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Veteran Jeremy Trueblood gets the nod, will move to right guard



After more than a week of contemplation, we’ve learned the Bucs have decided it’ll be Jeremy Trueblood lining up at right guard this weekend against the Chiefs.

Trueblood, the team’s longtime starter at right tackle before his benching earlier this season, will take over for Ted Larsen after the team settled on that option during the past two days of practice.

Coach Greg Schiano would not confirm any decision when asked earlier today, but he was clear that a decision had been made.

“Wednesday was kind of the last day of messing around,” he said.

Regarding the choice to not reveal his selection, Schiano said, “I think we have some options. I don’t think anybody’s changing their game plan over our right guard, but there are two guys who are (potentially) going to play at right guard, so (the Chiefs) can study both of them instead of one.”

Trueblood, on the surface, seems a less-than-ideal choice given his 6-8 frame and slender build. But Schiano is convinced Trueblood’s physical play makes him capable of making the transition from tackle to guard.

The Bucs also considered tackle Jamon Meredith and gave him snaps this week at guard, too.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 2:47pm]


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