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08:03 AM ET 07.30 | A fair amount of intrigue is shaping up in the Tampa Bay offensive backfield. No one is making any public declarations about the Bucs' running back situation, and the team won't release a depth chart for at least another week. But it doesn't take an expert to see that rookie running back Doug Martin looks -- at least for now -- like the Bucs' primary running back. How do we know this? Well, the mere fact that he is taking a large majority of the first-team reps in practice is a pretty reliable tip. And when the Bucs conducted a pass-protection period in this morning's practice, Martin got the bigger share of the reps. That's an area [LeGarrette Blount] has, in the past, had some real struggles.

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July 30, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Don't punch anyone, Bro.

July 30, 2012  08:22 AM ET

This could actually be good for LeGarette. It might actually help him focus on improving his game. Then again, he could pout like a little girl or punch the wall and break his hand.

July 30, 2012  08:49 AM ET

When your record last season was 4-12, a lot of veterans should be looking over their shoulders.

July 30, 2012  09:21 AM ET

A friendship founded on business is better than business

founded on

friendship. Thanks!

^^^^^^WTF does that mean? Just go back to Bangladesh.

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July 30, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When your record last season was 4-12, a lot of veterans should be looking over their shoulders.

Definitely, DD. I see some serious housecleanning if players don't step up.

July 30, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

^^^^^^WTF does that mean? Just go back to Bangladesh.

He has no friends in Bangladesh, either, but he may go back if he can't get 32-ounce soft drinks at fast food places.

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July 30, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

A friendship founded on business is better than businessfounded onfriendship. Thanks! ^^^^^^WTF does that mean? Just go back to Bangladesh.

Good Morning Mangler, Dont get upset,It's all knockoff Garbage, and he's not your Friend!!! That should make you feel better!

July 30, 2012  09:55 AM ET

New Coach, new system, new running back, makes sense to me!

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July 30, 2012  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He was provoked.But, he should not have punched the guy.

I bet dude learned a valuable lesson though..dont run ur mouth without fear of consequences. He thought he could say whatever bc he was in public. Personally I think if MORE ppl got punched in the mouth for being disrespectful, we'd have more courtesy on display

July 30, 2012  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I bet dude learned a valuable lesson though..dont run ur mouth without fear of consequences. He thought he could say whatever bc he was in public. Personally I think if MORE ppl got punched in the mouth for being disrespectful, we'd have more courtesy on display

amen.....i tell people that all the time. Just because they are in an environment where they feel safe they wanna let loose all disrespectful at will without fear of consequence. But some people disregard surroundings (Blount, Artest melee). So unless you can properly defend yourself, think first.

July 30, 2012  01:39 PM ET

Who cares who starts nowadays anyway? Few teams actually employ one feature back so this guy will still get reps and with Greg coaching there will be many reps to be had. Blount still gets around 10-15 touches a game I think, maybe more

July 30, 2012  01:45 PM ET

I thought new coach = new QB. But maybe the running game is going to be the biggest part of the offense. TB might be interesting to watch this year.

July 30, 2012  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't punch anyone, Bro.

Just crunching my teeth, Bro.

July 30, 2012  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

amen.....i tell people that all the time. Just because they are in an environment where they feel safe they wanna let loose all disrespectful at will without fear of consequence. But some people disregard surroundings (Blount, Artest melee). So unless you can properly defend yourself, think first.

LOL!! My brother!

July 30, 2012  03:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't punch anyone, Bro.

I know.... It is rather funny isn't it it?

July 30, 2012  03:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't punch anyone, Bro.

Go shake it off!!!!

 
July 30, 2012  03:35 PM ET

Go shake it off!!!!

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