Five In A Row For Mike Evans

December 21st, 2014

Mike Evans is the Bucs’ wide receiver of the future. Tampa Bay fans are jacked up to have the talented rookie be their No. 1 target for years to come.

But Evans is now on a five-game streak of less than 50 yards receiving.

The NFL is a league with defensive coordinators who know how to adjust and stop guys. They will figure out players if they can– just ask Michael Clayton — and offensive coordinators and quarterbacks must respond.

The league has caught up to Evans right now. And Joe wishes the Bucs didn’t have Josh McCown and Marcus Arroyo trying to maximize the talent of Evans. They’re inept, and Joe hopes their combined baloney doesn’t hurt Evans’ confidence and/or stunt his development.

A gig day next Sunday against the Saints would do a world of good for Evans heading into next season.

23 Responses to “Five In A Row For Mike Evans”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    When he is one of only two options…..not too hard to defend…..where is the “dink & dunk” that everyone criticized Glennon for last year?……we could use some tosses to TEs 3rd Wrs & RBs….also…a bit of a running game would help….

  2. Buccanoles Says:

    It’s because the good looking quarterback sucks! Spening all his time sucking!

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    NFL defenses can take away one receiver… why not take Evans away?

    As our favorite coach says:

    “Simple as that…..”

  4. jo_mama Says:

    Bucs will never win as Lovie as Head Coach.

    He is a total POS.

  5. SteveK Says:

    Not to worry, for our offense is inferior. It’s easy to cover Evans and blitz McCown.

    IMHO, Evans has been fantastic this year. Great pick.

  6. Architek Says:

    And that Joe is why I say I don’t see the future with Lovie – he will ruin and destroy players that we are counting on long after he’s gone.

  7. BucBob1 Says:

    Evans is the beast, that not even 2 defenders can stop!

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    Wow did u really just make this post?

  9. nate_tweetz Says:

    Evans confidence should be just fine… The defenses haven’t figured him out. The QB can’t get him the ball! Evans isn’t dropping balls and he’s been open on multiple plays where McCown has either not had time to throw the ball or has just thrown a poorly placed ball. McCown is not anticipating his throws and throwing WRs open. Evans is a stud and knows such. He will be fine. Get him a half decent QB and his numbers will be just fine.

  10. Destinjohnny Says:

    The guy was open all day

  11. AJ Says:

    What a absolute waste of space to write an article. Telling me that Evans has been held again to under 50 Yards. Man you guys can come up with some stupid spit.

  12. Soggy Says:

    One of the positives on the O is Evans, Its mostly the QB and line.. Get a decent OC,QB and update the line and I would think in that order..

  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Agree with all that a QB who could hit the broad side of a barn will help.

    But we need to keep VJAX. We must hope that ASF develops and injuries were his biggest handicap. We need to hope that Sims truly does become a pass receiving threat out of the backfield.

    That leaves one glaring need at WR. Joey Galloway! We need a receiver that demands respect on the back end deep. Of course we’d also need a QB that could get the ball to him. But we need a 4.4 burner.

    And speaking of Joey Galloway how about his alma mater?

    How about Devin Smith of OSU. Only 6-1 200 but he can motor. According To Walter Football he’s the 9th best WR prospect although CBS doesn’t even have him in the top 15. We could get this guy later in the draft. Let’s see how he does against Alabama.

    The Walter Football take…

    Smith has only 30 receptions on the season, but has been a home-run hitter with 11 touchdowns and 799 yards. For the NFL, Smith looks like a dangerous deep-threat receiver who can take the top off a defense. He’s averaged 27 yards per reception in 2014. Smith is a late riser who could end up being an early-round pick.

  14. mark2001 Says:

    Come on Joe…Oakland is about to beat Buffalo…if Oakland wins…9 point lead with 2:51 left. Are we guaranteed one of the first two picks, regardless of whether we win or lose next week….I think so !!!

  15. mark2001 Says:

    Come on Joe…scoop the rest….Oakland ball at Buffalo 26, 2:18 left and B only has one time outs…if so at least one of the two best QB’s willl be on the board.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    OMG…Oakland could blow it with 9 point lead and less than two minutes….wow…

  17. Soggy Says:

    Oakland wins by 2 points

  18. mark2001 Says:

    Yes….even with three wins, think we have the we the weakest three win division schedule…and with only one two win team other than us, should make us a number 2 pick…would be sweet.

  19. Patrick in VA Says:

    Not worried about it. It’s not like they were able to even try to get the ball to him today. Or last week. Or the ones before. I don’t buy that they’ve figured him out so much as they’ve figured out that getting heavy pressure on McCown means evans can’t do anything.

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    This Bucs offense is right up there with all those double digit losing seasons in the Bucs past. Too many of these seeming desperation plays that are going nowhere at the snap. Lovie’s grand plan was an illusion and to talk to him about it everything is on the verge of better.

  21. OB Says:

    If the ball gets near him, he catches it, we have to have a QB that can consistantly throw where he is aiming, assuming McCown is aiming at our receivers and just throwing somewhere.

    Our HC is so bad he should be fired immediately.

  22. gt40bear Says:

    If they had an Oline that could block a cool breeze and a QB who could hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle, maybe, just maybe Evans would have more 50+ games? Sadly neither of those is even within sight much less reach so I guess we won’t find out.

  23. destro44 Says:

    I’m not at all the worried about Evans. Calvin Johnson and Jerry Rice in his prime would struggle on this team. The QB is sacked half his drop backs and throws terrible passes when he does get it away. A receiver cannot suceed without a compitent QB.