So Tampa’s coaching if awful, just awful.
Every Martin rush was against 7 men on 4 linemen and all but 2 had a blitzing CB. The defense knew exactly what Tampa was doing on about 80% of snaps.
The best example is the last play of the first quarter. Jammie Wineston is under center with 4 wideouts and the TE on the left. The left guard completely misses his the NO right end who hits Martin before the line (Martin breaks the tackle), the right guard gets pushed back 3 yards, the TE just sits on the flats away from the play, and the Saints defense completely ignores the WRs to swarm the ball for -5 yds. Ever one of his 8 attempts is pretty much that same situation. Am I salty, yes. Did I lose because of this, yes. Do I still believe in Doug Martin’s talent, yes. Do I believe in Doug Martin’s opportunity…I really don’t know.
Side note, Fitz didn’t see a huge amount of targets, but they also didn’t throw a lot. His target % went up, which is good.