Koetter Details Martin Setback

November 4th, 2016
Bucs coach explains Doug Martin's setback.

Bucs coach explains Doug Martin’s rehab setback.

A few weeks ago, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter had circled the San Francisco game as the target date for Doug Martin’s return from a hamstring injury.

Martin hasn’t played since he blew his hamstring in the beatdown in Phoenix. But Martin never played at San Francisco because he had a setback.

Koetter, speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, detailed how that setback took place.

“He was almost back,” Koetter said of Martin. “He was 90 percent back. He was doing his rehab run one day and tweaked [the hamstring] again and had to go back and start all over, go back to the drawing board.”

As Joe reported earlier, Koetter is crossing his fingers that when the Bucs next practice, on Monday, Martin will be on the field and perhaps be ready for the Bears, though that is hardly written in stone.

To hear Koetter discuss Martin, click the orange arrow below. Audio courtesy of SiriusXM NFL Radio.

24 Responses to “Koetter Details Martin Setback”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    22 is unreliable his hammy will not be right rest of year. Part time player at best

  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Pretty sure we all assumed that was what happened. Hope dougy can make it back next week. Our running back situation is next stop desperation. Not to mention Winston desperately needs to get a consistent run game to keep defenses honest. He and our o line are getting destroyed because defenses are not worried one bit about our 5th string running back attack.

    Also I just miss watching dougy run. He is a fun dude to watch. Get well soon!

  3. Giovanni Says:

    Might as well add RB to the drawing board in the draft if we want to see Jamies progress. If we had a consistent game in the first place we wouldn’t need to draft a WR high up in the draft.

  4. SB with Jameis Says:

    Tampa is one of the most Desirable living destinations in the Country. Beautiful Beaches, no State Income tax, Warm weather………… How come we cant find a Competent Billionaire to come in here and make the Bucs and Rays respectable cause the Lightning already are?

  5. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    My old ball coach who I respect greatly once stopped me in practice….Matherly why did you miss that block? I started with a reason I felt was justified and as soon as I started to say why coach says “Matherly excuses are for losers” I thought about it for a minute and realized what he meant. Am I going to do something about it or just talk about it? It’s that simple and something I learned a lot from that day! Mad respect coach. Go Bucs!

  6. Rojas Says:

    Can always sign Winston RB in college, Karlos Williams.

  7. FortMyersDave Says:

    I’d write him off now, Koetter is just peddling snake medicine to make an excuse when the Bear beat Tampa 35-16 that things would have been better if Doug M suited up. Probably along with 3 TD passes from Cutler of 40+ yards, no punts from Chicago and two or three turnovers from tampa. yep that is how this disillusioned Buc fan sees the ten game march to 3-13 start and what a great way to start but with a team that will also pick in the top 5 of the draft like the Bucs! Hope the Bucs get that 3-13 tiebreaker over Chicago and Jacksonville BTW!

  8. EA Says:

    I’m glad Dirk is explaining everything to Sirius, forget the local media, we don’t need to know any details alright, we just need to show up to the game and cheer.

  9. FortMyersDave Says:

    SB with Jameis Says: How come we cant find a Competent Billionaire to come in here and make the Bucs and Rays respectable cause the Lightning already are?

    We have my friend, one is named Eddie Debartolo who knows a litle about football, another is already involved in downtown Tampa by the name of Vinik and I bet he’d bail out the rays before taking on this dumpster fire known as the bucs because the rays have shown they can win in the past 5 years and their achilles heal is that Trop they play out of, move over here to hillsborough and attendance would become respectable! Another thought, get Steinbrenner Jr and D Jeter to buy the team! Yeah, I know another early morning pipe dream!

  10. Paul Says:

    Jameis should not have been selected by the Bucs. Marcus Mariota has so many qualities that I was shocked when Licht did not choose him: running, seeing the field, accuracy, and making throws even from awkward positions. I suspect Dirk himself preferred Marcus. He has the potential to be as good as Matt Ryan and Tom Brady.

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    EA, Dirk coaches the Bucs. He realizes he has to give the national media more info so they’ll have him on more! Lol!

  12. Clodhopper Says:

    What a shame. This guy is so friggin good but he’s worthless more times than he’s out on the field. When you’re sick of losing, you get sick of many things. This being one of them.

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    This is why we should have never gave fat dougie that big contract.

    His hammy might be somewhat recovered but he is probably 20lbs out of shape

    Young tough runners are abundant. Our great linebacking duo will be seeing mr jordan howard next sunday. A 5th round pick

    How is our 4th round pick ankle biter safety ryan smith doing except muffing kicks..

    So we think forrest licht should be firing smitty with all the talent he gave him to coach

  14. Chucklehead & The Slumpbusters Says:

    Should just put him on the shelf and wait til next season. I dont see us getting hot and going on a roll. Whats the point in rushing him back in the lineup?

  15. EA Says:

    The point is getting a couple more W’$ just so it looks good at the end of the season and perhaps save a front office job.

  16. Guzzie Says:

    Doug is an old RB and has missed mosty two out of his first 4 years now his 5th is wasted, just another of a long list of mistakes made by Licht, what has this guy done since he’s been the GM, mostly bad free agents, wasted picks especially late rounds, decent 2nd year picks, but with Winston and DSmith regression, even that draft looking less promising, we all want to see a better product on the field and we aren’t changing course next year either, this offseason better bring in some high profile FAs and address the obvious needs of this team, not throwing away draft picks for horrible kickers

  17. Pat Says:

    Take away Marriota’s running game and have him “try” to deal with what Winston is dealing with and you might not believe that. Through 8 games- Winston has 17 TD passes to 9 INT– Marriott has 14 TD passes to 6 INT. Tennessee has 2 very good NFL running backs.

  18. R.O. Says:

    Boy.. that sure was some detailed insight.. we knew that 3 weeks ago.

  19. Kobe Faker Says:

    Agreed pat

    1 int was a last play hail mary throw

    2 ints hit sims in the hands and popped up

    1 or 2 ints was vjac running the wrong route

    The 2 ints was against 2 great corners in denver and wayne phillips

    2016 jameis has greatly improved with his interceptions compared to 2015

  20. daveman Says:

    to kobe-faker,
    Unfortunately, many of his throws are so off the mark, they miss the defenders in the general vicinity as well. He is throwing fewer INTs, so I guess he’s got that going for him.

  21. Pat Says:

    Winston has thrown 17 TD’s. He’s currently tied for third most in the league. I think most of us agree that with the injuries, lack of receiving talent and constant changes at RB this is pretty good for a22 year old QB in the NFL. His poor accuracy may prove to be his downfall eventually but still he’s doing OK. I only commented on Winston here in response to Paul’s comment that Mariota would’ve been a better pic.

  22. BucinJax Says:

    Kobe, those facts really paint an interesting perspective. Thanks.

  23. Max Says:

    Hmmm… how many of you thought paying Martin big money was a good idea? Looking silly now.

    Young RB’s dominate this league, the only exception was Adrian Peterson and his time is soon over too.

  24. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Frank Gore