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The Bucs' best RB ever

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08:02 AM ET 11.06 | Eight games does not a career make, but Doug Martin is certainly headed in the right direction. He's stronger than Warrick Dunn. Faster than Mike Alstott. More nimble than Michael Pittman. More dynamic than James Wilder. More explosive than Ricky Bell. A quicker study than Errict Rhett. A better receiver than Cadillac Williams. He's more exciting than all of them. Is Martin the best running back this franchise has ever had? Eight games is not enough of a sample size to tell. Does he have a chance to be the best back in franchise history? Those same eight games suggest he's well on his way. Martin can break big runs. Pound the rock in short yardage. Catch the ball. Pick up blitzes. Play all three downs. ... What, pray tell, can't this guy do?

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November 6, 2012  08:10 AM ET

The first 7 words of the article sums it up!!

November 6, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Kind of an early slap in the face to Warrick Dunn, in my opinion.

Let him do it for years, first.

November 6, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The first 7 words of the article sums it up!!

Yup! Way too early for that discussion.

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November 6, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound....

November 6, 2012  08:35 AM ET

To bad he plays for the Bucs

November 6, 2012  08:41 AM ET

The media hypes these guys up, then whines, once they hold out for that big payday.

November 6, 2012  09:04 AM ET

I think Martin is more worried about ditching the "Muscle Hamster" nickname at this point in his career.

November 6, 2012  09:16 AM ET

I'll say this about the kid... if he stays healthy, I see a lot of another #22 in him.

November 6, 2012  10:04 AM ET

The hype machine is at full steam.

November 6, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The hype machine is at full steam.

A lot of hype for a 4-4 team

November 6, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound....

Up there in the sky!....Is it a bird....is it a plane???

November 6, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Up there in the sky!....Is it a bird....is it a plane???

<wipes face>

It's a bird.

November 6, 2012  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

A lot of hype for a 4-4 team

Momentum, my friend, that offense is on fire at the moment. I'm not going to say that they're a playoff lock, but we're seeing the Josh Freeman we thought we would see last year.

November 6, 2012  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

A lot of hype for a 4-4 team

They lost those 4 games by less than 7 points...

 
November 6, 2012  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

They lost those 4 games by less than 7 points...

We'll put the asterisk next to their record...

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