Big Game Coming For Mike Evans?

October 30th, 2014

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Yes, Joe was as surprised to read the following as you might be.

The Browns have the best pickoff artist in the NFL. Tashaun Gipson and his five picks lead the NFL. He has eight picks in his last 10 games and three in his past two games.

In other words, the guy is on fire. So it would help Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon to stay away from this guy.

What does that have to do with Mike Evans? Plenty.

Joe is going to take a stab and believe Gipson will cover Vincent Jackson more often than not. That should leave Evans with lesser coverage, and Glennon should be targeting Evans until Gipson moves off Jackson.

Glennon spoke about Evans and his development yesterday.

“I think he’s a guy that’s definitely getting better every week,” Glennon said. “I feel like he’s playing faster. I imagine he’s probably just getting more comfortable out there. He’s definitely one thing that I took away from that game [against Minnesota] being a positive – his play and his ability. We always knew how talented he was and now he’s really showing it against some really good players and it’s exciting because with him, Vincent [Jackson] – it’s going to be hard for those guys to pick [who to cover]. We’re really happy with Mike and his development.”

Gipson and the Browns’ defense is one reason for the stunning turnaround of one of the most woebegone franchises in the NFL. First-year coach and defensive minded Mike Pettine took over a team that was 25th in the NFL in takeaways and now they are fifth-best.

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12 Responses to “Big Game Coming For Mike Evans?”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Love the way he catches the ball with his hands….he’s gonna be very good !

  2. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I was hoping Glennon would develop a good on-field relationship with Evans like Freeman did with rookie Mike Williams in 2010. Evans as been alright, considering his QB’s never get any time to throw, he doesn’t have time to get open, and the passing usually comes on a 3rd and long with the defense prepared after stuffing two obvious runs the plays before.

    Geez, this offense has so many holes.

  3. snook Says:

    The Browns are going to blow us out. Get ready folks.

  4. Espo Says:

    Their other corners are no slouches either.

  5. Another J Says:

    I’m just hoping Glennon gets time to drop back and throw the ball…

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Just throw the damn ball to Evans more often.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Evans will be fine if the bucs ever get a NFL quality qb.

  8. Buctebow Says:

    Well Melman, now you just have to throw to him when he is open. Hint: Open you eyes.

  9. buc4lyfe Says:

    Yea right!!! With Glennon throwing the ball, a big game wool be like 25 catches for 50 yards

  10. Brandon Says:

    Ever considered the fact that Gibson is getting picks because opposing QBS would rather not throw Haden’s way?

  11. iamkingsu Says:

    Is Joe Haden hurt?? Because that would be the other corner you’re referring to Joe

  12. BucinNC Says:

    How does anybody pass on the browns with Haden and Gipson?

    It sucks I have to choose between Evans Torrey smith and James jones for flex.
    Thinking Evans but with these corners I but I don’t know how it’s possible to complete a pass against Cleveland