“Making Sure You Know What You’re Doing”

July 10th, 2014

doug martin 0610Joe’s been listening to his trusty audio recorder this morning, searching for nuggets to share from Bucs spring practices.

One telling tidbit comes from the Muscle Hamster.

Joe talked to Doug Martin about what he’s been learning this offseason from a football standpoint and what’s different and, as is typical around One Buc Palace, Martin went to the quarterback position.

After the veteran leadership around him largely amounted to Josh Freeman and LeGarrette Blount through his first two season, Martin is appreciating the man taking charge under center.

“Josh [McCown], you know, he’s very informative. He’s a great leader, and he does a good job of making sure you know what you’re doing,” Martin said. “You know, like he’ll talk to you on the field and he’s a great leader overall from the quarterback position.”

Martin went on to say he’s leaning on McCown for his mastery of the offense as it relates to pass protections, among other nuances. “His locker is two away from mine. I’m asking him questions all the time and he has the answers,” Martin said.

Herculean worker in all aspects of the game, Martin might also be feeling the pressure around him for the first time in his career. That running backs competition is a good thing.

8 Responses to ““Making Sure You Know What You’re Doing””

  1. BritBucsince92 Says:

    Communication on the field is everything. It is clear that McCown has the respect of the players on the field and they value his experience and knowledge of the game and will listen to him on game day. That has to be a big advantage.

  2. Surf Buc Says:

    Damn, the Summer heat is getting to me. And this insecure quarter back situation is making me thirsty. How about a nice tall, ice cold glass of McCown kool-aid?

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Where’s the surf bro?! This flat spell is killing me!
    I’ll take a sip of that kool-aid! It appears that the Bucs have found that “unquestioned leader” they were looking for on offense.

  4. MadMax Says:

    he doesnt like the name “muscle hamster”…and you know that…

  5. Surf Buc Says:

    @bucsfanman surf’s here in SoCal. Just had a nice overhead South swell.

    Muscle hamster is awesome. Man & nickname both.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Surf- Spent 3 years at Pendleton, Trestles was my spot. Totally unridable here on the Gulf and tiny on the Atlantic side. I’m jealous!

    Go Dougy!

  7. Kevin Says:

    I am 100% on the McCown wagon. I truly believe with a good offense….hopefully what we have in Tedford, and his experience and work ethic that this will surprise the entire league. Every year I have been running on false hope, every year it feels like we are going to suck but as a fan I try and remain optimistic. This year is completely different. For the first time in a long time I am legitimately excited and cannot wait to see this new team, new units, new everything. I really like Glennon as well but learning from McCown is going to be the best thing for Glennon’s career long term.

  8. Bucnjim Says:

    You can’t put a price on experience & that is the reason he is here. There is no shame in Glennon learning from McCown. The NFL just like ANY other job; the longer you work at your craft the better you get. Now of course some get to that point where they will not or can not get any better. I’m sure JOE would agree his best work did not come the year he graduated college. (Unless you are talking about girls) Glennon is a young pup just getting started in his career. Will he advance and be good at his craft? Not sure, but it really is way too early to throw in the towel. No one here liked Steve Young either! I know I was there!