Overpaying Properly

March 10th, 2016
A former Bucs coach and executive weigh in

A former Bucs coach and executive weigh in

Joe is so glad the Doug Martin signing is in the books. No more loud whining from knuckleheads about how the Bucs can’t pay Martin more than $7 million per year.

How dare the Bucs overpay Martin by 10 or 12.3 percent per year, these clowns would bellow.


Joe’s glad these people aren’t running businesses.

In the BSPN video below former Bucs assistant coach and Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards and former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik share that the Bucs did the right thing with Martin.

Edwards was adamant that overpaying a little is good if it’s your own guy, for the sake of the locker room.

Dominik agreed and said it seems like in the Martin deal that the Bucs and Martin camps emerged unhappy, which means the right deal was done.

Enjoy the video below.

20 Responses to “Overpaying Properly”

  1. Bird Says:

    No question this is the right move. Bucs getting ripped for this deal. What a joke. Ivory and Miller got deals around this number and Martin is a way
    Better player. Ivory and Miller can’t even sniff his jock. Plus. Everyone overpays on day 1 or right before free

  2. jb Says:

    It doesn’t take a listening to a fool like Dominick to figure out how this was a good signing.

  3. Guzzie Says:

    The only problem with this deal is it should’ve happened 3 weeks ago, it’s definitely a win for the bucs cause we can get out in 2 years after the guaranteed $15 million is gone, and Jameis is ready to carry the team, still need something for defense, all the good players are gone, to to bargain shop, not going to improve our team, but hey next seasons failures are still LOVIES FAULT

  4. TheShaz Says:

    Only way the Bucs should get ripped on this deal is if Doug does not perform like he did last season.

    IMHO – Doug earned the paycheck, now we will see if the $$ goes to his head and his game drops off or not. That is a risk every NFL team makes when they give out the big paycheck.

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    Actually it’s more about Jameis.
    When a qb is in the developmental stages they have to have a strong running game.
    If we had tom Brady if say we could have gotten by without him and just inserted another back In.
    Winston needs a strong running game o line and wide outs at this stage big time to take it to the next level

  6. biff barker Says:

    If he is as close to his OL as reported, he’ll be motivated to run angry for his teammates.

    The Bucs, and Martin too, were wise to let the market dictate the contract value. Nobody feels chumped this way.

  7. bucs4life86 Says:

    Licht has stated hat he will “pay for production”. They told dougy to prove that he’s still got it and “prove it” he did. So Licht will be more than happy to pay players that bust there ass like Dougy did. Let’s just hope it wasn’t all because he was in a contract year and was being doubted. But he has all the motivation in the world now with having a very solid O-line, and a young and promising QB in JW3. The future is very bright for this offense. Let’s just hope the defense can do a little shining of their own. This seasons success will probably come down to wether Mike Smith can get his unit on track and can pressure the QB. But with Coach Hayes on board I have faith that he can get the most outta these guys. That’s what it will come down too basically. Can we get pressure on the QB? The offense will more than likely do there job. It’s up to the D-line on what kind of season we have.

  8. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @ Guzzie: LOVIE gone, you can now officially and I give you my permission to fault only THE BACK-STABBER AND THE CO-CONSPIRATOR!

  9. Guzzie Says:

    Sean smith is gone, nothing else out there, not anymore franchise improving players, just a bunch of 6-10 players I’m taking my vacation during FA for now on, nothing to see here for bucs fans

  10. Guzzie Says:

    I’m still holding out hope that the bucs improved by getting rid of LOVIE, that’s the only thing we have to hope for, i just don’t see it this year with that brutal schedule, I mean we go 4-12 or worse, man it’s going to be a bloodbath next year

  11. Guzzie Says:

    It’s early so there’s that

  12. Ron0917 Says:

    Even if you think Martin was slightly overpaid, it’s only for 2 years (guaranteed). He is technically back in a contract year the season after next. So, it was a great deal for Tampa.

  13. J Says:

    Isn’ 27 about age running backs decline? Not sure it matters, my guess is they’ll evaluate after year 2 of this deal and then restructure or move on. It works for the next couple years especially since we now know they aren’t going to make a big D end signing this year.

    My guess isn’t he wont be here when he is 30 so pay him now.

  14. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yes, we are $60M under the cap and guys are acting like playing $1M or so more than he may be worth is horrible. Heard TKraz on the radio going on and on about how he isn’t worth a penny over $7M but would sign him for $7M or less. So basically he was saying he would let the league’s second leading rusher walk over a few hundred thousand dollars. Everyone says you have to build your team through the draft and he is one of the few homeruns we got during the Dominik years.

  15. Bucfan951 Says:

    Someone talk guzzie off of the ledge! He’s about to jump lol

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I agree completely with Biff B and have therefore remained calm through this entire process.

    The Bucs, and Martin too, were wise to let the market dictate the contract value. Nobody feels chumped this way.

    EXACTLY! If somebody had grossly overpaid and we lost Dougie Que Sera Sera.

    Doing it this way means we’ve assured Dougie and the rest of the team that the Bucs won’t get hosed but that we will pay top dollar for OUR guys!

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Resigning Doug Martin has been the best off season move the Bucs made. Luckily we kept him. Had Licht blinked a little more, Rumor has it Martin was gonna be a Raider.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m fine with what they paid Martin.

    Our new guard, on the other hand…

  19. godzilla13 Says:

    Our offense is close to being where we need it. We now have the best offensive backfield lineup in the league, locked down for several years. Jameis Winston, Doug Martin and Charles Sims. We need a break-out year from Mike Evans and Austin Seferian Jenkins. Since it looks like we are not going to get another WR from FA, the draft is the place to find one. Here are two in the fourth or fifth rounds.

    WR Mike Thomas (6-1 200) Southern Mississippi. Ability to reel in passes well outside his frame. A highlight-reel big play machine, has the length, quickness, and ability to defeat press coverage at the line of scrimmage.

    WR Leonte Carroo (6-0 211) Rutgers. May have the best hands in the entire draft, almost never dropping a ball in college and another who shows great technique to snag passes outside his catch radius.

  20. Rrsrq Says:

    I do hope he gets that kind of yardage again, at least the 1200 mark, but I believe their will be more touchdown celebrations from Martin “teach me how to Dougie”