Doug Martin: “Timing Is Everything”

February 6th, 2016

Doug Martin talks contract and takes advice from a former superstar running back

Joe’s been combing through the many interviews Doug Martin did at the Super Bowl this week, and in one, contract talk was a little different.

Chatting on CBS Radio with Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney, Martin acknowledged that he is working with the Bucs to avoid his looming free agency.

“I’m negotiating right now,” Martin said, followed by laughing after being told “somebody gonna get paid.”

“Yeah, so I’m just enjoying the process right now. Timing is everything,” Martin said.

Barber had firm advice for Martin. Don’t move.

“Stay in Tampa, because if you get really successful, you get close, go deep in the playoffs, you become the king, man,” Barber said. “That’s why Ronde will never leave.”

The contract talk ended with Barber saying, “Yep. Yep,” when told to squeeze the Bucs for every last nickel because running backs don’t last long and the NFL and quickly get tossed aside.

9 Responses to “Doug Martin: “Timing Is Everything””

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Great advice from Tiki. Dollars are certainly an integral ingredient in Doug’s decision, but the fit of any team he considers will also be important.

    If you concede yeah dollars are number one but there are other factors…EVERY other factor leads Doug to stay with the Bucs.

    Sims is a great complimentary back for Doug…he won’t be run into the ground in Koetter’s offense.

    He knows the offense. He knows the O line is now solid. He knows the Bucs are improving and have a chance to be good. He can be part of a group that turns this franchise around!

    And of course…#3!!!!

  2. WalkdaPlank Says:


  3. Dave Says:

    That sounded good-
    Saying he is enjoying the process and timing is everything … Sounds almost like they are about done and he is happy and the “timing” is about the announcement.
    And yes, a RB should go after every dime.
    I also like that tiki said to stay there. Nice.

  4. Trubucfan22 Says:

    That is a good point. If he stays in tampa he can become the best rb in franchise history. If he goes somewhere else he will be just another FA running back chasing money. The endorsements and fan love will never be higher than it is in Tampa.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    No worries, he’ll be back. Much ado about nothing really.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    I would beat the bucs announce his resigning as early as Wednesday since the league does not like announcements like that superbowl week. If he has a good season he could pass Dunn and possibly alstott next year.

  7. ATrain Says:

    Pay The Dougernaut… A Key Player and A Class Act

  8. Getaclue Says:

    I think he gets 7 mil a year

  9. BucItHard Says:

    I hope he re-signs, as soon as he does I’ll be picking up his jersey!