Doug Martin Averaging 3.4 Yards Per CarrySeptember 23rd, 2012
Rookie Doug Martin has 63 carries under his NFL belt, and Martin is averaging 3.4 yards per carry.
The ol’ ball coach says, “Stats are for losers,” but Joe knows otherwise.
Look, Joe’s not down on Martin, but clearly his production is not what it needs to be yet for the Bucs to be successful.
LeGarrette Blount, who averaged 4.2 yards a carry during an “off season” in 2011, remains on the bench.
Clearly, Mike Sullivan can’t figure out how to use both players, let alone how dangerous the Bucs might be with a few plays designed to get both Blount and Martin on the field at the same time. This reminds Joe of how Chucky couldn’t find a way to get Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant on the field together.
Joe just doesn’t get it, especially from Sullivan who comes from an offense that found a way to use three running backs successfully in 2008, and routinely rotated Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs for years after.