Adrian Peterson awarded Fed Ex Ground Player of the Year award

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year for the fifth time in nine seasons. The six-time Pro Bowler was the league’s leading rusher this season with 1,485 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. 2015 marks the third time he has earned the NFL’s rushing title, previously accomplishing the feat in 2008 and 2012. RT...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin Really Would Like You To Stop Calling Him ‘Muscle Hamster’ (Video)

SAN FRANCISCO — Don’t call Doug Martin “Muscle Hamster.” Seriously. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back burst on to the scene in 2012 with 1,454 rushing yards in his rookie season, earning the “Muscle Hamster” moniker along the way. Now that he’s established himself as one of the game’s best running back, he wants to get the message out: He hates that nickname....
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin wants to sign extension with Bucs

Doug Martin needs a new contract, and the running back hopes the deal comes from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While appearing on PFT Live, Martin said he wants to stay with the organization that drafted him in 2012, even if that means playing the 2016 season under the franchise tag. “I love Tampa and Tampa loves me. I’ve got a house out there so I do wish I’ll go back to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin to sign with the Redskins?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Washington Redskins now officially in their off season, its time to address...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin, Lavonte David honored by Pro Football Writers of America

The Pro Football Writers of America have put out their All-NFL and All-NFC/AFC teams, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found two of their stars on the rosters. One defensive standout, and one offensive standout received the nod.Via Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida:Lavonte David may not be able to get the nod as a Pro Bowler, but he's getting some love on the All-NFC team at the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

All signs point to Koetter tomorrow to be Head Coach of Bucs

If your living under a rock, nows the time to come out. The Bucs just finished their best offensive season in franchise history, and it was led by a rookie QB and two rookie offensive linemen where it all starts up front. The Bucs went over 6000 total yards (6014) for the first time ever, and Jameis Winston, rookie QB from Florida State threw for over 4000 yards himself. That is...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster questions heading into 2016

The 2015 Buccaneers season ended with plenty of questions surrounding the roster. Every player with the exception of a few have concerns whether it’s their play, contract or roster status. will briefly look at the concerns of some of those players. Note: This was altered to reflect the firing of head coach Lovie Smith. OFFENSE RB Doug Martin – It has been reported...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Martin had a crazy yard per carry average after contact in 2015

Thanks to a stellar 2015 campaign, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has proven that he's back to his old self. While he rushed for over 1,400 yards, what he did after contact may even impress you more.Via Pro Football Focus:That's a pretty exceptional number, and just shows the combination of power and speed that Martin is capable of running with.The "Dougernaut" is...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Jameis Winston Says Doug Martin Is Best RB He’s Seen, Besides Two Former FSU Teammates

Former Florida State quarterback and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal-caller Jameis Winston has always shown love for his former team, teammates and fan base, repping FSU whenever the opportunity arises.  So during his Wednesday press conference, ahead of Sunday’s game against the Panthers, Winston had to show a little love to his ‘Noles before they face Houston Thursday...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest need for NFL’s worst teams

Teams at the bottom of the NFL standings at the end of the season usually have more than one glaring need. Now with just one more week of regular season play, it’s time to start taking a serious look at those needs. Following Week 17 the focus shifts dramatically to the 2016 NFL Draft in late April for the league’s worst teams. The following teams are presented in reverse order...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Fumbles After Getting Whacked By Bears Harold Jones-Quartey

The Chicago Bears have been an interesting team this season. They looked terrible, started trading people away, and everyone assumed they were throwing in the towel  on the season--but then they started playing really well and won a few games. Now these last few weeks they have gone back to playing bad football game--but that does not mean they are going to go quietly into the night...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel Fantasy Football Lineup Week 16: Blake Bortles, Antonio Brown Among Safest Picks

If you didn’t advance to the championship round in your fantasy football league, you still have an opportunity to win money by playing daily fantasy games on FanDuel. Here’s our FanDuel lineup for Week 16. Quarterback: Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars ($8,200) Bortles has averaged 289 passing yards with a total of nine touchdowns and one interception in the last three games...
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy headed to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have turned things around an impressive way after a 2-14 season last year. While they are going to fall just short of making the 2015 NFL playoffs, they've seen two of their players earn Pro Bowl honors in Doug Martin and Gerald McCoy.Via Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida:Martin has rushed for 1,305 yards and five touchdowns, while 205 receiving yards and...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Mike Pouncey, Bucs' Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy tabbed for Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) -- Center Mike Pouncey was the Miami Dolphins' lone selection for the Pro Bowl, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy picked.The Carolina Panthers led the NFL with 10 players selected..The Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. Quarterback Cam Newton was picked Tuesday for the third time. Five...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy football studs and duds in the 2015 NFL season

For most fantasy football owners, this is Super Bowl week. Week 16 is the championship game in most fantasy leagues. If you have any of the following fantasy studs on this list, there’s a good chance you’re working on your lineup right now. If you have any of these duds on your list, you’re probably wondering what might have been. Odell Beckham Jr. would have been a fantasy...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin one of two RBs who have hit the century mark vs. Panthers

It's hard to overlook the incredible season the Carolina Panthers have put together. At 14-0, this is a team just two games away from finishing up an undefeated regular season. They've done it both offensively and defensively, and as recently noted, after Week 15 only two running backs have managed to top the 100 yard mark since over a full year ago.Via Black & Blue Review:What...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Surprising NFC South RB has more Pro Bowl votes than Doug Martin

While the New Orleans Saints have had to send running back Mark Ingram to the injured reserve, his solid season has apparently earned a bit more respect than the season that Doug Martin has put together.As Sander Philipse of Bucs Nation explains, Ingram shockingly has more Pro Bowl votes than Martin does at this moment.Obviously this should change with Ingram being ruled out for...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Falcons wings go missing, forget how to fly (again)

Oh, boy. Someone please help the Atlanta Falcons. This is just unbearable to watch. Please take their games off the air. MVP- Doug Martin The Falcons once-stingy rushing defense hasn’t been anywhere in the last two weeks. Today, they gave up 166 rushing yards to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Doug Martin led the way with 95 yards and a touchdown. Inexcusable! LVP- Everyone I’m not...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Martin goes up, up and away to score impressive touchdown

Doug Martin is having himself quite a 2015 season, and his play against the Atlanta Falcons just once again proves how talented he is.With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trailing the Falcons 12-7 in the third quarter, Jameis Winston handed the ball off to Martin from the one-yard line. The result? Something beautiful.Martin seemed to take off almost as soon as he touched the ball, and...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers game preview

TV: FOX Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. With their season potentially slipping away, the Atlanta Falcons still believe Matt Ryan is the right quarterback to help turn things around.Ryan and the Falcons face the team against which their downward spiral began as they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.With Atlanta (6-5) mired in a four-game losing streak, making the playoffs is in doubt...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Points: Falcons vs. Buccaneers

€‹In what could be a make-or-break game for both teams, the Atlanta Falcons (6-5) head on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) in Week 13. Both teams are currently on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, but a win will send each in the right direction.For the Falcons, it's all about ending their brutal four game losing streak, which has pushed them from...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Doug Martin hopes to remain in Tampa Bay

While we know that Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith wants to keep Doug Martin in town, many were likely interested to hear what the running back had to say about the situation.After the Buccaneers chose to decline Martin's option for next season, it means that he'll be a free agent after the year. Fortunately, as Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune reports, Martin is talking...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin on just two second half carries: 'That's how it plays out'

Through two quarters of action in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts, we saw Doug Martin getting things rolling in a big way once again. Martin went into the half with 12 carries for 90 yards. With the potential for a big second half on the horizon, things strangely didn't work out that way.Martin wound up with just two carries for seven yards in the second half, and as we know...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings Week 12 Dream Lineup: Safest Picks Include DeAndre Hopkins, Doug Martin

The final stretch of the regular season in most fantasy football leagues has arrived. If you’ve already been eliminated from your league’s playoff race, consider testing your skills on daily fantasy sites such as DraftKings. Here’s our Week 12 DraftKings dream lineup. Quarterback: Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($5,500) Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees don’t...
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says retaining Doug Martin is 'definitely' a priority

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to pick up the option on Doug Martin for 2016, it meant that Martin had plenty to play for in 2015.Well, it's safe to say that he's earning a new payday when this season comes to a close. Through 10 games, Martin has rushed for 941 yards, has 188 receiving yards and has scored four total touchdowns.So, what's next for the Buccaneers and their...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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