Beloved Tampa Bay Bucs fullback Mike ...

Beloved Tampa Bay Bucs fullback Mike Alstott retires as NFL player

There are 13 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 25, 2008, titled Beloved Tampa Bay Bucs fullback Mike Alstott retires as NFL player. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The "A-Train" pulled out of the station for good Thursday. Fullback Mike Alstott, maybe the most beloved player in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, announced his retirement after 12 record-breaking seasons during ...

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fltom

Winter Springs, FL

#1 Jan 25, 2008
One of the best! The Bucs have shown alot of class this past season, staying with Simms and now keeping Alstott with the team. Too bad other teams dont show loyalty to players that give them their all. Gruden&The Bucs get 2 thumbs up this year for the team with the most heart. They dealt with multiple injuries, but they kept showing up.
vineyards975

Ocala, FL

#2 Jan 25, 2008
He will make a Great coach.
Joe

Lake Mary, FL

#3 Jan 25, 2008
What a class guy, he went out the way he played. With dignity & style. God speed Mike.

PS I am a Giant fan.
RJG

Kissimmee, FL

#4 Jan 25, 2008
To everything there is a season....in life and in football. It's sad to his season of a life in football end but he was a pleasure to watch and root for. He will be missed! Thanks Mike for being someone worthy of our cheers and admiration!!
MAGIC FAN

Arlington Heights, IL

#5 Jan 25, 2008
Joe wrote:
What a class guy, he went out the way he played. With dignity & style. God speed Mike.
PS I am a Giant fan.
were u a colts fan last year? lol...jk man. But congrats to Mike on a great career, definetely one of the hardest working people in the NFL and he will be missed
John

Winter Springs, FL

#6 Jan 25, 2008
Roll on A-Train! Thanks for the numerous great memories! I was there for the Redskins game he won for the Bucs with the two point conversion at the end. A memory forever. To echo Joe, God Speed Mike.
NoleDynasty

Chattanooga, TN

#7 Jan 25, 2008
Too bad Gruden didn't use his talent enough.
Bucs Fan Throughout

Orlando, FL

#8 Jan 25, 2008
You will be missed Mike. The manner in which you played the game should serve as a message and clear signal to all of the Bucs players. You didn't whine about anything. You just went out and played your best everytime you were on the field. I hope that football fans all over this country will appreciate what you mean to the city of Tampa and the NFL.
ExtraPointMelbou rne

Fort Collins, CO

#9 Jan 25, 2008
I hope he becomes a coach. He has alot of coaching knowledge and you just can't help but like the guy. Good luck to him..

“Donate Life”

Since: Dec 07

South of Tampa Bay

#10 Jan 25, 2008
One of the best but now a legend. I remember it would take four or more guys to take him down. I will miss the train whistle they would use a Ray Jay everytime he plow through the opposing team. We will see on sidelines working with team next season. Will be a good defensive coach one day.#40 forever remembered!

Bucanneers don't walk the plank they just commadere another ship!!
JACKSON from davenport

United States

#11 Jan 26, 2008
I am going to take this opportunity to be selfish and say that i don't want him to leave! however, i do understand. in a day and age (& league) of punk thugs, Mike was a class act! he was one the top 5 toughest players in the last 10-15 years and for that i am greatful, because he showed us weekly what it meant to be a "tough" player. Mike, i will miss your bruising runs/blocks/hits, your style, but most of all your heart and integrity. from a BIG dallas cowboy fan, THANK YOU!
tampaprobowl2

Bath, MI

#12 Jan 26, 2008
man this guy was one one the tuffest runner he earned every yard he ever gained.he will be missed but we can still use his leadership skills on the sidelines.
signgrrl

United States

#13 Feb 2, 2008
Mike is the only reason I am/was a Bucs fan. Now I need to look for another John
Riggins-type player to root for.(any suggestions?)

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