Doug Martin Comes Back To Earth

November 11th, 2012

Philip Rivers’ precision lightened Doug Martin’s load

You knew Doug Martin’s run of superstardom couldn’t last forever.

Today, the Muscle Hampster returned to earth a bit after two monster road games that put his name on the national stage. Martin churned out 68 yards on 19 carries, and had three receptions for 51 yards, including one simple dumpoff he busted for 42.

On the season, Martin is sitting at 862 rushing yards from an even five yards per carry average. It’s impressive stuff from the rookie, and he’s still on pace to break Cadillac Williams’ rookie record total of 1,178 yards.

There was so much talk about limiting Martin’s workload before this game, and Philip Rivers and the Chargers did just that as they dominated possession. That was a beneficial by-product of this win.

13 Responses to “Doug Martin Comes Back To Earth”

  1. raphael Says:

    umm the run to stardom is just beginning….All the attention 22 gets only helps the WR’s

  2. Andrew Says:

    this kid is really good. every time he touches the ball he is a threat to take it to the house. you wouldnt think a guy as small as he is could dominate all of these behemoths, but he does. i still think he is due for a couple more breakout games like the ones we saw before this game.

  3. buc4life Says:

    Its great to be able to say he came back to earth and he still put up 119 from scrimmage. He is a homerun threat everytime he touches the ball. Such a great addition. One of many.

  4. Adam Says:

    119 yards from scrimmage is coming back down to earth? If we had the ball more I’m confident he would have broke one.

  5. Greig Says:

    After today Doug set the record for a 3 game stretch with 605 yards, the previous record was 593 yards by Walter Payton in 1977.

  6. karl Says:

    Martin came back down to earth mainly because our defence let Phillip Rivers and the Chargers stay on the field with long drives for TD’s in the first half which kept our offence off the field..I believe our Offence had the ball 4 or 5 times until the second INT.But our D held the Chargers to 3 points in the 2nd half,2 Int’s,1 for a TD.a ST’s TD. and We Won.Great Team Win! GO BUCS!!!

  7. NJBuc Says:

    He broke the 3 game record for yards from scrimmage today with 605 yards. Previous record holder was some guy named Walter Payton.

  8. Tuggz Says:

    If anything else, his body got a break after those 2 monster games. Running back is a tough gig man. Rest up and prepare for the trip to Carolina.

  9. Bucpride Says:

    119 yards is back to Earth? I’ll take that and a W every week.

  10. Wienaman Says:

    IMO the real goal is 279 yards away; 1440 from scrimmage. He will then break Dunn’s rookie record for all purpose yards on the Bucs!

  11. Wienaman Says:

    By the by, he had 122 yards against New Orleans…he actually broke that record last week, considering he had less all purpose yards on this bookend than the last bookend.

  12. DJ Says:

    Poppycock! Martin Rules! NFC ROY, for sure. Great draft pick by the Bucs.

  13. Sneedy16 Says:


    ROY is basically QB award unless Martin finish with 1300 or 1400 yards rushing. RG3 is most likely going to get it.