Report: Martin Out Three Weeks

September 21st, 2016
Depressing career pattern continues.

Depressing career pattern continues.

There is news on the status of Doug Martin and his hamstring. 

Everyone’s favorite Muscle Hamstring blew a hamstring in the ugly loss to Arizona Sunday. Per Ian Rapoport of, Martin will be sidelined a while.

@RapSheet: Following the results of his MRI, #Bucs RB Doug Martin is expected to be out about three weeks with a hamstring injury, source said.

So there you have it. Once again, Martin will battle an unjury-plagued season, his third in five years.

39 Responses to “Report: Martin Out Three Weeks”

  1. The bucfan 88 Says:

    That’s sucks but at least it’s just three weeks

  2. grafikdetail Says:

    not good! hamstring injuries can linger all season… probably won’t be a good season for him

  3. ElioT Says:

    Rest up Doug! We need you 100%!

    Go Bucs!

  4. Miko Says:

    bye bye run game 🙁 ….dancing poodle Sims up the gut? not likely

  5. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    I remember what Emmit Smith said about his replacement, It’s easy to get yards when the defense is not keying on stopping you. It’s the same with Simms a lot of his yards came out of passing formations with the defense were keying on stopping the pass. This guy is a great change of pace back.

  6. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Possibly because we took it easy on him in preseason when he said he wanted to get reps??

  7. Tnew Says:

    shame you can’t sign him to a series of one year prove-it deals

  8. David Says:

    “shame you can’t sign him to a series of one year prove-it deals”

    Why not? That’s essentially what we did when we signed Darrelle Revis. Also made it easy to cut him.

  9. ptwalk Says:

    Sims might just surprise a few of you. He’s a different kind of back and our offense is, in my opinion, more suited for up-tempo with him in the game.

  10. mike n Says:

    @tnew.. they could of with the franchise tag

  11. 911bucs Says:

    Sims didn’t do squat in the Az game

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It figures. Injuries happen, but I find it suspicious that they always seem to happen AFTER Martin gets paid.

    Just like I predicted last year. He did not deserve that contract. He was a 50-50 RB and still is.

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    Dont sleep on rodgers

    Our run blocking is not as good without mankins

    Our holes are smaller and we need a back to hit the hole fast

    Rodgers will be our savior this year. Martin will not be productive and lose his job when he comes back

    This happens all the time on sports over and over again

    Gameball to rodgers

  14. Dave Says:

    Well, I hate being negative, but now many of you will see why Simms is a compliment best used for receiving and not an every down back. Look for The new signing, J Rogers, to get a lot of touches too

  15. SB with Jameis Says:

    Was this a contest with yourself to see how many typos you could squeeze into a short article.

  16. JMicSoundsNice Says:

    Doug’s ability to skate between tackles will be missed, but an encouraging thing I did see Sunday is that backs not named Martin had some success when designed outside runs were called. Koetter has a tendency to lean heavily on inside and off-tackle runs in order to set up play action. I’m interested to see he breaks that and calls more run plays to get Simms and Rogers on the outside.

  17. JMN Says:

    Great…get ready for another game of 5 man blitzes. That will shut the run game down and rattle Winston like last Sunday.

  18. Poor Glennon Says:

    We should still beat the Rams. #3 still has a good o-line in front of him. If you started all the backup on the o-line. Then #3 would have the exact team Glennon had in 2014

  19. DB55 Says:

    Kobe and dave – I’m with you.

    SB – lmao.


    Well, we’re f#cked. Run game is down the toilet, and the pass game won’t be much with defences not loading the box. Realistically we are 6 -10 with no run game. Maybe worse. That’s ok tho, we need the top 10 pick for a WR or cb or de

  21. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Nothing here to talk about! Next man up! Gh

  22. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Nothing here to talk about! Next man up!

  23. The Buc Realist Says:

    The might be taking a little extra precaution with the Bye-week so close!!! Rather take an extra game and try to squeeze one more year out of him next year anyhow!!!!!

    And its not like this is a major playoff run this year!!! It is about finding out who can be coached up on this team and who cannot and will be replaced!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!

  24. Lunchbox Says:

    Perhaps we could see Peyton Barber this week. Mike James maybe?

  25. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nobody is gonna cry for you Bucs. man up. No excuses. This is the NFL where injuries happen daily. Rams are comin to town. They got injuries too! And..this is a must win home opener for Tampa. Rams are beatable. Batter up baby! Heal up Doug. We will need you down the stretch. I/we/they don’t want to hear the injury excuses from anybody. Plug in#2 at RB and lets go. Look for a dogfight on both offensive and defensive lines. Rams D is tough. We..gotta be tougher.

  26. JonBuc Says:

    The aftermath of the “Debacle in the Desert” continues. I’m sure Cecil “Jean” Shorts will be out for a while as well with the same ailment. It was a tough call re-signing Martin…yet still looks like a coup vs. The Sweezey Swindel. The Bucs were beat up for an entire month last weekend in Glendale….

  27. BucTrooper Says:

    3 weeks means 5.

    Martin continues his streak of on year/off year.

    I’m going to make a couple of predictions:

    Martin will be back in 5 weeks.
    He will play 3 more games and get injured.
    Then he will be done for the season.
    I’m predicting the Bucs will have him for 6-7 total games.

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    Well Buctrooper..At least he plays some. He could be..backing up to the pay window cashing them big checks like..Easy (money) Sweezy!

  29. tmaxcon Says:


    you will get labeled a hater by the clueless fanboys that can not look at objective facts that being said I agree with your prediction 100% it is the most likely scenario.

    Once GMC is done with the camera crew he will go on IR as well.

  30. Bucs fan in NC Says:

    Hopefully we can get him back in 2 instead of 3. Having Martin back for the Carolina game would be huge!

  31. Big Scott Says:

    We have the worse fans period.

  32. LakeLandBuc Says:

    You can’t predict the recovery time for a hamstring injury, this is all SPECULATION!

  33. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I seriously doubt if Doug Martin gain 700 yards this season, how can you run with a bad hammy? He will not get back to 100% this season, I wouldn’t rule out him on IR before game 8.

  34. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Every team deals with injuries, I predict the next man will show up but not be able to pound the rock like the HAMSTER!! But we will continue to coach the LOVIE out of them.

  35. BucTrooper Says:

    Dear TMAXCON…

    I appreciate your concern, but the truth of the matter is, I’m very used to not being taken seriously when I have mountains and mountains of facts and impossible-to-disprove data. I am, after all, pro-Second Amendment.


    The Buc Trooper.

  36. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Lamar Miller would’ve looked great in a Bucs uni…oh well. If it says 3weeks Hamster Boy will be out 5 cuz of his work ethic. He got his money. He is good til next season.

  37. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Simms can ball. Between him and Rodgers we will be fine. We just have to keep running the ball and not become a crazy pass happy offense. Or we will be screwed.

  38. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Doug is going to get not three but five weeks of rest. He’ll sit against LA, Denver, and Carolina on the road and then get the week off with the entire team during the bye. Technically he’ll get four weeks if you count a week of hard practice after the bye but no matter…he’s going to have time to recover.

    No sweat…this team needs to make hay in the 11 games after the bye when the schedule is not brutal…and in fact quite manageable up until the final home game show down against the Stinkin’ Panthers.

  39. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Not many running backs make it through their career without injuries at some point. Doug was certainly worth his contract. Stop acting like he wasnt. Or maybe Joe is right and the vikings should have cut Adrian Peterson years ago since he always seems to get injured.

    Get real. Injuries happen to every player. Sure some happen more frequent for some, but that’s just life. Hating on players because they are injured is a bltch move.