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When the Buccaneers drafted Doug Martin in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft, it seemed like a death sentence for LeGarrette Blount and his fantasy value. However, it might have been just what Blount needed. Blount showed up to Buccaneers’ OTAs noticeably slimmer and in much better shape than 2011, when his conditioning was a big part of the reason why he saw little playing time down the stretch.
Rookie running backs tend to struggle some out of the gate and the Buccaneers plan to run a lot this year so I could still see Blount being involved in the offense a good amount on non-passing downs, though Martin will probably still lead the team in carries. Still there’s some sleeper value with the running back who is less than 2 years removed from rushing for 1007 yards and 6 touchdowns on 201 carries.
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Last month, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved back into the first-round of the NFL Draft in order to select RB Doug Martin. The running back position was an area of concern for the Buccaneers heading into the draft. In later rounds, Tampa selected Michael Smith from Utah State. LeGarrette Blount has been the lead back in Tampa for most of the last two seasons and he’s prepared for...
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According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin went down during a minicamp practice on Tuesday.
Bucs general manager Mark Dominik has confirmed that Martin suffered a slight hamstring strain.
The Buccaneers will need to watch Martin and make sure he gets plenty of rest so the injury won’t linger...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed fifth-round draft pick Najee Goode and sixth-round selection Keith Tandy to four-year contracts.
Goode and Tandy were college teammates at West Virginia and are being counted on to help improve one of the weakest defenses in the NFL. Goode will compete for playing time as a rookie at outside linebacker, while Tandy is a cornerback...
According to ESPN’s John Clayton via Evan Silva, rookie Doug Martin will almost certainly win the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back job.
“Martin’s job to lose. … Martin’s gonna win that starting job, and probably pretty convincingly,” said Clayton.
Martin is a better all around back then LaGarrette Blount, since Blount is more of a down hill...
I stumbled across a posting this afternoon from the first week of May from a financial advice site, getrichslowly.com. The article struck a chord with me as the author, Robert Brokamp, is obviously a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, or at least grew up watching the Buccaneers in the same era as I did. Mr. Brokamp is a Certified Financial Planner and penned an article on whether or not professional...