Dirk Koetter Likes Doug Martin

May 4th, 2015


Dirk Koetter has completed his film review of the Muscle Hamster.

The reviews are good, despite Tampa Bay passing on the fifth-year option (2016) on Doug Martins’ contract.

Jason Licht took to the SiriusXM NFL Radio airwaves today and explained that saying no thanks on Martin’s expensive fifth contract year doesn’t mean the Bucs aren’t jacked up by what Martin can offer.

“Dirk Koetter, once he was tired and he started watching tape of all our players, he came away impressed with Doug,” Licht said. “You saw the tape when he’s healthy, he’s still a very effective runner.”

This jibes with what Licht told Joe at the NFL owners meetings in March. There is a lot of excitement at One Buc Palace for what Martin did in two of his last three games — 96 yards against Carolina and 108 yards against New Orleans.

43 Responses to “Dirk Koetter Likes Doug Martin”

  1. WS99 Says:

    Yea but with Charles Simms on the roster who needs Martin.

  2. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:


  3. Bucforlife Says:

    Yep. And Mike Glennon is the quarterback of the future.

  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    If we can ever get even a average line it will be cool to see what he can do.

  5. Scotthad2 Says:

    Whatever. My BS meter just jumped!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think it was McCowns fault….or….better yet, the absense of Zuttah & Penn…

    And….if we had Michael Bennett…we would have the ball more often.

    And….Arroyo texed the plays to the opposing defenses….”we ae hsnding it off to Martin…up the middle.

    Oh…I stand corrected…he didn’t need to text them….they already knew.

  7. Buc Neckid Says:

    Trade Bait

  8. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Nobody can judge Martin fairly when you look at the circumstances he played under last year.

    Worst O-line in the NFL, no OC, no QB, and a HC that doesn’t like him.

  9. Andrew 1 Says:

    Just noticed the pic of Winston’s face superimposed over Christ body. NOT cool Joe. Highly offensive, and if there’s anything every like that on here again it WILL be the last time I come to this site. And for the people that say calm down it’s just a joke, that’s not something to joke about, especially for Christians.

  10. Brian Says:

    ^^^ Get a grip. Sheesh

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Andrew and Gator. I’m not a very religious person, but I am a believer. Therefore since you 2 were the most vocal critics of the picture, I’ll throw my hat into the ring as well.

    I thought it was wrong too and I’m far from being a prude.

    Nobody needs to jump on me for it like they did to Gator Buc. It’s called an opinion.

    It’s not my site though, and I won’t stop coming here no matter what Joe rightly or wrongly posts.

  12. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Noone could run behind the line we had last year, nonetheless his performance was bad in 2013 before he was injured. I like Doug, let him share time with Sims this year and maybe he can become productive again behind a much improved Oline

  13. Eric Says:

    One would think we could eek out a little offense this year.

    Got some borderline legit weapons.

  14. ATrain Says:

    Good call Andrew.

    87 remember its not about the religion its about Faith in Christ period. Live as He did…Not as people say..

    Martin needs chance..Given him a Line to run behind

    Bucs fans stop calling for someone’s head every other day.This guy will show us this year. A new Line also having a OC. And hopefully a QB teams are scared of..

    Go Master Blaster aka Doug Martin

  15. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Brian

    I got a grip thank you. Stop that kind of shenanigans and I’ll return, keep doing it and I”ll leave. Really pretty simple and under control, don’t you think?

  16. Stanglassman Says:

    I guess I should have an opinion too since I depict Jesus in glass for a living. I was raised Catholic but have worked for almost every church denomination at one point or another. Everyone wants their Jesus draw differently I usually just ask for an image example now to avoid so many drafts. I had one priest (locally) give me two pictures one was Jesus and the other was of the Priest himself. So I ask him what he wanted and he pointed at them and said do that body and that face.

  17. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I’m not bothered by the depiction as much as I am the comparison. People didn’t call Jesus the savior until he saved people, am I right? Let Jameis take his first NFL snap, or throw his first professional TD pass, or win his first game as a pro, or at least lead us to the playoffs before you start knighting him the savior of our horrible franchise. It is just plain asinine and you look like a fool saying stupid things like “Jameis Christ” and calling him a savior.

    Remember, it was a team effort to get that No.1 overall pick, and the Bucs were not a QB away from the Super Bowl. I hope he earns the right to be called a “savior” of our Bucs, but he hasn’t done anything to be depicted or compared to such a person. Joke or not.

  18. Eric Says:

    its not that he has proven he is a savior, its that many believe he is.

    Thus, the parody.

    I doubt Jesus minds too much. Unless he is a Panther fan or something.

    Or, more likely, the Eagles.

    Ill be he could clean up at Bovado, being all knowing and all.

  19. Mike10 Says:

    In Dirk we trust. I really believe how our offense goes next year, so too does our season… and possibly L+L’s jobs

  20. BucsDan Says:


    Please superimpose Lovie and Winston on this one: http://www.wellcorps.com/images/fig11.png

    I thought the picture was great. 🙂

  21. JabooBuc Says:

    Gotta love the “believers” Sit in judgement of others but can’t take a joke about their God. If there is a God and he is almighty, then I am quite sure he can handle the joke and doesn’t need you defending him.

  22. WS99 Says:

    You right we should be praising Mother Mary- Ann Smith for her wisdom and support.

  23. Architek Says:

    You guys can come to someone else’s site and tell them what captions and pics they can post or what not.

    You aren’t the only Christians here and it’s double minded to threaten someone with your hits per day.

    It doesn’t matter what you think because you represent a minority view. Like I said earlier if you want to find a cause go protest against supposed Christian cops killing unarmed citizens if you need something to pique your interest.

    Talk about sensitive – good gosh man you guys act like this is a female oriented site used to protest Greg Hardy!!!

  24. Eric Says:

    I prefer the baby Jesus anyhow.

  25. Architek Says:

    And I’m pretty sure Jesus doesn’t look like Jameis- LOL

    “JabooBuc Says:
    May 4th, 2015 at 5:02 pm
    Gotta love the “believers” Sit in judgement of others but can’t take a joke about their God. If there is a God and he is almighty, then I am quite sure he can handle the joke and doesn’t need you defending him.”

  26. We have a Bucing chance Says:

    Jameis Christ!!! Take the religious guilt trip to church!! Funny stuff Joe…can we get one of Evans as Mohammed plz?

  27. BDub Says:

    $$$$ right there. Jesus has done nada for this franchise…hopefully Jameis will or the Romans (TB fans) will nail him to the cross. #Jameis Christ

  28. Jamies Christ Says:

    Jesus Christ wasn’t even white, nor does that picture of white jesus you put on a pedistal even come close to representing what he actually looked like. You didn’t get all offended when they put Tom Brady’s head on a picture of Jesus Chris, so don’t get offended when put Jamies Winston’s on it.

  29. Yeah It's me! Says:

    That picture is very poor taste Joe. Anybody that dont get that doesnt have much respect for any religion obviously.That’s why it’s no big deal to you. It still offends a lot of people. You all B%tch and say what ever you want on here about everything but you get upset when someone is offend because its related to there religion. You just wont never get it, not that you have to or anybody expects you to but it still offensive to some. So… it’s ok to say what ever you want unless it involves your religion ( which Joe brought up) and than the non believers and the people that just dont get it get upset with the believers? Typical BS people. Just saying.

  30. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “Jamies Christ”? ^^

    Sure you got that right?

  31. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Sims, Martin, and Rainey. I like the look of this backfield

  32. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Not everybody that is a believer sits in judgement of others. even though a lot do. That’s God’s job. Take it up with him. I love when non believers clump all believers together because of there ignorance. That’s like saying ” All police are bad because some are truly crooked bad people”. Im done.

  33. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    This is too funny. I have a female friend who attends a local church that i feel is rather cultish. She likes to preach her beliefs. My simple question was , based on her beliefs, who gave her the right to sit in judgement of me. She is trying to sit in someone eles chair…..no more preaching now…lol

  34. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    Let’s get back on topic….i wonder how she judges Muscle Hamster…lol

  35. Dave Pear Says:

    Are you going to go postal like those Muslims did about the comic pictures of Mohammed?
    Sure hope not.
    It was a joke.
    Chill out.

  36. Eric Says:

    I image joebucsfan has moved right to the top of Jesus’ agenda.

    Zoomed right past world hunger, war, and disease.

  37. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Jameis Christ rose on the 3rd day. That’s why he wears #3!

  38. BringBucsBack Says:

    Martin ran with great vision in 2012. Give him a pro o-line and he’ll run with good vision again. I’d like to see more of M. James, too. Sims is only the forth best runner in this backfield.

  39. THETRUTH Says:

    Martin is good when he runs with his head up !!! he would duck his head down after the handoff much of last season just running into back of OLINE… Rainy ran with vision that was difference in style. martin was not like that his 1st year.

    give JAMES the ball when given the load an entire game he produces , seems like all those UM RB produce in NFL…

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    STOP spelling his name “Jamies”.

    It’s almost as bad as Realist and his Rhonde.

  41. Architek Says:


  42. feelthepewterpower Says:

    When healthy Martin is solid…plus it helps we’ve (hopefully) upgraded our o-line. Let’s let the muscle hamster out of his cage!

  43. pick6 Says:

    If Adrian Peterson were available for a bargain, we’d have walked away from Doug in a second. But he’s not and we will probably split 30 touches/game among the committee that now exists. As I’ve said in other posts, I’m rooting for Doug to stay a buc. Hopefully he bounces back and earns a team-friendly 4 year extension. We have had injuries to the RB position every year at least since Charlie Garner went down, so it would be great to have multiple guys we actually trust to carry the load.