Complete Game For Doug Martin

October 4th, 2015
Doug Martin

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It was good to see at least a few guys on the Buccaneers show up and fight for every blade of grass this afternoon during the shameful clubbing at the hands of the Panthers.

Doug Martin answered the bell.

Martin kept his legs grinding all day. And as former Bucs tight end Dave Moore noted on the radio postgame show, Martin got hit an awful lot and absorbed those shots and drove forward.

The numbers are pretty: 20 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. Martin had success in short yardage, and he caught all five balls thrown his way and flashed elusiveness in the pass game.

A quarter of the season is in the books, and Martin is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and is on pace for 1,128 yards.

Bucs fans should be darn pleased with Martin right now.

25 Responses to “Complete Game For Doug Martin”

  1. "TheKevin" Says:

    Whoop di doo.

    Who cares. This team can’t get out of its own stupid way.

    Picking at straws for positives.

    Just a pathetic team in every single phase.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Who’s he gonna look great for next year? He’s a FA so I gotta imagine he’d love to go to New England or Seattle and play for a contender.

  3. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Just a bright shiny corn on this turd nugget of a team…

  4. "TheKevin" Says:

    If it were me I’d move the team to anywhere and save the people of this town any more embarrassment that it has already had to deal with.

    Then we could say “glad we got rid of that pile of trash”. Let another town root for this garbage. I hope they lose every game forever and ever. They don’t deserve to win. Can’t even be competitive at home. Kill themselves. Just pathetic. It would be different if they lost fair and square but they beat themselves week in and week out. Just go glazers just pack it up and take this sh it with you. Pathetic team pathetic organization just worthless in every single way. Please just go. Just go.

  5. Bucit88 Says:

    Martin jus brought a house in Tampa last year and loves the city he isn’t goin nowhere

  6. San Francisco Joe Says:


    I do believe that Martin, an UFA, would stay in Tampa in the event that he was offered something similar to the contract that Ingram received from the Saints. Tampa would do very well for themselves to allow him to become a career Buccaneer. However, if he continues to play well while the rest of the team struggles, I could easily see them moving Martin at the deadline to a contender in need of a good RB.

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    Just last week the Joes were saying Martin was more his injury self than rookie self. As usual the Joes are wrong about player evaluations

  8. San Francisco Joe Says:

    @ Tampa Tony,

    When you say.. “the Joes” I assume that you are not referring to me. Otherwise, I would have to seriously question your literacy.

  9. "TheKevin" Says:

    Why in the hell would Martin even want to be here lmao.

    He is probably praying they don’t offer him anything.

  10. marylandbuc Says:

    3-17…..pretty much sums it up… incompetence and true lack of basic fundamentals….NEED NEW COACHING

  11. marylandbuc Says:

    JAX is going to put the dagger in the season…

  12. sho-nuff Says:


  13. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Doug did run hard today. Hopefully he’ll still be healthy if and when the rest of this underperforming team ever gets their sh!t together.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    The muscle hamster played very good today. He and Winston to Jackson accounted for the bulk of the Bucs offense. Despite Martin’s effort some “fans” still question his value to this team. That value has been proven to me.

  15. Jason McLaurin Says:

    This isn’t a serious loss. Cam Newton is playing like a mvp and we were in that game for a while all day. Tampa really has looked like a rookie team all season long despite having established stars and coaching. I see a lot of other players still playing preseason ball and going out there and playing for themselves instead of for the team and their role in it. The Bucs are also lacking fundamentals and are putting bad personnel out there as well. Ever since Verner got benched they haven’t won and when they started playing Bruce Carter the linebackers showed up more on passing downs.. Just saying spent big bucks on those two guys on defense so start em or trade em. I think they should consider trading all veterans at this point and go young. This team is playing like a rookie team so might as well go with rookies and get more draft picks to bring in quality players in next year’s draft. The new scouting team made great finds throughout this past draft as well. Gotta free cap and get picks with this season though

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    @San Fran Joe- not you. The joes who write for this site.

  17. I know why Says:

    I said last week on these forums that Martin is excellent. Honestly, besides McCoy, Jackson and Martin what else do we have? Hey Buc Realist, those are all Dominik guys LOL. This is a hard time to hold the line or put your toes on the line….I miss Schiano.

  18. NorCalBucsFan Says:

    The offensive line played great tonight just like last week – Jameis had plenty of time & Martin ran well
    Defense played well until they got gassed by spending to much time on the field
    The QB lost the game period – it’s so painful to watch…

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I said all along that with a good Oline, Martin is a 1500-1700 RB. He’s doing this with a bad, but improving, oline.

    Not bad at all!

  20. James Walker Says:

    Hard to win when you spot the other team 10 points almost immediately.

  21. dale Says:

    Bucs suck….always will…

  22. kenny Says:

    Something is wrong with Lavonte David his hand was bandaged

  23. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    3 and 17 – simple as that!

  24. bucsbedabest Says:

    Someone said the defense played well? Seven missed tackles is not playing well. Kwon Alexander had the most with 3 and has 9 on the year. A big part of this defense not playing well is Kwon Alexander. Yes.. I agree he is a rookie but his mistakes on the field are having an effect on the defense and other players. I too notice a change when Bruce Carter comes in. Kwon over pursues, misses his gaps and is always going for the strip instead of wrapping up his tackle. Alexander is rated 41 by PFF for run stop percentage, 54th in tackling efficiency. In the Tampa2 if the MIKE LB struggles with stopping the run and tackling, the Tampa2 will fail. I know it has to be effecting Lavonte Davids play as well. As far asDoug Martin was just last week when this site was saying Martin is who we thought he was? No, Doug Martin showed he has more heart and more hustle than most on this team and I hope he gains over 1,500 yards so he can sign with a contender. It was sad to watch the team you put your heart and soul into play the way they played Sunday. Not Doug Martin, not William Gholston, not VJAX. As far as McCoy..I saw him help a stinking Panther up while there was a Buccaneer still on the ground. Trade him..

  25. BoJim Says:

    Kevin. I thought you were through with the Bucs???? Weener.