Position review: Are RBs the problem for Bucs' lack of ground attack?

TAMPA, Fla. -- Somewhere along the way, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running game blew a tire. The causes are many, each like nails that punctured the possibility for the backfield to gain momentum. Poor quarterback play. Lack of complexity from an inexperienced play caller. An awful offensive line. It's easy to pin the Bucs' running problems on any of those issues, and all the factors...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day 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...
December 01, 2014  |  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
November 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
November 30, 2014  |  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
November 23, 2014  |  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...
November 22, 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

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...
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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. #457892026...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots trade rumors: Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images The Patriots lost Stevan Ridley for the season, and according to Adam Schefter and Pro Football Talk, the Patriots could be in the market for a running back. One name that Schefter threw out there was Tampa Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. According to Schefter, teams are calling about Martin.While WR Vincent Jackson’s name has been focus of trade...
Via Patriots Life
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin suffers ankle injury

The trade value of Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin took a hit on Sunday after he left the teams contest against the Minnesota Vikings. Martin had accumulated just 27 yards on 10 carries in Sunday’s game adding two catches for -1 yards. Two years ago Martin was a upstart rookie with a high upside but there has been little indication over the last year and a half to...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers listening to offers for Doug Martin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to deal running back Doug Martin by Tuesday’s trade deadline, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. While WR Vincent Jackson’s name has been focus of trade speculation, the Buccaneer more likely to be dealt is RB Doug Martin. Teams calling. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 26, 2014 The Buccaneers are in a rebuild season and could...
Via Sports-Glory
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Looking to Trade Doug Martin

#456866248 / The Buccaneers are interested in trading Vincent Jackson, and now, rumors are surfacing that they are also trying to trade running back, Doug Martin.  Martin had a big year in his rookie season under Greg Schiano, but was hampered by injuries last season, and has been injured and underwhelming this season.  Martin has skills, but they are not being...
Via TopSportsReport
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Willing To Trade RB Doug Martin, Teams Have Shown Interest

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that while reports continue to mention that the Buccaneers could trade WR Vincent Jackson before Tuesday’s deadline, Tampa Bay is actually more likely to move RB Doug Martin. According to Schefter, NFL teams have called the Buccaneers about Martin and his availability. Martin, 25, still has two years remaining on his four-year, $6,787,528 rookie...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 keys to getting back on track

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5) were one of the two NFL teams not in action last weekend, and there couldn’t have been a more perfect time for them to have their bye. The last time we saw the Bucs, they were on the receiving end of a 48-17 beat-down at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. Just about everything that could go wrong went wrong in that game, as the Bucs somehow managed...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Now that Percy Harvin and Akeem Ayers have been traded over the course of the past week, there is a lot of talk about the NFL trade deadline set to take place at the end of this month. While trades are few and far between around the NFL, especially during the season, we have seen some big names moved in the past. Situations arise in which certain players no longer fit what the team...
Via Sportsnaut
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve White’s expose on SBNation explains Bucs real problem: knowledge

See the whole that anyone of us could run through? Well read the article to find out who was at fault…and its not Martin. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Steve White has an excellent piece on, you can find it RIGHT HERE! White shows with still photos and Red and Yellow circles who is at fault for key plays, describes with amazing detail the reason the play would have worked...
Via Buc Stop
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs Abandon Rushing Attack, Doug Martin Due To Blow Out

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin disappeared in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.Fantasy Spin:With the game out of hand early, Tampa Bay had to essentially abandon the running game. Martin finished the day with 11 carries for 45 yards, along with one catch for only three yards. He is no more than a RB3 for now.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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