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Ward
08-09-2007, 11:27 AM
http://www.buccaneers.com/news/newsdetail.aspx?newsid=5921

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-bk-alstott0907aug09,0,7091693.story

Goodbye old friend. Long live the A-Train.

Staubach12
08-09-2007, 11:28 AM
That's too bad. He was a great player.

Shiver
08-09-2007, 11:31 AM
The Bucs were in "good hands with Alstott."

neko4
08-09-2007, 11:42 AM
So many memories of me getting pissed whenever Alstott got the first against Green Bay

Giantsfan1080
08-09-2007, 11:53 AM
At least he just got inducted into the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame.

Stufazz
08-09-2007, 11:54 AM
damn. a great full back

Jughead10
08-09-2007, 11:55 AM
Great guy. Always one of my favorites not on the G-Men. I always loved when Chris Berman would make those noises in the highlights where like 5 people would bounce of him Alstott.

Splat
08-09-2007, 12:42 PM
He will be missed.

Notredameleo
08-09-2007, 01:27 PM
Good Career

T-RICH49
08-09-2007, 01:42 PM
Very productive RB/FB

Splat
08-09-2007, 02:10 PM
Looks like they jumped the gun.

TAMPA, FLORIDA (TICKER) -- Mike Alstott (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3500/;_ylt=AuS_UpRGBKKg_gGq8d6jPmkLubYF) apparently is not ready to call it a career.

The six-time Pro Bowl fullback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/tam/;_ylt=AjtSu0novBtF3Dth2adVI8ELubYF) will miss the upcoming season with a neck injury, the team announced Thursday.

Multiple reports earlier Thursday stated that Alstott was retiring. Instead, the team placed him on injured reserve.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?sl...ov=st&type=lgns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=txbucsalstott&prov=st&type=lgns)

CARDIAC CAT 7
08-09-2007, 02:56 PM
Still sad to hear, was my favorite back to watch when he was healthy and in his prime, He would just run over the Packers when they had the "Battle of the Bays" Game when they where in the same division. :(

BuckNaked
08-09-2007, 02:59 PM
I used to be a huge Alstott fan, i even think i had one of those cheap jerseys of him.

Caddy
08-09-2007, 04:16 PM
Such a shame to have the A-Train gone. Not only do the Bucs lose a FB, but they lose a valuable short yardage guy. B.J. Askew better be up to scratch.

JETS5128
08-09-2007, 04:19 PM
Such a shame to have the A-Train gone. Not only do the Bucs lose a FB, but they lose a valuable short yardage guy. B.J. Askew better be up to scratch.

Not a chance

yo123
08-09-2007, 05:21 PM
At least he just got inducted into the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame.



Damn touchdown vulture

BamaFalcon59
08-09-2007, 07:57 PM
Hall of fame??? Pretty great career for a fullback.

Beans
08-09-2007, 07:59 PM
Why oh why didn't we draft Brain Leonard.

Caddy
08-09-2007, 10:02 PM
Not a chance

Unfortunately I agree. The guy does not look like a full back. He seems like a decent receiving option but I doubt he provides too much in the form of blocking and running.

Vikes99ej
08-10-2007, 01:02 AM
Why oh why didn't we draft Brain Leonard.

Tell me about it. It's pretty hard to compare Leonard to Alstott when Leonard hasn't played a down. Alstott is the best rushing FB I've ever seen. Terrific red-zone threat.

Caddy
08-10-2007, 04:02 AM
Tell me about it. It's pretty hard to compare Leonard to Alstott when Leonard hasn't played a down. Alstott is the best rushing FB I've ever seen. Terrific red-zone threat.

He is impossible to replace. Not only on the field but off the field too. He is one of the most popular Buccaneers in franchise history. If he actually retires I foresee some kind of front office gig.

jared
08-10-2007, 12:10 PM
Leonard is a very different type of player from the giant battering ram that is Mike Alstott. It's such a shame that his talents have been squandered under Gruden. Too bad, he could have been a HOFer. After taking a full year off, I see him just hanging up the cleats and landing an announcing gig.

#1chiefs_fan
08-10-2007, 01:15 PM
He was good in his prime but has lost a step or so. He played twelve years and he has a superbowl ring and has nothing else to prove. A sure hall of famer down the road.

bigbluedefense
08-10-2007, 02:19 PM
Is he really a HOFer? Right now, Id have to say no, he wasn't a very good blocker. He was a glorified short yardage back.

Watchman
08-10-2007, 03:26 PM
Is he really a HOFer? Right now, Id have to say no, he wasn't a very good blocker. He was a glorified short yardage back.

I loved Alstott, but I have to agree that he isn't a HOFer. He had some of the best runs though, guys bouncing off him left and right.

portermvp84
08-10-2007, 04:29 PM
Thats too bad he was one of the best fullbacks, I've ever seen play the game.

diabsoule
08-10-2007, 10:07 PM
I've always liked Alstott.

A Perfect Score
08-13-2007, 08:13 AM
Long live the A-Train

jkpigskin
08-13-2007, 10:03 AM
one of the great FB's IMO... he was great in his prime

bantx
08-13-2007, 10:17 AM
he was probably the most athletic FB ive ever seen watching him jump a pile on the goal line what a beast

nfrillman
08-13-2007, 05:20 PM
Alstott may have been fun to watch, but he is definitely not a HOFer. He was not fast enough or elusive enough to be a RB, and not a good enough blocker to be a FB (in the sense of lead blocking like Lorenzo Neal, which is what a FB is actually supposed to do), so he kinda sorta played both positions. Basically he was a slow bruising RB, but his limitations there led to him being a complementary RB that happened lined up in the FB slot.

Caddy
08-13-2007, 06:33 PM
Alstott may have been fun to watch, but he is definitely not a HOFer. He was not fast enough or elusive enough to be a RB, and not a good enough blocker to be a FB (in the sense of lead blocking like Lorenzo Neal, which is what a FB is actually supposed to do), so he kinda sorta played both positions. Basically he was a slow bruising RB, but his limitations there led to him being a complementary RB that happened lined up in the FB slot.

He won't be a first ballot hall of famer, but I think he has a legitimate chance at making it.

Packers-Cardinals
08-13-2007, 06:59 PM
He's making a good choice regarding his future. This is his second stint with neck problems. At 33, it's not worth coming back to.