Sit Doug Martin On ThursdayOctober 20th, 2013
The Bucs are out of the playoff chase. Anyone who thinks otherwise probably agrees Joe has a shot to run away to Vegas with Rachel Watson for a week of twosomes, threesomes and massage.
So given the state of the Bucs, Joe sincerely hopes Doug Martin and his injured shoulder, the one that knocked him out of today’s Falcons-Bucs game, are in street clothes on Thursday night against Carolina. Joe doesn’t need to see a doctor’s report. There is absolutely no reason to play Martin in four days.
Let the man heal. It’s the smart move for the franchise, and Joe sincerely hopes Greg Schiano isn’t the kind of guy to play Martin on a very short week when he’s seriously banged up.
As Raheem Morris used to say, “Next man up.” The Bucs have Brian Leonard and rookie Mike James, who’s got some spark to him. Use those guys and don’t risk the franchise back.