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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't seem to miss cornerback Aqib Talib at all.
Yes, they gave up 414 passing yards and four touchdowns to Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer on Sunday.
But the Bucs moved to 3-1 without Talib this season and appear to have found his replacement in the process.
Undrafted rookie Leonard Johnson had another solid game against the Raiders and recorded his second interception in as many weeks.
Johnson has been the primary nickel corner the past two games and has put up some very impressive numbers. The 22-year old Johnson, who played his high school locally in Clearwater, has eight tackles, five passes defensed, and two interceptions during that span.
Let's compare those numbers to Talib and the Bucs' other starting cornerback – Eric Wright:
In eight games this season, Wright has eight passes defensed and just one interception, which he did return for a 60-yard touchdown.
Talib, who only played in four games because of a drug suspension...
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1. Rookie Doug Martin rewrote the franchise record books yesterday with his amazing performance against Oakland. The Muscle Hamster ripped off several highlight runs and scored touchdowns from 1, 45, 67, and 70 yards out. Martin, who is making a case for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, finished with a team-record 251 rushing yards on just 25 carries (10.0 YPC). But what was...
Rookie RB Doug Martin was expected to be a large part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense this season under first-year head coach Greg Schiano. After a slow start, Martin is starting to hit his stride and on Sunday, turned in a record setting effort against the Oakland Raiders. The player affectionately known as the “Muscle Hampster”, muscled his way to 251 yards on the ground...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted cornerback LaQuan Lewis from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and released cornerback Brandon McDonald.
Lewis entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Tennessee last year. He has appeared in one game with Tampa Bay and three with Dallas this season.
McDonald was let go Tuesday after appearing in all eight...
If you are one of the people who took a gamble with your fantasy football team on Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back, Doug Martin, you really lucked out. Martin has put up some impressive numbers. Halfway through the year, he has … Continue reading →
Doug Martin ran home.
And ran, and ran, and ran.
The Buccaneers rookie running back, a native of nearby Stockton, Calif., rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns to lead Tampa Bay to a 42-32 victory at Oakland on Sunday.
Playing before more than 60 family and friends, Martin joined Denvers Mike Anderson as the only backs with at least 250 yards rushing and four TDs in a single...
After a sluggish start that included a blocked Connor Barth field goal, the Buccaneers relied on a rookie to get them going. Running back Doug Martin would set team records in route to a 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders. The Bucs would jump ahead of Oakland 7-3 in the second quarter after Josh Freeman hit Vincent Jackson in the end zone from 20 yards out.But with under two...
The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that cornerback LeQuan Lewis was promoted from the practice squad. To make room for Lewis, the team released cornerback Brandon McDonald. Here is information from the team’s official press release: Lewis has appeared in one game for the Buccaneers this season, in addition to playing in three games with the Dallas Cowboys, including the Week 3 matchup...
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The Headline: Doug Martin destroys the Raiders
Does anyone still doubt the theory that running back is the easiest position to come into the league and have an immediate impact? Taken 31st overall in April’s draft, Buccaneers rookie Doug Martin ploughed through the ‘vaunted’ Raiders defense for a total of 251 yards and 4 touchdowns...