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Instant Analysis: Mike Alstott

Bucs FB Mike Alstott (AP)

While Mike Alstott isn't retiring as first reported, there are still important ramifications to his move to injured reserve, and most of those ramifications are on the field. In this edition of Instant Analysis, we break down the ripple effect of his move to injured reserve.

Mike Alstott, despite the fact that his role had been reduced since 2004, was an important factor in the equation on offense. He could block, rush for key yardage, catch passes out of the backfield and generally act as a spokesman for the offense. His departure for this season, at least, will have a ripple effect on the offense. How so? Well, first the Bucs naturally move up B.J. Askew to...

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