LeGarrette Blount vs. Doug Martin

June 10th, 2012

Bucs fans seem split as to who the Bucs should count as their No. 1 running back, LeGarrette Blount, who was slandered and thrown under the bus by the previous Bucs offensive coaching staff, or 2012 first round pick Doug Martin. “The Professor,” John Clayton, hopes to solve this riddle in this BSPN video.

20 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount vs. Doug Martin”

  1. Tom Says:

    Historically it seems like the Bucs will get a promising guy. He will get hurt early in the season. And the dude he relegated to the bench will resume his place on the roster. Just saying.

    I think Blount did a good job last year. He has to prove the fumbling was an anomaly. He has to be more decisive when he approaches the line. But I think he will have a good season this year unless they just don’t give him any carries.

  2. RastaMon Says:

    Apples and oranges……
    jab and overhand right…
    stiletto and machete
    need I say more…

  3. Brad Says:

    Listening to who the professor thinks is going to start in our backfield is about as a waste of time as him giving us an F for our draft. It’s all meaningless and a waste of reporting. He has zero clue and is just speculating. He doesn’t give a rats arse what the Bucs are doing or does he know. Let’s just hope both backs are compliment each other and are successful. Why this fascination of one beating out another is just ridiculous. Blount is a beast and I believe will the highlight reel where Martin will be the grinder. Both can work. Nuff said..

  4. Andrew Says:

    Blount should be the starter until the rookie proves himself.

  5. Jim Says:

    Wonder how much “The Professor” gets paid for coming on and saying what could happen. Haven’t we all talked about this before?

  6. Garv Says:

    My comment?

    LaGarrette Blount AND (plus, in addition to, &, +) Doug Martin.

    Not too hard to figure out really.

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    WHoever runs best. We know what Blount is capable of. We haven’t even seen Martin yet. Both will get the ball. Let the regular season sort them out.

  8. Dini's Biceps Says:

    By week #1, the Bucs should know who is capable of what. Both will get plenty of touches and compliment each other hopefully. What we can’t have is a predictable offense….when Blount’s in, we run…..when Martin’s in, we pass or run a draw play

  9. Thomas2.2 Says:

    In today’s Times Free said the notion that Olson is pass first is incorrect.

    So stop saying “offensive staff” to try and excuse the head buffoon.

    Who came up with “it’s all about 5?”

    Not Olson, rah and dom wanted to go throw heavy more than Olson.

  10. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Who has Schiano and Dom invested more in?

  11. Blackmagic00 Says:

    who cares, as long as both are doing their thing. i hope we dont have a number one back. i want them to kill teams together.

  12. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    In my mind, Martin has to prove himself. Blount already has.

  13. ben Says:

    i dont know who is going to start but i know when you see blount in there its going to be the 2010 version but with a chip on his shoulder

  14. Doc Says:

    Doug Martin gonna start with 50% of the carries, Blount 40%, Smith 10%. At least thats what i’ll do lol

  15. Bucworld Says:

    I don’t know why we spend so much time talking about who will start at the running back position. We will need both backs. Does it really matter who starts?

  16. RustyRhino Says:

    @ RastaMon “stiletto and machete”
    Right on track here.

    Lets let ALL our players get to and beyond training camp, injury free. Please, before we talk about who is getting this many carries etc, let them all learn this new offense together so all of our backs can be inserted at any down and distance. Creating a different set of issues with each back that comes in for the defenses. Power, speed, hands, vision…

    I hope that All of our backs get some touches in the games this season, ride the hot hand some but not off the cliff. We now have something we Have not had since WD40. To me that being two good backs who have different skills. (would have loved to see Dunn have played in Grudens offense.. more Alstott as well.. ) Lets use the different skills our RB’s have, I want to see our FB’s catch more balls this season. Designed plays, not just broken dump offs.

    @ Joe
    Any FB sightings when you are out and about on One buc fields?
    If we want to be a Good running team we better have a few good FB’s.
    Smash-mouth, play action football here we come.
    Lets Go BUCS!!!

  17. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I think both will have 1,000+ yard seasons. So I don’t care which starts. But I do hope that Blount gets the chance to prove his worth.

  18. teacherman777 Says:

    It doesnt matter who starts. What matters is who is making solid runs.

    We will have a two back sytem. I just hope we extend Blount during the season. I dont want to lose him!

  19. Tristan Berry Says:

    I think we need to shift our thinking a bit when it comes to running backs and think of them more in the same way as we do the receivers when it comes to applying the “starter” tag. No team can expect to dominate with one running back in the backfield anymore. Two- and three-back offensive schemes are so common now that it’s practically unheard-of to see an offense putting all their eggs in one RB basket. We’re going to see a TON of Martin AND Blount this year, and if all goes according to plan there will still be enough carries to allow Smith (or Madu) to get in a decent-sized handful of totes, as well.

  20. Colorado Buc Says:

    It will be running back by commitee, Pre-Season shouldtell us a lot. For the first time in a while I will probably watc every minute of every pre-season game.