“Run Micheal Run” In Detroit

June 4th, 2013

Michael Spurlock 0322The Bucs have no established NFL kick returner or punt returner on the roster, which is a bit odd considering how much rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano talk about craving fourth down success.

Last year’s returner collection — LeQuan Lewis, Preston Parker, Arrelious Benn, Michael Smith, Roscoe Parrish, Jordan Shipley and Sammie Stroughter — didn’t pan out, but the Bucs passed on adding a proven return specialist this offseason.

Joe’s often lobbied for the return of one of the great figures in Bucs lore, Micheal “Run Micheal Run” Spurlock, who was a hard worker and a successful returner in 2010 for the Bucs, a solid wide receiver for a guy at the bottom of the flanker depth chart, and a legitimate third quarterback (his position in college.) And yes, Spurlock delivered one of the great moments in Bucs history, (seen here with Gene Deckerhoff’s famous call coming at :34 of the video.)

With the Jaguars and Chargers last season, Spurlock returned a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown.

Today, Spurlock signed with the Lions.

If Spurlock is returning kicks and punts for Detroit when the Bucs head north in November, Joe will be holding his breath and crossing all fingers and toes. Will the Bucs have anyone that will make Lions fans do the same?

7 Responses to ““Run Micheal Run” In Detroit”

  1. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Maybe the plan is for Myron to be our returner. That could be the “shock” Penn was speaking of. We’ve tried everyone else….why not?

  2. lightningbuc Says:

    I think the alleged “rock star” let him go because he never was captain of a team. Great move by the crafty one, considering the return game since Spurlock left!

  3. Walter Says:


    Clifton Smith was pretty good

  4. Big Rob Says:

    Clifton Simth was a pro-bowl returner after Spurlock left. How does your foot taste lightningbuc?

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    How many kickoffs did Smith return for a touch down in tampa?

    Spurlock was better. Unfortunately, he was also aging rapidly. I still think Michael Smith would have been the solution last year. This year? There’s too much competition to be sure right now.

  6. scubog Says:

    I long for the days when Danny Reece returned punts………well sort of. He never signaled for a fair catch.

  7. PRBucFan Says:

    Spurlock may have been the first to get a return a TD but lets not kid ourselves he’s nothing special.

    Peanut was better IMO