Report: Doug Martin Will Be Active Vs. Bears

November 12th, 2016

DougMartin20161Wash those No. 22 jerseys.

Put on that Muscle Hamster underwear.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times is Twittering that Doug Martin will be active and ready for duty against the Bears tomorrow, citing an unnamed source.

So the Bucs will have their starting defensive line back in full, as Joe wrote earlier, and now Martin.

If Martin’s back, per Dirk Koetter’s past explanations on availability, then Martin must be ready to carry the load.

Joe thinks it’s reasonable to think the Bucs are targeting Martin for a dozen carries, with Mike James getting plenty of third down work based on his experience in the offense.

Not a lot of excuses left for the Bucs against a 2-6 Bears club.

22 Responses to “Report: Doug Martin Will Be Active Vs. Bears”

  1. Seminole Bill Says:

    If we can’t beat a 2-6 team, at home, a team that has lost to the Jags, well…..

  2. mac Says:

    Wonderful… So glad you could join us…

  3. orlbucfan Says:

    Bears better be ready cos they’re gonna get creamed. Third home game is the charm. GO TAMPA BAY BUCS!!

  4. James Walker Says:

    I am boycotting the Bucs until they can win 3 in a row. My nerves can’t handle it.

  5. JonBuc Says:

    @ James Walker

    You better eat a Snicker’s bar ( or 10 )…cause it’s “gonna be a while!” 🙂

  6. SB with Jameis Says:


  7. Trubucfan22 Says:

    My expectations for this team is pretty low. Doesn’t matter who we play. It certainly helps to have Doug back at full strength. But having only 1 WR worthy of an NFL roster spot is derailing any success this team could have.

    Also our defensive players do not trust mike smith’s defense yet. Players are out of position or just plain look confused on some plays. They certainly are not playing with any confidence in what they are doing.

    Until we fix some of the major issues we have in both our roster and coaching scheme, I just can not expect this team to win games. I hope they win games, but I will not set my expectation so high just to be disappointed every week. It also makes experiencing wins a lot more enjoyable when it is unexpected. I highly suggest it.

    For those that say the bucs must win against the bears… why? Do you really think this team this year could make the playoffs? Lol. I had that pipe dream after week 1, but it was crushed a week later. Our bucs are not ready to be a successful team. I do hope they take the neccessary steps to get there for the future though.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Where’s that one dude that said Doug should just go on IR, since he is just milking the bucs for money and doesn’t even want to play?

    Well wherever he is, Fock that guy.

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I think it’s a no brainer to play Doug tomorrow. We need a spark, and he should certainly provide it. This is a must win tomorrow. Not because we are going to the playoffs, but no one (players, front office, fans, etc.) can really deal with us going on a long losing streak. After this we go to Kansas City, and then Seattle at home. If we lose to Chicago, we will probably lose those two as well, which would put us on a 5 game losing streak. Things could get really really ugly at that point (if they haven’t already). I know we aren’t going to the playoffs, but it would be nice to at least be mathematically alive in December. If Doug were to play and re-injure his hamstring, then put him on IR and we’ll have him next year. There’s no point in saving him at this point.

  10. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Hell yeah! Bring on the Muscle Hamstring!

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I hope the muscle hamster doesn’t play…

    He needs to save himself for next season and heal up 100%

    THE BUCS SEASON IS DONE!!!!…….no playoffs again

    ……I’m looking at the draft now

    Now how sad and pathetic is that statement is

  12. The Schweg Says:

    So the playoff push begins?

  13. SB with Jameis Says:

    On the lighter side how ’bout them Fighting Illini putting up a fight today only losing 48 to 3

  14. Ndog Says:

    Welcome to take a positive and see how negative we can make it .com folks.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Martin will probably lack the usual intensity after the injury layoff. He can prove me wrong but that’s what I’ll be looking for. On another note I knew Clemson was overrated ranked second, enjoyed the late Pitt win. Go Bucs! The Bears are the best shot to get a home win for fans. It will not surprise me.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Tmax had his Martin jersey dry cleaned.

  17. kobe Faker Says:

    Karma Game of the year

    football is life and

    life is football

    This could be the last nail in the coffin for the 2016 tampa bay bucs season and how ironic, the chicago bears blow into town

    the chicago bear Gods have comeback to the scared holy grounds of 1 buc place to enact revenge against 1 of their beloved and incompetent

    lovie smith favorite bible verse-

    “Im gonna get you Sucka”

  18. I know why Says:

    Folks, Bucs will win tomorrow. I am certainly, why? Because I know why…

  19. unbelievable Says:

    SB, didn’t you know it takes 5 years to master Lovie’s defense?

  20. LocalJoker Says:

    I see no need to eff up a good draft position. On the other hand with Licht doing the picking we should go ahead and beat the Bears. Lol.

  21. Fire the glazers Says:

    I still think we need new owners. I don’t care that they spent money on two defensive goons… I don’t care that they spent money to renovate the stadium THAT TAX PAYERS ARE STILL PAYING ON… as far as I’m concerned, since daddy died, they managed to run a former Super Bowl worthy franchise into the mud AND one of the greatest sports franchises in the world, ManU, into the sopping wet U.K. Mud as well.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    James Walker Says
    “I am boycotting the Bucs until they can win 3 in a row. My nerves can’t handle it.”

    It’s not the losing that gets to you so bad…it’s reading the reactions and negativity from other fans. Fans like yourself who never have anything good to say, and then make fake promises of boycotting.