Donald Penn Giddy Over Doug MartinNovember 4th, 2012
Joe is going to touch on this a bit more first thing in the morning, but it is mind-boggling how Doug Martin is getting better and better when, from a rational, objective viewpoint, the offensive line is getting worse.
Earlier in the year, All-Pro guard Carl Nicks confessed to Joe that all the lineup juggling on the right side of the line was indirectly affecting the left side of the line because the line as a whole had to play on one page, had to be cohesive.
Well, since, Doug Martin has gotten better and better every week and saved his best for today when the offensive line was in a complete shambles after losing Nicks for the season.
No problem for Martin who went all Gayle Sayers on the Raiders today.
Bucs left tackle Donald Penn, the lone member of the Bucs’ offensive line to be starting at his normal position, was and is blown away by Martin’s skills, as he detailed on the Bucs radio network.
“We must be doing something right; that’s two weeks in a row. We started out rusty but finished the game,” Penn said. “I think that dude is getting better and better every week. He is getting a better feel for our blocks and we are getting a better feel for him. Only a running back like Doug Martin can do that. He is pushing this offense for us and making Josh’s job easy.
“We have to keep building, can’t get complacent, keep building, keep working. We are at .500 now but we have to keep working.”