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Martin is just a pleasure to watch, but please get him some help! I think it's funny that people criticized him early in the season for going down easily. He's so hard for defenders to tackle and almost always gets the maximum yardage possible. His balance is unreal. After the Falcons scored after Freeman's interception, the line blocked nicely for Martin and he made the most of it with two long runs, including the touchdown to kill their momentum. Martin runs so hard, he really needs someone to relieve him at times.
I agree with your other threat that he is a pipe dream. I think Jackson would be a good fit, but I think he'll cost too much for a backup RB and I think he'll get a chance to play more on a Super Bowl contender.
To clarify the previous post, I don't doubt whether the Bucs can become a Super Bowl contender, especially in the high-variance current NFL. I meant perceived contenders. I fully expect him to be a Patriot next season.
Freeman looked really good in the first half. Part of the frustrating thing with #5 is how he can be so hot and cold, but he was hot in the first half. His TD pass to Williams is pretty much what Freeman is in an ideal world; a mobile QB that can extend plays and throw a bullet to a WR for a TD. In fact, he was on the mark with all of his passes up to a drop from Underwood early in the third quarter. I don't know if that impacted his mindset or if it was just time to have a bout of inaccuracy, but after that, he looked like a different QB. He was both hurt by his WRs (more than a couple drops) and helped by them (Jackson made a couple of very nice plays).
FRG is the most logical poster on this board. You guys just don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.