Morning After Hill: Doug Martin Carries Bucs to Win…Literally (Podcast)

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Every morning after the Bucs play, editor Josh Hill gives you a dose of analysis with the gift of hindsight, breaking down the good, the bad and the horribly ugly from yesterday’s game. Grab a warm glass of milk and get ready to take your shot of The Morning After Hill.

Doug Martin is and will be the talk of the NFL for the next week, and rightfully so. The rookie turned in a 251 yard performance that saw him score 4 times, setting a new Buccaneers franchise record for yards gained in a single game. But there was more that went on in Oakland that needs discussing, and not all of it is positive. Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson had a great day, but the Bucs almost lost the game, and that’s 100 percent on the defense.

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In this episode we discuss why this team is not a playoff team, but how that also means they won’t eventually become one. This team has a lot of growing to do before it’s even considered a playoff team, regardless of their 4-4 record. The defense is the Achilles heel on this team right now and the Bucs won’t be a success until it’s improved. There’s talent there and it will improve but let’s not rush the process and get ahead of ourselves.

So let’s do this, the good, the bad and the ugly from the Buccaneers 42-32 thrashing of the Oakland Raiders, their first win over the Raiders since their win in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Topics: NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • Bryant Douglass

    Every team has the potential to eventually become a playoff team…

  • Jared

    Great show, I hope you do more of these. I agree, the Bucs probably shouldn’t be a playoff team but like you said in the show, that doesn’t mean they won’t be. It wouldn’t feel right this year because I know they aren’t SB worthy.

    Soon though!!

    • http://twitter.com/OneM24 Shannon E

      Anybody who makes the playoffs and wins the games is Superbowl worthy…

      • Cam Newton’s Evil Twin

        I think that’s the point trying to be made, they won’t win playoffs games if they make it there and the fans that have gotten their hopes up will be crushed because they think they have a better team than they really do.

  • NelsonvillianHill

    hey josh hill . . dave hill here . . i have a question for you or anyone else out there . . didn’t doug martin have 274 yards or something like that until that last series where they handed him the ball 4 times and he took losses as they ran out the clock? . . why??? . . why did they do that? . . any other back could have done that . . why didn’t they let him try to break adrian peterson’s all-time rushing record? . . why didn’t freeman just kneel with the ball? it has me pretty confused . .

  • NelsonvillianHill

    first time we beat the raiders at their home . . we don’t have a good record with any teams out west . .