Is Doug Martin The Best In The NFL?

November 17th, 2012

The way Bucs running back Doug Martin has burst onto the scene in recent weeks has Bucs fans giddy with excitement, not just the present but what the future holds for the Bucs’ running game.

Bucs fans are so happy with Martin, they are launching a futile effort, trying to label Martin with gloss other than the outstanding moniker Martin carried with him from college, “The Muscle Hamster.”

(Doug, embrace it, man. It has caught the nation. You can make loads of cash off this. Imagine the gear you could sell. Hamster T-shirts, hamster headgear, hamster coolies, hamster figurines. The list is endless.)

Joe isn’t quite ready to label Martin the best in the NFL, but he’s damned close. Of course, Adrian Peterson lead the NFL in rushing and Martin is fifth.

This does not matter to former Bucs stud, all-around good guy and fan favorite Earnest Graham. The former Bucs all-purpose running back took to Twitter and proclaimed Martin to be the NFL’s best.

@EarnestGraham: There is one RB in the league that is in better shape than Adrian Peterson…..That is Doug Martin. His conditioning is second to none.

This is interesting to Joe, the conditioning. Now, Peterson is famous for his conditioning but if the Bucs are going to make a run at the postseason, they will need Martin at full speed.

Sooner or later, Martin (and Lavonte David and Mark Barron) are going to hit that rookie wall. Even Bucs coach Greg Schiano has mentioned he is monitoring Martin for this as this is the time of the year the wall hits.

Schiano said part of being able to deal with that wall is conditioning. If, what Graham writes, is true about Martin, it will go a long way to help Martin manage both the mental and physical fatigue that comes along with that nasty wall.

17 Responses to “Is Doug Martin The Best In The NFL?”

  1. Orlandobucfan Says:

    Earnest graham should have a job with the buccaneers is there anyone who is as professional and awesome as he is.

  2. Paul Says:

    *Doug martin is 4th and Lynch and Peterson are on a bye week.

  3. Mavsmoney Says:

    Nothing against d-mart, he is definitely up there, but Adrian Peterson proved this year that he is the best.

  4. st. louis Bucs fan Says:

    no rookie wall, with the new CBA rules and how practices are ran these kids only have to worry about staying focused. i believe the rookie wall is a thing of the past. but what do i kno. i hope Dougie Fresh finishes in the top 3 and wins R.O.Y. hes a great kid and has a bright future ahead of him. BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!

  5. Timmer4444 Says:

    Dougie fresh,,, im liking that

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Peterson has played 1 more game than Martin. If Martin has another good game he could catch up to AP.

    I saw on Facebook “Martin Scoreseasy”.

  7. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    He’s the best in the NFCS for sure.

  8. st. louis Bucs fan Says:


    it just sounds better than muscle hamster, and he does the Dougie dance which is a tribute to the rapper Dougie Fresh, he hates the Muscle Hamster thing and i would rather see him do the Dougie in the end zone for every TD!!

    but i do like the “Martin Scoreseasy” thats a good one!!

    BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Bird Says:

    copy from before:
    Hey. gotta give a shout out to this website. I’m in everyday. Love the articles.

    Gotta make a comment though/ Live in Orlando (season ticket holder) and a little dissapointed with our turnout at games. Cmon Buc fans. Glazers have made their efforts and spent money to make this team great. Get over the past and support your team. Do you remember the last time this offense was this fun to watch. Answer: never. You wanta stop the run , ok we’ll pass. U wanta stop the pass, ok Doug Martin aka the future.

    Imagine how good the team will play at home when 60,000 fans are chanting : ” Tampa” … ” Bay”

    I think we can make a run at Super Bowl in next few years. Believe

  10. 1976Buc Says:

    It’s way too early to put him in the class with AP. There is no doubt he is one of the best conditioned athletes out there but save a couple of weeks he has been average at best. AP does it game after game, season after season. The talent is there let’s just not nominate him for the Hall of Fame just yet. Stay grounded Bucs fans.

  11. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I agree with 1976.

    Also…the only thing that would cause him to hit a wall at this point is the depleted offensive line.

  12. grif4foozball Says:

    Still like Dartin Doug Martin

  13. nybuc Says:


  14. Capt. Jean Lafitte Says:

    The only way this man-child could hit the proverbial rookie wall is if he allows his sudden 5 minutes of fame go to his head, or if the offensive line blows-up. And don’t take away the importance of V-JAX. Doug “Doug Martin” Martin should buy Vincent something really nice for Christmas!

  15. lurker Says:

    and…down go the ducks. only 14 points for this “genius” coach.

  16. Buccfaninhawkeyecountry Says:

    I been callin him dougie fresh cuz not really diggin the muscle hampster thing. Still yell it from time to time because its fun to say while intoxicated. Didnt like dougernaut or whatever at first but its startin to catch on slowly but surely. I hope he gets ROY. But if the Colts keep winning then u know its goin to Luck. Damn politics haha.

  17. Mavsmoney Says:


    I hope your either watching the game or at the game when you are shouting that. Otherwise people will start wondering…