NFL Rumors: Doug Martin To Start For The Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
It’s only been six days since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their first training camp practice, but one player is already standing out as the potential starter — Doug Martin. Martin is battling LeGarrette Blount for the starting running back spot, and he seems to be leading that battle.
Martin, so far, has shown explosiveness that many analysts previously underestimated. He has had the best camp between the two main running backs, and has shown a natural ability to burst through the hole. His power shouldn’t be forgotten, either. So far, Martin has displayed the ability to plow through arm tackles. He has can also pass-block, which is a skill that Blount struggles with. All in all, Martin has looked like a complete running back so far, and could end up being the steal of the first round.
Blount, on the other hand, hasn’t had a bad camp so far, but he hasn’t impressed the coaching staff. Or at least, not as much as the rookie Martin. One thing that has stood out about Blount, however, is that his ball security appears to have improved over last year. Head coach Greg Schiano does not tolerate fumbling in the least, so all running backs will have to work on ball security.
Schiano sees a lot of similarities between Martin and Ray Rice. That may be the case, but Jeremy Zuttah doesn’t like to compare the two. “I don’t like to compare, every player is their own person,” he said. “Other than the fact that they look the same in their jerseys, I don’t really like to compare, they’re their own people.”
Whether or not their are similarities between the two, Martin can certainly be a great player in the league and that would be equivalent to Rice, who is certainly one of the top running backs around.
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