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Doug Martin asks NFL to stop calling him ‘Muscle Hamster’

    Much like Adam Jones and “Pacman,” Harold Miner and “Baby Jordan,” or Jim Everett and “Chris,” Buccaneers running back Doug Martin loathes the nickname “Muscle Hamster.” The 26-year-old has made his disdain for the epithet well-known in the last couple of years, so he obviously wasn’t happy when the NFL recently tried to resurrect the hated tag by including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin: 'I got a little leaner and I got a little faster'

It's been a whirlwind of an offseason for running back Doug Martin. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose to decline Martin's fifth-year option for 2016, they still chose to keep him around town.Apparently, the decision is already looking like it may be a good one.As Pat Yasinskas of ESPN explains, Martin has dropped his weight from the 223 listed on the team's website, to between...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin wants NFL to stop calling him 'Muscle Hamster'

The holiday season is a few months away, and Doug Martin won’t be asking for any fancy new toys. He just wants everyone to stop calling him by that dumb nickname. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back earned the nickname “Muscle Hamster” back in college thanks to a few Boise State teammates impressed by his small stature and incredible strength. Yet Martin doesn’t really...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

It Looks Like The 2012 Version Of Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Is Back!

When thew Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Doug Martin with a first round pick back in 2012 they hoped they were getting the running back of the future. During his rookie season it looked like they were right--then came his sophomore season (not so good). Last season really wasn't any better. Coming in to this season it was doubtful he would be the man for the Bucs in the backfield this...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Doug Martin turning the corner?

Saturday night’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Minnesota Vikings was all about Jameis Winston. How would he do? How would he look? All eyes were on him. However, there were quite a few eyes in the Tampa Bay area that were on a different offensive player; Doug Martin. After a solid rookie campaign followed by two disappointing, injury-plagued seasons, Doug Martin...
Via EndZoneScore
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin In Great Shape After Dropping 20 Pounds During The Off-Season

As a rookie, Tamp Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin looked like the real deal rushing for 1454 yards and 11 touchdowns. He followed that up with 456 yards in six games in 2013 (missing most of the year because of an injury). His 2014 season ended early because of another injury limiting him to just 494 yards in 11 games. With numbers like that it is no wonder the team declined...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin ready to break out in 2015 for the Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to take a big step forward in their rebuilding process during the upcoming 2015 season, and Doug Martin is a huge part of their upcoming season. Martin showed legitimate superstar potential during his rookie season, but has fallen off in a big way since then. Injuries have been a big part of his lack of success, but he has been looking much better...
Via This Given Sunday
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug “Muscle Hamster” Martin Wants a New Nickname

Doug Martin makes a living shedding defenders, but right now, the running back is focused on shaking something else off: his nickname. The 26-year-old shared his disdain for “Muscle Hamster,” per Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports: “The name ‘Muscle Hamster’ is the worst nickname possibly ever given to somebody,” Martin [said] on Wednesday, leaning into a reporter’s...
Via Sportsnaut
June 17, 2015  |  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...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
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...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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