The PFF Tribe And Doug Martin

November 26th, 2017

You cannot make this up.

Joe is bringing some high comedy early today in an effort to help readers navigate the mental fog of a Sunday morning.

And the source of the laughter comes from none other than the PFF tribe.

The well-trained orangutans over at the PFF tribe decided to break down the Bucs-Dixie Chicks game today by looking at matchups. One such matchup is Atlanta stud linebacker Deion Jones vs. finished Bucs running back Doug Martin.

The piece, typed by Bill O’Brien (no, not that Bill O’Brien), let loose with a quality knee-slapper.

Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin has had a tough time getting going this season. However, Martin looked better than he has all season last week, as he earned his highest game grade of the season with a grade of 75.0.

Joe had an asthma attack he was laughing so hard reading that. Good grief, these guys have folks totally conned. Man, they hoodwink innocents to willingly forwarding their credit card information to obtain analysis that a kindergarten kid would be embarrassed to push as Gospel.

Martin may have had one of his worst games in his entire career last week at Miami. Martin ran for 38 yards on 19 carries. That’s two yards a carry! Take away Martin’s longest carry of 13 yards and he averaged 1.4 yards a carry.

With numbers like that, Charles Sims should be the Bucs’ bellcow back.

And Cris Collinsworth’s clowns think this was Martin’s best game of the season? Collinsworth better hope the FTC doesn’t come after him for charging folks for that kind of deception.

[Disclaimer No. 1: No, Joe does not “hate” Doug Martin. He’s actually one of Joe’s favorite interviews. Martin has always been very professional with Joe.]

[Disclaimer No. 2: What Joe does “hate” is non-production.]

[Disclaimer No. 3: Joe really, truly wishes Martin would run for 700 yards the rest of the season because when/if Martin breaks loose, it usually means the Bucs win.]

[Disclaimer No. 4: The only agenda Joe has is for the Bucs to win. ]

18 Responses to “The PFF Tribe And Doug Martin”

  1. Buc50 Says:

    We better take a RB in the top 2 rounds. No excuses in this upcoming draft. They also need to be able to make people miss. None of that straight up the middle “bell cow” nonsense either.

  2. EasyTheGreat Says:

    We could get Nick Chubb in the 2nd or 3rd round.

  3. Bradentonbuc Says:

    Would like to see more of Peyton Barber

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Just remember no matter who we draft in 2nd round or later there is a 50-50 chance they don’t work out. Gotta be very, very careful.

    Yeah we gotta take a shot but we need DE’s far more than RB’s.

    It’s hard watching Saquan Barkley and not wish…dude is a genuine stud.

    Penn State had another stud once upon a time. Ki Jana Carter was just under 230 lbs and could fly and had a GREAT career at Penn State including a 12 win season. The Bengals made him the #1 overall pick…gave him a 7 million dollar signing bonus and he blew out his knee on the third carry of his first preseason game.

    It’s always a crap shoot!!! Still it would be fun to see Barkley in a Buc’s uni.
    Normally I would think we’re drafting to far back but who expected to get OJ where we did.

  5. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    We need lineman! Not many running backs are successful when they are getting hit behind the line on 2/3rds of their carries!

  6. Issic Haggins Says:

    Barber 20 carries Please

  7. MadMax Says:

    They were talking about his dancing Joe….he was definitely dancing a lot.

  8. Hodad Says:

    Trade our 3rd, and 4th round pick to move up for the Auburn kicker!! That could happen if Licht is retained.

  9. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I think the reference to “finished” Doug Martin gives it away. LOL. I don’t like lack of production, but you can’t even pin most of it on Martin. Unlike last year, Quizz and Barber also have yet to have great games…not 100 yard rushers this year. For what I see of Martin in practices this year, where there really isn’t blocking, Doug is running very hard. Explosive hard. Again, O line and play calling and coaching are three of the four culprits here IMO.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I figure the top three needs for the off season are Defensive End, Running Back and Cornerback (esp if Brent retires), so I’d be happy with BPA at any of those positions.

    But I’m leaning toward DE as far as personal wish.

    Actually, Dotson needs replacing too.

  11. Cobraboy Says:

    Run hard right into the back of an OL being pushed off the LOS by a DL, or dance looking for a hole.

    What should I do?

    Decisions, decisions…

    Inept run blocking and even worse play calling are Martin’s biggest problems…as well as Barber’s and Rodgers’.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Roy T. Buford Says
    “Unlike last year, Quizz and Barber also have yet to have great games…”

    That’s because they have had barely any carries.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I personally think the run blocking looks worse than it is because the RBs keep messing up. I blame the RB Coach.

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    There you guys go with that Offensive draft Bullsh.. again! When will You get it thru your rather..thick skulls we need to draft Defensively this draft? Ohh I know when..When we have yet another losing season after this one!!!

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Luv the Orangatan Pic here Joe. looks like me..after a Bucs loss and 20 libations!!

  16. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:

    Jaquizz Rodgers seems like the guy who shouldn’t get any more carries this year.

    Just hand it to Peyton and Doug, in that order.

    One or 2 runs per game, Doug does look like our most capable RB, but it’s not continuous.

  17. Off the Cuff Says:

    The Chubb we need is Bradley. Also, Arden Key may fall due to off the field issues. Why not both?

    Somewhere mixed in, we need a couple of earth movers on the offensive line.

  18. Crazed Fan Says:

    I’d rather see Al Bundy in our backfield than Doug Martin or Peyton Barber. Rodgers is the best we got.