Unless somebody has a really bad -- and I’m talking absolutely horrible -- game this weekend, Tampa Bay offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood is going to run away with the unflattering distinction of being the league leader in false-start penalties.
Trueblood already has 10. No one else is even close. Levi Brown, Ryan Diem and Vernon Davis are tied for second place with seven false-start penalties. Carolina’s Jeff Otah had six before he was placed on injured reserve. Carolina tight end Jeff King and Tampa Bay tackle Donald Penn have been called for four false starts. No one else in the NFC South has been called with more than three false starts.