Evans “Close” To 100 Percent

June 5th, 2015
Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Bucs WR Mike Evans talks about his sore hammy. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Bucs fans’ collective gasp could be heard in Fort Myers when stud wide receiver Mike Evans tweaked his right hamstring last week.

It was the second time in as many years Evans had a bum hammy in OTAs. Last year, Evans was hobbled as a result into the summer.

But when Bucs coach Lovie Smith was asked about Evans’ hamstring injuries, Lovie replied with a rhetorical question, “How’d he do last year?”

FYI, Evans had over 1,000 yards receiving and sure looked like a home run of a draft pick.

Yesterday after OTA practice, Evans spoke about his injury and put to rest any concerns.

“My injury, my little light injury, feels real good,” Evans said. “I feel close to 100 percent and it was a good week of practice for us.”

There you go Bucs fans. No need to start walking to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The way Joe looks at it, if Evans can light up opposing defenses the way he did last year with a bum hamstring in OTAs, it should be an annual ritual that Evans messes up his hamstring each spring.

6 Responses to “Evans “Close” To 100 Percent”

  1. Cannon Says:

    Evans had over a 1000 yards rushing? ;0)

  2. Mitch Says:

    Joe! You posted 1000 yards rushing when you meant 1000 yards receiving! Have a great weekend!

  3. Joe Says:

    Guess Joe needs a second cup of Joe. Thanks.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I drink way too much coffee anymore, to the point that I miss the buzz completely.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    I am really see that Evans and VJ numbers to be way down. Last year the stats were very skewed! Mostly due to injuries in TE, and being down by 2 touchdowns before the end of the 1st quarter. Most of the time the run game day plan was thrown out the window by halftime. 531 passes compared to 353 run attempts.

    And the 2 huge lineman they drafted really point to trying to get a running game going this year!

  6. WhatDaBuc? Says:

    I get the point you are trying to make in regards to ASJ. I think he will be more of a factor in the passing department than any TE we have seen in recent years. I don’t know if he will take a whole lot of opportunities away from VJAX or Evans. Where I disagree with you is the running game negatively affecting their numbers. A better running game means more plays that teams have to respect and stack the box. I expect both to have close to if not more than 1000 yards with one or the other to be a couple hundred over it.