Well, it wasn't exactly what we predicted would happen, but the Falcons have indeed signed a veteran offensive lineman to help bolster the offensive line.
Jeremy Trueblood is that veteran, an eight year veteran to be exact. He is the man the Falcons have signed less than a week before their first game of the year, a showdown against the New Orleans Saints in the Super Dome.
“I’m not going to say nothing is impossible in terms of getting a guy ready,” Smith said. “We've improved our roster today by adding a guy who makes us a better team.”
Right tackle is the position that Trueblood has played the most during his career, and that is the position in which the Falcons need the most help.
Will he actually start on Sunday? By that point he will have only had a few days to learn the offensive playbook and get very limited action in practice with his new teammates.
Because of these factors, he may not get the start on Sunday. But if Lamar Holmes isn't able to perform, expect Trueblood to be the one who steps in. Sunday will be Holmes' true proving ground. This move was made in reaction to his insufficient performance during the preseason.
What do you think of this move? Let us know in the comments section.
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