Schiano Won’t Rule Out Martin Thurs.

October 21st, 2013

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The news appeared to be grim for Bucs running back Doug Martin, who is believed to have suffered a torn labrum Sunday in the loss to the Dixie Chicks.

In his daily press conference this afternoon, Bucs commander Greg Schiano would neither disclose Martin’s injury nor get into specifics. Why?

“If [Martin’s injury] was season-ending, I would,” Schiano said.

Schiano also would not get into specifics about a projected time table for Martin to return to the lineup, though Schiano did offer that playing Thursday would “be a stretch,” yet he refused to rule Martin out at this point.

If the middle of such a rotten season, at least this is a rare glimmer of good news. Joe is thankful for that.

39 Responses to “Schiano Won’t Rule Out Martin Thurs.”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    Of course he won’t rule it out. His plan us to ride Martin into the ground and he won’t deviate from that

  2. Buc Neckid Says:

    More Schiano half-truths

  3. Paul Says:

    Face of the Bucs…this used car salesman..

  4. scott hunter Says:

    i wish shiano would get mrsa

  5. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Just can’t let Carolina know for sure. If Doug has a torn labrum and Schiano plays him again this year then it shows that he is only trying to save his job, then he should be thrown into the bay

  6. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    Why shouldn’t he wait until he has to report…..or should he just let Carolina know now so they can plan accordingly?

  7. patrickbucs Says:

    Panthers front 7 are salivating watching film Martin or no Martin

  8. BirdDoggers Says:

    Several media outlets are reporting Martin is likely done for the year. Is Schiano feeding everyone another line? It seems like it.

  9. Bobby Says:

    I agree, don’t let the Panthers know squat until we have to.

  10. Young buc Says:

    Lol don’t let the panthers know what
    That we’re a$$

  11. Nick2 Says:

    Great lets run our best player into the ground with a bad shoulder so we can get a victory that won’t save your job.

  12. D-Rome Says:

    Just put Martin on IR and be done with it. There’s no need to press him to come back so he can experience an 0-16 season.

  13. Stephen Says:

    Not a glimmer of hope, Joe. Just an act of unnecessary deception from a Belichick wannabe.

  14. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Bobby- Martin is a non factor anyway this season. Let’s not act as though him sitting on the info matters at all

  15. Ruggyup Says:

    Thank God for small favors. Bucs were not in line diving when the Ravens tipped over their dumpster and Bryant McKinne eventually back flipped into Miami.

  16. Cmurda Says:

    This is all very comical and I mean the term comical referring to Schiano and his lunacy. The previous article suggests the Schiano thinks the Bucs are trying too hard. This awful play call that is inexcusable hung martin out to dry. A 15 yard wheel route or screen is one thing but throwing a ball deep to an exposed to a 5’9″ Rb is beyond ridiculous. The problem I have is Sully is coming off a 2012 campaign that was sharp and saw plenty of offense. This year is abysmal and it’s got Schiano’s fingerprints all over it. The effing season is lost. Schiano is a liability. This is the very reason that i refuse to accept firing him at the end of the season. He has the ability or inability depending on how you look at it to put this team 5 years behind. Fire him now and stop yanking my crank.

  17. Young buc Says:

    I agree cmurda

  18. mvermulm Says:

    Cmurda, why is it Schiano’s fault for the offense and not Sully’s, but in the same post you mention the ridiculous wheel route called by Sully? I don’t have a problem with a RB going on a wheel route, but Martin isn’t the RB I want running that wheel route because he’s not a big target and doesn’t have the hands. Our offense last year was largely putrid outside of the six-game stretch in the middle of the season. The play-calling is terrible almost every week (although I will say that there was at least more creativity this week), and we are terrible at making adjustments. Schiano is taking the heat, as he should, but his coordinators are just as awful, let’s not forget that.

  19. thegregwitul Says:

    Madness. Complete and utter madness. I just hope we don’t lose any more players to significant injury before the season is over. If that happens, I hope the Glazers put on their hazmat suits and clean this team up, because right now it’s just a disgrace.

    Oh, and beat Miami on MNF, even if it’s the only win this season.

  20. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    I don’t understand why a 5’9″ Doug Martin would be more prone to injury than anyone else…he is in outstanding shape. There are 5’9 recievers and PR/KR that get crushed all the time.
    To blame coaches for that injury is absurd. You could certainly argue that he doesn’t have the hands for that play…but he got open and almost made the catch.
    I understand the distain & hatred for Schiano but it is patently rediculous to lay blame for this.

  21. Young buc Says:

    Greg schiano is
    Walking mrsa

  22. Bobby Says:

    Stop griping about the offensive scheme this week. We held the ball 15 minutes longer than the Falcons 37:49 to 22:11. That’s winning the time of possession in a big way. We just had too many penalties and again gave up too many big plays. It’s not always the play calling.

  23. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    Bucs claim RB Bobby Rainey from Cleveland…looks like Martin will be out for a while…..

  24. Touchdown Gus Says:

    He is out for the season Greg you aren’t fooling anyone…..

  25. flmike Says:

    Ordering my Marcus Mariota jersey early before the rush…
    Full disclosure,I was a Schiano guy, he has to go, but not yet, with him we’re guaranteed to go 0-16 and get Mariota with the first pick, this kid is the goods.

  26. Touchdown Gus Says:

    It’s all apart of the “tanking for Teddy” plan!

  27. Mitsurugi Says:

    If the Bucs go 0-16, then I hope Schiano is here up until the end of the last game. He deserves to be a Coach that goes 0-16. That will be his legacy. If you fire him before the season is over, he gets away like a coward!!!

  28. MtTom Says:

    I don’t mind Schiano using a little psyops, as long as it helps us win games…….. oh. Never mind.

  29. PRBucFan Says:

    Mariota is a great prospect with the potential to one day surpass Bridgewater

    But he’s not there yet, where they are both at now Bridgewater would be extremely difficult to pass up.

  30. Oahubuc Says:

    I want him put up for the season to heal properly. We gain absolutely nothing by rushing him back. It would be totally self-serving on Schiano’s part (which wouldn’t be surprising) to put him in when the season is over.

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Those sneaky Buccaneers led by the genius Greg Schiano!! We are tricking Carolina into thinking Martin might play. Then on game day when he doesn’t, the Panthers won’t know how to react. Just another brilliant move by our wonderful head coach. I smell a 10 game winning streak with this brilliance.

  32. chickster Says:

    awwwww bobby is defending the coach we wont make fun no more

  33. Travis Says:

    They need to shut Martin down for the year. Its not worth risking additional injury for a lost season. He has a bright future and I would hate to see it ruined by this bonehead coach.

  34. chickster Says:

    panthers are rolling right now and will roll the bucs it wont even be close sorry to say were playing with no confidence and the panthers are all about it besides I heard that our coach is coaching the quarterback responsible guy

  35. Micronole Says:

    I wish we could rule Schiano out for Thursday and beyond.

  36. Gt40bear Says:

    The NSA style covert affairs crap is growing old! Just admit your dumb-assed play calling got your feature back hurt. Man up Toes! Have been holding out hope Schiano was THE guy but have now been beaten down by the clown show!

  37. St.louis Bucs fan Says:

    Shiano should do the right thing and finish the with an 0-16 mark so we can get Clowney, its the least he could do after 2 seasons of broken promises. if he does that ill pretend these last 2 season didn’t happen. BUC IT IM OUT!!!!

  38. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I can’t believe you people don’t recognize bluffing when you see it. Coaches do it all the time.

  39. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Gt40bear Says: October 21st, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    The NSA style covert affairs crap is growing old! Just admit your dumb-assed play calling got your feature back hurt.”

    I assume you are talking to Sullivan…the person who actually called the play?