Mike Evans Again Highlights Practice

May 17th, 2014

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Joe was going to include this in his practice roundup but decided since it was the play of the day, again from first round pick wide receiver Mike Evans, Joe felt it best to devote a full post.

We all have heard by now of the Grant Hill-like tomahawk dunk catch Evans made yesterday. That move displayed his sick athletic skill set. Today, he displayed his brute strength.

Mind you there is no hitting in rookie camp. As Lovie Smith would say, this is underwear football — shorts, practice jersey and helmets. So there is little chance for players to be physical. That is, unless you are Evans.

On a pass down the sideline, Brett Smith tossed a complete and absolute lollipop of pass for Evans; cornerback Keith Lewis of Virginia-Lynchburg had Evans positioned perfectly. Lewis had Evans penned along the left sideline and the balloon pass floated right into Lewis’ hands for a pick.

Well, it was a pick. For a brief second or two.

Evans, alertly, grabbed the ball wrapped up by Lewis’ arms and ripped it right out of Lewis’ hands. Evans then cradled the ball before stepping out of bounds for what would have been a ruled an interception-fumble.

The strip demonstrated just how freaking strong Evans is. Just tore it away from Lewis.

Granted, it is only rookie camp, but it is clear to Joe that among the rookies, Evans is playing on a different level. A higher level that is.

38 Responses to “Mike Evans Again Highlights Practice”

  1. buddha Says:

    Should have been drafted number one. The guy is a total freak.

  2. Kevin Says:

    Good thing they didn’t waste that number 7 pick on Johhny Manzeil

  3. GO BUCS Says:

    Claw should be his nickname!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wanted Sammy @ 7….but may have been wrong choice….very, very happy with ME13!!!

  5. Kramden Says:

    My ball! Thank you…

  6. bucsdaze Says:

    The Tampa Bay Trees!

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    The beast!

  8. Tampabaybucsfan Says:

    @ 87

    Mike Evans has comets to Tampa!!!

  9. knucknbuc Says:

    Calvin Johnson 2.0

  10. Kevin Says:

    I think the “Tampa Towers” is more appropriate than “twin towers” It doesn’t offend me but will obviously get criticized so better off thinking of something else before the season starts.

  11. Kevin Says:

    Someone needs to come up with a transformer name for Evans like Megatron

  12. GO BUCS Says:

    Claw ME?

  13. "Skyline" Says:

    Skyline crew

  14. SteveK Says:

    Optimus prime.

  15. Josh P Says:

    “Galvatron” he was the heir apparent to Megatron. Kind of fitting.

  16. ARealBucsFan Says:

    Well all speculation until he plays but Optimus prime would sound really nice. Lol. We would be beyond blessed if Evans could even come close to Calvin Johnson’s productions year in and year out. If that happens we will definitely be an unstoppable force here in the NFC south.


    @Kevin , I LIKE IT !!!!!!! GO BUCS !!!!!!!

  18. Kevin Says:

    Loving this guy already. A few days in practice already making heads spin. Man can’t wait to see these new guys in real action. Keep it up joe digging these articles. Maybe you should stop I’m way too ready for the season lol. And a long wait still ahead.

  19. L&L Buc Says:

    Glad we got him at 7

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    I hope he brings some swagger with him too. This team is in dire need of it.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Kevin good things come to those who wait.

  22. Jacko101 Says:

    How about Mike-A-Tron? But in all seriousness I was hoping we picked up evans over Watkins. I bet he has a better season

  23. SteveK Says:

    How about “Inspector Gadget”?

    They both have the same wingspan.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Tampa Towers is fine by me with ASJ, Evans, and that guy Vincent Jackson. It should be called the Tampa Towers because it’s about all 3 of them not just the 2 WR’s.

    So I with Kevin on this one Tampa Towers.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    I wouldn’t try to nickname a rookie before he’s an actual star. Yes I do believe in jinxes. I’m a Bucs fan.

  26. Chef Paul Says:


    “I think the “Tampa Towers” is more appropriate than “twin towers”

    I agree 100%. Not that twin towers offends me. But it just kinda feels like a bad omen to me. I’m too superstitious for that crap.

  27. RastaMon Says:

    Baby Face…

  28. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    I agree with Buc1987 regarding nicknames. Besides, his teammates will give him a nickname before “we” do. Probably for something he does in the locker room or in a game or from college.

    He’ll be doing an interview soon enough and be asked about if he has any nicknames…waiting for the day when a player says this:
    (“Yeah, my teammates nicknamed me ‘Skid Marks.’ Because after I played against them the other team was sh!tting their pants and they all probably had skid marks in their under wear!”

  29. BamBamBuc Says:

    Don’t even think of using a transformer nickname for Evans!!! Even if he is the second coming of Calvin Johnson, let him earn his own nickname (if he even gets one, Mike Evans is fine with me).

    Oh yeah, and swagger? LOL, don’t worry about that… Evans has PLENTY of swagger, surprised he doesn’t get flagged more.

  30. BarberBucFan Says:

    Tampa Towers…I’m telling you Jenkins, Smith, and Simms are going to get allot of single coverage.

    Tampa having an offense was once only a whisper, if you said it aloud it would go away. Sit with my Coach Tedford, let us whisper that now.

  31. Josh P Says:

    Relax people. It’s all in good fun. People are to Damn serious sometimes.

  32. Caleb008 Says:

    I like Mike Ironhide Evans. His play reminds me of a strong tenacious no bull$ht kind of transformer.. With an excellent armory of course. I know GMC has a nick name, but I always thought “General McCoy” had a nice ring to it since he’s the field general if our defense and “general” sounds similar to Gerald.

  33. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Like it Kevin. On all Fronts

  34. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    I told you Joe that Mike Evans MADE Johnny Manziel.

    Now if you would kindly go back and watch the tape from Texas A&M you will see this from Evans.

  35. bucsfan1979 Says:

    Caleb008, Mike Ironhide Evens Sounds great. Lost a great Transformer in Ironhide for sure. would be nice to see him resurated on the bucs team this year. 🙂 Mike Even MOB

  36. owlykat Says:

    How about Buc Towers to name our three towering pass catchers? Whatever you call them they will be a terror to defenses we play this year! Mix in all our speed in space receivers and Tedford’s genius playcalling and uptempo offense, then add the two tight end offense, and defenses will have just too much to get ready for with the Bucs this year!

  37. AM0621 Says:

    Galvatron works on more than one level, when you consider that he grew up in Galveston, TX.

  38. BoJim Says:

    Like Optimus Prime but we better give him a year or two. If we call him Ironhide and he starts dropping balls the media will start calling him Ironhands.