VIDEO: Michael Turner Revives 'The Burner' Nickname With TD Run

Hey guys, remember when Michael Turner was called 'The Burner'? Yes, he used to be very fast. Now, he is a large power back with respectable speed for a very large person. Still, respectable speed for a very large person doesn't mean 81-yard breakaway speed, which is exactly what Michael Turner showed on this touchdown run. This put the Atlanta Falcons up 42-0 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Seriously.

Is this a case of the Bucs' defense quitting? This is not an unfair question to ask. Michael Turner hasn't shown the kind of speed required to break off a run like this since he was in San Diego. The Bucs have been downright awful in the second half of the season, and Raheem Morris will likely be out of a job tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons will lock up the fifth seed in the NFC if they win this game (they're going to win this game).

For more on the Falcons, head to The Falcoholic. For more on the Buccaneers, visit Bucs Nation. For more on the NFL, head to SB Nation's NFL hub and our Week 17 StoryStream.

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