Mike Evans Has Michael Clayton TraitMay 9th, 2014
Man, that Michael Clayton could block. He was such a great blocker former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik gave him $10 million guaranteed despite years of evidence that No. 80 had Vaseline hands compared to other NFL wide receivers.
(And no, that’s not a filthy DJ Toes On The Line reference.)
That’s why Joe labeled Clayton, “blocking icon.”
New Bucs manbeast, mammoth wide receiver, first-round pick Mike Evans, carries that same Clayton gene, so says former Bucs quarterback Shaun King.
King raved about the selection of Evans this morning on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620. In addition to Evans’ immense talent and being a matchup nightmare for defenses, King said the newest Buccaneer is a punishing run blocker, a fact few fans realize. Among other takes, King said Evans “really gets involved and engaged” in the run game.
Joe was giddy to hear this from one of three QBs who led the Bucs to the NFC title game.
Joe’s also hoping Evans can match Clayton’s 2004 rookie season — 80 catches, 1,193 yards — but not meltdown and blame his head coach. Joe’s had about enough of Bucs’ first-rounder meltdowns to last a lifetime.