Jameis Winston, Buccaneers take a beating

For everything the Buccaneers did right on Monday night against the Bengals, they did just that much and more wrong in Saturday’s dress rehearsal against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns dominated from the opening kick-off and would spoil the Bucs’ final home preseason game by a score of 31-7. More concerning than that, however, was the sheer ineptitude the Buccaneers displayed...
Via EndZoneScore
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
4 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
4 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...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: five takeaways from Monday night’s game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed a relatively dominant performance Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, cruising to a 25-11 victory in Raymond James Stadium. Jameis Winston showed vast improvement over a shaky NFL debut last week, going 8-13 for 90 yards and his second rushing touchdown in as many weeks. However, that is far from the top story from the Buccaneers’ second...
Via EndZoneScore
5 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
6 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Fantasy Football Comeback Players For 2015

Fantasy football is back and so are the dozens of players you drafted last season that disappointed you. Like you, several fantasy studs will be looking to bounce back in 2015 and it is time to put these guys on your draft day radar. The wonderful thing about fantasy football is that like many NFL players, you get the chance to rebound and turn things around in under a year. So injuries...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers RECORDS BROKEN- How a 2-14 team broke records!

The 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have only been 2-14, but they lost a lot of close games by 7 points or less, and broke a lot of records, so thought it would be good to share those with you as were updating the RECORDS section. OFFENSE Mike Evans with 12 TDs in 2014 is now tied with Doug Martin in 2nd place (2012) behind James Wilder (1984) who has 13 TD in a season. As far as receiving...
Via Buc Stop
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Jameis Winston’s first NFL game

Jameis Winston–seeing his first NFL preseason action with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight–is going to be over-analyed and scrutinized during every game, during every series, and during every move he makes. As Phil Collins would say…that’s just the way it is. Against the Minnesota Vikings, is going to take a look at each pass and move Winston makes. From...
Via EndZoneScore
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   Team Outlook: Are you ready to trust a rookie quarterback? There are plenty of weapons here, and new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is coming off some very fantasy friendly seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Jameis Winston will have big targets both...
Via Fox Sports
16 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers think Doug Martin will return to rookie year form

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into the 2015 season. Obviously they aren’t going to be playoff contenders this year, but they are taking a big step forward in their rebuilding process with first overall pick Jameis Winston. One of the other question marks surrounding them is whether or not running back Doug Martin can return...
Via Sports-Glory
19 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 Bloguin Best
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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says Doug Martin is “key” to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2015 success

It’s hard to fathom that at 26-years-old, the phrase “one last chance” gets thrown around about running back Doug Martin a lot. But that’s where he’s at in his Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ career. After the team made him their first round pick out of Boise State in 2012, he exploded onto the scene with a robust 1,454 yards–good for 5th in the NFL that season–and made big...
Via EndZoneScore
26 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...
Via cover32
July 25, 2015  |  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...
Via EndZoneScore
July 18, 2015  |  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...
Via cover32
July 07, 2015  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
June 23, 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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Buc Stop
June 10, 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...
Via EndZoneScore
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...
Via Sports-Glory
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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