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Old 08-09-2007, 11:27 AM    (permalink
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http://www.buccaneers.com/news/newsd...px?newsid=5921

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...,7091693.story

Goodbye old friend. Long live the A-Train.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:28 AM    (permalink
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That's too bad. He was a great player.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:31 AM    (permalink
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The Bucs were in "good hands with Alstott."
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:42 AM    (permalink
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So many memories of me getting pissed whenever Alstott got the first against Green Bay
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:53 AM    (permalink
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At least he just got inducted into the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:54 AM    (permalink
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damn. a great full back
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:55 AM    (permalink
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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.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:42 PM    (permalink
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He will be missed.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:27 PM    (permalink
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Good Career
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:42 PM    (permalink
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Very productive RB/FB
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:10 PM    (permalink
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Looks like they jumped the gun.

TAMPA, FLORIDA (TICKER) -- Mike Alstott apparently is not ready to call it a career.

The six-time Pro Bowl fullback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 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
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:56 PM    (permalink
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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. :(
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:59 PM    (permalink
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I used to be a huge Alstott fan, i even think i had one of those cheap jerseys of him.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:16 PM    (permalink
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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.
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Hall of fame??? Pretty great career for a fullback.
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Why oh why didn't we draft Brain Leonard.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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