“Oh, Man! Oh, Boy!”

February 5th, 2016
Guard Ali Marpet used to scare Doug Martin.

Guard Ali Marpet used to scare Doug Martin.

Doug Martin did all kinds of interviews yesterday at the Super Bowl Media Center. Among the most revealing was with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Duemig asked Martin what he thought last summer when he realized the Bucs would start two rookie offensive linemen, one from a Division III school, plus a rookie quarterback.

“Oh, man. Oh, Boy.” Martin said, describing his thoughts.

“We have a rookie quarterback. People are going to stack the box. …Luckily we had Logan Mankins on the line. Old dog. 11-plus years in the league to teach these guys, to show them how to play the game.”

Martin hit on other topics, including his desire to stay in Tampa, and when America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, decided to stop acting like a rookie.

Enjoy the full audio by clicking right here.

12 Responses to ““Oh, Man! Oh, Boy!””

  1. joethistakeisnuts Says:

    ok I love this Dougie! Get that money Dougie!!!

  2. Alstott up the gut Says:

    Agreed…. We need to keep Doug Martin!

  3. K2 Says:

    I wish he would of asked Doug more about the great job that the rookie linemen did blocking for him. I know Big Dog doesn’t want to hear anything positive about Donovan Smith. Here are the OL players selected before Smith; Brandon Scherff, Ereck Flower, Andrus Peat, Cedric Ogbuehi, D. J. Humphries, & Laken Tomlinson. And a few more before Marpet: Mitch Morse, Jake Fisher, Rob Havenstein, & Ty Sambrailo. Isn’t about time Buc Fans back their good players.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’d be shocked and disappointed if Martin is not a Buc come September.

  5. biff barker Says:

    K2…. nice post.

    Said radio poppy head is still boo hooing about Lovie’s ouster.

    I, as many felt Warhop was

  6. MadMax Says:

    Im sure Dougie will be re signed….has to be.

  7. biff barker Says:


    felt Warhop was an awful coach. He did a great job with a really inexperienced OL. Elated to say, the Bucs OL is really coming together.

  8. biff barker Says:

    Licht is not going to overspend on Martin. Dom’s right here. Put 5-6M and 3yrs on the table and let it ride.

  9. godzilla13 Says:

    If Licht does not overspend on Doug Martin or at least gives him his fair market value ($7M to $8M 4 years), does not franchise him and lets him walk, what next? Go after a RB in FA or the draft? That makes no sense and thinking Charles Sims is going to be our featured back would be taking a step backwards. We arguably have the best RB combo in the league along with a young franchise QB with an OL on the rise. There are also simply to many other needs on this team to have to worry about RB. There is enough cap money available where the difference between a 5-6 million contract and a 7-8 million contract makes absolutely no sense not to sign him.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Doug even mentioned elsewhere that he doesn’t even mind if a franchise tag is used on him…he said he’ll just prove himself again.

    That is exactly why I want him tagged. To make him prove himself again. To show continuity.

    But…he thinks a deal will be done.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m fine with 6 million…though if I were Licht, I would break it down into games played. Give him $375,000 per full game played. If he gets injured and doesn’t play half the games…then he would only get 3 million. Seems fair to me.

    OR…put a bunch of milestones in it. Yards. Touchdowns. Receptions. Etc. Have him get bonuses with each milestone.

    OR…just franchise him so he has to prove himself. This is my favorite option.

  12. dcommand Says:

    I agree with buccaneerbonzia just franchise tag him for the next two years. He’ll be closer to 30 and if he proves to stay healthy and produces give him a more reasonable contract then, without any dead cap space after the first year.