Former Bucs Receiver Says Evans Is MVP

November 3rd, 2014

The Bucs have had forgettable and/or notorious wide receivers drafted in the first and seconds rounds of the NFL Draft.

Joe won’t torture you this afternoon with all the names or nicknames (“blocking icon” and “scaredy cat” come to mind).

One of those disappointing picks was former Gators great Reidel Anthony, a first-rounder (16th overall) of Tampa Bay in 1997.

Anthony coaches high school football and trains receivers and said this morning that rookie Mike Evans is his Bucs “MVP” for the first half of 2014.

Anthony talked about how Evans has had to make more than the typical amount of adjustments and has adapted quickly and thoroughly.

“Coming from Texas A&M, he lined up on the right side of the ball. Now that he has to go either side, it just took him a while to see the ball from different angles,” Anthony said on WHFS-FM today.

Evans has been extraordinary, and his stats would show it if “cannon” Mike Glennon didn’t underthrow him repeatedly.

In addition to what Anthony mentioned, Evans is adjusting to a pro-style offense, as well as routes over the middle, where Glennon couldn’t find him open yesterday in the red zone.


28 Responses to “Former Bucs Receiver Says Evans Is MVP”

  1. Skyline Crew Says:

    With Mariota throwing to him next year we will see how much better he will be.

  2. Bucsfan4lyf Says:



  3. Snook Says:

    I’m glad Evans is a Buc. He’s one of the few players who hasn’t quit.

    I hope it continues. Glad to have him.

  4. Skyline Crew Says:

    Throwin Samoan

  5. David Says:

    I like Mariota as well but his lack of pro style offense scares me. Him or Winston I’d be happy with either.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Winston please

  7. David Says:

    Wassup wit you Joe? You don’t sound like ur on the MGM anymore?

  8. flmike Says:

    Winston is going to need to be elsewhere for him to thrive, if his is drafted by a Florida team, kiss his career goodbye before it even starts. First, he’s a moron, now, give a moron lots of while still surrounded by his “boys”, you are just asking for your franchise to be embarrassed, as if we aren’t embarrassed enough by Lovie, we don’t need two morons embarrassing us. He might be the most athletic QB coming out, but goddamn he’s a f’ing moron, give me someone who is athletic, someone who can be taught/coached the pro game, someone who will make good decisions on and off the field, someone who’s not going to go out of his way to embarrass himself and the franchise, thats not Jameis Winston, not today, not tomorrow, not next year.

  9. Bobby Says:


  10. OB Says:


    Slowly, painfully slowly, we are getting a rock on the different parts of the team. GMC, LVD, now Mike Evens, hopefully ASJ, we have a running back, now we need more of them plus, DBs, OL, and a QB, plus coaches who know what they are doing.

  11. ATLBucsFan Says:

    @ Skyline Crew – did that change that to ‘Overthrowin Somoan’?

  12. Skyline Crew Says:

    Nah, he is better than “back foot throwin Winston”.

  13. billy buckaroo Says:

    On a side note
    I was glad to see pamphile get some work at left tackle finally
    played about a dozen snaps i think

  14. j moné Says:

    We going to be clicking for greenbay asj goin to on blow up next year

  15. Tampaaaa Says:

    Mike Evans Aka Evannator can easily be rookie of the year if the play calling wasn’t so horrible.

  16. Zam Says:

    Joe, when will you feel you’ve seen enough of Glennon? Isn’t it worth playing McCown to see if he’s worth the salary as next year’s backup? We know what we have with Glennon now.

  17. Brandon Says:

    I think the tagline SUCK FOR THE DUCK is far better than anything else for Mariota.

    For Jameis Winston… PACK IT IN FOR WINSTON? WIN NONE FOR WINSTON? NO WINS FOR WINSTON? I haven’t seen or thought of anything really good yet but I think I like WIN NONE FOR WINSTON best.

  18. DB55 Says:

    Lay an egg for crab legs ????!?!!???

  19. The Ether Says:

    We need to pick a STUD QB, like we picked a STUD WR!!!

    Evans is Rising Above a Mediocre Supporting Cast, a Horrible Playcaller, BUT HE’S STILL A BALLER!!!

    This is why we need Winston! A BALLER QB who can rise above a bad situation, and still make things happen on his own!!!

    Then the Line Looks Better! The O Looks Better! Evans Looks Elite! The D Gets FIRED UP!!!

    …THEN we have something to get behind! TANK IT FOR JAMEIS!!!

  20. The Ether Says:

    The Fact that Glennon only targeted ASJ 3 times, just shows how he LOCKS onto VJ & Evans… He has HORRIBLE QB VISION…

    We need to get ASJ in the mix! …when our line has Jameis running for his life, hes gonna need a Reliable TE in ASJ!

  21. The Ether Says:

    “First, he’s a moron, now, give a moron lots of while still surrounded by his “boys”, you are just asking for your franchise to be embarrassed, as if we aren’t embarrassed enough by Lovie, we don’t need two morons embarrassing us.”

    No Doubt that Jameis is a moron! But what, are lookin for a guy to marry your daughter??? Or a QB to get your team some wins???!

    This is the NFL, and he may read at a Dr Seuss level, but his FOOTBALL IQ is off the charts!!! He’s in the GIFTED CLASS in the School of Football!

    Tank it For Jameis!!!!

  22. JBuc Says:

    Curious how many of you people calling Jameis a moron were accepted into Stanford or were named all academic ACC as a freshman? He may be immature but he’s a 20 years old that plays like a veteran pro. Oh yeah, and he’s a winner which is the most likely reason he won’t end up here.

  23. Skyline Crew Says:

    Good thing Mariota is a winner and a smart one.

  24. JBuc Says:

    ^what has he won?

  25. Buccfan37 Says:

    I don’t think the Butts get either of the two most touted QB’s here. Without Evans, you could’nt cut the fogout with a knife.

  26. ctord Says:

    Winston is from Texas

  27. Bogiedr Says:

    Mariota will be just like J football, riding the bench. Winston is the guy you want. Pac 12 qb’s are simply not nfl ready, see butt fumble Sanchez or any qb out of that conference going back 40 years! What, Pat Haden??? Ferragamo beat him out! Drew Bledsoe? Do we really need to talk about that? Please, Mariota will suck in the nfl. Jamies Winston is your guy, unless you pick an sec qb. That gives you two qb choices, either from Ole Miss or Tennessee.

  28. elyon3.6 Says:

    I pray to the Gods we grab Jameis..