Hello World, It’s Doug MartinOctober 26th, 2012
Against the Chiefs, a team with a timid defense, Doug Martin finally appeared to be breaking out.
Against New Orleans, Martin had a helluva touchdown catch on a screen.
Tonight, Martin blew threw the front doors of the NFL, on the stage of the league’s own vehicle of course, NFL Network, on national television.
Yes, Doug Martin arrived. Yes, Doug Martin showed why Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik traded up late in the first round to acquire Martin.
The Muscle Hamster showed vision, waiting for blocks to develop, darting through daylight, manning up to move bodies on a one-yard touchdown run that clinched the game and, oh yeah, caught passes too.
The past two weeks, the Bucs showed they could pass the ball and the Bucs continued to do that Thursday night. But now, with Martin going crazy, the Bucs have a chance to be a very dangerous team.
The run opens up the pass and vice-versa. Now, the Bucs, as they did with LeGarrette Blount in 2010, have both running and passing.
Beware NFL defenses. Your Halloween nightmares very well could last through the holiday season.