Bucs Fans Turn Out For Evans

May 9th, 2014

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Bucs fans seem generally giddy today, except when they’re attacking Joe in waves upon waves upon waves of hate and angst both here and on Twitter for no good reason.

You would have thought Joe engineered a plot to have Son of Bob become the next starting quarterback.

Joe knows the honeymoon is in full swing for new Bucs coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht. Last evening was further romance as the Bucs drafted wide receiver Mike Evans with the seventh pick in the draft.

Even Evans, who is so new to town he probably doesn’t even know who Dale Mabry is, is feeling the warm embrace of Bucs fans and is energized by it.

When the Bucs took Evans from Tampa International Airport this morning to meet the pen and mic club and start doing paperwork for his new job, Evans was met by a rowdy group of Bucs fans at the airport to welcome him to Tampa Bay.

“A lot of fans showed their love,” Evans said. “It is great. It shows we have a great fan base. I’m looking forward to that.”

40 Responses to “Bucs Fans Turn Out For Evans”

  1. MadMax Says:

    Awesome!!! Loving the pick! Great job L&L!

  2. d-money Says:

    “to attack Joe in waves upon waves upon waves of hate and angst both here and on Twitter for no good reason.”

    You put all your eggs in one big Johnny Footbal sized basket for the last 8 months…you should expect people to call you out on it.

    NOWHERE did Joe write he didn’t expect grief.–Joe

  3. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    “to attack Joe in waves upon waves upon waves of hate and angst both here and on Twitter for no good reason.”

    Look at it as they view you strictly as a backup QB prognosticator. No shame in that. Right???

  4. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    HAHA no hate here Joe, just some good ole’ fashioned good natured as$ busting over Johnny Brown Streak. Every dog has his day, so hang in there day 2 might be better for you?

  5. Jimbo Says:

    Twin Towers will dominate the NFC South!

  6. bucrightoff Says:

    D-Money nailed it. (Deleted for lie.–Joe) The fact you haven’t exactly taken passing on Manziel very well either doesn’t help. We still love the site Joe, we just hope it’s going to be exclusively Bucs-centric again because we love the Bucs and talking about them. While I pretty much despised the Manziel stuff, I accepted it because he could have become a Buc. Now he’s not, so it’d be nice to never hear about it again.

  7. SteveK Says:


    I see marquise lee, or trade back from the 38th pick.

    There’s a new sheriff in town, and he drafts BPA.

  8. Get Real Says:

    COME ON JOE You have plenty of reason to get waves and waves of hate you don’t shut up about JF and constantly bitch about glennon whether it be in subtle little bombs or a full blog about it , i use to come here because i enjoyed reading your blog but now its just annoying.

    That’s funny. You claim you know all about what Joe writes about but at the same time you claim not to come here much anymore. Scroll down. You’ll find plenty of all kinds of stuff. Wait. Never mind. You won’t be back. –Joe

  9. Harry Says:

    Evans is a stud. Can’t wait to see what he and VJ can do together next year. Now lets see what we add in the 2nd and 3rd rd tonight.

    CARR – I think maybe, he has that Tedford connection… But now that the Texans aren’t trading for Mallet, will he be available?

    Xavier Su’a-Filo – a definite NEED, AND a great player, but will he be there?

    Kony Ealy – Lovie LOVES his DEs, but I doubt he is there for the Bucs.

    Joel Bitonio, OT, but could play OG, offers the Bucs some flexibility, like Zuttah.

    Marquis Lee, Carr, and Ealy will be gone by the time the Bucs pick, but I think either Su’a-Filo or Bitonio will be there and one of them will be the pick.

  10. Couch Fan Says:

    I agree that a O-lineman will be the pick. The homer in me though wants more weapons Lol.

  11. al121976 Says:

    I think the Bucs will trade up to 34 if Carr is there

  12. Sam Says:

    Yeah…what he said…. Joe…..ive emailed you….you know we love ya man…..I come here multiple times per day every single day…..but cmon man…..you have been all over Johnny for months. To not expect some level of crap…now if people are going nuts with it on twitter…or in the comments here…thats not cool…and reason number 5676 that I hate twitter… All the love man….you will weather the storm 🙂

    Where exactly did Joe write that he didn’t expect a level of crap?–Joe

  13. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    OG!! if they take Gabe Jackson, you’re 1/2. So, you’ll have that going for you.

  14. d-money Says:

    “NOWHERE did Joe write he didn’t expect grief.–Joe”

    Semantics, you did just say that people were attacking you for “no good reason”

    Hardly semantics. You have no idea of what attacks Joe speaks, the majority of which are not made public.. –Joe

  15. Harry Says:

    Yea, me too. Who needs big uglies, they never score, and they sure can’t “pull”, lol

  16. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Hate to break it to the Carr fan club, but it’s unlikely the Bucs move up to get him in Rnd 2. Maybe if he falls to them they go that route, but I honestly believe Lovie, Tedford, and Licht have looked at the current Bucs QB’s and are pleased. I think part of the sting for some is Lovie played the local media like a fiddle which even hooked some national scribes too. Only problem was there wasn’t enough interest in Manziel to fleece another GM to move up ahead of Minnesota. Regardless Bucs addressed a real need this year, now go get some O-line help guys

  17. Mark Says:

    JoeBiased.com (Sir, Joe runs an opinion-driven website. Of course Joe is biased. Everyone coming here already knows that. The entire draft is based on prejudice and bias in evaluation. Head coaches and GMs themselves are “biased” against late-round picks versus guys making bigger money. The whole spirit of modern fandom — and much of old school fandom — is about bias. )–Joe

  18. John23 Says:

    I don’t like referring to vjax and Evans as the twin towers :/

  19. Drew Says:

    Wow!!! Joe is really taking some heat today. Please call the fire department to put the flames out.

    Joe… not sure it has sunk in yet, but the Browns and not the Buccaneers drafted JF alter boy Manziel. Have a great round 2 and 3, Hold onto the hope they trade their 2nd and 3rd to the Browns for JF.

    I know it’s not fair, but I can’t help but stoke the fire.

    BTW, you’re doing a great job.

  20. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Very interested in seeing how Dirtball plays out in Cleveland. I think Dirtball is too small and petite for the NFL, and moves out of the pocket too quickly. This is a recipe for injury plagued seasons ala RG3. The AFC north defenses will not be kind to Johnny Dirtball

  21. Chuck Robinson Says:

    Agree with John23. There should be some sanctity in that name.

  22. Weneedspeedinspace Says:

    Lol smh. Twin Towers why such a safe pick Didn’t anyone want Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham Jr am I the only one who doesn’t love this pick ?

  23. Paul McCartney Says:

    David Robinson and Tim Duncan were the Twin Towers; c’mon now.

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ve had to endure several Presidents I didn’t vote for along with other officials….but, I always am willing to give them a chance and….after all, they are our Presidents…..
    The point being…now that the pick has been made and perhaps the decision of going with McCown/Glennon this year….its time to rally around Lovie/Licht…and root for our team……and, root for you too, Joe!!!

  25. Nick H Says:

    If you got as much flak as media types for your prognostications most people would just keep their mouths shut.

    Just let it go dudes, I’m sure Joe is too. I was against drafting the guy but holy shit, let’s move on shall we?

  26. Kirk Says:

    I know I have taken some shots at Joe. I hope Joe understands that it isn’t personal. I do like this site and Joe put interesting stuff out there everyday. I will say this however, Joe, I will always crack on your lousy taste in beer (lite) and for ruing Crown Royal by mixing it with coke zero (ugh). Keep up the good work.

  27. Nick H Says:

    I love the pick, we have holes and I think Mike Evans is a great fit to fill the WR2 hole.

    I wish I had the time to hang out at the airport to greet the new arrival, but I think I’ll be OK keeping my distance and watching from afar.

  28. TAC Says:

    If they weren’t interested, they wouldn’t be bitchin’, or throwing internet barbs at you Joe, lol.

    He is in Cleveland now, so all will move on at some point.

    Hope we get an OG today.

  29. Max Says:

    Joe this is a great way to keep people coming to the site, You are playing a great Heel! Bravo!

  30. Jwayne Says:

    I’m with you Joe, I was pretty pissed when we passed on Johnny. Then I had false hope we would trade back in and take him later in the first and pair him with Evans. Either way, great site. Keep it up

  31. ZBucs Says:

    I agree with Max! I come here because of the insights and the way Joe writes. This is not Fox News, fair and balanced! I love Joes love for Johnny Football. I was not a fan of drafting JF, but loved reading Joe’s love for the player. This is why I love this site, it is different and offers more than bland sports news, or rehashed Bucs news. Keep writing the way you feel and see it Joe! This site is the first one I look at in the morning, everyday! Go Bucs!!

  32. Jim Walker Says:

    I am not expecting much next year. Three first round picks could not fix the holes in this team. I hope I am wrong.

  33. stratobuc Says:

    Is the whining over yet? Good, now let’s get back to talking about the important stuff.

  34. JonBuc Says:

    I chuckle at all the internet tuffies busting Joe’s stones over Johnny Football. Evans has great potential but isn’t he a VJ clone? I was with Joe on the JF hope….sure would have been fun. Not even a great, record breaking receiver like Calvin Johnson can carry a team. A qb can…

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    Go Bucs!

  36. rayjay1122 Says:

    The more I think about it the more I like pairing VJax and Evans then grabbing the best OL available in the 2nd round. Not very sexy but pretty smart. You have to have a strong offensive line in the NFL to have success.

  37. mpmalloy Says:

    Love the site, Joe.

  38. Please Says:

    Whoa two people actually bought the heinous new jerseys.

  39. MR.T Says:

    It will be most interesting when we play Cleveland this year especially if JF is their QB, no matter which way it goes there will be a lot of “I told you so’s” being tossed around afterwards. That will be a fun game to watch.

  40. BoJim Says:

    Hang in there Joe. This is a great site. Some people aren’t happy unless they complain, whine and bitch.