New Moss

September 12th, 2017

Compared to all-time great.

Joe always finds things Bucs-related while watching other NFL games.

Take last night, as Joe pointed out watching the Saints-Vikings games, which reminded Joe that a lot of teams upgraded at running back this past offsesaon and the Bucs drafted Playbook McSoftie.

OK, enough of that. But last night on “Monday Night Football,” former receiver great Randy Moss had his number retired by the Vikings. Along came in Joe’s Twitter timeline someone suggesting Bucs receiver Mike Evans is Moss-like.

So this morning Joe used the magic of Pro-Football-Reference.com and found that Evans’ numbers in his first three seasons are close to what Moss rang up in his first three seasons. Just look at the numbers.

Evans actually has 12 more catches than Moss who, of course has Evans beat on yards and 16 more touchdowns. Evans’ average yards-per-catch is only three yards shy of Moss.

What does this tell Joe? That Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht made a helluva choice in 2014 of selecting Evans.

17 Responses to “New Moss”

  1. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Evans is different, he’s not beating anybody deep. He wins a lot of jump balls.
    But has a very low YAC. Would love to see Jameis hit him in stride more.

  2. Cannon Says:

    If Moss was even, he was leavin’

    🙂

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Yes could of been a disaster drafting manziel with 7 overall pick. I love the me13 pick

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Evans is great, but Moss is the best of all time. No single player was as unstoppable as Moss – even against those all-time great Bucs defenses Moss was basically unstoppable, the only chance you had was to get to the QB before they could chuck the ball in the air since Moss could outrun everybody and out jump everybody and even with John Lynch (legally) head hunting him and drilling him when the ball would get there Moss would make the catch. He was absolutely incredible. If you all want to talk about the great what if’s – what if Moss has slipped a couple more spots to the Bucs? If memory serves me right the Bucs were banking on Moss, with character issues, dropping to them at 23 – but the Vikings took Moss at 21. Another obvious clue the Bucs wanted Moss was after he was picked the Bucs traded their 1st rounder to Oakland for 2 second rounders. So the Bucs went into the draft hoping to get Randy Moss with their first pick, and left with Jacquez Green as the first pick.

    Ouch.

  5. Phil Says:

    Love Mike Evans but we are going to regret not drafting Dalvin Cook in the second round.

  6. Rrsrq Says:

    Don’t know if I can call ME the next Moss or will the Bucs really miss out on Cook, but I do know that A P, (all day) did not look happy all night.

  7. WesTampaBuc Says:

    Lol. He was already picked up in the second round. OJ couldn’t be passed up. With Howard we honestly just need some speed backs. Watch Sims ball out running the ball to the outside

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What does this tell Joe? That Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht made a helluva choice in 2014 of selecting Evans.

    But…but…Joe….Ed is here almost everyday saying Licht has totally screwed up our drafts!!! SMH

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    Ummm, no. Maybe close in hands and yardage but Moss was a speed machine., Everyone use to say you got Mossed making a nice catch playing back yard when I was a kid. One of the preseason games this year I almost caught a shirt they were shooting out and I remember telling the guy in front of me that did get it that “I almost Miked your ass.” Lol

  10. Bucamania Says:

    ME13 is more Michael Irvin than Randy Moss. There just hasn’t been anyone else that tall and fast and good. Moss made it look easy.

  11. westernbuc Says:

    You mean we are going to regret not trading up for Dalvin Cook. Boy there are some homers here

  12. go for the face30 Says:

    Joe – You’re the first person to throw around the term “stat geeks” if it doesn’t fit what you (or the fans for that matter) want to hear. So we can’t use stats as some sort of barometer to the most physically gifted/talented human to ever play receiver. Stats don’t tell the whole story, it’s also a passing era. Eye test. Evans is good. Amazing even. But he’s not Randy Moss.

  13. BoJim Says:

    Mike needs to stop doing the funky chicken after every catch.

  14. darin Says:

    Blighe, cannon, rob
    Yessirs. I see some similarities but moss was the best ive ever seen. Well most explosive and dangerous at least. Ive seen rice and alot of great ones play in tampa over the years. Id take moss over em all. Whew he could fly. N to think he made it to the 20s in the draft. I love me mike evans too dont get me wrong. N yes the numbers are similar. I hope evans finds his way to canton too. Speed is what separates them tho. And yeah blighe id like to see evans get hit in stride with room to run too. If jameis does that its gona be something special to watch. Maybe djax will bring it out more.

  15. AlteredEgo Says:

    Bucs passed on drafting Moss….

  16. Joe Says:

    Bucs passed on drafting Moss….

    And still they won a Super Bowl. And Moss never did.

  17. Billy Sunday Says:

    However, They bundled that extra 1st round pick from the 1998 draft with another pick to get Keeshaun Jackson, who helped us win a Super Bowl. We miss some, we gain some. Hind sight is 2020 right. At least the majority of our 1st round picks over the last 8 years are still on the team. Poor Gaines Adams.

 

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