Buccaneers: Grades for week 9 loss to Saints
Enough with the Doug Martin is a bad back talk. Watching the film on Martin from the Saints game you can see Martin is doing his part, but you can’t say the same for the offensive line.
Martin couldn’t get anything going last week. He had to fight very hard just to make it back to the line of scrimmage or even a yard or two past the line.
Martin finished his game with eight carries for seven yards. Winston, Fitzpatrick, Jackson, and Barber all finished the game with more yards. There were to many blown assignments for Martin to get going.
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Towards the end of his time on the field, you could tell he was getting worn out of not making any yards. Dirk Koetter put Peyton Barber in the game to see if he could get things going.
Barber was somewhat of a breath of fresh air in the running game. Barber runs with force and heart. It’s evident in his stats.
Barber lead all rushers on the team with eleven attempts for 34 yards. He averaged a little over three yards per carry in which he fought for and kept his legs moving with multiple defenders on him.
Why not start Barber this week against the Jets and see if he can spark the offense.