Run Micheal, Run!

November 7th, 2010

Joe wants to issue a hearty welcome back to the Bucs’ kick return team.

Run Micheal, Run!!!

Maurice Stovall screwed up and bobbled a late third quarter kickoff in front of Micheal Spurlock, who picked it up and broke five tackles en route to the house. It was an 89-yard TD and the second of his career. Nothing gets Joe off the couch like a big return.

“I think the kicker mis-hit it and somehow it got back to me. Had a chance to change the game,” Spurlock said on the Buccaneers Radio Network after the game. ” I think I had a chance earlier to take it to the house.  I was not going to run out of bounds. We practice that play. No way I was going to step out of bounds.”

Earlier in today’s game, Spurlock fired one back 66 yards to set up the Bucs’ first TD.

Makes Joe wonder why Preston Parker was given a shot at a return in between those great plays. Yeah, Joe gets that they don’t want to burn out Spurlock so he can be 100 percent in the offense, but the Bucs can’t afford to be sitting down Spurlock in a game like this.

Spurlock responded late with a big 43-yard, over-the-shoulder catch on third down at the Bucs’ 1 yard line.

Joe hopes this was a true breakout game for the Bucs’ special teams. The unit had a massive impact for the Bucs in their crappy season last year. It finally happened again.

3 Responses to “Run Micheal, Run!”

  1. gitarlvr Says:

    Returns aside, Spurlock has also emerged as a legitimate #2 receiver the last 2 weeks. It means Benn is not going to become the full time #2 any time soon. But thats a good problem to have. Looks like Sammy needs to be pushed down the depth chart to #4. The Bucs have 4 legitimate wide reviecers. Who could have imagined they would have solidified their recieving core so quickly after last year? Special teams blockers? If they can cut out the blocks in the back this performance will be a regular thing.

  2. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Santa Maria!

  3. MTM Says:

    Spurlock has a motor. Special teams played very good today.