Doug Martin Is The “Muscle Hamster”

November 9th, 2012

Bucs stud wide receiver Mike Williams chats below with Erik Kuselias on “Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network.” Among the many subjects discussed was that rookies, in particular Bucs running back Doug Martin, do not get to choose their nicknames. Williams said like it or not, Martin is the “Muscle Hamster.”

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31 Responses to “Doug Martin Is The “Muscle Hamster””

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Damn right. Just like I said yesterday, Martin and his teammates choose the nickname. Not the fans. Muscle Hamster he is, at least until he and his teammates decide otherwise. No fan polls will be forthcoming. Thankfully.

  2. Big Rob Says:


  3. Meh Says:

    Grow the beard back, Mike!

  4. Yar Says:

    More like the muscle hammer

  5. Stanglassman Says:


  6. CanadianBucsFan Says:


    Martin and his teammates choose the nickname? if that was the case his nickname wouldnt be Muscle Hamster because Doug HATES it.. so actually you’re wrong on that one buddy. His teammates and the media choose the nickname, not Martin and his teammates. I’ll just continue calling him D-rex because thats my nickname for him, just like BigRob likes Dougernaut ( that is also a pretty cool nickname )

  7. nybuc Says:

    I like Douggernaught

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:


    Call him whatever you want, but that’s sort of like pretending that Romney won the election. You can live in your own world, but back here in reality his nickname is Muscle Hamster. Period.

  9. FLBoyInDallas Says:


  10. SacBucs Says:

    Any man that can squat 500lb and bench press 400lb aint no Hamster. Thats a Monster! Go Dougie Fresh!
    F#%$ the grammer police!

  11. CanadianBucsFan Says:


    I can live in my own world? what kind of f*****g statement is that? because I like to call him D-rex instead of his usual nickname because i’ve heard it too many times and he doesn’t like it, that means i’m living in my own world..? you’re a joke.

  12. OAR Says:

    You maybe right in your own world but Doug ‘Aston’ Martin has taken a contest to Bucs Facebook and Twitter asking fans to suggest and vote on a new nickname for him. BTW he says he hates that Muscle Cricetinae nickname, period!

  13. OAR Says:

    For your reading pleasure. I know it’s hard to take it all in when one is wrong!

  14. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Since Williams is a veteran and Martin is just a rookie, I’m going with his authority to hold firm with the Muscle Hamster nickname. Rooks will submit!

  15. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    BTW…I’m really just in a ball-busting mood today and enjoying riling some of you up. I honestly don’t care one way or the other what he’s called, as long as he keeps running the ball the way he’s been doing. You can call him freaking Nicki Minaj for all I care.

  16. CanadianBucsFan Says:


    Haha I bet he’s definetely having a hard time taking it in that hes wrong.


    You can live in your own world, but back here in reality Martins new nickname is about to be created, and even after that there will people be calling him different nicknames cause thats just how its going be. Period

  17. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    You’ve busted my balls FLBoy. I’m sorry for being a d**k to you, as you are a fellow Bucs fan, but you riled my up when you said im living in my own world cause I like to call him D-rex

  18. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Hey no problem, I understand how it is. I get aggressive too when someone gives me a hard time. All in good fun.

  19. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    BTW, I voted D-Train on that TBO poll. I couldn’t bring myself to choose Duggernaut because of whoever it is that kept shouting that name after almost every single JBF post the past couple days.

  20. OAR Says:

    I’m taking my ball and going home!
    Seriously, we all want Doug ‘Aston’ Martin to continue to tear it up and give us Buc fans a running back we’ve never had or likely will see again in Tampa!
    Go Bucs!

  21. Gus Says:

    My vote is still for quailmam

  22. SacBucs Says:

    DIG-DOUG is growing on me. It rolls of the tongue better then most of the nicknames…Try it…GOOD SHHH DIG DOUG!
    I can hear the crowd chanting DOUG-E!!! DOUG-E!!!
    DOUG-E!!! So lets keep it simple fans..

  23. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Make that 2 votes for “Douggernaught”

    Looks like this one is in the lead.

  24. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Duggernaut sounds like some geek’s nickname. Maybe a guy who plays World of Warcraft all day. Not a football player. Can you see his teammates actually using the name Duggernaut? I can’t.

  25. SombreoBro Says:

    I don’t know how many of you know about the origin of Muscle Hamster, I think it’s a pretty good nickname. Funny picture @

    At least it’s hamster and not gerbil.

  26. lurker Says:

    his mom used to call him bam-bam when he was younger.

  27. BigMacAttack Says:

    I hope we get to call “NFL rushing champion” in a couple months. He may take the lead this week, with a good outing. My kid posted Dougernaut on that Facebook contest. Mine was Martinator.

    I like D Rex too. You guys have been saying that a while. Shorter is better and that’s why I like that. Some others posted DMX for Doug Martin Express.

    I’m just glad he’s on our team and not the Giants.

  28. milos81 Says:

    Ha! “Bam bam”. That’s actually really apropos. Leave it to family to get it right.

    Does he hate that one too?

  29. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Well, BigMac’s kid likes Dougernaught too… so that is officially 3 votes for it now.

    DMX- Lame. There aready is a rapper with this name.

    D-Rex… reminds me of Rex Ryan or even a T-Rex, in which he has nothing in common with a dinosaur.

    Douggernaught is in the lead with 3 votes.

  30. tidalguy Says:

    he has an interest in dinosaurs so he may like d-rex.

  31. BigMacAttack Says:

    The best one I’ve heard was some guy on the contest posted “he’s Doug F@&king Martin”.