Mike Evans = “Godzilla”

May 21st, 2014
Bucs GM Jason Licht described WR Mike Evans as "a Godzilla."

Bucs GM Jason Licht described WR Mike Evans as “a Godzilla.”

Joe must give Bucs general manager props for being up on pop culture.

Either that, or he has impeccable timing and is a stickler for research.

There are all sorts of superlatives to use to describe rookie wide receiver Mike Evans. Big, physical, quick, strong, athletic. But leave it to Licht to tab the No. 1 movie at the box office last weekend.

Think Godzilla.

Appearing last night on “Late Hits,” co-hosted by Alex Marvez and Bill Polian, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Licht was either thinking back to the campy Japanese horror shows of the 1960s or he took his kids to the movies last weekend. When Polian asked Licht to name rookies who are already standing out in minicamp and OTAs, Licht didn’t hesitate.

“Mike Evans has been a Godzilla out there,” Licht said. “Catching everything. His strength and his toughness and his route running has been exceptional.”

Now Joe knows Bucs fans have been reaching/looking for a nickname for Evans. Joe thinks Licht saved these same Bucs fans a lot of kvetching. There you go; how does it sound? Godzilla?

19 Responses to “Mike Evans = “Godzilla””

  1. Mike Evans Says:

    I’m bout it. I just wish a King Kong movie had come out instead.

  2. Thomas Says:

    I like it!

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    How about “Mike Evans” until he can prove his dominance on Sundays?

  4. Gusjackson Says:

    @dallas it’s May. Let us have fun with this, it’s all we got until the regular season.
    I like Godzilla

  5. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Does that mean Robert Herron is Godzuki???

  6. tiny tim Says:

    Love it

  7. Buc the Haters Says:

    DallasBuc is gay. Godzilla is a badass nickname. And if he couldn’t do it in practice, there’s no way it’s happening in games. So, doing it in practice is at least a good sign

  8. brandonbucfan Says:

    @Dallasbuc—agree with you..Allow him the opportunity to EARN an NFL nickname…. Let’s not have it as a marketing tool when he hasn’t played game one. IF it came from college ala JF ok..just don’t want to hand it to him…let’s see some of those ferocious blocks in pads…not just great catches in underwear! We haven’t even given nicknames to GMC or LD!

  9. Jim Walker Says:

    Mike Evans will be doing of staring back at his QB eating dirt. Without a O-line there is no passing game or running game.

  10. Rookie Nicknames Says:

    I like Mikezilla #13 for Evans, how about we go with Chocolate Gronk for ASJ? 🙂

  11. Cannon Says:

    I love that moniker :o)

    Let’s hope Evan’s puts up Monster numbers.

  12. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    MikeZilla will catch plenty of TD’s from Winnin’ Mike Glennon. So will The Law Firm (aka Austin Seferian-Jenkins).

  13. Theodore Says:

    Godzilla has better hammys

  14. DallasBuc Says:

    “Buc the Haters”?…you and your boyfriends on here are clamoring to give your new muscly-armed favorite player a nickname and I’m the gay one?
    It’s called irony. But hey, buc the haters maaaan!

  15. Bucamania Says:

    Godzilla might be a better interview.

  16. Nick H Says:

    Not everyone needs a nickname. GMC was born with that nickname, Lavonte is just… Lavonte. He needs nothing more.

    Godzilla is kinda fun though, it seems to be appropriate.

  17. Nick H Says:

    Bro the law firm is already taken! recycling is about as weak as forcing one on somebody lol

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    Godzilla.. not sure…

    I’m thinking “The Tower of Terror”

  19. BoJim Says:

    I think his teammates will give him one soon enough.