“I Got In My Own Way”

May 29th, 2018

Doug Martin has been talking where he appears to feel safe, in the warm, embracing bosom of Chucky.

NBC Sports Bay area reporter Scott Bair was Twittering earlier today about a chat he had with Martin.

It seems Tampa was too tough for Martin to handle.

@BairNBCS – Doug Martin says “I got in my own way” over last few years in Tampa, believes being home (he’s from Stockton) around friends and family will keep him busy…Also, said Bay Area “has a lot of hills.” He has ran quite a few to get in top shape.

Joe keeps trying to put the Doug Martin mess in the rear view mirror and find inner peace, but stuff like this opens all the old wounds.

OK, Martin has battled personal problems. He’s human. But why the heck did the Bucs stand by him and let him drag the offense down? It was so obvious that Martin didn’t deserve to be on the field last year.

Joe wishes Martin well with the Raiders, and no, just like last year, Joe isn’t fooled by positive reports of Martin coming out of Raiders spring practices.

27 Responses to ““I Got In My Own Way””

  1. Papa578 Says:

    Who gives a crap…you’re a non-hacker in my world. Just another payroll thief imo. Mr Jones and company will wash away the nasty taste of your lame azz Sunday appearances.

  2. Diesel Says:

    Sheeeesh Papa!

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    But why the heck did the Bucs stand by him and let him drag the offense down?
    Doug Martin played at Boise State, and guess who was the old Boise State Coach ?
    It was Dirk Koetter!

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    He’s soft like wet tissue paper. He a Josh Freeman will be enjoying Strawberry Daiquiri’s together on a pontoon boat with short shorts in the near future

  5. Redblud Says:

    BucEmUp, ant they’re still richer than you and mostly anyone on this page will ever be.

  6. cmurda Says:

    What Bucem Up said^^^

    PS. I know others have brought it up but what up with the name, mail and website disappearing? Did I change a setting?

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    Can DM invest in chap stick? While he is stumbling over his own feet in a way to get cut his lips remains ashy and chapped or just still on pipe

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    And DM is THE reason we sucked.

  9. AlteredEgo Says:

    Other than his F’up….I wish him well….he has done on the football field more than 99.9% of anyone that ever suited up

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Sometimes in this life, a change of enviroment does the body and soul good. Not only in Sports but in private life also. I’m from Tampa. Moved out West a few yrs ago and my life completely changed for the better. financially and personally. So one never knows, martin just might do good in Raider country. You just never know..until….

  11. BoJim Says:

    Yeah. Las Vegas is a great place to stay straight. lol

  12. Will Says:

    I’m calling it now Martin will have a good season in Oakland, then they’ll sign him for a few years and they’ll get the Doug Martin that was in Tampa last year.

  13. DB55 Says:

    DM will prove like ALL others that the Bucs org as a whole including 75% of their fan base and ESPECIALLY coaches are just scrubs.

    Just watch and see he’ll be chasing the rushing title this year.

  14. Wesley Says:

    Get ready to eat more crow next season Joe. Doug is going to have a great season.

  15. Bucwatcher Says:

    Doug SUCKS…!!! He had 2 years. First year. Fake stats/ Oakland and Minnesota. Two games 400+yards….after that,what?

    Two years ago. Contact year. He worked HARD to party. Whatever…he SUCKS!

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Get ready to eat more crow next season Joe. Doug is going to have a great season.”


    Yeah, because that would be very typical of 30 year old RB’s to tear it up after 2 years of terrible play.

  17. Lamarcus Says:


    I live in Vegas. It’s just as normal as any city….. ..Outside the strip lol

  18. rrsrq Says:

    You said it before Joe, Martin was a better pass blocker than the other backs

  19. Mike10 Says:

    Honestly, I’m at peace w it.

    He was a late first rd pick that got a lot of production over the past 6 years, with 2 very good years. We were able to bury the hatchet in giving him the lead role in 2018 after a poor 2017. If he succeeds elsewhere good for him. If he doesn’t, then we shouldn’t be too surprised bc we know he has talent.

  20. Joe Says:

    Yeah, because that would be very typical of 30 year old RB’s to tear it up after 2 years of terrible play.

    Not just terrible play, the worst back-to-back seasons of yards-per-carry since 1940! (Not a typo.)

  21. JJBucfan Says:

    He was hit in the backfield a ton because we were so predictable and I still contend our O-line sucked, don’t care what people tell me, I watched every down last year with my own eyes. I wouldn’t doubt it if he rushes for 1000 yards, Oakland has a good O-Line, incredible receivers, a very good if not great QB and no doubt in my mind a better playcaller. If I’m wrong I will admit it but unless he gets hurt, he will rebound. Having said that, as much as Koetter claimed he loved our O-line last year, almost the whole line is re-vamped and I think we are gonna be great in the run game this year.

  22. Trench War Says:

    It would he hysterical if muscle hamster makes it to the pro bowl this season.

  23. Eric Says:

    Wasn’t Antonio Bryant working in a car wash when Chucky pulled him in.

    Didn’t everyone think Galloway was washed up? Hilliard?

    Chucky knows what he is doing, wait and see.

    Raiders vs. Bucs in Super Bowl rematch. Heard it here first. Even Joe’s could find a story line there.

  24. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard thinks Martin will run wild for Chucky in 2018 because it’s a Bucs life

  25. Pick6 Says:

    i could see Martin being better in Oakland than he was for the past 2 seasons in Tampa (although after 2 years of being the WORST RB to get 100+ carries it’s not a given that he’ll stop sucking), but i don’t see him coming remotely close to his only 2 good pro seasons thus far

  26. Trench War Says:

    Worth a shot when I start drafting bench players in my fantasy draft to take muscle hamster, if he’s still there. He could be a long shot RB1 ..or not

  27. Buccfan37 Says:

    I hope the muscle go go gadget pulls a hammy in Raidersville just for Chucky.