accept the blame. For me, he was just a good leader.”


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