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Doug Martin leapfrogs Blount on depth chart

Doug Martin, Jerod Mayo AP

All signs have been pointing to it, and now the official depth chart reveals it.

As spotted by the folks at JoeBucsFan.com, rookie tailback Doug Martin has leapfrogged LeGarrette Blount as the starting tailback in Tampa.

Three prior depth charts listed Blount as the starter.

Despite the depth chart that was in place on Friday, Martin started over Blount in the preseason game against the Patriots.

It’s no surprise.  Coach Greg Schiano said earlier this month that the plan and hope was for Martin to win the job.

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27 Responses to “Doug Martin leapfrogs Blount on depth chart”
  1. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Aug 27, 2012 9:05 PM

    Pretty impressive from part time safety to 1st string 1st round RB.

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 27, 2012 9:08 PM

    All Blount has to do is sucker punch Doug Martin and he’ll be #1 again.

  3. philgrek says: Aug 27, 2012 9:16 PM

    C’mon Muscle Hamster! I’m rooting for you!!

  4. smokinjoes91 says: Aug 27, 2012 9:16 PM

    Doug Martin is liable to get punched in the face..

  5. cereal blogger says: Aug 27, 2012 9:19 PM

    #MuscleHampster

  6. omniscient48 says: Aug 27, 2012 9:19 PM

    Soon after reading the new depth chart, Blount was observed sucker-punching former BSU Martin.

  7. rockthered1286 says: Aug 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    Missed out on him in my draft and now I’m super pissed.

    Call me when Ryan Williams leap frogs Beanie Wells.

  8. tinbender2000 says: Aug 27, 2012 9:28 PM

    That punk from Idaho deserved it. And Blount is still a beast.

  9. wiscofan says: Aug 27, 2012 9:30 PM

    Its the right decision…blount is worthless

  10. ilovecameltoes says: Aug 27, 2012 9:42 PM

    He’s going to be good! Just watch the knees when you play the Saints…

  11. muttbolts says: Aug 27, 2012 9:44 PM

    Blount force trauma to the face

  12. raiderapologist says: Aug 27, 2012 9:44 PM

    The Muscle Hamster is a more versatile back than Punchy. His ascension is no surprise.

  13. tdrundmc says: Aug 27, 2012 10:35 PM

    Muscle hamster is his nickname? really?? yeah that’s pretty gay.

  14. canetic says: Aug 27, 2012 10:46 PM

    Will Blount still be in charge of fumbling the football away? Because he is good at that. Great, in fact.

  15. patfic15 says: Aug 27, 2012 10:48 PM

    Yeah….they won’t be running much after the Saints tag 30 on them…

  16. southpaw447 says: Aug 27, 2012 10:54 PM

    Not surprising. I said before the draft and still stand by the notion that Martin will be the most productive RB of this draft class.

  17. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 27, 2012 11:01 PM

    Consider this Blount smoked!

  18. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 27, 2012 11:08 PM

    Some will still prefer a Blount before the season is over. too may be a premature ejaculation.

  19. fdugrad says: Aug 27, 2012 11:20 PM

    It must be tremendously difficult to coach someone as insipid, lazy and surly as Blount. It won’t be a long tenure with coach S., he has no interest with players of Blount’s ilk, now that he is coaching in TB.

  20. sclobernocker47 says: Aug 27, 2012 11:21 PM

    Punch comments are getting pretty old…

  21. petedutcher says: Aug 28, 2012 1:15 AM

    Better to let people assume you are fools than to open your mouths and prove it. I notice most of you Blount naysayers are not even Bucs fans.

    Both players are great. Blount fixed his fumbling issues, is catching passes and still needs to perfect his blocking. Not bad improvement since last year.

    But I realize most of you don’t watch him play…so you are talking in complete ignorance.

  22. petedutcher says: Aug 28, 2012 1:18 AM

    And, oh yes, let’s not forget…Blount was injured in the last game (slightly) and this upcoming game is a good chance to rest him…you know…like most of the other real starters?

  23. censoredpost says: Aug 28, 2012 1:26 AM

    Trade Blount to Philly. They run a lot and call themselves better than they really are. Just like the wraps. Oh and the Eagles.

  24. curtthedirt says: Aug 28, 2012 2:15 AM

    Blount seemed to recognize Martin’s potential when he said a few weeks back that they’d make the best tandem in the league. If you’re the RB with the experience and come in as the starter, you probably shouldn’t make that comment via the press.

  25. stan97 says: Aug 28, 2012 5:38 AM

    Eagles are loaded at rb, last thing they need is Blount.

    Oh, and they pass much more than they run – you obviously don’t watch many Eagles games or you would be aware of this simple fact.

  26. bubba9er says: Aug 28, 2012 12:14 PM

    Go Doug, Go! Love seeing the 2 and 3 star recruiting classes at BSU start filling the ranks of NFL rosters. Imagine that, a college coach that actually teaches and develops his players… Doug will be a monster for years. You can officially focus on some other position of need.

  27. dlw492 says: Aug 28, 2012 9:47 PM

    Karma is something…… A guy from Boise taking my job (Blount’s voice)

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