Martin needs to make one more run…for a pen

by Gary Shelton on November 24, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Martin on pace for Bucs' second-best rushing season./ JEFFREY S. KING

Martin on pace for Bucs' second-best rushing season./ JEFFREY S. KING

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

It is time for the running back to make one more move.

It is time for him to leave his locker and to break into the open. He might want to make a juke halfway down the hallway. He can dart as he reaches  the staircase. He can dodge as he approaches general manager Jason Licht's office. He can break into the open and sprint to the desk.

And once there, he can sign a contract for a whole lot of money.

This time, the Bucs need to make sure their back does not get away.

You saw him Sunday, didn't you? Doug Martin was an impact player again, speeding through the Eagles and chewing up a any chance they had of winning, bursting loose time after time. Behind a rebuilt line, on a reconstructed offense, Martin was a premier back, just like he used to be. And now sounds like a very good time to make sure it does not happen again.

It did once. You remember. Back then, the back that the Bucs let go

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