No Insight On Doug Martin Issue

December 19th, 2017


Bucs running back Doug Martin was a healthy scratch for the second time in less than a year.

Martin was inactive Monday night for the game against the Dixie Chicks. He was also a healthy scratch last year on Christmas Eve when the Bucs traveled to New Orleans for a key game against the Saints.

As we learned later, the benching in the Big Easy precluded news that Martin had tested positive for a banned substance. He later served a four-game sentence.

Tonight, all we know is that Martin was inactive for breaking what was termed a minor team violation. In his postgame pressure, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was tight-lipped about the issue.

“It is done,” Koetter said. He would not elaborate.

The problem with not elaborating, it opens the door for folks to speculate the worst, even if it is inaccurate. That’s not good for the Bucs nor for Martin.

7 Responses to “No Insight On Doug Martin Issue”

  1. TrollSlayer Says:

    bye bye molly hamster

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    This has to be the most disappointing player of the year award lock pick. Not just the Bucs but entire NFL. 4th highest paid averages 2 yards a games. And even dm does have daylight he falls. Stubble on his own feet. We need defense and a run game

  3. lambchop Says:

    I thought someone said it was for missing a team meeting.

  4. DoNUTS Says:

    If you suspend a key player, you have to tell the fans. Koetter will be fired. These are just more examples of his inability to be HC/manage the team. I also think Licht is gone regardless of the extension; too many mistakes on OL/DL and top of draft day (Aguayo-Hargraves).

    Please wake me up when this shat show is over.

  5. not there yet Says:

    You would ….. Another week if Doug Martin bashing, someone is Peter pathetic and thinks clearly thinks no one can see the agenda when it comes to this one player who gets bashed more than any other on the team. He must have been hiding in your closet when you came home from work

  6. mike10 Says:

    I’d argue that Peyton Barber cost us that game last night. Driving all the way deep into Falcons territory and that clown fumbles on the 5… as agregious a play I’ve seen all year. Ended up being a 10 pt swing with a Matt Bryant FG.

  7. pelbuc Says:

    Example #893 as to why Licht needs to be fired!