Reality hasn't hit Spurlock
So, after 1,865 kickoff returns, Micheal Spurlock is the guy to finally return a kickoff for a touchdown. We're just not sure he understands the gravity of what he did today.
Remember, he's new around here, having signed with the Bucs just a couple of months ago. He probably can't appreciate this the way others who have been around longer might. My guess is he'll get the hint when people are still talking about it years from now. Anyhow, here's what Spurlock had to say after the game in his impromptu (and surely, his first) press conference:
(On the feeling of breaking the record)
“We've been joking about it, we’ve heard it in the media, everybody has told me today could be the day. Derrick Brooks always tells me today is the day to make history, and it happened. Everybody got their block, I hit it and found the end zone.”
(On whether the impact of the accomplishment has hit him)
“Not yet. Maybe in the morning after everyone has called to say congratulations. Right now I am just happy we clinched a playoff spot, we won the South. We are just looking forward to the next game. For right now I’m just happy it’s over and I guess everybody will be looking for the next one now.”
(On the play)
“It was a middle left return and, for some reason, everyone from Atlanta just played over and we got our blocks and I was like, 'Wow this is wide open,' and I hit it. I saw the guy run after it and I was like, you never know how close you’re going to get to this again so, just take your opportunity and run with it. I was like, 'There’s no way I can let him catch me. I have to get to the end zone.' "