Martin’s Message For The Bubble Wrap Crowd

August 17th, 2016

Doug Martin was talking at One Buc Palace today.

Loads of Bucs fans out there want to see Doug Martin carrying a clipboard all through preseason.

They can’t bear the thought of losing him in a meaningless game.

After today’s Bucs-Jags joint practice in Jacksonville, Joe asked Martin to address these fans’ concerns.

In short, he truly feels he needs the preseason work.

“Practice reps and live reps are completely different,” Martin said. “It’s a way to measure yourself on where you stand in the game after the offseason. Do you need more conditioning? Do you need to get in the weight room a little more? Stuff like that.

“Don’t worry. I’ve been playing the game since my freshman year in high school, and I know preseason reps help me. They do.”

Martin didn’t get banged up at all today. So the Tampa Bay area can exhale.

In fact, both teams behaved and followed the rules of practice, which included no tackling to the ground, though Joe saw defensive end Will Gholston apparently forget on one play. The physicality was jacked up a bit against the Jags, but not enough to make Martin want to sit out Saturday’s preseason game in Jacksonville.

5 Responses to “Martin’s Message For The Bubble Wrap Crowd”

  1. tmaxcon Says:


    Did the practice with the jags match the intensity that last years practice against another team produced… Oh wait a minute….

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    @joe…where’s the notes and observations?….GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Last Buc Fan Says:

    Where are all the news and notes Joe?

  4. LargoBuc Says:

    I can’t wait! Dougie is gon show up everyone of the “experts” that said the Bucs should have let him walk this offseason. Some mark on youtube even had the nerve to call Dougie “lazy” in a Bucs season preview. Martin, Evans, Jameis, Brate snd the o line got this! Go Bucs!

    P.S…This defense is going to turn ALOT of heads this year, both figuratively and literally.

  5. Danati1 Says:

    Doug is my favorite Buc. I knew the guy was gonna have the season he did have. Worthy of the contract. He said it himself he was eager to play for the Bucs. I think he loves the situation he is in with Winston and Evans all being top 100 NFL players. He is going to show us again why he was a 1st round pick and Bucs starting tailback. Douuuuug! Go Bucs