It just seems like as soon as someone comes out a top flight player in their rookie year, that they go through the infamous "Sophomore Slump", a significantly disapointing second season that leaves fans wondering who the real player really is? The greatness that was the rookie season, or the disapointment that was season 2, and thus the name of the effect..."Sophomore" slump. You can probably take up the odds at some best online sports book to find out if fans think Bucs running back Doug Martin will fall, or take, OFF!
Well the answer may be disapointing if Martin does fall off, because for the most part, true great NFL players DO NOT HAVE SOPHOMORE SLUMPS! That's right, look back at all the greats, and you wont hear anyone talking about a slump with them.
Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith? Nope, no sophomore slump. Marshal Faulk, Walter Payton? Nadda.
Walter Payton had 679 yards in his rookie 1977 season, then proceeded to run for 1390 in 1978. For good measure, he took off ...