TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Doug Martin doesn't believe in the so-called sophomore jinx.
Tampa Bay's second-year running back rushed for 1,454 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a rookie, and the Buccaneers believe he's capable of performing even better in 2013.
Especially with two of the team's best players guards Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph returning from injuries to strengthen the offensive line.
Martin finished third in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson with 1,926 total yards from scrimmage in 2012. He was fourth in rushing behind Peterson, Alfred Morris, Marshawn Lynch and Jamal Charles after being selected with the 31st overall pick of last year's draft.
Now, he's eager to build on that success.
"I'm more confident in what I'm doing out there. I can't wait for the season to start," Martin said following practice during the team's three-day mandatory minicamp.
"There's a lot of room to improve. It's the second year in this system," the former Boise State standout said. "...