RB Mike Alstott - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 244Born: 12-21-1973College: PurdueDrafted: Round 2, pick

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2006 Week 1 vs BAL (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Alstott rushed one time for two yards and was mostly a non-factor, as the Buccaneers failed to get the ball in the red zone where he is most effective. He did catch all three balls that were thrown his way for 26 yards.

2006 Week 2 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Alstott did not run the ball, but caught three passes for ten yards on six targets.

2006 Week 3 vs CAR (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / -3 / 0 rec)

Alstott saw his typical dose of short yardage carries. He entered the game midway through the third quarter when the Buccaneers had the ball second and one from the two yard line. He attempted to leap over the pile, but was stopped short of the goal line. They ran play action on the third down play and QB Chris Simms rolled out and ran it in for the score.

2006 Week 5 vs NO (4 / 3 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alstott got the bulk of the goal line work for the Buccaneers, scoring a one yard touchdown in the third quarter. For the game, he rushed four times for three yards.

2006 Week 6 vs CIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Alstott did not carry the ball for the Buccaneers, but caught all three balls thrown his way for ten yards.

2006 Week 7 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alstott caught two passes for no gain each in the second and third quarters. Those two passes were his only targets and touches for the game.

2006 Week 9 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alstott did not register a carry or reception in the game.

2006 Week 10 vs CAR (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Alstott was used twice in short yardage situations, converting one on a one yard run. He was targeted three times in the passing game, catching one for a loss and another for an 18 yard gain before dropping the final pass.

2006 Week 11 vs WAS (6 / 28 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Alstott was given some work in the offense against the Redskins, with six rushes for 28 yards in the running game, as well as one reception for eight yards in the passing game. He seemed to give the Buccaneers' offense some spark, and get the hometown crowd fired up with his bruising rushing style.

2006 Week 12 vs DAL (2 / 4 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Alstott had two first quarter carries, the most significant being a goal line rush from the Dallas one yard line for Tampa Bay's only touchdown. Later in the second quarter, Alstott caught a dump off pass from a scrambling QB Bruce Gradkowski on third and short to pick up four yards and a first down. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, Alstott injured his back on the catch and had to leave the game. He left the field under his own power but did not play the rest of the game.

2006 Week 13 vs PIT (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Alstott was ineffective as a short yardage runner, failing to gain a first down on third and short, and losing a yard on first and goal from the three yard line. He had 13 yards on six carries and caught one pass for six yards.

2006 Week 14 vs ATL (2 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Alstott gave the Buccaneers a spark early in the game with two bruising rushes for 20 yards. Unfortunately for Tampa Bay, they were the only two rushes he had for the game. In the passing game, Alstott caught two balls for four yards on three targets.

2006 Week 15 vs CHI (6 / 26 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Alstott ran the ball six times for 26 yards and scored on a nice 14 yard touchdown run in the third quarter that started the Tampa Bay comeback. Alstott made a nice move on a Chicago defender and showed the impressive footwork that helped make him one of the faces of the Buccaneers.

2006 Week 16 vs CLE (22 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alstott averaged just 2.6 yards per carry, failed to convert a fourth down and less than a yard in the red zone in a 3-0 game early in the second quarter, but wore down the Browns defense and helped his teammates to be successful on the ground and in through the air with his hard work.

2006 Week 17 vs SEA (6 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alstott had a nightmare experience in what was likely his last NFL game, recording only four yards on six carries and losing a fumble deep in Buccaneers' territory. He developed into a fan favorite in Tampa over his 11 seasons there and nobody wanted to see him go out this way.

2005 Week 1 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Alstott wasn't much of a factor in the game. He had one rush for no gain and incomplete pass thrown his way.

2005 Week 2 vs BUF (6 / 19 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Alstott scored the Buccaneers' first touchdown from one yard out after Griese was stopped for no gain on the play before. Again, Alstott was used on short yardage to kill the clock at the end of the game.

2005 Week 3 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Alstott came in on a third and short play in the second quarter; he made a four yard reception to gain the first down. He was called for holding, negating a 12 yard gain by Carnell Williams.

2005 Week 4 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Alstott did not have any rushing carries, but he made two receptions for a total of 7 yards on his four targets.

2005 Week 5 vs NYJ (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Alstott was a non fantasy factor only rushing for 12 yards on three attempts and catching one pass for nine yards.

2005 Week 6 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)

Alstott was not a factor in the game, finishing with 23 yards on one reception.

2005 Week 8 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Alstott had three receptions for 24 yards, but was not used in the running game at all.

2005 Week 9 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Alstott converted Tampa's second touchdown from one yard out. He also had two catches in the game, one of which was for a first down after he broke a tackle and spun for an 11 yard gain.

2005 Week 10 vs WAS (9 / 21 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Alstott had his best game of the season and rescued Tampa's fading playoff hopes, scoring two touchdowns and adding a two point conversion. With Carnell Williams struggling and Michael Pittman hurting, Alstott was asked to carry a heavier load than he had in previous weeks. He was able to score the first touchdown of the game from one yard out, jumping over the scum at the line of scrimmage. He scored his second touchdown immediately following Mark Brunell's fumble. He was able to plow forward for a few yards every time he ran the ball despite the offensive line's inability to make holes, using his inertia to drive defenders backward. After the Buccaneers were able to score a touchdown to cut the deficit to one with less than a minute remaining, the Redskins were called for two successive penalties. The first was enforced on the kickoff, but Jon Gruden decided to enforce the second penalty on the try and go for two to win the game. Everybody in the stadium knew the ball was going to Alstott, including the Redskins' defense. Alstott was hit behind the line of scrimmage by a leaping LaVar Arrington, and fell into the scrum, barely reaching the ball over the goal line. The play was later reviewed and it appeared that Alstott was stopped just short of the line, but the evidence wasn't conclusive and the two point try was allowed to stand, giving Tampa the lead. Alstott's gritty performance gave character to a floundering Buccaneers team desperate for a victory and, more so, an identity. Alstott figures to be a significant contributor down the stretch as they fight for a playoff spot.

2005 Week 11 vs ATL (4 / 8 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Alstott continues to be a touchdown machine adding a one yard leap to his season on Sunday toward the end of the third quarter. He only rushed the ball four times for eight yards and caught one pass for two yards, but there is little doubt when the ball is in his hands on the goal line.

2005 Week 12 vs CHI (3 / 8 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Alstott continued his touchdown streak with a two yard leap in the fourth quarter, which put the Buccaneers a field goal away from tying the game. It seems like every time Tampa Bay is in a goal line situation, they just hand the ball to Mike and he jumps over the entire offensive and defensive line for a touchdown. He also had a big nine yard reception in the first quarter to set up an easy field goal for Matt Bryant.

2005 Week 13 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alstott was targeted twice out of the backfield on short passes. The first target was an attempted screen that was defended by the Saints. Alstott dropped his second chance on a pass in the flat.

2005 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Alstott saw only spot duty including short yardage situations. He was unable to convert his one third and one carry.

2005 Week 15 vs NE (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Alstott converted one short yard carry into a two yard gain and a first down. He had two receptions of four yards a piece. The second converted a first down on a third and one in the fourth quarter. At this point in his career, the Buccaneers are mostly limiting Alstott to short yardage attempts and as an occasional receiver out of the backfield. He has had more than four carries in a game only once this season.

2005 Week 16 vs ATL (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec)

Alstott ran only one time for five yards, but did catch three passes for 32 yards, including a 13 yard scoring strike from Chris Simms.

2005 Week 17 vs NO (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)

Alstott carried the ball only one time for two yards, but had a 24 yard reception on his only catch for the game. He did have a one yard touchdown called back for penalty.