Bobby Rainey Seals Starting RB Slot

November 2nd, 2014

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Does anyone really believe Doug Martin should be a starting tailback after what Bobby Rainey did today?

In Joe’s eyes, Rainey answered any and all questions about who should be the starting tailback of the Bucs.

Hint: The answer is not Martin.

No, just stop the lazy blame game. The same holes the offensive line opened today are they very same holes that have been there all season for Martin to run through. Instead, Rainey has vision and adjusts and takes advantage of the holes. Martin just puts his head down and tries to bowl over linebackers and linemen, thinking he is the new Mike Alstott or something.

No, the debate is over. Rainey, who had 80 yards in the first half alone, is your new go-to back.

Martin, no doubt, sat on the bench today since he was inactive. He may want to get comfortable there.

21 Responses to “Bobby Rainey Seals Starting RB Slot”

  1. Mdc1965 Says:

    On a 1-7 team, who cares?

  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Rainey is more elusive which makes him better in space. Imo the o line did much better at not allowing defenders to get into the backfield. Could be a number of factors. But I don’t think rainey is the better rb. He did very good in the first half today though. I’m still excited to see what sims can do.

  3. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well before we get too carried away the Browns have a sh!t run defense. He deserves a look as possibly starting, but unless he can have similar days against stronger run defenses he’s still probably a solid backup to Martin or Sims. At least the RB depth on this team looks good.

  4. Phillip Says:

    Till Rainey coughs it up again… Then it’s time to see what we have in Charles Sims… I honestly can’t wait to see him play a meaningful game.. If these comparisons to Forte are real then we are in for a real treat!

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    2nd and 3rd and 1 and don’t give him the ball on the last drive? Terrible

  6. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Bobby Bellcow is another example of how running backs can cone out of nowhere. Doug Martin is not the same. It’s a shame, but he does not deserve the job.

  7. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Exactly, that infuriated me beyond words. Another example of Lovie’s great coaching decisions.

  8. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Too bad the Bucs could not get anything for Martin; did his injury last week destroy any chance of a trade?????

  9. Alexstotle Says:

    1st Round picks should be used on QBs DLine and OLine, everyone else is pretty much a dime a dozen.

  10. Luther Says:

    He had one run where he changed directions like Gale Sayers not that I think he is that class but still better that Martin. No doubt in my mind that he is the guy.

  11. gotbbucs Says:

    Martin has no vision and cant process fast enough for the NFL.

  12. Gooberville Says:

    Rainey needs more than 1 game to prove he’s Martins replacement

  13. Josh Says:

    Don’t forget Martin was compared to Ray Rice before too so these comparisons are meaningless unless Sims produces and stays healthy.

  14. The Ether Says:

    “Rainey needs more than 1 game to prove he’s Martins replacement”

    He’s been doing this since last year, and all through this year too with the few carries he got… Im surprised it took them THIS long to figure out he’s the better back…

  15. The Ether Says:

    “2nd and 3rd and 1 and don’t give him the ball on the last drive? Terrible”

    I honestly loved it (cause I didnt want us to win this game). I saw enough positives already, improved d, o-line, rungame… After that, lets get another L & go home and root for the Jets/ Jags/ Raiders!

  16. HawaiianBuc Says:

    He definitely should be the starter, but he had probably 6 or 7 runs with holes bigger than Martin has gotten all season. I bet Martin was watching that shaking his head.

  17. Waterboy Says:

    Martin is good in space but not elusive enough to make the first defender miss.

  18. Capt.Tim Says:

    Shoulda traded Martin, before we demoted him.
    Less value now.
    Love Martin- but he’s not the back he once was

  19. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Cleveland is the 3rd worst team against the run. Although Martin wasn’t successful against some of the other bottom feeders… Panthers are 27th and Rams are 31st.

    I’m not willing to give up Martin. I haven’t seen good run blocking while he has been in the game. He consistently sees men in the backfield and no where to run. Today was a good for the o line. Both run and pass blocking. I won’t hang my hat on 1 good day.

  20. Buctebow Says:

    RB is not our problem. We won’t need to draft one this year that is for sure.

  21. Charles Says:

    I don’t know who decided to throw the ball three times when you’re behind by five, your running back has over 80 yards rushing at 4.6 yds/carry and you only need 1 yard for a 1st down in your opponents territory. Just dumb Coaching.