Booger Says Doug Martin Is StrugglingSeptember 24th, 2012
Anthony McFarland, the man known as “Booger” who patrolled the Bucs’ defensive line alongside Warren Sapp when Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl, says Doug Martin looks like a rookie on the field and his game needs work.
Speaking on The Todd and Booger Show on 98.7 FM today, Booger said game film reveals Martin is lacking patience and vision.
“He’s missing a lot of cutback runs and he’s not letting his blocking develop,” Booger said of Martin.
Martin, as Joe noted yesterday, is averaging 3.4 yards per carry over 63 attempts. Something isn’t working. And while Joe can’t say with certainty that Booger is on the money with his assessment, it doesn’t surprise Joe to learn that a true expert sees that Martin needs polishing.
Not every back can burst onto the scene as a rookie and run for 1,007 yards on 201 carries in 13 games behind a patchwork offensive line. Those guys are rare and very special.