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It looks like we were correct in our analysis of Doug Martin. Early into camp Martin is impressing the coaching staff and players. "He made some explosive runs (Sunday) where you really see why they drafted him so high," guard Davin Joseph said. "He reminds you of a Ray Rice or Maurice Jones-Drew. He's very crafty and he really understands the run game."
The difficult part of the NFL is the mental aspect and Martin has already picked up on Schiano's philosophy and offensive game plan. Having been tutored under Boise State Coach Peterson and his pro style offense Martin is well grounded and prepared to handle the terminology of an NFL playbook. Look for Martin to make an immediate impact and play a significant role in the Buc's offense.
Buc's Coach Schiano, who coached Rice at Rutgers, sees a lot of similarities and believes Martin can handle a heavy workload in the NFL. "I think what allows him to have a chance is he is a stout guy,...
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Doug Martin is getting some serious praise in Tampa early in training camp. Already drawing comparisons to Ray Rice and MJD, he is the most complete back on the roster. Blount couldn’t be trust in pass protection and thus was on the sidelines for much of the time in 2011. Martin will be a 3 down back as he runs with a low pad level, breaks tackles, is...
According to Vito Sellino of the Florida Times-Union, the hold out of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to last a long time.
“Jones-Drew’s holdout is likely to last a long time,” reported Sellino.
This sounds like Jones-Drew’s agent telling the media that his hold out won’t end, to try and muster up some leverage against the Jaguars...
The Jacksonville Jaguars are perceived as one of the worst teams in the league, and their best player, Maurice Jones-Drew is in the middle of a holdout with two full years left on his contract. Despite being the NFL's top rusher in 2011, Jones-Drew needs to realize that the Jaguars can replace him.
The primary reason the Jaguars are unwilling to provide Jones-Drew a new deal...
Typically, when a new head coach is brought in, the first thing he does is get acquainted -- both personally and professionally -- with the players.
In Jacksonville, Mike Mularkey has done just that, save for one very notable exception.
According to Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com, Mularkey and running backs coach Sylvester Croom have yet to meet disgruntled back Maurice Jones...
According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is not in contact with the team at this time.Fantasy Spin:The Times Union said "Jones-Drew's holdout is likely to last a long time." New Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey hasn't even met his star running back yet, which can't bode well for the running back's fantasy outlook.
So, I am listening to ESPN Radio the other night and I hear that Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has decided to hold out for a new contract, with 2 years remaining on his current contract extension that he signed in 2009. This is a contract that is set to pay him over $4 million per for the final 2 seasons. A contract that he agreed to, and to the best of my...
The Jacksonville Jaguars are imploding before the season begins in a very unremarkable fashion.
The franchise has a new coach, new owner, a new group of receivers, a young quarterback that is trying to forget the year 2011 ever happened and are missing the draft pick they gave up the world for and their one ray of light that refuses to show up without a raise.
So who should the...
The Jaguars have a conundrum on their hands as this article is being written with All World RB Maurice Jones-Drew holding out. New owner Shahid Khan is holding firm in his stance that he has made all the attempts to get Jones-Drew into training camp, but Jones-Drew keeps rebuking the contract offers. Without MJD in camp is not a complete back breaker but to have him hold out...
What makes an NFL player overrated or underrated? In the NFL it could be the amount of money he makes in comparison to his productivity.
Or the amount of attention he demands in relation to his productivity. Or the expectations placed on him and his productivity in relation to the expectations.
Let's go with productivity or the potential productivity.
In Jacksonville, expectations...
Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Rich Gannon of CBS Sports/Sirius XM:
RICH GANNON (CBS Sports/Sirius XM)
1. Green Bay - McCarthy and Capers will fix defense.
2. New England - If Patriots improve on D they'll be back in Super Bowl.
3. Baltimore - 24 wins over last two seasons and a happy Ray Rice.
4. San Francisco - Great D and better this year in passing game...
With camps starting up around the league there is buzz surrounding many different players around the league. During training camp you hear a lot about rookies and their potential, you hear about new free agent acquisitions and how impressive they are, and then you hear about an arrest every now and then.
Just in case you are a casual fan and don’t keep up with twitter or the...
Comments on the Baltimore Ravens by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BALTIMORE RAVENS (5)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 3): 24 wins over last two seasons and a happy Ray Rice.
Chris Berman (ESPN, 4): After all, Ravens should have been in Super Bowl.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 4): No contract problems for Ray Rice equals good news for Ravens. Now they have...
Every year NFL players holdout and sit out of Training Camp and this year is no different with Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe and Maurice Jones-Drew are holding out this year. A couple players at one position get paid and another player in that same position will want that same money. They will not report to [...]