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Specnatz
08-09-2007, 11:42 AM
Reporting that a news conferance has been called by the Bucs and it is expected he will announce his retirement.

TEXANS84
08-09-2007, 11:52 AM
That's too bad.

I've always enjoyed watching him play, definitley brought a name to the fullbacks.
Definitley NFLHOF material.

hobie
08-09-2007, 12:01 PM
Touchdown Vulture according to Warrick Dunn....

HOU-TEX
08-09-2007, 12:05 PM
Reporting that a news conferance has been called by the Bucs and it is expected he will announce his retirement.

Dang! That's too bad. I loved watching that guy run the football. IIRC, he has had some neck problems in the past. So it might be for the best. He will be a HOFer.

"Alstott up tha gut", will always be remembered.:cool:

eriadoc
08-09-2007, 12:12 PM
There was a show on NFLN last night lining out the top 10 power backs of all time. I can't recall the entire list, but Alstott was #10. They showed some of his better runs, and I have to say, the guy had some moments.

Earl made #3, by the way, which was a complete travesty. Riggins was #2, and Jim Brown was #1. Blah.

hobie
08-09-2007, 12:25 PM
There was a show on NFLN last night lining out the top 10 power backs of all time. I can't recall the entire list, but Alstott was #10. They showed some of his better runs, and I have to say, the guy had some moments.

Earl made #3, by the way, which was a complete travesty. Riggins was #2, and Jim Brown was #1. Blah.

I would agree with JB being #1, power and speed, he was the best.
But I would say Earl should be #2 over Riggins..But hey, what is a number, in our minds, EC was #1..

eriadoc
08-09-2007, 12:55 PM
I would agree with JB being #1, power and speed, he was the best.
But I would say Earl should be #2 over Riggins..But hey, what is a number, in our minds, EC was #1..

Sorry, I have Earl myopia. Best. Running Back. Ever.

Ever.

:fans:

Mr teX
08-09-2007, 02:12 PM
Sorry, I have Earl myopia. Best. Running Back. Ever.

Ever.

:fans:

Yeah i was a little disappointed that Earl only came in 3rd. They probably based on the fact that Riggins had a longer more rewarding career.

hadaad
08-09-2007, 02:35 PM
And held the single-season touchdown mark for awhile.

TexanAddict
08-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Mike Alstott's season, and perhaps his career, is over.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday placed the six-time Pro Bowl fullback on injured reserve with a neck problem that Alstott said was not related to a career-threatening injury that required surgery in 2003.

The team's second all-time leading rusher with 5,088 yards had been preparing for his 12th season, but became concerned when soreness in his neck persisted as training camp progressed at Disney World.

Tests performed by team doctors revealed a new problem, and the decision to place him on IR was made after Alstott consulted with his personal surgeon, who operated on the fullback during the 2003 season.

Link (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/08/09/bc.fbn.bucs.alstott.ap/index.html)

Always liked Alstott.

Specnatz
08-09-2007, 04:08 PM
you beat me to it, I just heard that on the radio. Was going to come update the info.

Noblesse Oblige
08-10-2007, 04:14 PM
Dang! That's too bad. I loved watching that guy run the football. IIRC, he has had some neck problems in the past. So it might be for the best. He will be a HOFer.

"Alstott up tha gut", will always be remembered.:cool:

I've always preferred power backs to the speedsters. It's more fun watching them seek out and destroy defenders than avoid them. It takes its toll though, as evidenced here.

Good luck on your recovery, A-Train.