The Devil You Know

March 8th, 2016


Bucs fans are antsy. Joe understands.

Tomorrow, there is a real possibility the Bucs could lose their 1,400-yards-rushing running back, Doug Martin.

While Martin has been wildly inconsistent in his career — either big-time boom or big-time bust — guys who ran like Martin did last year don’t grow on trees.

Of course, guys who run like Martin did in 2013 and 2014 are walking the streets of Tampa right now.

So where should Martin go if he is done with the Bucs? Dallas? The New York Jets?

Leave it to popular sports radio and television personality Adam Schein to offer free advice. On his weeknight CBS Sports Network show “Time to Schein,” Schein explains the best fit for Martin.

9 Responses to “The Devil You Know”

  1. Bucs SB with Jameis Says: put out an article on “Free Agents who will get paid Too Much”
    Doug Martin was number one on the list

  2. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Idk if it’s the slicked back hair or his glasses or maybe even his speech I like this guy lol

  3. Travis Says:

    When he had a good supporting cast (Penn, Zuttah and a decent Freeman) he was on point. When the line tanked and the QB’s tanked, he couldn’t put the team on his back when teams only had to stop the run. When he got the support this year, he was back to being elite. No reason to think his numbers would drop again with the talent we’re returning. Big mistake to let him go.

  4. biff barker Says:

    I’m sick of all the Martin banter. I watched this guy suck Rhino balls for two seasons. 3 touchdowns in two seasons. Under 500 yards in two seasons.

    In fact the guy hasn’t ever strung two good seasons together,

    But he finally shows up in shape in a contract year.

    Oh wait Biffer! you’re being hard on the Hamster! He was hurt those two woeful seasons.

    Take the bait and make my case.

    Good riddens Hamster hole.

  5. Big Marlon B Says:

    Travis is right. and on top of a lousy supporting cast, he was hurt those 2 years. his shoulder got all jacked up getting blasted after a wheel route in Schiano’s final year (one of MANY events that doomed the coach).

    Doug seems very driven to me, and doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who only elevates his game because it’s a contract year. i really do believe the lousy 2013 and 2014 were more a matter of poor circumstances.

    pay the man, bring him back (like Koetter, Licht, Winston and others have all publicly stated they want), and establish more of the continuity we all so desperately want for Jameis and the offense.

  6. Trevor Davis Says:

    Joe, please analyze the ’13 and ’14 season for #22. In 2013 he was having a good season when he got injured. you can play hurt, but not injured. big difference. In 2014, he was on the worst offense the NFL has ever seen run by Marcus Arroyo and QB McClown. teams stacked up against the run since Tampa has zero Passing game. How was Doug to have a 1,400 yd season with that offense.
    It is obvious to every sharp observer that when the offense has a good game Plan and a passing threat at QB, that Doug can thrive.

    STOP using the 13 and 14 seasons as a reason to bash #22, your argument has just been Annihilated.

  7. Joe Says:

    Joe, please analyze the ’13 and ’14 season for #22.

    He was horrible.

  8. Joe Says:

    STOP using the 13 and 14 seasons as a reason to bash #22

    STOP mangling the English language. How many times has Joe written the Bucs should bring Martin back???

    Sorry if bringing up true and glaring facts is “bashing.” The term “bashing” means unwarranted attacks. Perhaps you should have a better grasp of grade school vocabulary?

    Martin was one of the worst running backs those two years. Go look up his numbers those two years and compare them to the rest of the league for evidence.

    If all you want are puffy white clouds and balloons for Bucs coverage, you should stick with where nary a discouraging word will be published.

    There is a reason Jason Licht is gunshy about re-signing Martin and it is the 2013 and 2014 seasons, half of Martin’s career.

    If Joe was “bashing” Martin, trust Joe, there would be scorched earth.

  9. LargoBuc Says:

    If Martin goes to a team with an iffy qb situation, expecting to be a franchise piece, it will not end well. Imo, thats the biggest reason for his struggles in 13-14.
    For best career results, Doug should either stay here for a little less, or go to Dallas, Nawlins, San Diego. If he ends up in Philly, Houston, Jets, San Fran, he will quickly fade out as we have all seen that he is not that guy to carry offenses. He can only go as far as his qb will take him. Not a shot at Martin at all, just my observation after watching every game of his pro career. Hope he does stay put. We got the qb. We got the oline. If he stays we can focus on getting help at receiver, which was really our only weakness last year (slot receiver and right tackle). Dougie, please dont go!