Mike Evans Opening Eyes

November 13th, 2014
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(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

One of the very few bright spots of the dismal 2014 campaign has been the development of rookie wide receiver Mike Evans. The Texas A&M product, once he got his feet wet after a few weeks of NFL play, has become the go-to guy for Bucs quarterbacks, not Vincent Jackson.

The play of Evans has not been lost on national NFL analysts, such as Andy Benoit of theMMQB.com, who recently raved on Twitter about Evans while breaking down Bucs tape.

What Evans is showing Bucs fans may just be the tip of the iceberg. Remember, he turned 21 in August. It is very possible that Evans has just scratched the surface of what he may do on the NFL level.

Imagine what Evans could accomplish with a decent, consistent quarterback, not the current quarterback juggling we have seen.

26 Responses to “Mike Evans Opening Eyes”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Great hands…..

  2. skelly Says:

    Imagine what Evans could do with a decent, consistent quarterback, not the current quarterback juggling we have seen this season.

    —-we’ve already seen that with Johnny Football. The future is bright for Evans for sure. He has the potential to be totally dominant in this league.

  3. Gorgonzola Says:

    I hope he isn’t Michael Clayton 2.0; great rookie season and mediocre after.

  4. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Gorgonzola…I don’t think that’s going to happen not with this kids hands and size.

  5. Chef Paul Says:

    Best hands on the team, and it’s not even close!!!

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Opened these eyes as to how OVERPAID Vincent Jackson is……

  7. biff barker Says:

    All the more reason to go after Manziel.

  8. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Just think guys. The kid has only been playing football for 3 and a half years. Just think how much better he will be in 3 years.

  9. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Chef Paul…I watch a lot of college football. A LOT. I think have a pretty good handle on who I think will be an NFL bust or not. There was just no way Evans was going to be a bust.

    Now I’m saying the same thing about Winston. I like Mariota too a lot, it just that I see him having to be in the right system for his career to pan out. Winston just has all the tools. My only knock on his play is his over confidence in himself. If you can call that a knock. I just see him lighting up scoreboards in the NFL if he has pro caliber WR’s to throw to. Right now all he has is Greene and 3 freshmen WR’s to work with. Last season he had Greene and Kelvin Benjamin. Both pro caliber WR’s.

  10. buddhaboy Says:

    i think they should go after Johnny Football. It will be a no – brainer, when Cleveland gives Bryan Hoyer and extension.

    If they do that, clear line that they are all in with Hoyer.

    Bring him in, along with Kevin Sumlin, and make this team A&M 2.0

  11. WalkdaPlank Says:

    He also has that TE (can’t remember his name)^^^

    I think Winston or Mariota would strive with the Dunkaneers. But we desperately need to upgrade the O-line for protection and run game as well. Maybe get a good slot receiver. And let’s not forget the issues on D, and even special teams (punter, returner).

    There are just so many holes, and after what we’ve seen, I don’t have confidence in Liar and Lapdog to fill them up correctly as they have constantly tried to fit square pegs into round holes.

  12. Joseph Mamma Says:

    I saw a week or two ago Daniel Jeremiah did a draft redo for 2014, just the top ten picks, and mike Evans was not even selected. Three receivers he had go top ten. Not saying that means all that much but he was a pro scout at one point.

  13. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Jeremiah also had the Brown keeping their pick for Kelvin Benjamin at 4, and the Falcons passing on Matthews for Lewan, and the Bucs passing on Matthews for Martin.

    I think the Bucs would have stuck with Mike Evans. Otherwise they would’ve gone into Week 1 with Robert Herron or Chris Owusu as their No.2 WR.

  14. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Holy mole, could you imagine if we hadn’t taken Evans how bad our receiving corps would be? I think I just gave myself a heart palpitation.

  15. BoJim Says:

    87. This is about Evans, not your boner.

    Get Manziel? Don’t you think other teams will be keying on Evans when JF throws jump balls to him constantly.

  16. dmatt Says:

    I still believe in the magic of Manziel. Easy fix for our QB issue, have MEvans assist with advocating for Manziel with a trade of DMartin n a 4th round to the Browns n just give MFoster away as a freebie. What current NFL QB knows MEvans moves n play style better than Manziel. By doing so we’re set at QB for years n reuniting the two would b great for the morale which MEvans performance would increase a level or two just by playing again with Jonny Boy. Johnny football would open up the pass n run for our offense.

  17. pick6 Says:

    ah, rookies. he could also turn into mike clayton\mike williams. let’s hope not, but these are the bucs we’re talking about.

  18. iamkingsu Says:

    If you watched any college football @ the beginning of last year you never saw any receiver dominate the way he did(not even Amari cooper this year) dominates like he did the beginning of last year. I’m not talking stats just pure eye test. He was just boxing people out like he was going for rebounds. Imagine when he puts his grown man strength on, Right now he still has a bball body. Hes going to be scary!

  19. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    pick 6 said:

    “ah, rookies. he could also turn into mike clayton\mike williams. let’s hope not, but these are the bucs we’re talking about.”

    Yes that is true and since our Bucs are so ****ing cursed with bad luck I fear that if he turns out to be an All-Pro caliber wide-out he will likely succomb to some God-awful freak injury as he has already been dinged up a bit…. But right now he is the one bright spot in a dismal season unless you want to get worked up over a 55 yard FG or the one damned time the Bucs D got a stop late in Steeler-town and the offense actually made a play that probably will keep the Bucs behind the Raiders in the draft order……

    Walkdaplank makes a great point concerning the OL; no way the Bucs are gonna utilize a long field, establish a run game or even a play-action pass scheme with this horrendous OL no matter who the Bucs have under center. And even if the Bucs go heavy in the trenches during next spring’s draft; how long until those guys will be able to hold their own, a couple of seasons? (kind of like how every team has exposed the Falcon rookie T except for the Bucs) And forget about FA help in the trenches: we have seen already that L&L really should stay away from the FA market unless they want to really throw away the cap room they still have available which should really endear them to the coin-conscious Glazers… In a nutshell does anyone really trust L&L to get the Bucs out of the talent depleted hole that they (with help from Dominick and Company) dug the organization into????.

  20. iamkingsu Says:

    @Joe Also he is so underrated for his ability to run after the catch. I don’t watch games do we throw any bubble screens or quick hitches to him?? You get to interact with coaches why don’t you throw hints to Arroyo and company.

  21. iamkingsu Says:

    And usually I won’t entertain a johnny trade comment but the only reason I will today is because johnny is smart enough to throw him the damn ball up in the air even if he’s covered. Wait until you’ll see him go uo for a contested jump ball though its number 81 for detroit like

  22. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    BoJim….Evans NEEDS a decent QB to throw to him. He doesn’t have one now. So me mentioning Winston in an Evans article makes sense to me.

    BTW I had a boner for Evans before the draft too…and I got what I wanted.

  23. Adrian Says:

    Now all we need to do is get a stud QB in Mariota for our stud wide receiver.

  24. David Says:

    It’s crazy how some of u people on here dismiss Winston because of his “baggage” but were open to signing Incognito?! It’s ok to be a racist a-hole but don’t get “accused” of touching a pure white woman, or repeat an internet meme that surfaced first from a white guy! I bet a bunch of you wish you could Emmett Till him like the good ole days huh? Geez!

  25. Chef Paul Says:

    Jeezuz David, you are a sick f*ck. Emmett Till?

    Do you know the difference between a QB and a OG? Quit living in the 50’s and look it up to find the difference.

    Yes, you need more maturity and better decision making from a QB than an OG. Skin color has ZERO to do with it, you psycho!!

    When going in for surgery, do you want to see your surgeon come in with his hat on backwards, chewing gum, smoking a doob, and calling everyone “bruh?”

    Now imagine a bus boy doing that. Doesnt even matter does it?

  26. Zam Says:

    My biggest worry about him is whether he’s tough enough. Especially being so young playing against ferocious NFL DB’s. While he’s healthy though, looking great.