RB Michael Pittman - Free Agent

6-0, 220Born: 8-14-1975College: Fresno StateDrafted: Round 4, pick

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Game Recaps

2008 Week 1 vs OAK (7 / 13 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman had the most carries in goalline situations, and he took full advantage of that by scoring a pair of touchdowns.

2008 Week 2 vs SD (7 / 30 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman is very clearly the Denver short yardage/goal line back at this point. The first opportunity the Broncos got near the goal line, Pittman's number was called. And after being stuffed for a one yard gain on his first chance, he leaped over the pile and into the end zone for a one yard plunge on second down. On the eventual game-winning drive, Pittman was again given the opportunity to score from the two yard line, but was stopped short after a one yard gain.

2008 Week 3 vs NO (5 / 2 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

He continues to be the guy when Denver is at or near the goal line. And he scored again. Not many yards, but he's gotten a TD or two every week.

2008 Week 4 vs KC (4 / 36 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)

Pittman didn't score this week, though he did put up decent yardage totals including a nifty 40 yard screen pass play.

2008 Week 5 vs TB (6 / 39 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Pittman contributed in both the rushing attack and passing game and finished with six rushes for 39 yards on the ground and two receptions for 22 yards on his only two targets.

2008 Week 6 vs JAX (20 / 109 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Pittman was the only running back to take the field against the Jaguars, racking up 109 yards on 20 carries. Pittman showed great power and versatility, leaping over defenders and breaking tackles to gain extra yards. He had long runs of 20, 18, and 11 yards, with many of his other carries going over five yards as well. He certainly looked strong, and should continue to lead the running attack as long as Selvin Young is hurt.

2008 Week 7 vs NE (20 / 88 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman was busy on Denver's first drive as he picked up 34 yards on seven carriers, but his rushing attempts dwindled as the Broncos' fell further and further behind. He finished the first quarter with ten carriers for 55 yards, but only averaged 3.3 yards on his final ten carriers of the game.

2008 Week 9 vs MIA (7 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

With rookie Ryan Torain making his debut, most people were unsure how much that would affect Pittman's workload. While Torain saw just three touches, Pittman still couldn't get on the field long enough to make an impact. Pittman, who entered the game nursing an injury, suffered a re-injury to his neck and had been used very sparingly to that point anyway. Furthermore, the first time Denver got to the five yard line, it was Torain and not Pittman who got the call and took the handoff.

2007 Week 1 vs SEA (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 9 / 5 / 32 / 0 rec)

Pittman filled in for the injured Williams, rushing the ball three times for six yards. His main contribution came in the passing game, where he caught five passes for 32 yards on eight targets.

2007 Week 2 vs NO (5 / 18 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Pittman spelled Cadillac Williams in the running game, rushing five times for 18 yards. He was targeted twice in the game, catching one pass for 11 yards.

2007 Week 3 vs STL (7 / 56 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Pittman was used as a change of pace back for Williams in the first half, and responded with 31 yards on just three rushes. He carried the ball four times in the second half and finished with 56 yards rushing. Pittman was also used in the passing game, catching three passes for 35 yards on five targets.

2007 Week 4 vs CAR (15 / 90 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman came into the game after Williams got hurt. He ran the ball effectively gaining 90 yards on 15 carries. He got a chance from the Carolina nine yard line but only picked up two yards so Tampa had to settle for a field goal. Late in the third quarter Pittman ran the ball three straight times down to the Carolina four yard line. He then came out of the game in favor of Graham.

2007 Week 5 vs IND (5 / -1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Pittman shared time evenly with Graham before getting hurt in the second quarter with an apparent ankle injury, he was carted off.

2007 Week 11 vs ATL (10 / 44 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Pittman returned from injury to give the Buccaneers offense another much needed weapon, and chipped in with 44 yards rushing on ten attempts and getting five targets in the passing game, finishing with 17 receiving yards on two receptions. On the negative side, Pittman did lose a fumble and had a drop on a third down play that would have given the Buccaneers a first down.

2007 Week 13 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Michael Pittman made a small contribution in the passing game, catching two passes for six yards on two targets.

2007 Week 15 vs ATL (13 / 50 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Pittman contributed in both phases of the offense, rushing the ball 13 times for 50 yards and adding three receptions for 20 yards on four targets in the passing game.

2007 Week 16 vs SF (7 / 13 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 54 / 0 rec)

Pittman was used throughout the game and finished with seven rushes for 13 yards on the ground, but made a big contribution in the passing game, where he totaled seven receptions for 54 yards on eight targets. Pittman proved to be a reliable target, as five of his looks came on third downs.

2007 Week 17 vs CAR (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman started the game and finished with four rushes for 12 yards on the ground and one reception for zero yards in the passing game. He wasn't used much in the second half, where Michael Bennett carried most of the load for Tampa Bay.

2007 Week 18 vs NYG (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)

Pittman ran the ball just one time for five yards, but made a nice contribution in the passing game as he finished with five receptions for 62 yards on five targets. He was targeted three times on third downs and turned two of those targets into Tampa Bay first downs.

2006 Week 1 vs BAL (3 / -1 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Pittman contributed mostly in the return game, returning five kickoffs for 121 yards. He ran the ball three times for negative one yard, and like Cadillac Williams, struggled to get anything going on the ground

2006 Week 2 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 7 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

Pittman contributed on special teams for the most part, but did catch three passes for 17 yards on 8 targets.

2006 Week 3 vs CAR (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Pittman continued to fill his role as the third down running back and fills in on obvious passing downs. Pittman also returned kickoffs in this game.

2006 Week 5 vs NO (2 / 27 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Pittman had two rushes for 27 yards, and caught two passes for 31 yards for the game. One of his receptions went for 23 yards on Tampa Bay's first drive that helped set up a Gradkowski to Galloway touchdown.

2006 Week 6 vs CIN (1 / 11 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Pittman had only one rush for 11 yards, and caught two passes for 20 yards on four targets. One of his receptions resulted in a first down.

2006 Week 7 vs PHI (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

Pittman spelled Cadillac Williams throughout the game, rushing once in each of the first three quarters and adding two catches on four targets. Pittman also lost a short three yard catch due to a penalty on the play.

2006 Week 8 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 10 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)

Pittman ran just two times for two yards. He was used mostly in the passing game. He was targeted 11 times, catching five of them for 38 yards.

2006 Week 9 vs NO (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 27 / 0 rec)

Pittman had only one rush for three yards, but caught six passes for 27 yards on eight targets. He was the most targeted receiver for the Buccaneers, much a result of the pressure the Saints were able to put on the Tampa Bay offense.

2006 Week 10 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman was used to return kicks. He caught one pass for no gain from his two targets. He did not carry the ball during the game.

2006 Week 11 vs WAS (2 / 17 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Pittman ran the ball two times for 17 yards, and caught two passes for 31 yards. One of his receptions resulted in a first down.

2006 Week 12 vs DAL (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Pittman was utilized as the second running back for Tampa Bay after Alstott left the game. He carried the ball just once for two yards in the second quarter, but he had four passes thrown in his direction, three in the second quarter. He caught a shovel pass for six yards and then later had 13 more yards receiving on a second quarter designed screen. His only chance at the ball after halftime was his one target in the third quarter. The ball hit Pittman in the hands, but he did not make the catch. To make matters worse, Pittman batted the ball up in the air, and it was high enough that Dallas LB Akin Ayodele made a diving interception on the play. Pittman was also used to return kickoffs, accumulating 97 total yards on four returns.

2006 Week 13 vs PIT (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Pittman fumbled his only carry, but fell on top of it for minus one yard, and caught one pass for seven yards. He added a kick return for 12 yards and four punt return yards.

2006 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 11 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)

Pittman had a nice game for Tampa Bay, mostly catching the ball in the passing game. He was the most targeted Tampa Bay player, with 12 for the game, and he was able to bring down seven balls for 73 yards. Included in that was a nice catch along the sideline that Pittman used great footwork to stay in bounds on. He could not get much going on the ground, with just four yards on three rushes.

2006 Week 15 vs CHI (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Pittman had two rushes for five yards and finished with 30 yards receiving on four catches.

2006 Week 16 vs CLE (16 / 86 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)

In extended playing time, Pittman took advantage of his touches, making a nice eleven yard run for a touchdown at the beginning of the third quarter with a rare carry inside the red zone, with most of those carries reserved for Mike Alstott.

2006 Week 17 vs SEA (12 / 73 / 0 rush, 7 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

Pittman looked sharp playing for the injured Carnell Williams, but didn't get enough rushing opportunities to have a big day. He recorded 47 of his 73 rushing yards on consecutive carries in the first quarter and added 36 receiving yards to his total for the day.

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

Pittman wasn't used in the game except for a pass thrown his was which he dropped. There had been plenty of talk that Pittman might still be a factor with Williams but this was not the case.

2005 Week 2 vs BUF (7 / 46 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Pittman ran one full series in place of Cadillac Williams while he rested his foot. Pittman benefited from Williams' opening up the Bills defense and averaged almost seven yards per carry himself.

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

Pittman was the target of Griese's interception.

2005 Week 4 vs DET (5 / 30 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 96 / 1 rec)

Pittman was busy throughout the game as both a receiver and a rusher. He carried the ball twice during the first quarter, on the first carry he was stopped at the line of scrimmage, but he gained 11 yards on his next carry. He also made a nine yard reception, but it was short of the first down and Tampa Bay was forced to punt. During that same drive he was called for a face mask penalty that resulted in a loss of 15 yards. Pittman scored at the end of the second quarter on a 41 yard reception. Pittman finished the game with 30 rushing yards on five carries and he was the second leading receiver for Tampa Bay with six receptions for 96 yards and his touchdown.

2005 Week 5 vs NYJ (13 / 46 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 41 / 0 rec)

Starting for the injured Cadillac Williams, Pittman did not rush for very many yards ending his day with 46 rushing yards. But he was very involved in the offense and had a productive day for fantasy teams that get points for receptions. He caught seven passes thrown his way, which was two more than any receiver on the team, totaling 41 receiving yards.

2005 Week 6 vs MIA (15 / 127 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Pittman was one of the key reasons Tampa bay came away with their fifth win of the season. Filling in for Cadillac Williams, Pittman went over the century mark with 127 yards rushing, including a 57 yard touchdown run. He also caught the only pass thrown his way for 11 yards.

2005 Week 8 vs SF (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Pittman was not a factor in the game, finishing with five yards on four carries.

2005 Week 9 vs CAR (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)

Pittman had five carries for 14 yards in relief of Williams, and caught four of his six targets. His longest gain was a 26 yard reception late in the game. Pittman was targeted once in the end zone by Simms, but the pass was overthrown.

2005 Week 10 vs WAS (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman played sparingly but was reasonably effective when he say the field. His average of three yards per carry actually led the team, as the Bucs struggled to gain yardage on the ground. Pittman was used in blitz protection regularly, replacing Carnell Williams on clear passing downs. He was targeted three times but was unable to catch a pass, as Simms' throws were very low. He gained a key first down to end the first half and keep the Redskins from getting the ball again.

2005 Week 11 vs ATL (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Pittman was not a fantasy factor on Sunday rushing the ball only once for six yards.

2005 Week 12 vs CHI (1 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Pittman only caught one pass for six yards but he did run for 16 in the third quarter on his only attempt of the day.

2005 Week 13 vs NO (4 / 40 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Pittman complimented RB Cadillac Williams in the backfield, gaining 40 yards on just four carries. His highlight was a 28 yard run in the third quarter. Pittman also caught two passes for 19 total yards and two first downs.

2005 Week 14 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Pittman relieved starting RB Cadillac Williams for just two carries picking up only one yard. However, he did pulling in both of his passing targets.

2005 Week 15 vs NE (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Pittman had the Buccaneers' longest run of the day, a four yard gain. He added a two yard run on his other carry and a three yard reception.

2005 Week 16 vs ATL (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Pittman did not factor much into the running game, with 17 yards on four carries, but did catch all four passes thrown his way for 17 yards.

2005 Week 17 vs NO (1 / 64 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Pittman gave the Buccaneers a big play in the second quarter when he broke a 64 yard run that set up a Simms to Galloway touchdown, and also caught three passes for 35 yards for the game. He also contributed on special teams, returning three kicks for a total of 85 yards.