SMACKcast – Buccaneer Tailback Doug Martin – Best back in the NFL?
Doug Martin has exploded on the NFL scene after running all over the Raiders Sunday in Oakland. Buccaneer beat writer Ira Kaufman, for the Tampa Tribune, joined Flip Satchel on the SMACKcast to give us a perspective from inside the locker room.
So how good is Buccaneer tailback Doug Martin? “Right now he is the best back in football.” –Ira Kaufman. I’ll let the numbers do the talking:
- First player in NFL history with 3 rushing touchdowns of at least 45 yards in one game (45, 67, and 70)
- 251 yards rushing against the Oakland Raiders, 3rd most by a rookie (4 rushing TD’s)
- 3rd in NFL in rushing yardage with 794 and 2nd in yards from scrimmage with 1,039
- 51 Fantasy points against Oakland, 4th highest by a RB ever
- Most Fantasy points this season by all non quarterback’s
Suck on that NY Giant Fans!