The Washington Redskins bulked up their offensive line with the signing of former Buccaneer Jeremy Trueblood Thursday, who subsequently blasted fans in Tampa Bay on his way out-of-town.
The 30-year-old Trueblood, a 6-foot-8, 320-pound lineman who spent the majority of his career guarding Josh Freeman from the starting right tackle position for the Bucs, was bounced to a backup a role after Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season.
He also responded to internet trolls on Twitter shortly after the Redskins signed him away from the Free Agency heap.
“Bucs fans suck,” Holden Kushner said on 106.7 The Fan on Friday. “Can we just admit that? They don’t sell out their games. They were over .500 for a while last year. People don’t go to the games. Maybe it’s the economy, they don’t sell out. They’re blacked out all the time.”
“Yea, they do get blacked out a lot,” Danny Rouhier responded.
Here’s what Jeremy said:
Amazed by the Buc "fans" that talk smack, must be the 1s that sell their tickets 4 the big games to the opposing teams FANS #SAYit2myFACE—
Jeremy Trueblood (@jeremyTRUEblood) March 15, 2013
“This is a red flag for me. I don’t like this. I don’t like this at all,” Holden said. “I don’t like guys on their way out – even if they are getting trolled by other people – that are calling out the fans. Because, you know what? What he said was true, but for a long time here in Washington, D.C., what did the Redskins fans do? They sold their tickets to the opposing team. I mean, this happens. So you don’t need to be going off on the fan base where you work. You know who does that? Andray Blatche does things like that.”
“That’s the Andray Blatche school of handling former fans,” Danny said.
“I don’t like that,” Holden responded. “I haven’t talked to this guy yet. Maybe we’ll get him on and have him explain himself, but when you’re going after the fan base that you used to have, for me that’s a red flag here.”
“He could be an outstanding guy,” Danny said. “This is just one of those things that happens and it’s misconstrued and we’re making a big deal out of nothing. That’s possible. It’s also possible that he’s one of those guys that doesn’t get it.”
When your team isn’t involved, it is a lot easier to high-five a player for not taking any guff as he walks out the door.
But when you think big picture, it really does make you wonder if this is indicative of a character flaw that could follow Jeremy Trueblood wherever he goes.
Like, particularly when he inevitably leaves Washington, D.C.
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