Found August 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
The first half of preseason is over. And while some believe that preseason is frivolous, that is not entirely true. Here are five facts that we have gleamed from the first two preseason games.5. RB Doug MartinLast year the Buccaneers ranked 30th in rushing offense. They ran the ball fewer than any team in the league with 346 attempts.Enter rookie Doug Martin out of Boise State. New head coach Greg Schiano has stated he wants to have one featured running back.Schiano is also determined to have a run-first, ball control offense. Incumbent running back, LeGarrette Blount, ended last season injured. He also registered five fumbles, losing the ball three of those times. In the preseason Blount sustained a leg injury.All this opens the door for Martin. We know the Buccaneers will run the ball more. We know that Schiano drafted Martin. Expect Martin to run, and run often. 4. WR Antonio BrownMike Wallace has reportedly decided to show up. What we know from preseason is that Antonio Brown is...
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