Warrick Dunn Talks About Coming Back To Tampa

Published: January 31st, 2008
By Bucstats.com weblog

Warrick Dunn knows his time is probably up in Atlanta. Mike Mularkey likes power and a 33-year old Warrick Dunn is not the first image that comes to mind when you think of "power". The AJC asked him about possible destinations.

If Dunn is released, he said landing with former coach Tony Dungy in Indianapolis or going back to Tampa Bay, which drafted him out of Florida State in 1997, would not be a bad way to finish out his career.

"If I wasn't a Falcon, and I went back to Tampa or played for coach Dungy, it would be something that's full circle," said Dunn, who played for the Buccaneers from 1997 to 2001 under Dungy.

If the Bucs were to lose both Michael Pittman and Michael Bennett in free agency and not have Cadillac Williams ready for the season, Earnest Graham is going to be a lonely guy. Dunn couldn't come in and expect to be the feature back; those days have passed for him. But to be a role player, catch passes out of the backfield and be a mentor to a younger back... that wouldn't be bad, right? The Bucs could also benefit from the enormous character boost Dunn brings with him. Did you know every time Warrick Dunn smiles, a puppy is born? It's true! For the right price and under right circumstances, I wouldn't mind seeing him come back to pass along some of his knowledge and intangibles.

You know how T.O. pulled a Sharpie out of his sock and signed a ball after a touchdown?  Well, Warrick actually pulls his checkbook out of his sock and gives a donation to a less fortunate family in the stands when he scores.