EXPECTATIONS! 3rd of 3 Part Series on 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OFFENSE

Ever go to a movie expecting to see a serious one, but it has a few very funny moments, so you tell someone the movie was hillarious? Then they go to see the movie thinking its going to be funny but only a few moments are funny so they think the movie was horrible. You thought it was great; Its all about EXPECTATIONS- and thats what were looking at in this 3 part series that concludes...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue re-branding effort

It started with the firings of head coach Greg Schiano and long-time Buccaneers employee Mark Dominik, who at that time was serving as general manager. They hired Lovie Smith as head coach, added Jason Licht as general manager, and took the first step in a new direction. Later came the new logo, then came the (scrutinized) new uniforms and a new day was born. That new day brought...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things we learned about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week

We are literally weeks away from the start of training camp, but it still feels so far away. Partly, I’m guessing, because we have just gone through a month where there is as little NFL-related news as any other month in the year. If there is a true offseason in the NFL, this is it. But that doesn’t mean there’s been nothing to take away as of late. In fact, there have actually...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pressure cooker: Doug Martin

NFL Pressure Cooker: In the pressure cooker, we take a look at a player who has a lot to prove in the 2015 season and what they need to do to relieve some of the pressure placed on them. The first subject: Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin.   It’s no secret that Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ running back Doug Martin is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders this...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: five keys to a successful 2015 season

Ladies and gentlemen, we are closing in on the beginning of training camp and with that comes preseason games. Then, before we know it, the regular season kicks off. Today, I will take a look at five key components to a successful 2015 season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now, what constitutes a successful season for a team coming off of a 2-14 season just a year ago? To me, it...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Tampa Bay Buccaneer will emerge as a sleeping giant in 2015?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a boatload of young talent on their roster, it's tough to debate that. Even with that being said, the potential for a major sleeper to come out of the woodworks is always there.Think Victor Cruz in 2011, Doug Martin 2012 and of course Odell Beckham Jr. last season. These three players burst onto the scene in a big way, but will a 2015 sleeping giant...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Who was the most popular Tampa Bay Buccaneers player last season

While he may have been the most disappointing player in Tampa Bay last season, Doug Martin was still the most popular. According to Dick Sporting Goods, Doug Martin didn’t just have the highest selling Buccaneers jersey, he had the best-selling jersey in all of Florida, beating out all the players from the Dolphins and Jaguars, too. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football 2015: Ranking...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Making His Case for Reps During Mini-Camp With an Awesome Catch

The future is looking bright for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have a solid defense and appear to have the quarterback of the future in Jameis Winston. They have one of the better wide receivers in the league in Vincent Jackson, one of the best up and coming wide receivers in the league in  Mike Evans, and a solid rookie in Kenny Bell.The only real question mark left is the running...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is looking to kick his old nickname in 2015

Doug Martin knows what's at stake this season, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to pick up his 2016 option. This means that he's playing for a contract and his focus is completely on having a statement type year. Apparently, he's also looking to kick the old 'Muscle Hamster' nickname, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports."The name 'Muscle Hamster' is the worst nickname...
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June 18, 2015  |  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...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Five players who turned heads in OTAs and minicamp

As teams now prepare for the start of training camp later this summer, OTAs and some minicamps have already concluded. There were some rookies and veterans who stood out and performed extremely well for their respective teams. Here are five players who are already turning heads. 1. Carson Palmer, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer says he's "100 percent" recovered...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

MOST RUSHING YARDS IN A GAME; Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense.

If your following our series, its a trend: the Bucs have really never had a great offense. Are you shocked? do you need a moment to catch your breath? Only three Bucs running backs have eclipsed the 200 yard mark, most recently by taking the crown as the  No. 1. Doug Martin ran wild in Oakland in 2012 and also tied the mark for most Rushing TDs in that game too with 4.  For Martin...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Koetter going to Tampa keep Glennon, Martin on roster?

When Dirk Koetter came to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it immediately injected excitement about the direction of the offense into the team. Apparently, the addition of Koetter also gave both quarterback Mike Glennon and running back Doug Martin a chance to remain in Tampa through 2015, according to Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report. Koetter is apparently high on Glennon, even comparing...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is “the man”

Heading into the 2015 NFL season, I’m extremely skeptical that Doug Martin can return to rookie form and be a legitimate number one running back on a team. Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith apparently believes otherwise. According to NFL Network’s Michael Fabiano, Lovie is looking at Doug Martin as the unquestioned starter for the Bucs. Bucs coach Love Smith on...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin continuing to get first-team reps with Buccaneers

Doug Martin has had a rough past couple of seasons since breaking out and looking like a star during his rookie year. There were rumors that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could trade him this past offseason, but they chose to keep him for one more season. According to reports, he is still being given first-team reps during OTA’s and will likely open the season as their starting running...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Licht's recent comments make RB picture even more confusing

It seems that the situation at running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets cloudier and cloudier as the days go on. Not long after rumors that Charles Sims was set to be the featured back and that Doug Martin was on his way out the door, there's been a complete 180 on Martin, according to Gil Arcia of The Bay Cave. The news came when general manager Jason Licht joined NBC Sports...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s time is up in Tampa Bay

Doug Martin lit up the NFL landscape as a rookie in 2012. He broke tackles, had monster games, and was easily the best rookie running back in the league. Since then, he’s been nothing but disappointment and injuries. And it’s finally time to call it like it is: he’s nothing more than a back-up in this league. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have essentially told Martin just that,...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Licht: RB spot is Martin’s to lose

The Buccaneers decided not to pick up the fifth-year option in running back Doug Martin‘s contract. All indications we’ve received for months is how high the staff believes in second-year back Charles Sims. But what exactly is the situation in Tampa Bay’s backfield? General manager Jason Licht appeared on NBC Sports Radio’s Under Center on Friday and talked about several...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting running back?

It seems as if the Buccaneers have solved their quarterback problem with Jameis Winston, but the future of their running back position is still as murky as ever. Just a few years ago, Doug Martin looked to be the long-term solution, but now, after two disappointing seasons, he already looks to be on his way out sooner than later. When the Bucs decided not to pick up his fifth-year...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston’s teammates can’t stop raving about him

Bobby Bowden may not care too much for Jameis Winston, but his new Buccaneer teammates certainly do. Kenny Bell, a fellow rookie and Jameis’ roommate, was on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 last Tuesday, and he couldn’t stop raving about his new quarterback. “He’s the best roommate I’ve ever had. One of the best teammates I’ve ever had,” Bell said, via The Pewter...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is on His Last Chance in Tampa Bay

After a stellar rookie campaign in 2012 that featured a Pro Bowl nod, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has almost fallen off the map. In the two seasons since that Pro Bowl campaign, Martin has been injured and ineffective. That led to the Bucs not picking up Martin’s fifth-year option for the 2016 season Monday, which means that this upcoming season could be Martin’s last...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin in need of a fresh start

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not pick up the fifth-year option for running back Doug Martin, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The Tampa Bay Times first reported the news Monday. With this news the Buccaneers appear to be done with Doug Martin. After a productive rookie season amassing 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, Martin has struggled to produce and stay healthy. One of the...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

With Bucs declining Martin's 2016 option, is it Sims' time to shine?

Heading into the 2015 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were poised to roll with Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey at running back. With those three options, Tampa decided against drafting a running back in this past weekend's NFL draft. Now, though, it seems that Martin may very well be on his way out the door before the season even begins, something the team was well aware...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Do Not Pick Up Fifth-Year Option for Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin, a first-round pick from the 2012 draft, will reportedly not have the fifth-year option on his contract picked up (via The Tampa Bay Times). Martin put up excellent stats in his rookie year, then came crashing down to earth with the speed of a meteoroid during the next two seasons. Martin posted a remarkable 1,454 rushing yards...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Doug Martin’s days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to a close

Man… What the hell happened to the Muscle Hamster? Three years ago, Doug Martin looked to be on pace to be an absolute star. In his rookie season he ran for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the last two years, though, he’s only amassed 950 yards and three touchdowns combined. In fact, nearly every other running back who has touched the ball for the Bucs has looked better than...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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