The Bucs' starting tailback put together his most remarkable performance in three seasons and the second 200-yard outing of his career. Martin should have a clear and unquestioned hold on the majority of backfield snaps over the last six games of 2015 after sharing a significant load of playing time with backup Charles Sims in a handful of games this season.
At various points in the 2015 season, Martin has been reminiscent of the outstanding back he was during his 2012 rookie campaign. Never was this more evident than Sunday, when Martin tallied the second 200-yard performance of his career, with the first one having come in that memorable rookie season versus the Raiders. The 235-yard total was also the most by any running back in the NFL this season, and came on the heels of three consecutive pedestrian performances by Martin in recent weeks. The fourth-year pro's massive rushing total was buoyed by a career-high 84-yard run and a 58-yard scamper, his two longest runs of the season. Martin will take aim against a vulnerable Colts defense in Week 12.
Doug Martin logged 45 offensive snaps in the Week 10 victory over the Cowboys, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A week after falling back into what amounted to a time-share with fellow tailback Charles Sims, Martin was the clear-cut lead runner in Week 10. He found tough sledding on the ground for a second consecutive week, but supplemented his modest production with a 40-yard receiving day. Martin faces a solid Eagles run defense in Week 11.
Doug Martin gained 63 yards on 18 carries and secured all four of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 10-6 victory over the Cowboys.
Martin put together a solid afternoon, making up for some of his struggles on the ground with a season-high 40 yards through the air. Outside of a game-high 18-yard scamper, Martin scuffled his way to 45 yards on 17 totes. Despite the somewhat pedestrian outing, Martin comfortably outpaced backfield mate Charles Sims in carries by 13 in Week 10, after the two were almost even in the category in the Bucs' Week 9 loss to the Giants. Martin and the Bucs face an uphill battle against a tough Eagles defense on the road in Week 11.
Doug Martin was in on 31 snaps in the Bucs' Week 9 loss to the Giants, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Bucs tailback's playing time decreased after a second-quarter fumble, and due to Tampa having to play from behind for the entire second half. After comfortably outpacing backfield mate Charles Sims in snaps over the last several weeks, Martin was in on one less play than Sims verus the Giants. Martin and the Bucs running game will look to get back on track in a Week 10 matchup versus the Matt Cassel-led Cowboys.
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