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October 21, 2013 @ 11:08 am
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Reports Say Martin Could Be Lost For The Season

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Mark Cook

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The Buccaneers may have suffered a huge offensive loss with reports running back Doug Martin could be done for the season with a torn labrum.
The Buccaneers season of bad news may have just gotten worse as multiple Twitter reports say that starting running back Doug Martin could be out for the season after suffering a torn labrum in Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the Falcons.

Tampa Bay Times beat writer Rick Stroud, who spoke to a source in the organization, reported that the Bucs aren’t ready to place Martin on injured reserve just yet and are hoping there is a chance he can return later in the season.

Losing Martin is another huge blow for the Buccaneers who have been somewhat fortunate with injuries this season, but not without distractions and off-the-field hurdles.

Martin was hit in the shoulder in the second half of Sunday’s Falcons game while attempting to reel in a Mike Glennon pass. Martin was off to a solid start before the injury, carrying the ball 11 times for 47 yards, and hauling in one pass for seven yards.

With an offense that has struggled in 2013, losing a Pro Bowler and a player that accounted for 1,910 total yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012, will be very difficult, if not impossible to replace.

So far this season Martin has rushed for 456 yards on 127 carries and one score.

The Bucs most likely will go with rookie Mike James in the mean time. James filled in for Martin on Sunday against the Falcons and had 45 yards on 14 carries. For the season James has 57 yards on 17 carries. Behind James is former Bengals running back Brian Leonard who has also played sparingly this season, notching just six yards on three carries.

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    Jshmaker is right. The Revis trade was all about getting Fans excited, with a (past) prime time player. Could very well be, that the Glazers had something to say about it, or Dominik said to the Glazers, that it would be a good option to get fans going... In the end, it was/is a bad move and it all falls on GM and HC.. They are both pretty incompetent in building a team; although we realy have to give some serious credit, for (mostly) good drafting the past 2 years. (exceptions are: Doug Martin, he is good but way overrated and freaking Mike Glennon in the 3rd.. Unacceptable...). Please no "Revis plays good" rah rah, because as of now, now like "win NOW", that move was nothing, but trading for cap hell, giving up a critical (seems to be high) draft pick. Wasn´t it like a 2nd-3rd, depending on how well he performs, or how much he plays? Therefore, they should fake a injury.. This season is going nowhere..
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    fire schiano now. he is far over his head, and the players hate him.
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    Revis trade a waste? Couple of years left? Revis is doing his job well rhe problem is Banks two games in a row given up catch after catch its lost us last two game's teams passing at will...kid needs to step up leonard too!
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    I know Revis has done his job well, but what good does it do to give up a high first round pick for a player that only has a couple years left while the rest of the team is a few years away from getting a quarterback up to playing playoff level football. That trade does not make sense unless you are just a player away from a super bowl run. Back when we traded for Keyshawn it made more sense because we were only a player away from a super bowl run
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    I like the idea of trading some of our guys to other teams to start building for next year. Mike James looked good on a couple of series against the Falcons. Maybe he can keep the ball moving. Afterall, RB is one of the easier positions for rookies to play. Glad, too, that it wasn't Doug's legs, but I'm sure he is pissed that he is hurt. He seems to be a true competitor and I can't see him happy sitting at home.
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    So how many people that were in favor of the Revis trade now think that it was a good idea to give up a high first round draft pick for a player that only has a couple good years left? PR was in favor of the trade. Do you still think that was a good idea now that we are officially in complete rebuild status?
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    YEAH BABY!!! That about seals it. We are now almost guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft. And maybe we can trade the Jets that pick for their other corner back. What a miserable waste of a football season.
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    The only one that is a moron is you. Look it up or watch the games as they don't use Blount much as they have a QB named Brady.
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    I hope you guys heard Schiano's press conference today. He said he would not rule out Doug Martin playing Thursday night - instead he chose to say it was a "stretch". Would you buy a used car from this guy?
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    Best wishes to DM healing fast. The one bright spot is that it would prevent Schiano from running him into the ground like we did with Caddy years ago.
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    I hope he heals fully. Next man up.
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    Yeah Blount has 219 yds rushing and 1 td in 7 games. Almost Jim Brown/Barry Sanders type numbers. Moron.....
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    What now Doninik and Schiano, now that you guys traded away our 1000 yd. rusher. You Remember, the guy you couldn't find a way to use that is doing just fine in NE!
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    I bet Doug is sitting at home saying "well this sucks but at least I dont have to be killed anymore behind my line for this egocentric coach anymore"
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    That sucks. Time to buy your Mike James jerseys....!
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    Better get a customizable jersey instead. You could put "Draft Pick" on it.
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    What a shame. You could tell what Schiano thought of Dougie because that's the only time I've seen him come on the field when a player gets injured. He was like, "Man, there goes my offensive philosophy!" I'd rather see him on IR and come back next year fully healthy. Good luck either way! BTW, P. Hillis was already signed to another team a few weeks ago so there goes that option.
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    Yes, I am glad its a shoulder and not a knee. I think the season is over and we should start preparing for 2014. The Broncos may be willing to give a draft pick for Penn. Their tackles are terrible. Penn would be an upgrade for them. Are you tired of Schiano? I am. We should all meet at RJ on Thursday and bring our fire Schiano signs.
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    Did anyone else read this and think...good, at least it wasn't his knees and now he can rest until we get a real coach.
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    i did eastendboy
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    Unbelievable.......not really, not this year. The most disappointing season I can remember continues to get worse. I guess the team that quit under Raheem was worse, but they did win SOME games here and there. At least if Doug goes on IR his legs and body will be spared any more hits and the overuse that seems to be the norm now. this sucks but what about this season so far doesn't?
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    Put, Martin, Nicks, and anybody else that can't make it back in the next 8 weeks on IR and save them for next year. Pick up so more WR's because we have to throw the ball more. Start picking players off other teams Practice Squad and lets get ready for 2014. Trade Orlovsky to the Rams for a 6th or 7th round pick. Bring up the QB from the practice squad as we have nothing to lose now. Time to play the youngry and see what they have or don't have for the 2014 team. Whether we like it or not, it's time to start over now.
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    @Horse Maybe we should trade Glennon to the Rams instead and that would guarantee that we get the 1st pick in the draft. I hate starting over, we just went through 4 years of that....
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