LeGarrette Blount may now sit atop the Bucs’ depth chart at running back, and the competition between Blount and Martin may be a fair one, but Greg Schiano has already decided who he hopes will be his starting running back.
That would be Martin.
Schiano made the stunning revelation yesterday to former Dolphins tight end turned radio host Joe Rose on WQAM-AM 560 in Miami.
Joe Rose: A lot of people love your first three picks in this draft, from a safety to a running back to a linebacker. You expect all three guys, [Mark Barron], [Doug Martin] and [Lavonte David] to all start?
Greg Schiano: Sure hope so. Yeah. I mean they’ve been doing very well in camp. And, you know, I think they’re really talented guys and they pick things up very quickly, all three of them. So, that’s our hope. That’s our plan. But you know you can’t make stuff happen. It’s got to happen on the field. But I think it will.
We're not sure that we'd call this revelation “stunning,” and to be fair, Schiano was answering a question about three different players, but it does sound like he plans to start Martin eventually.