The Facts: Martin's revival has been one of the most surprising developments of the offseason. It's a story that will have a chance to continue into the regular season. HC Lovie Smith confirmed what had grown obvious over the last three months: Martin is the lead back of the Buccaneers. "We talked about being able to establish the run. Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing," Smith said.
Diehards Line: While the incoming regime drafted Charles Sims last spring, Martin is one of the most fascinating make-or-break players to watch this season because new coordinator Dirk Koetter gave him a career lifeline. Martin, in turn, stepped up with a huge offseason. The Buccaneers have responded by handing Martin the job just a few days into training camp. As NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal suggests, "that gives some surprising clarity to any fantasy owners out there that want to take a chance on a Martin bounce back season just like the Bucs are."