Report: Bucs “Intent On” Bringing Martin Back

March 7th, 2016
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NFL Network weighs in

Warm, happy thoughts are pulsating through the Tampa Bay area, but there’s also disturbing news, too.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who has a pipeline to every NFL team and general manager, Doug Martin is a popular guy since the opening of the NFL “legal tampering” period that opened at noon.

Six teams are shopping Martin’s services, Rapoport Twittered, but he adds that “TB intent on bringing him back.”

Joe might need to start eating blood pressure meds like gummy bears to survive this ordeal.

39 Responses to “Report: Bucs “Intent On” Bringing Martin Back”

  1. Supersam Says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  2. jeff Says:

    martin is done in tampa

  3. jeff Says:

    f I were him I would not sign either

  4. biff barker Says:

    Some folks might want to stock up the liquor cabinet. Wednesday is coming soon.

  5. University of Seffner Says:

    It’s gonna be a bidding war to keep Martin. Please stay Doug!!!

  6. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    That’s okay Joe..I’ve NEVER in my life have tasted any alcohol…but this week the temptation is there…

    But I did buy some sleeping pills and MT Dew to wake me up and calm my arse down when needed..

  7. Buc Neckid Says:

    Testing the Market Value is always a crap shoot for both sides

  8. Tampa Tony Says:

    If they were so intent on keeping him he’d be signed. Licht may want his draft pick (sims) to get the chance to start. Proving his first draft wasn’t a complete bust

  9. biff barker Says:

    Sims role will be the same. The Bucs arent coming off their number either, We’re most likely going to draft one in the 4th or so.

  10. Ed Says:

    This G.M. sucks.

  11. Tom Edrington Says:

    With everything else going on in the world, people are stressing over Doug Martin???? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze……

  12. jeff Says:

    bucs cant let lovies bad free agent moves slow them down the draft cannot fix the problems on defense not resigning martin was bad enough who in he hell is in charge here keep your team together bennet walked and we got nothing . I am tired of hearing about what should of done its time to load up and do it now

  13. Lord Says:

    Lmao at the panic. Can you ppl wait until something worth reacting to actually happens?

  14. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Kinda comical ain’t it lord..

  15. MtBucsFan Says:

    My thinking is maybe the staff feels it was scheme that set it up the success. Yea martin broke a lot of tackles and had some solid runs. But he did get run down quite a few times. I want Martin to stay a buc 100% but at the same time maybe they feel they can make someone have similar success. Koetter had a lot of success with a few different RBs in ATL.

  16. JMN Says:

    Oh well, let him go. Running backs are not valued like they once were in the NFL. If you have a good o-line any running back can succeed. We should be focusing on different positions.

  17. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    What on earth just happen?? I just responded to Joe’s post on how Dallas is closing a deal with Martin? Now the thread is gone!

    Am I seeing things??!! lol…

  18. salish_seamonster Says:

    If Martin wants to stay, he’ll give us a chance to match. If we don’t match, it means he was being offered too much elsewhere. My guess is that the Bucs will match anything that’s not outlandish, and I really don’t foresee outlandish occurring. DeMarco Murray was a much more hyped RB and had problems getting 8 million.

    The sky is always falling in the minds of Bucs fans.

  19. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Glad I wasn’t hallucinating…Joe took it…there’s still hope!

  20. salish_seamonster Says:

    Ed Says:
    March 7th, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    This G.M. sucks.

    Or maybe you just like to complain and you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

  21. GenocideD Says:

    I think he’ll be back. We’re just not wanting to pay what he wants so we’re letting him field some offers from other teams before we match b/c he wants to stay here.

  22. Bo Says:

    They always preach “we’re building through the draft.” Glazers need to step up and pay your successful draft pick, 5 year 35 million should do it. Put incentives, leave outs.. Tired of the B.S. pay the man!

  23. tmaxcon Says:

    i for one and sick of the martin drama…. he simply is not that good. 2 good years 2 bad years, he does not get into the end zone and hes a fumbler. Winston will make any RB look better because for the first time in a decade plus the bucs have a QB who Defensive Coordinators will respect.

  24. tmaxcon Says:


    5 years really… for a 50/50 back with injury concerns… good way to screw up the cap situation… 3 years max maybe a team option 4th year… he’s 27 and inconsistent…

  25. salish_seamonster Says:

    People talk about the “Martin drama”… There is no drama. It’s a bunch of rumors in the media and kvetching by JBF posters. If you’re feeling stressed about it, it’s because you’ve been ingesting this stuff and taking it seriously. THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS WHEN A CONTRACT IS SIGNED. Everything leading up to that is bullsh1te! I read more of this rumor mongering than most and I don’t stress it because it’s all nonsense. I predict that Doug Martin signs a new contract with the Bucs by Wednesday.

  26. Bo Says:

    There’s tread on those tires.. How old is A.P.? Pay em. I’m a FSU alumni, I love Jameis, but his year would be a totally different story without #22 and that is a FACT. Doug is successful draft pick, they keep saying build through the draft, this is their chance to step up and stand behind their philosophy… Enough. Pay the man!

  27. James Walker Says:

    Just bring back Mike James and Charles Simms with a improved line and you will get the same production as Martin.

  28. bo Says:

    Disagree. Chuck is a great receiver outta the backfield, good runner in space, but is no Doug Martin. When it comes to making defenders miss and big play ability, it’s not even close.

  29. tmaxcon Says:


    you are reading into the word DRAMA way more than it was intended maybe I used the wrong word. It’s exactly the opposite. I could careless if he stays or goes. 22 is not the key to success in tampa 3 is… 3 will make an average RB look good / great.. All these people who are already talking trash about Licht and accusing him of dropping the ball are the drama I am referencing… Giving up on a GM over a 505/50 running back is absurd.

  30. tmaxcon Says:


    for the record the only poster here that I take for gospel truth is Pablo not pablo’s alter ego but the great Pablo himself… I used to take Hawaiian buc fan serious prior to him becoming McCoy’s agent.

    again, you read way to much into the term drama. I am hardly stressed out about a player or free agency until at least training camp.

  31. bo Says:

    This is also about perception. Guy comes into camp super fit, runs his ass off, becomes 2nd leading rusher in the NFL and the cheap ass Bucs won’t pay’s different if they didn’t have the money… What does that say to the other players and about this organization??

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    Tampa Toney hit it dead on..If the Bucs truly wanted martin back, he’s be locked/sealed and delivered by now. Even if the Bucs match an offer, martin might bolt. And U don’t blame him one iota. Neither should you. Go get your paper Martin. Everybody else is. The Bucs want to tell a premier runningback what he’s worth? And then to top it off, they got..nobody else. Call their bluff Dougie. I hope you get what you are seeking or come real close to it.

  33. Buccfan37 Says:

    Doug just wants to put the Muscle Hampster name under bigger lights.

  34. jb Says:

    Martin’s gone. Thanks Jason! When we miss the playoffs…..AGAIN, it’s all on you!

    The continual ineptitude of this team is mind boggling. Just when you think we’re turning a corner they let the second best running back in the league walk.

  35. Greg Says:

    If they were intent they would of tagged him…

  36. salish_seamonster Says:

    ^^ Incorrect. There’s other ways to be intent besides overpaying by 4 million.

  37. Bob in Valrico Says:

    your theory that Jameis makes Martin better is twisted. A good running game opens up the play action passes.Its an undisputed Fact.Lack of a good running game opens up Jameis to more hits and sacks.Just ask Tom Brady who got hammered by the Denver D because the Patriots lacked a good running game.

  38. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m not worried.

    To those freaking out over the possibility of him leaving (won’t happen) and saying we’ll miss the playoffs because of it…

    …perhaps, if that were to happen, you should wait and see who replaces him.

  39. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Actually, what made Martin better was:

    A Contract Year, an improved Offensive Line and better conditioning.