Just Grillin sponsors PewterReport.com’s Pewter Player of the Week, which is given to Tampa Bay’s MVP as selected by the PewterReport.com staff every Tuesday following the most recent game.
Tampa Bay rebounded from a 37-23 loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers with a 38-31 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Buccaneers scored a season-high 38 points and got two field goals from Connor Barth, six sacks from its defense and no turnovers from rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. But it was the play of running back Doug Martin, who scored three touchdowns, that was the difference in snapping Tampa Bay’s 11-game losing streak at Raymond James Stadium that dated back to 2013.
For his efforts, Martin is this week’s Just Grillin Pewter Player of the Week.
Martin had 123 yards on 24 carries (5.1 avg.) and two touchdowns, and added another score on a 10-yard touchdown catch. The former first-round pick had three catches for 35 yards. Martin rushed for 100 yards for a second consecutive week, and it marked the ninth time he’s done that in Tampa Bay, which tied for the third-most in team history.
He became only the second player in team history to rush for two scores and have a receiving touchdown in a game. Bucs running back Bobby Rainey did it against Atlanta on November 17, 2013.
Martin, who ripped off a season-long 39-yard run against Jacksonville, joins legendary Tampa Bay fullback Mike Alstott as the only players in team history to have multiple games with three touchdowns or more. He now has 17 rushing touchdowns in his Tampa Bay career, which ranks seventh in team history. Martin needs just one more to tie Warrick Dunn (1997-2001, 2008) for sixth place.
Because he’s this week’s Just Grillin Pewter Player of the Week, Martin will receive a certificate $50 gift certificate to Just Grillin in Carrollwood.
Attention, grillmasters! Just Grillin sponsors PewterReport.com’s Pewter Player each week, and is located at 11743 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood – just 15 minutes north of Raymond James Stadium. Stop by on your way to the game to get the supplies you need to tailgate like a pro.
Just Grillin is Tampa Bay’s premier outdoor living company and your one-stop shop for tailgating with a huge selection of Weber, Big Green Egg and other grills and smokers, along with pellets, charcoal and wood chips, BBQ sauces and rubs, and grilling tools and accessories.
Want to take your grilling skills to the next level or learn some new grilling tips? Just Grillin offers grilling classes in their Carrollwood showroom every Saturday. Here is a list of upcoming classes – click here to sign up. Delicious grilled food is included with this experience!
Pork Butt Class with Pork U – Saturday, Oct. 17 – 10:00 am – Noon
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: email@example.com
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