It has only been eight games. You have to keep telling yourself that.
But, gee whiz, it's hard to watch what Bucs running back Doug Martin has done in those eight games and not start making comparisons to every other back in franchise history.
He's stronger than Warrick Dunn. Faster than Mike Alstott. More nimble than Michael Pittman. More dynamic than James Wilder. More explosive than Ricky Bell. A quicker study than Errict Rhett. A better receiver than Cadillac Williams.
He's more exciting than all of them.
Is Martin the best running back this franchise has ever had? Eight games is not enough of a sample size to tell. Does he have a chance to be the best back in franchise history? Those same eight games suggest he's well on his way.