Report: Chucky Is Chasing Doug Martin

March 9th, 2018

Nobody writes a soap opera like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

You can’t make this stuff up.

(Or maybe you can, Mr. Rapoport?)

This afternoon, NFL Network reporter/insider Twittered that the ol’ Super Bowl ball coach himself, Chucky, has his eyes set on the NFL’s worst running back over the last two seasons. His name is Doug Martin.

Please, Chucky. Please get this deal done! It’ll be too much fun.

Odd that Rapoport says Chucky will make a strong push for Martin in free agency, considering Martin already is free and clear to sign with anyone.

This afternoon, Joe is very happy Chucky is not coaching the Bucs.

What next? Will Chris Baker sign a $3 million deal to play for a top defensive mind? Oh, wait, that already happened this week.

47 Responses to “Report: Chucky Is Chasing Doug Martin”

  1. SteveK Says:

    Charlie Farner, he is not!

    Martin might get a contract just based off his game at Oakland years ago.

    Whether it’s drugs, suspension, or inconsistent performance, farewell Muscle Hamster! Good luck, and I’m glad the Buccaneers aren’t banking on him this year.

  2. Reed Says:


  3. Kansas95Buc Says:


  4. doolnutts Says:

    lolol I doubt it happens but imagine if Martin becomes a 1,000 yard back under Gruden? It would be our luck and consistent with how players have done since we have let them go.

    Regardless of how Martin does next year, he had to go period… but still it would be something

  5. Kansas95Buc Says:

    Odds are he’ll sign with the Raiders and will have a awesome career i.e. Legarret ‘Three Rings’ Blount

  6. unbelievable Says:

    this article should age nicely if either or both go on to play productively for their new teams. 😂😂

    I’d give that about a 50% chance of happening with Doug and a 12% chance with Swaggy. It would be quite the indictment on this coaching staff though…

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    So Chucky came away impressed with Doug as a person. I think Doug was popular as a person here even with the drug issues.

    It’s as a football player that left us unimpressed.

  8. AlteredEgo Says:

    yawn….he’s a Oakland hometown boy…and did have one of his best games on their field…I wish him well…running behind Donald Penn again

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    Wow. Just wow. Baker wasn’t the problem. The problem was putting Baker nezt to GMC??? Martin has gas in the tank left? Omg

  10. The Anomaly Says:

    He’ll have one good season then two bad ones. Dude sucks

  11. Waterboy Says:

    Good for Doug! I’ve always thought he was a good person.

  12. Trumps Stylist Says:

    I hope him and Chucky can “roll” together.

  13. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Biceps are too small to play for gruden.

  14. Mike Johson Says:

    Again..Former Buc players are notorius for going elsewhere and doing well. I expect Martin to do the same. And WE..are in no position to laugh at nobody. Finishing with that stellar 5-12 winning record this past season. A change of venue, new settings, a coach who..knows how to put players in position to win,..Doug might yet have another 1000 yrd season. And when he does, I’m gonna laugh and say. BucLife baby!! I hope Chucky picks him up and I hope Doug Martin does well.

  15. LakeLand Says:

    I still think Doug Martin has a few good years left in the tank.

  16. Not there yet Says:

    Forget our record for next year, if Doug Martin and swaggy baker have rebound seasons dork koetter and Mike Smith should be fired for incompetence. I think this coaching staff sucks so I’m sure they’ll both ball out

  17. First Down Tampa Bay Says:


  18. webster Says:

    Good luck dougie fresh, dougernaut, er…muscle hamster!!! Teach em how to dougie

  19. Brett Says:

    Chucky is chasing martin?
    I bet Gruden can catch him. Doug isn’t running like he used to.

  20. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Run Doug Run!!

  21. I Bleed Pewter and Red Says:

    Maybe since Martin was born in Oakland Chucky feels it could resurrect his career. If …and I say it lightly if Hamster has a great year we can attribute it to the fact that most players coming out of college consider being drafted by the Buc’s as a curse to there dreams. He wouldn’t be the only high draft pick who left the Bucs to go and have a better career. The best cure is winning and unfortunately the Bucs historically fall short of those goals annually. no joke .387 franchise winning percentage. You have to have rhino skin to be a real Buc fan.

  22. destinjohnny Says:

    Well we had the worst run blocking line in the NF the last 3 years.
    lets see what he can do with a super bowl winning head coach.
    We fired Tory Dungy and Jon Gruden wow

  23. Dooshlarue Says:

    Ah yes Mike Johnson…. the 5-12 season. Are you counting a preseason game?

  24. BuccLuck Says:

    Doug’s problem was motivation. What’s Grudens strongest aspect as a coach? Motivation. Doug would be productive for Chucky.

  25. Greecosuave Says:

    Sign Carlos Hyde and draft Chubb. Buy some linemen too.

    Good for Martin.

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    One could figure Doug’s problems were drug related. I don’t know if that had anything to do with his lack of production but if so and he kicks the habit you could see him be productive once again. It wouldn’t shock me is all I’m saying, it also wouldn’t shock me if he peddles out his 2.9 ypc or gets injured most of his next season.

  27. BucEmUp Says:

    He just wants to show the Bucs up. You know what the raiders offense is going to be potent, it would surprise me.

  28. Bird Says:

    Man. Maybe gruden never forgave the glazers.

    Now he wants to take a bucs castoff and show his coaching superiority and allow Martin to have productive season.

    Either that. Or same old gruden who was terrible judging talent. Doug is from that area. Probably not best place for someone with drug history to go back home

  29. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Doug wants to run like Forrest to make Dork look like the Dork he is.

  30. denjoe Says:

    LMAO! I hope we don’t play them, washed RB’s kill are Defense, oh wait all RB’s do that.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    Assuming he’s healthy and plays Martin will easily clear 1100 yards at 4.5ypc if he goes to Oakland. Meanwhile Joe will keep on saying Martin is terrible and the offensive line and the playcalling isn’t an issue.

  32. Eric Says:

    Well the good thing is Chucky is back coaching and we can see if the Chucky haters are right about him.

    Could be Chucky knows how to get some good production out of Martin. He was always good at resurrecting careers.

    Like Galloway and Antonio Bryant.

    Thank goodness we have the great Dirk Koetter rather than Chucky. Dirk would never do anything like count on Doug Martin. Oh wait…..

  33. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    This is just Chucky trying to “stick it” to the Bucs. He’s got some big balls that I’m not sure Koetter has. Shots fired by Gruden! It will be like him saying to the Glazers,” Look, “I” can do what YOUR coach can’t”! Call it competitive or petty, but I call it BALLS 🏈!

  34. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Bird, Gruden did like players that were past thier prime, so you might have a point.

  35. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    BigHog, I’m surprised that you want Doug to do well for a white head coach.

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    Doug isn’t past his prime, he’s still got at least one season left in him – the issue in Tampa was the God awful predictable playcalling. Dirk call first down rush between the tackles on about 70% of 1st downs in the first halves of game, and he seemingly didn’t use a 1st down play action pass until around week 13. Teams stacked the box on 1st down and Dirk would just run straight up the gut and Martin has to dodge 3 guys just to get to the LOS. The few times he actually did have any sort of clearing he still showed very good burst, and seemingly whenever that happened the play would then get called back for holding.

    Gruden does love old washed up players, like giving an injured Charlie Garner $5m when that was still a lot of money. But Martin isn’t a broken down always injured 32 year old.

  37. USFBUC Says:

    DM needed to go but if he can go get another contract and put a solid performance that would be awesome for him. I agree with others here who think if Martin or Baker have solid performances this coming year it is very indicative of the coaching staffs inability to coach

  38. Aaron Says:

    He has avg burst, is not patient has a runner, and doesn’t see the back door cut…let gruden have him

  39. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    What Rod
    Munch said!! That is part of the reason Dork should have been fired and the Bucs went 5 & 12 and will go 5 & 12 or worse this year!!!

  40. Mtbucsfan Says:

    Lol and the 2018 Rushing leader and MVP! The muscle hamster! On a side note the browns are making moves. They are going to screw this whole draft up now!

  41. Pit Says:

    Remember when everybody wanted Adrian Peterson last year ? Same crap with this guy.
    He should have been cut a year ago. Go be Browns fans they did a lot of trades today I am pretty sure they will be in SB this year.

  42. JonBuc Says:

    Chucky will spend the rest of his days trying to stick it to the Bucs in one way, shape or form. Reviving Martin in any way would please Gruden to no end. Back to back years of sub-3yards/carry says it all. Well…that and the drug suspension coming off a new contract signing when the Bucs needed him most.

  43. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Man. So glad we had that extra game this year. Knowing our luck we would’ve been 4-12 without it.

  44. adam from ny Says:

    gruden has a chip on his napoleon shoulder against the bucs…if he can resurrect martin it will make the bucs look stupid – making the bucs look stupid is a gruden goal, thanks to the glazers…

    on another note, i highly doubt we will ever have another 5-12 season… check the above thread ^^^

    also i have an authentic doug martin bucs jersey that he signed as i hung outside postgame, where the players leave the stadium…he signed and was super nic,e during his rookie year…after the game i went back to the hotel and layed pipe and dropped raw sewage on my slim buxom girlfriend, and prolly got a little dna on that jersey too…useless dang jersey…maybe i can add an “o” and make it a freddie martino jersey…lol…who am i kidding!

  45. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    awesome will play in post season in 2019 the bucs will watch until 2023

  46. darin Says:

    Gruden makes his team practice and holds players accountable. So Doug has a shot to bounce back for sure. Its obvious guys get away with as little as the coaches let them here. The same coaches who seem to wana take the easy road too. Its becoming crystal clear to me the coaching staff here is in way over their heads. But since I must roll with them next season I hope they learned some lessons and adjust accordingly. Ahhhh hope

  47. El_Buc941 Says:

    In other news Joe,Tampa Bay is pushing hard,and not just the Bucs but also Jameis! Is trying to recruit the services of Richard Sherman!man how crazy would it be to sign Sherman AND Grimes?No Fly Zone in Tampa!