Hillis Impressed By Doug MartinAugust 1st, 2013
Peyton Hillis sure looks the part of beastly, bruising — and fast — running back on the practice fields of One Buc Palace.
Whether he can recapture his 2010 glory is unknown. But Hillis still has his smooth Arkansas accent and was happy to use it to give Joe a scouting report of Doug Martin.
“Great guy. Very hungry and dedicated and very disciplined,” Hillis said of Martin. “We have a great running backs coach, you know, that helps. I think [Martin] is very professional in all that he does. And that’s good.”
Hillis said he’s not thinking about anything more than one practice at a time and making the Bucs’ roster. He’s still working as both a fullback and a running back.
Joe thinks Hilllis’ odds of making the Bucs are quite small, especially since he doesn’t play special teams. However, if Michael Smith can’t land the kick returner role and rookie Mike James doesn’t stand out — he hasn’t to date — then Hillis could find himself employed come September.