Bucs' Doug Martin wants 'Douginator' as nickname instead of 'Muscle Hamster'
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin told CBS Sports' Bill Cowher that he would prefer "Douginator" as a nickname instead of "Muscle Hamster." Why?
And that's his right. But I'm not so sure that his other choice is any better: Martin told Bill Cowher on The NFL Today that he wants to be called "Douginator."
"I hate it. I hate it," Martin told Cowher when asked about his nickname. "Hamsters are so small."
"But the muscles make him bigger!" Cowher responded.
"It doesn't help. It's not intimidating at all."
Cowher then offered Martin a chance on national television to get a new nickname out there. And that's when he dropped "Douginator."
"I guess the 'Douginator' would be fine," Martin said. "It's cooler than the 'Muscle Hamster.'"
Or is it Douganator? Whatever the spelling is, it's absolutely not cooler than the Hamster nickname. Some of the other ones thrown out there are "Martin Scoreseasy" (pretty awesome, creative) and "Douggernaut."
Either of those would be better than "Douginator."
In other Doug Martin-related news, it was interesting to hear what the Muscle Hamster had to say about the comparisons that he often receives to Baltimore's Ray Rice. The Tampa Bay back says:
"I can see the comparison because of the small stature and because of the height and weight. But I don't try to emulate one exact back," Martin said. "What I did is check out YouTube videos and try to take something from every single one of them. It would have to be one of Walter Payton's runs where he's just bulldozing everybody."
That's a telling indication of the type of runner that Martin is -- he's not afraid at all to get physical with a defense and smashmouth teams despite his smallish size.
And if Martin ends up approaching anything near a Payton-like career, you can bet we'll figure out a way to get him a nickname that's worthy of his skills and performance.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS Feed watch Pro Football 360 daily at 3 p.m. ET and NFL newsletter. You can follow Will Brinson on Twitter here: @willbrinson.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
New York has a new No. 2, and he's more than a decade younger than McCown
Thomas did not leave the Seahawks on great terms
The newest Jets running back opens up about his departure from Pittsburgh
The open market has spoken, and here's what it said about Bell
Active Jets might be open to trading down from No. 3 spot for the right price
D.K. Metcalf blew up the combine but is he the best receiver in this draft class?