Lovie Smith doesn’t know what’s wrong with the running game

The Buccaneers aren’t exactly the worst team running the football in the National Football League. They are not even the second or third worst team. But they are the fourth worst team in the NFL when it comes to the ground game. What has been consistent is their lack of production in the second half that has contributed to a lowly 84 rushing yards per game this season.  Sometimes...
Via The Bay Cave
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines with Derek Fournier from What the Buc

In the penultimate podcast of the regular season, Amanda and Chris discuss their differing feelings following the Green Bay Packers’ loss in Week 15 to the Buffalo Bills, before trying to figure out how they’d like the NFC playoff picture to shake out. They then welcome in Derek Fournier from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers site What The Buc, talking about Mike Glennon vs. Josh McCown...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The good, the bad & the ugly in the Buccaneers’ loss to the Carolina Panthers

For the second time this season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced a Carolina Panthers team without star quarterback Cam Newton, and for the second time this season the Bucs could not pull out a win. After a traffic accident sidelined Newton with two fractured vertebrae, quarterback Derek Anderson got the start and led the Panthers to a 19-17 win that temporarily put them in sole possession...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Tampa Bay Make A Run At Adrian Peterson Or RGIII?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently sit solidly at 2-11.  The are holding the fourth position in the NFC South.  In case you haven't heard, the NFC South is bad.  Sadly, the Buccaneers are worse. How bad are the Buccaneers?  Quarterback Josh McCown is rocking a 73.9 quarterback rating.  He has tossed nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  He looks nothing like the McCown of...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Searching for a silver lining in 14-13 loss to Cincy

While blown opportunities ruled the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had some moments to be proud of in their 14-13 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead thanks to the hard running of Doug Martin and the ball-hawking of the their secondary (which intercepted Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton three times), the Bucs once again found themselves struggling to play with...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs fall to 2-10 after loss to the Bengals

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit The Buccaneers played the game like almost a mirror image of how they played last week against Chicago. Once again they found ways to beat themselves, this time at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.  The game started off well defensively for the Bucs. Cornerback Johnthan Banks intercepted an Andy Dalton...
Via The Bay Cave
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers observations: Tampa Bay finds yet another way to lose

TAMPA, Fla. -- Stop if you've heard this before: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers race to a 10-0 lead in the first half only to lose. Much like their loss to the Chicago Bears, the Bucs started well. Much like their loss to the Bears, they looked strong in the first half. Much like their loss to the Bears, the momentum failed to continue in the second half. Let's stop the Bucs' playoff talk...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin carries in seven-yard touchdown (Video)

Doug Martin was at one point thought of as one of the best up-and-coming running backs in the NFL, but he has been going through major struggles lately and has been unable to reach the potential that many expected from him. He still has the talent to reach that potential, but he’ll need to remain healthy and on the field, as well as getting back to the type of style that made...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Doug Martin active for Buccaneers

CHICAGO (AP) Running back Doug Martin is active for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after missing three games with an ankle injury. Cornerback Alterraun Verner also is expected to play in Sunday's game at Chicago. Verner missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury. Tampa Bay's inactive list includes linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring), defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers and running...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Report: Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back situation doesn't look any clearer, with both Doug Martin and Charles Sims questionable for today's game in Chicago against the Bears.  Linebacker Lavonte David is also questionable. #456866248 / Tampa Bay's injury report lists Martin and Sims as questionable this week, though its possible both play through their injuries. ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin in line to regain Buccaneers starting RB role

Doug Martin received the bulk of the first-team reps at running back this week and is in line to regain the starting job at running back for the Buccaneers. Martin is listed as questionable with an ankle injury but is expected to start ahead of Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims. While the Buccaneers continue to rotate names on their depth chart they have found no success in the run...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Bucs end up with Ben Tate?

The Buccaneers appear to be content with a crowded backfield. With Doug Martin sidelined since their game against the Minnesota Vikings and the debut of rookie Charles Sims, Tampa Bay looked to be fine at the position with Mike James and Bobby Rainey splitting time with Sims. But the latest report has them looking at more names for the position.  Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole...
Via The Bay Cave
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin Not Expected To Play In Week 11

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday.Fantasy Spin:It leaves Bobby Rainey and rookie Charlie Sims to share the workload. Rainey should get most of the carries and Sims the receptions.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report: Logan Paulsen questionable, Bucs’ Martin out

The final injury report heading into Sunday’s matchup of the Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers was released. Final injury reports and game status for #TBvsWAS. #HTTR — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 14, 2014 The biggest name is Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury. Rick...
Via KCM Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s Days In Tampa Bay Likely Numbered?

According to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune, it appears as though RB Doug Martin‘s days with the Buccaneers are numbered. Kaufman mentioned this after Martin did not practice on Wednesday, and even though he participated in Thursday’s session, it’s becoming clear the new Bucs regime isn’t all that high on him moving forward. Martin was among the most popular names reportedly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers could deal both Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson next off-season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers opted to keep running back Doug Martin and receiver Vincent Jackson but do not be surprised if their statuses are revisited after this season according to Adam Schefter of Multiple people around the league said Tampa Bay still will be open to listening to trade offers for Martin after this season, […] The post Buccaneers could deal both Doug Martin...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers will seek offers for Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin after season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to unload running back Doug Martin after the season and wide receiver Vincent Jackson could also be moved according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It is no secret that the Buccaneers were listening to trade offers for Martin and Jackson at the deadline but never player was moved. Jackson’s deal is quite reasonable as he is set to make just over $9...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is the odd-man out in a two-back rotation in Tampa Bay

Doug Martin has been injured and ineffective this season. That has him as the third horse in a two-back rotation for the Buccaneers as Week 10 arrives. Bobby Rainey is the lead back and Charles Sims is fresh off of injured reserve. Picking up just 3.36 yards-per-carry following a monster rookie campaign, Martin has hampered the Buccaneers offense. Martin was clearly on the trade...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Parting Ways: 3 reasons to drop Doug Martin

By now, you undoubtedly know that Doug Martin has been a massive disappointment to those unfortunate enough to have drafted him. If you disagree, please let me know so I can secure you a spot in every fantasy league I play in moving forward. At the season’s outset, we talked about whether or not the Muscle Hamster could shoulder the load in Tampa. Now it seems his days in...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s fall isn’t a Mystery, he was never Elite

There is a question around Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans for a few years now…What has happened to Doug Martin. Where is the Doug Martin who was one of the best running backs in the NFL just two years ago, and exploded onto the scene and ran for 100 yards every other game. Simple, that never happened. Doug Martin was never Elite to begin with. Doug Martin had 4 good games, great games...
Via Buc Stop
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs RB Martin In Walking Boot

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was in a walking boot on Wednesday due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 8 against the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:He did not practice on Wednesday, and his status for Week 9 is unclear. Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims will have a chance to start if Martin can't go. Check back on Thursday for another Martin update.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fake report of Buccaneers trading Doug Martin to Dolphins fools everyone

The NFL trade deadline just expired a few minutes ago and it was one of the most boring and uneventful news days in recent memory. Only two relatively meaningless trades went down at the wire, both engineered by the hopeless Tampa Bay Buccaneers: safety Mark Barron went to the Rams and linebacker Jonathan Casillas went to the Patriots: NFL: Buccaneers trade S Mark Barron to Rams...
Via cover32
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

False report of Doug Martin trade to Miami Dolphins fools tons of Twitter fans

The NFL trade deadline just expired a few minutes ago and it was one of the most boring and uneventful news days in recent memory. Only two meaningless trades went down at the wire, both engineered by the hopeless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No big names were moved, no championship contenders splurged to push themselves over the top. Nobody got fleeced. Pretty boring in other words. So...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Trade Deadline Live: Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin Mentioned In Rumors

8:45 a.m.: The NFL trade deadline is upon us, which means we could be in for an exciting day. Then again, it also means nothing can happen. Deadline day in the NFL is unlike any of the other major sports. Whereas there’s plenty of movement across the other leagues, the NFL deadline is often a day with few deals being done and even fewer blockbusters. However, there are exceptions...
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Update: Doug Martin exits with ankle injury

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is in the midst of a second straight disappointing season, with just 166 yards and one touchdown on 58 carries in five games played. That didn't stop trade speculation from surfacing on Sunday morning, but that talk will likely be curbed now with Martin leaving Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury....
Via NFL Injury Report
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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