Jameis Winston Talks Doug Martin

December 28th, 2016

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America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was talking about suspended Doug Martin tonight, the fallen former star running back who announced today he is seeking treatment for whatever problems led to his four-game suspension by the NFL.

Jameis was on the Buccaneers Radio Network and was asked to react to the news.

“I just got to stand by him. He’s my brother. He’s my friend. And family’s first, you know, so I definitely support him,” Jameis said of Martin.

“It’s like they said in their statement,” Jameis said, referring to the words of general manager Jason Licht and Martin, “there’s a lot of things that are more than football right now. So I just want him to really better himself and come out on the up and up, man. Doug is an amazing guy. He’s an amazing friend. I’m really looking forward to him bouncing back from this.”

Joe also hopes Martin bounces back, though it’s an extreme long shot that he’ll ever wear a Bucs uniform again in a regular season game.

18 Responses to “Jameis Winston Talks Doug Martin”

  1. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    The Bucs will keep him! They always pick the wrong player.

  2. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Including “America’s Qb” (the new Vinny ) and what about all the players they let walk !

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    Trade him already

  4. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Buccs could give him a new one year contract, no?

  5. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Draft Quiton Nelson in the first then Ethan Pocic in the 2nd and after the draft make a trade Joe Thomas

  6. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Move Donovan Smith to RT and we have a very solid o line

  7. salish_seamonster Says:

    You don’t just make up a trade for Joe Thomas out of thin air to solve problems. That’s not how the NFL works. Trades are pretty rare and trades for All-Pro LTs never happen. Dream on… but I’m sure they’ll be working on some other more realistic plans for improving the OL. Keep in mind, Dotson still is getting guaranteed money next year, plus the Bucs have thus far shown no interest in moving Donovan Smith to RT. Is it possible? Sure, anything’s possible.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Just imagine what we can do with all of the money we have going forward that was tied up this year on players that were either injured or didn’t perform………..Vjax, Martin, Sweezy, Verner, Evan Smith, Cherilus….It’s like near $40 million.
    We have plenty to find at least 4 or 5 top tier starters.

  9. Mark Says:

    “Extreme longshot” he plays again for the Bucs? I’d take those odds.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    So the Bucs will have $14-million more in cap space than the next closest team next year after Martin is cut, thank goodness there will be a flood of good FA’s hitting the market.

    Oh wait, there’s only 4 teams that will be over the cap next year, and the team with the 2nd most cap space? The Patriots.

    Seriously having cap space is all fine and everything – but who exactly are the Bucs going to spend it on? Nearly every team has at least $14-million in cap space, and that’s before the cap is raised like it is almost every year.

    If anything the Bucs are going to have a very difficult time hitting the salary floor since they can’t pay Winston, Evans or Kwon yet and have everyone else of any value already locked up. Even moves like cutting Sweezy probably are out of the question since they will have too much cap space. Heck even George Johnson (yeah he’s still with the team, I had to look it up) might be kept around.

    I know there is no true salary floor in the NFL, but that rolling average is going to be tough to hit since the Bucs were near the top of the final cap space number in 2015, in the upper middle in 2016 and most likely will again be near the top, if not THE top in 2017. If my memory is correct it’s a 3-year rolling number the Bucs have to hit, and they might have a hard time hitting it. Any cap experts let me know if I’m way off base.

  11. NFLNut Says:

    The BUCS should seriously consider ALL of the following free agents:

    And many others …

    They’ve got the cash to spend, can offer great weather, a great city, a team on the upswing … and no state income tax … they shouldn’t have a problem landing some quality players

  12. Pelbuc Says:

    Tear up Martin’s contract and see if he’ll sign a one year contract. He’s already out the first 3 games of next year. ASJ, Martin, Sweezy, .. Licht is not all that! Koetter did a great job considering the players he had to deal with.

  13. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I really like those first two options NFL.

  14. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    D@$! you got me thinking bout Eric Berry, didn’t know he was a free agent after this season.

  15. USFBUC Says:

    Alshon has his own suspension for PEDs. I posted this in an older post but since we are talking about it again here I’ll post it again.

    FA and Draft Dream List

    Free Agents
    OL – Zeitler, Schraeder
    WR – Gordon, Pryor
    DL – Pierre Paul, Poe or Fairley
    CB – Johnson or Bouye
    S – Berry, Jefferson
    LB – Perry

    1 LB/S Peppers
    2 RB Foreman by trading up
    3 TE Leggett
    4 WR Samuel

  16. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Trades do happen. Look at what the Browns did during the off season. They were trading and releasing players left and right. Very possible

  17. Rrsrq Says:

    Would let Doug play his contract, void guaranteed money. As we saw this year, how many injuries did we have in the backfield. He can still be better than about twenty other teams running backs. Since out draft position could be favorable for some teams needing a quarterback but doesn’t see any of those QB’s this draft as top ten, maybe you trade back and get more draft picks, but this does require good free agency. Would love Josh Gordon but can you take a chance on that guy. That would be an awesome weapon.

  18. Tarzan Says:

    I hope that doug stays. Good dude and he can be a quality rb. No Dalvin Cook please!!!! Not until the o line is completely up to par.