Doug Martin lives up to expectations in debut

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st-round pick Doug Martin impressed in his debut, carrying the Bucs to a 16-10 victory over the Panthers.

Martin carried the ball 24 times for 95 yards and added another 23 yards on four receptions. And if there was any question as to who the feature back was in this offense, LeGarrette Blount had just four touches on the day (three rushes, one reception).

I had Martin as the 14th rated player on my board in this year’s draft, so his performance doesn’t surprise me at all. He’s a legitimate feature back and this game should simply set the tone for the rest of his season.



Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Buccaneers, Rookie Notes 1 Comment

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One Response to Doug Martin lives up to expectations in debut

  1. Bob Haviland

    If the Bucs keep blackingout games, no one`s going to care who Doug Martin is.

     

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