45 Day Rehab For Doug Martin

August 18th, 2017

A little more insight into Doug Martin’s journey back to health and football competency was revealed last night.

As the Buccaneers and Jaguars prepared to show themselves to the nation on a Thursday night edition of Monday Night Football, ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters shared some of her recent conversation with Martin.

Previously, unless Joe missed something, Martin hadn’t served up much detail on his time spent in drug rehab. All Martin had said publicly was that he went to rehab and he had moved on from his troubles.

Salters said Martin told her he spent 45 days in rehab.

That’s a pretty darn significant chunk of time. That’s a real commitment. Was is at an in-patient facility, or was it an outpatient program? Joe can’t say for sure. But if it was spent at a facility, that’s quite an effort.

How serious Martin’s problem was/is, Bucs fans will never know.

Joe was just glad to hear a report that Martin put in that kind of time.

32 Responses to “45 Day Rehab For Doug Martin”

  1. Birdman Says:

    Doug Martin is the 2017 Buccaneers RB1. Get used to it people.

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    He looked pretty good out there.

    Ryan Smith also looked really good I thought; along with Beckwith and the D-line and defense in general.

    O-line looked awesome and that was against a really good front 7.

    No one got hurt.

    That’s really the main takeaways for me. Jameis interception in the end zone was hilarious. Pretty sure that was a “f*ck it it’s preseason” throw. At least I hope so lol.

    I also hope we can just stop writing about kickers because we now have a story that would never be a story anywhere else. Folk is going to miss kicks. Every kicker misses kicks. Making a big deal of it won’t help anything and it’s not like he has a track record of recently being a head case. The Jags dude missed a few easy ones and no one cares or is writing about it but Folk misses a 47 yarder and it’s f*cking freak out time. Folk only missed a single 47 yarder. The XP was blocked. I don’t understand how the XP is on him.

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Looks like he will spending alot of time of the field in week 4 forword also

  4. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    @Birdman He was a game changer last night. Gonna be a great year for him this year as the Bucs starting RB week 4.

  5. JAB83 Says:

    The Muscle Hamster is back yall.

  6. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Agree^ And I’m rooting for him to get back to his 2015 form. Last night was a really good showing.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How ’bout we cut Doug Martin some slack…..he made a big mistake and has and will pay for it. He hurt himself and his team and I believe he knows that.

    We carry several RBs and I doubt that will be our biggest problem.
    At this point, DM appears to be our #1

    I think Tackle depth on the Oline could be a problem……Backup QB, maybe.

  8. BucEmUp Says:

    There is no way Martin gets the entire first quarter with the ones and get s cut especially after that display. I think he will be on an extremely short leash but he’s the guy.

    Hie many backs do.you think they carry? 4???

    I have been impressed with all of the backs so far but I would really like to see what mcnicholes can do with the ones assuming he won’t get James killed on a blitz

  9. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    I just have to get back to the point that only Martin and Bucs some folks who know him best know the full facts, and the Bucs have been seeing and hearing the right things from Martin. They’ve said so much, but many have been saying to cut him, that he’s not worth keeping, etc. So many naysayers who really don’t know the story start talking nonsense. The Bucs have chosen to ignore the static; no reason to acknowledget it. Glad the full picture is coming out publicly. There is a reason why the GM/HC wash their hands of guys like ASJ but not Martin. Hopefully some folks will start to get it.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Dougie and mcnichols. Dougie fresh and Dougie fresh 2.0. These two will be the best RB duo in the league. Mcnichols just needs to learn how to pass block or here’s a thought send him in to run and catch for now until he learns the pass protection.

  11. Bird Says:

    appears he liked his “molly”

  12. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    He’s in remarkable shape. He’s saying all the right things. He looks quick. He’s making one hell of a case for himself and I see no reason outside of relapse to keep him off the team.

  13. D-Rome Says:

    Pre-season guys…..pump the brakes. It’s that time of year where teams are working on things rather than looking at the scoreboard. He looked good though and it looked like he was running hard and attacking like he did in 2015.

  14. Mexican Buc Says:

    Now that we now Martin is staying, let start saying goodbye to Barber. The RB’s of this year are going to be Martin, Sims, Jaquizz and McNichols

  15. Gencoimports Says:

    L.C. – Someone did get hurt. Dotson. Pulled groin. Sounds like he is going to miss some time.

  16. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Make him sign a “Sweezy like contract.” Then start making hotel reservations for the Super Bowl.

    The o-line is looking good! By the time the playoffs come around we will be rolling over teams. Folk will have to just focus on Kickoffs. The rest will be taken care of by Jameis.

    Go Bucs!!!

  17. RayJameisStadium Says:

    If Barber continues to improve this preseason the odd man out is Rodgers at the end of September.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    45 days inpatient, in my experience, is standard for non-opiate addiction. It’s more psychological than physical. Physical drug rehab is generally 90 days, 45 for the physical and 45 for mental. I’ve worked with employees with issues that required rehab.

    Martin said before it as inpatient. I assumed correctly it was 45 days.

  19. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Gencoimports Says:
    August 18th, 2017 at 11:16 am
    L.C. – Someone did get hurt. Dotson. Pulled groin. Sounds like he is going to miss some time.”

    Yeah saw that after my post. Pretty terrible news actually because RT is already our most questionable spot. The O-line was killing it in pass pro tho. The 3 interior lineman were creating beautiful pockets for WInston to step into and D Smith was holding his own.

    I’m just hoping our interior is at least set. The Saints got by with a really good interior and mediocre OTs for years. Same with A Rodgers.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    rehab has a 87% failure or relapse rate. don’t get your hopes up

  21. Lamarcus Says:


    This is where the 13 percent kicks in

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    Oline was blocking well and Martin ran hard and effectively last night.

    Jags are not a very good team but they do have a lot of talent on Defense up front. So seeing the running game do well is encouraging.

    If the Bucs offense can do well running the ball – that balance is going to make stopping Jameis & Co. very, very difficult.

    Doug Martin will pretty obviously be playing a big role in achieving that offensive balance.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    So tmax would prefer Rodgers or Sims who couldn’t pop a single run for more than 3 yards agasint the lowly Jags? Lol.

    If they continue to perform like last night, I think Rodgers may be the odd man out.

  24. orlbucfan Says:

    How come ESPN didn’t change the graphics to “Thursday Night FB”? Their CG budget too cheap? I’ll give DM credit on one thing: his off-field problems didn’t embarrass the team. I’m rooting for the Muscle Hamster to return at full power. Also like Barber. Wish DK would call more passes out of the backfield for Sims! Otherwise, offense is looking pretty good so far.

  25. Dano74 Says:

    The starting Oline surprised me how well they blocked. I hope Dotson’s growing injury isn’t serious!

  26. SteelStudBuc Says:

    It all depends on how bad he wants to stay clean. After awhile it can be easy to forget about the bad times. We will have to see.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    Martin looked great last night and I know that will upset you Martin haters who want him ran out of town. There is literally no reason the Bucs should cut Martin at this point – he’s clearly their best runner, clearly, and if I understand his contract situation correctly he can be cut at any time and has no guarantee money. The only thing that might change this is if his money becomes guaranteed again based on playing time or anything else, if that is the case then that makes it a much more difficult decision. I’ve never had anyone answer that question however so I’m not sure if anyone actually knows for sure. Joe if you happen to read this can you clarify if you know?

    Anywho the Bucs have tons of cap room this year thus there is no reason to cut him, none. Let him have his big money so long as he earns it – I mean that’s what America is supposed to be all about. If he plays like a pro-bowler than he’ll get paid like one, if he doesn’t play like a pro-bowler then he’ll be on the unemployment line. Pay for play – it’s really a great concept.

  28. Patrickbucs Says:

    He’s the number one, as opposed to this sites reported non-factual views he’s not getting cut. Let’s see game 3 if at least he’s a backup, prep wise. Like TBFF said, give him a chance we are guilty of something. It’s a good thing for him to do well even if certain agendas do not come too fruition from some who have opinion based facts that he’s a goner or 87 pct it won’t work out.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I saw him say it in an interview too.

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He looked great. But I have learned from experience that it’s best to give it all 4 PS games.

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Dougie and mcnichols. Dougie fresh and Dougie fresh 2.0. These two will be the best RB duo in the league.”


    Where you perform your stand up?

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s an odd numbered year so Martin should be good for 1400 yards, even in 13 games. It’s next year I’d worry about.