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November 8, 2013 @ 10:56 pm
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Bucs News To Know 11-8: Martin To IR, Revis On Miami

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The Bucs continued to prepare for their Monday Night Football matchup on Friday against Miami. Find out all that happened at One Buccaneer Place in this daily feature, the Bucs News To Know.
Here is what you need to know about what happened at One Buc Place on Friday November 8:

• Tampa Bay began practice at 11:35 a.m. under mostly sunny skies and temperatures that reached into the upper 80’s. Tampa Bay practiced for over two hours and head coach Greg Schiano, who mentioned last week the team had their best practices all season, said there has been no drop off this week.

“I think we practiced at that level or better,” Schiano said. “That was good. We always talk about ‘we control the energy’ and that’s the truth. Each guy individually controls it. The last two days [were] really good.”

• Schiano opened his press conference with some good news on the injury front.

[Safety] Dashon [Goldson] was full-go today which was good; [guard] Davin [Joseph] was full-go. We got a lot of good stuff done and did efficiently. Tomorrow we get to kind of shine everything up.”

• The team announced that linebacker Ka’lial Glaud has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster after placing Doug Martin on injured reserve.

• What many thought should have happened three weeks ago, happened late Friday afternoon, when the Buccaneers announced that running back Doug Martin was placed on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury last month against the Falcons.

Martin started six games this season, leading the team in rushing attempts and rushing yards, recording 127 rushes for 456 yards and a touchdown. He also added 12 catches for 66 yards. Prior to his injury, Martin’s 81.8 rushing yards per game were the fourth most in the NFL.

In his second season from Boise State, Martin started all 16 games his rookie season, recording 1,926 yards from scrimmage, the third most in the NFL behind RB Adrian Peterson and WR Calvin Johnson. Martin earned a Pro Bowl berth, and set franchise rookie records for rushing yards (1,454), scrimmage yards (1,926), rushing touchdowns (11) and total touchdowns (12).

In Week 9 at Oakland, Martin rushed 25 times for 251 yards and four touchdowns. His 251 rushing yards are tied for the 10th-most in NFL history, and he is one of only two players in NFL history to rush for 250+ yards and four touchdowns in the same game.

• Darelle Revis spoke to the media on Friday and said he is looking forward to playing in the national spotlight Monday night against the Dolphins.

“There’s a lot of hype to Monday night, which is great,” Revis said. “It reminds me of playoff games. Guys who’ve ever played in the playoffs, they can probably relate to it very well because of the hype and the ‘lights, camera, action’ – everything is escalated to another level. That’s what it reminds me of. You’re on center stage. You’re playing in front of the country, in front of the world, so you’ve got to perform well. Everybody’s watching.”

Revis also mentioned that despite Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace drawing the biggest headlines in Miami after signing a big free agent deal in free agency, he isn’t the only receiver that Tampa Bay’s secondary needs to keep an eye on.

“I think [Brian] Hartline doesn’t get a lot of credit for what he does,” Revis said. “He’s a consistent receiver. I think he’s their best route-runner. He can kill you with double moves, and he runs smooth and crisp routes. I think he doesn’t get enough credit for what he does. And Mike Wallace, I’ve played against him a couple times [when he was] with Pittsburgh – [he’s] a fast guy as well. He can blow the top off the coverage and he can get open with his speed. I tip my hat off to those guys. I’ve played against them before. They’re familiar with me as well, too. It’ll be fun come Monday night.”
“The fact that we have a special night where we are bringing [Hall of Famer] Warren [Sapp] into the ‘Ring of Honor’ and he’s going to be inducted at halftime, it’s going to be a packed house. To bring our fans a win that have stuck behind us and I know our players feel like that, I do, our whole organization feels that way. That’s the goal, that’s what we’re working very hard to do and I’m optimistic we can do that.” – Schiano on facing the Dolphins on Monday Night Football

The Bucs will be back on the practice field at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday as they continue practicing in preparation for Monday night’s matchup with the Dolphins.

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    Good article, Mark. I am glad they are not risking Doogie by trying to get him back too soon. Mike can use the reps to develop his talents and he deserves the recognition on Monday Night Football to show what a fine RB he is and so all the other GMs can kick themselves for not having the genius of DOM to recognize his potential during the draft. It is just one example why some draft experts from ESPN have called DOM a Superstar GM during the broadcast of the draft. The fact Schiano has wasted all his efforts does not diminish DOMs Stardom. The worse the Bucs record this year the more important to retain DOM to capitalize on a top draft pick! Sports Radio in Tampa today called Schiano the worst NFL Coach in NFL history. Listen up Glazers. Fix your mistake now.
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    No mention of Johnthan Banks on the injury report? I was hopeful the woeful Banks (2 passes deffenced, 1INT) wouldn't get to play this week. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Williams being out last week certainly helped us get better on third down. Statistically Williams he's been one of the worst starters on third down since he came into the league so I can't really pat my own back for predicting our improved 3rd down successes. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speaking of improving, we really need the pathetic # 50 to go on IR and we might be a .500 team. :-) Daniel Te'o-Nesheim might be the worst Bucs DE ever. And that's saying something. Te'o averages 1 tackle a game and gets less then 1 sack in every 5 games he plays... WHY IS HE ON AN NFL ROSTER!!! Much less collecting starts. There are undoubtedly 10 plus DEs on practice squads better then him today (not counting those guys would have upside). CUT 50 NOW. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And while I'm harping about personnel, Russell Shepard has been a horrible gunner/STs player. 3 tackles in 8 games. He can't get a catch at WR despite us picking up a guy off the street and playing him... So either move him to DB or cut him. In fact just make me the GM already, or anybody else so we can win... Well I can dream right :-)
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