The idea of picking up Vernon has me feeling guilty of the thought that maybe letting go of Martin to snag him may be a good idea. I love Doug Martin just as much as the next guy but faced with the question of what’s more important The running game or the defensive pass rush? I will go with the pass rush every time.
“Letting our top-ranked running back in 2015 go free might sound crazy at first, but the more I look at it, the more it makes sense. There is no doubt Martin is an impact player and he’ll likely command top dollar for the way he can impact both the run and the pass. But with a back as talented as Charles Sims locked up for the next two seasons, why risk throwing money at a running back that could revert to 2013-2014 Doug Martin if he gets nicked up? The Bucs are utterly desperate for edge pressure and have the cap space that Miami doesn’t have to go out and get Vernon.”– Reported by Michael Renner
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