NFL RUSH
Team Report Cards: Buccaneers and the Muscle Hamster

The Buccaneers had a lot of pleasant surprises this season but the biggest positive was a young superstar named Doug Martin.  The "Muscle Hamster" should have everyone excited for next season.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Record: 7-9

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

    • - Rookie RB Doug Martin gained 1,454 yards and scored 11 TDs
    • - They had the top-ranked Rushing Defense
  • - Signed S Dashon Goldson from San Francisco

 

 

The Bad:

 

    • - They had the 32nd ranked pass defense
  • - They lost 5 of their final 6 games
  • - After two seasons of over 60% completion percentages, QB Josh Freeman dropped to a sub-par 54%

 

 

The Future:

 

  • - Draft Position #13: DB Xavier Rhodes or DE Barkevious Mingo
  • - Free Agent Targets: CB Nnamdi Asomugha and T Andre Smith 
  • - Trade For: DB Darrelle Revis––they need to ink this deal with the Jets so Revis can join Goldson & Baron for a dramatically better secondary.
 

Do you like Doug Martin's nickname, the Muscle Hamster?

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 26, 2013

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Alright, BUcs got another CB. Welcome to the club, Banks! (sigh..... I guess this means no more Barber.......)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 25, 2013

    donovanchiles · draftee

    bucs are cool

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 24, 2013

    wjs · draftee

    revis and martin

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Tri Agreed.

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 8, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    Love nickname

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 8, 2013

    ravesgo20 · draftee

    what kind of name is that." the muscle hamster"

  • New England Patriots

    April 7, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    z is the worst u can get its way after thef

  • New England Patriots

    April 7, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    rb rank a+ qb rank z d rank z

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 4, 2013

    tbucaleb · draftee

    hes a small fast one

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 4, 2013

    tbucaleb · draftee

    bucs!!!

  • New England Patriots

    April 4, 2013

    ucity7 · draftee

    pats!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    doorman66 · draftee

    bucs rb=A- qb=c- d=d

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    they messed up with keeping josh freeman

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 2, 2013

    bucsattak · draftee

    bucs baby

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 1, 2013

    jacobcook10 · draftee

    dougie

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 1, 2013

    2009phili · draftee

    nickname bad

  • New England Patriots

    April 1, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    he dosnt

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 31, 2013

    pic6king · draftee

    ooohh yeeaahh

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 31, 2013

    loganjase · draftee

    wooooo

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 31, 2013

    fuzz0132 · 2nd string

    muscle hamster is da boss period

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 31, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    MUSCLE HAMSTER!!!!!!!

  • Detroit Lions

    March 31, 2013

    dlions1515 · starter

    they were better than my Lions this year

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 30, 2013

    chrisandom1 · draftee

    first commet

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 29, 2013

    tampaj · 2nd string

    bucs rule

  • New England Patriots

    March 29, 2013

    123gopats14 · 2nd string

    it is funny

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Bus worse than D-

  • Cleveland Browns

    March 29, 2013

    coopthehoop · draftee

    No that's horrible

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    tyuh123 · draftee

    whats up

  • New York Jets

    March 29, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    bucs better than C

  • New York Jets

    March 29, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    no hermn8r you arent 1st coment

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 29, 2013

    emily62400 · draftee

    Doug Martin is amazing!!!

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 29, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    MUSCLE HAMSTER!!!!!1

  • New York Giants

    March 29, 2013

    red12 · draftee

    doug martin is one of the best of 2012

  • Denver Broncos

    March 29, 2013

    hermn8r · draftee

    GO MUSCLE HAMPSTER

  • Denver Broncos

    March 29, 2013

    hermn8r · draftee

    first comment

  • New England Patriots

    March 29, 2013

    zafar9800 · draftee

    Wow he gained a lot of yards!

  • San Francisco 49ers

    March 29, 2013

    arabemoney49 · draftee

    thay won thar last game agenst the falcs.and btw first!

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 28, 2013

    gav1235 · practice squad

    Doug Martin is so good and bucceners fix ur pass defense #doitnowbygav!

  • Denver Broncos

    March 28, 2013

    uscray · draftee

    shout your coommmenntt i say martins good

  • New England Patriots

    March 28, 2013

    nfldomination · draftee

    i don't really like it

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 28, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    The Bucs will be bad

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 28, 2013

    packfan892 · 2nd string

    first comment

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 28, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    He IS a muscle hamster. Chubby like a hamster a has muscle.

  • Detroit Lions

    March 28, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    yes he is enough but the defence

  • Detroit Lions

    March 28, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    doug martin is the best

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 28, 2013

    chrisandom1 · draftee

    hes nickname is weird wildcat hamter?