The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running game may be struggling. But don’t put the blame on running back Doug Martin.
At least that’s the message from quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, who is working as the playcaller with offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford on a leave of absence. Arroyo said Wednesday he’s happy with how Martin has played.
“I like how hard he works,’’ Arroyo said. “I like how hard he runs. I like that he’s trying to find ways to get it done. He has zero flinch. He’s a team guy. I like those things.’’
This is a vote of confidence in Martin's workload, at least. He should continue to lead the team in touches. He has seen 69 percent of Tampa's running back touches in the last two games.