Doug Martin No. 6

February 8th, 2013

Last night Joe watched some college hoops and found two incredible games with buzzer-beaters to end both, one of which was a crazy play by Illinois to beat No. 1 Indiana.

Those games, along with a few Köstritzer beers, helped soothe Joe’s post-football-season depression.

Good beer always helps, too.

Anyway, Joe also mined the interwebs for football news and came across an interesting piece from popular sports radio personality Adam Schein. The normal co-host of SiriusXM NFL Radio’s “The Blitz,” Schein also types a regular column for NFL.com.

In a recent column, Schein wrote about his top 47 NFL moments for the 2013 season. Why 47? Why not!

Anyway, Schein picked Bucs running back Doug Martin’s crazy game against the Raiders this season as his sixth-best NFL moment of the just concluded season.

6) Doug Martin gashes the Oakland Raiders for 251 yards and four touchdowns in Week 9, delighting the fantasy owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie nationwide.

What a game that was and it proved Martin was no fluke, and that Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik hit a home run by trading up from the second round to grab Martin late in the first.

Joe just crosses his fingers that Martin wasn’t overworked. As we all know, there is only so much tread on the tires of every running back.

17 Responses to “Doug Martin No. 6”

  1. Justin P's Dwindling Radio "career" Says:

    Doug’s 3 Cone Drill Time (6.79) @ the NFL Combine was mind boggling….only Chris Rainey did better and weighs 40 pounds less than Doug. We have a keeper:)

  2. Don't Ask Says:

    47 moments = Super Bowl XLVII??? Come on Joe, even I could figure that out.

  3. 4everBucsFan Says:

    “Joe just crosses his fingers that Martin wasn’t overworked. As we all know, there is only so much tread on the tires of every running back.”

    Why do we always worry about how long they might last? The ideal is to win now. If we put our best weapon on the shelf to preserve them for the future then we aren’t getting the most out of them to win now.

    That’s like the coach telling his athletic running style QB not to scramble because he could get hurt and be out for the future, then turns around and cuts them the next year for mediocrity, after taking away their best ability.

    Save them my @ss, …use them while we got them. You don’t win consistently if you’re constantly wavering and have your best athletes on the shelf. In this game the future is never certain so planning for long term makes no sense. The time is now. This is the future.

  4. 4everBucsFan Says:

    I just want to add,

    It’s just like Schiano says, “Each game is a season in itself”
    I agree, treat every game like it’s the first and last game of your season. That’s why you put all your best resources in that game, to win that game, and that game only, cause this is the only game, you should know about, and think about. It’s the only game in town and it counts now. The future is now.

  5. BucNasty!! Says:

    Agreed ^^^^ do u think Adrian peterson’s knee was over worked this past season hay ride that wave but u do say get him a spell back to go with him I’m still askin for Reggie Bush because he fills a special team need as well … Extra added value

  6. 4everBucsFan Says:

    @BucNasty!!

    I think Reggie would be the perfect compliment to Martin. My concern would be what role and how much Bush would be willing to accept. He may want starters money.

  7. chris Says:

    Small stature rbs last inthe NFL. ..these guts dont get hit square like other backs. Big backs like Blount do not last. See Warrick Dunn….Emmit Smith….Ray Rice…Barry Sanders. 5’8, 59 210-225 Backs are ideal for the ability to run low to the ground…liw center of gravity and built to withstand punishment.

  8. andres Says:

    @Chris – Dougie took a pounding this season, he took some really heavy hits and he’ll wear out a lot quicker if he doesn’t start running like those guys you mentioned.

  9. BucNasty!! Says:

    He can get starters money because he will deff. B used enough u just gotta use him right he can return kicks an punts spell Martin he could b a third down back he’s proven inside n out the tackles he has the route running ability an speed to play the slot like Percy harvin he’s our all around go to weapon on offense I’m tellin u he opens up so much more when he’s on the field because the defense has to account for him if u stay down the field wot our receivers him n Martin will chop it up underneath but if u come on down n the box we GOIN UP TOP!!!!! Let’s go bucs !!!!!

  10. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ 4everbucsfan

    I disagree with you. If you have someone special, like Doug Martin, then its wise to prolong his career for as long as you can such as using a complimentary back to keep him fresh. I mean would you rather have Martin get 100% of the carries and last 5 years, or would you rather him get 75% of the carries and last 8 or 9 years? just my opinion but I would go with the latter.

  11. 4everBucsFan Says:

    @Andrew 1

    Say you give your most explosive RB 75% of the carries for 3 years and he blows his knee out and is done for his career. What have you gained? With the salary cap now the way it is, every team share’s economic parity. Building times are now shorter, no longer can team owners say they are in re-building mode when they have to spend 89% of the adjusted cap every year. The future is now for every team. So to stay a consistent winner in the now you’re more compelled to play your best players more. If they get hurt, move on. Find another Doug Martin because next year your still spending at least 89% of the cap and we all should know that coaching jobs will be tougher to keep, now more than ever, when 32 teams expect their teams to win, now. Everybody can’t win but from the fans perspective there should be no excuse.

  12. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ 4everBucsFan

    I see your point, but I still think that would be better than giving him 100% of the carries and him blowing out his knee in 2 years, hypothetically speaking of course, for the simple fact that its more of a risk to injury to give him more snaps rather than less. My point is, we don’t need him to take all the carries and get 250 yards a game to be a consistent winner. we could win with a moderate to good performance by him every week and have him for the long haul. By your logic we would have to find a RB of Martin’s caliber ever couple of years, which is no easy task. I guess its just whatever way you look at it.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    So I would guess that in the eyes of Shaun King, Dom should be fired for drafting Doug Martin, Lavonte David and Mark Barron.

    Doug Martin is badass!

  14. 4everBucsFan Says:

    ^^^^^ get used to it because the new CBA changes everything. Every team now has to spend the same amount. Every team will be within an eyelash of salary cap hell and every team will have a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl. May the Best GM win.

  15. Motorboaters Says:

    I am tired of all the Dom love. Yes he deserve some credit but look at the drafts under Raheem, all garbage. Is it a coincidence there is a new coaching staff along with a consultant and the draft went well, I think not.

  16. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Motorboater is correct. Mark is pedestrian at best.

  17. 76buc76 Says:

    Another back would be nice.20 carry’s for Doug and 5 from the backup.My biggest fear is Carl Nicks.I hope he demanded to play with that toe.If not somebody has to answer for the handling of his injury.If they shut him down a week earlier.He would have been good to go for week 1 next year.But playing him in that Minny game might cripple us for year’s to come.Anyone could see he was hurting and getting beat by bum’s.I’d give him the whole season off and redo his contract.Better to have him 100 percent for 3 year’s.Then off and on for the next 2.We’ve seen a 250 pound TE struggle with this injury for what 5 year’s now (Gates).I mean what did they expect the toe was gunna get better?

 
 

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