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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin named 12th best in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse back not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s RB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Muscle Out The Hamster: Can Doug Martin Shoulder the Load?

What can you say about Doug Martin? No, really. It’s a genuine appeal from Buccaneers fans and fantasy owners who are starved for good news when it comes to the Tampa Bay tailback whose sophomore season was cut short by a torn labrum. The rumors started swirling last week when OC Jeff Tedford commented that he preferred a running back committee approach. Coach Lovie Smith somewhat...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin not ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Dolphins fullback Jorvorskie Lane

Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed full back Jorvorskie Lane according to his agent David Canter.  Lane was previously with the Miami Dolphins and is a very big, solid blocker.  He will be a huge asset to the Bucs and Doug Martin. davidcanter Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @JorvorskieLane on signing with @TBBuccaneers & welcome back!!!!! […] The post Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin could be set for a mediocre 2014

Doug Martin has only played in the NFL for two years, and his career has already been a roller coaster ride. The rookie running back exploded onto the scene for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. Martin rushed for 1,454 yards on 319 attempts, for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, and scored eleven touchdowns. Martin also had 472 receiving yards on 49 receptions for one touchdown...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Doug Martin still the future in Tampa Bay?

If the Buccaneers want to have a turnaround season next year, they are going to have to be able to count on their running game to support their offense. Going into last season, nobody thought that there would be any worries surrounding Tampa Bay’s backfield for years to come.  Doug Martin had just come off an incredible rookie season, where he amassed 1,926 total yards and 12...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs place Doug Martin on I.R.

Shortly after running back Doug Martin went down with a shoulder injury, the Buccaneers were targeting Monday night’s game against the Dolphins as a possible return for Martin. This game continues to loom large in Martin’s recovery, as the team has said this week that they’ll make a decision before the Monday night game on whether Martin can play or if they’ll shut him down...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Running back draft strategy: Doug Martin's big game in 2012 and controlling for outliers when assessing value

Malcolm Gladwell made the topic trendy but outliers have been the bane of a statistical analyst’s existence all along. An outlier is essentially a number so far from the average (mean) that it seems out of place. In fantasy football we’re talking about statistical outputs that stand out from a player’s typical production. For example, Doug Martin‘s 272 total yard, four touchdown...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 preseason roster roundup: Running Back

Position1st String2nd String3rd String RBDoug MartinBrian LeonardMike James   For the first time in five years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the same running back in the 1st string slot two years in a row — a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Cadillac Williams in 2008. That running back is Doug Martin. In his rookie campaign, Martin was able to eclipse...
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Doug Martin poses in Christmas onesie

Doug Martin has taken a lot of grief for his not-so-endearing nickname -- "Muscle Hamster," which was given to him in college. The Bucs' first-year running back wears the name proudly. And that isn't all. ... Wait for it ... Yes, what you see there is the NFL's third-leading rusher and legitimate...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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