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Pressure cooker: Doug Martin

NFL Pressure Cooker: In the pressure cooker, we take a look at a player who has a lot to prove in the 2015 season and what they need to do to relieve some of the pressure placed on them. The first subject: Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin.   It’s no secret that Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ running back Doug Martin is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders this...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Who was the most popular Tampa Bay Buccaneers player last season

While he may have been the most disappointing player in Tampa Bay last season, Doug Martin was still the most popular. According to Dick Sporting Goods, Doug Martin didn’t just have the highest selling Buccaneers jersey, he had the best-selling jersey in all of Florida, beating out all the players from the Dolphins and Jaguars, too. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football 2015: Ranking...
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Doug “Muscle Hamster” Martin Wants a New Nickname

Doug Martin makes a living shedding defenders, but right now, the running back is focused on shaking something else off: his nickname. The 26-year-old shared his disdain for “Muscle Hamster,” per Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports: “The name ‘Muscle Hamster’ is the worst nickname possibly ever given to somebody,” Martin [said] on Wednesday, leaning into a reporter’s...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s time is up in Tampa Bay

Doug Martin lit up the NFL landscape as a rookie in 2012. He broke tackles, had monster games, and was easily the best rookie running back in the league. Since then, he’s been nothing but disappointment and injuries. And it’s finally time to call it like it is: he’s nothing more than a back-up in this league. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have essentially told Martin just that,...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Licht: RB spot is Martin’s to lose

The Buccaneers decided not to pick up the fifth-year option in running back Doug Martin‘s contract. All indications we’ve received for months is how high the staff believes in second-year back Charles Sims. But what exactly is the situation in Tampa Bay’s backfield? General manager Jason Licht appeared on NBC Sports Radio’s Under Center on Friday and talked about several...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Do Not Pick Up Fifth-Year Option for Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin, a first-round pick from the 2012 draft, will reportedly not have the fifth-year option on his contract picked up (via The Tampa Bay Times). Martin put up excellent stats in his rookie year, then came crashing down to earth with the speed of a meteoroid during the next two seasons. Martin posted a remarkable 1,454 rushing yards...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is still a beast

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had a great rookie season in 2012. He played in all 16 regular season games and totaled 1,454 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Last year his season was cut short by injury; he missed ten games with a shoulder injury. Now I’m looking at the top fantasy football options at running back and I’m not seeing Doug Martin’s name...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin not ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin could be set for a mediocre 2014

Doug Martin has only played in the NFL for two years, and his career has already been a roller coaster ride. The rookie running back exploded onto the scene for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. Martin rushed for 1,454 yards on 319 attempts, for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, and scored eleven touchdowns. Martin also had 472 receiving yards on 49 receptions for one touchdown...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Doug Martin still the future in Tampa Bay?

If the Buccaneers want to have a turnaround season next year, they are going to have to be able to count on their running game to support their offense. Going into last season, nobody thought that there would be any worries surrounding Tampa Bay’s backfield for years to come.  Doug Martin had just come off an incredible rookie season, where he amassed 1,926 total yards and 12...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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