Mike Evans Is Not Practicing

September 9th, 2015


Per the eyeballs of the Custodian Of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune, superstar wide receiver Mike Evans was not dressed for practice this afternoon during the 30-minute window open to media at One Buc Palace.

(Joe was busy typing indoors and celebrating the health of rookie left tackle Donovan Smith.)

Yes, Bucs fans should be alarmed. Likely, Evans is just being ordered to rest and not take any chances with his hamstring, the one opposite he had minor trouble with last year. Let the thing heal that much more. But the reality is it’s Wednesday afternoon before opening day, and Evans has been shelved for a couple of weeks.

If Evans is out Sunday, then that would bring a steady diet of double teams to Vincent Jackson. Joe suspects Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would be content to let Louis Murphy beat him.

21 Responses to “Mike Evans Is Not Practicing”

  1. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    They treating him just like they’re treating Shady McCoy up in Buffalo. Same injury, same txmt, although Shady has been recovering longer.

    Evans will be on the field for week 1.

  2. Tampa Tony Says:

    LeBeau, “let” Louis Murphy beat him last year so I hope he can do it again this year

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    ASJ needs to step up big time in this one. Let them double Vjax. They’ll still have to dial up blitz packages against Jameis and our young o-line. Better find a way to run the ball or throw it to your TE’s early and often.

    Other than THAT I think Evans will play. Atleast I’m hopeful like most everyone else is. We need you Mike, Jameis is going to need you in a big way in this game. Either way Winston’s going to get the hell blitzed out of him anyways. So ASJ and the rb’s NEED to step up BIG for the Bucs to get the win. I think they will and the Bucs walk off the field winners in 4 more days!

  4. Danr Says:

    when was his last catch in a game setting?

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    What happened to ” if I had to I could play’ Damn man, it’s game 1 at home.

  6. buddhaboy Says:

    that is right tampa tony. Labeau gets too much credit.

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    Whatever the reason this guy spends too damn much time on the shelf. Hope this trend does not continue but it is awfully concerning.

  8. mac Says:

    I really hope the coaches are just being over cautious… Please tell me this fu#@ing guy isn’t hurt already!!!!

  9. Aaron Says:

    They have to sit him – no way he plays spectator for 3 weeks then goes into an NFL game. It’s not like he won’t get lose and have to chase down a JW bomb – even if he is jogging or running around some…its nothing like game day with the adrenaline flowing and 32,000 fans screaming –

    Sigh – why can’t these guys do advance Yoga in the off-season

  10. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    LeBeau would be content to let Louis Murphy beat him.

    @TampaTony Great point! Murphy beat him last year and could do it again this year. Murphy is a St. Pete guy so I’m doubly prejudiced but he is a “solid” receiver with decent hands…better hands than either VJAX or ME..and we need a “possession” receiver. My only disappointment in Murphy is that he used to be very fast..a 4.3 40 and I haven’t seen that lately.

    @87 Read my mind. Yes ASJ should have a breakout game if he’s the real deal. No DC can cover everybody and if LeBeau is sending as many blitzes as everybody predicts somebody HAS to be open because blitzing is always a gamble…feast or famine.

  11. Danr Says:

    how many games before he gets the -less moniker that kyle moore did?

    Catchless mike evans….

    I am of course giving him a hard time for poor effort in meaningless games, i realize that, but still when no one else is saying it… or even hinting at it, it feels like it needs to be said.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Rolling my eyes at Danr over Evans once again. You’ve been saying it for 2 weeks now. No one is saying it, because no one else is worrying that Evans is a one year wonder except for you. I can’t figure out why you’re worried though, but you are.

    Perhaps it’s just a natural Buc fan worry. Evans is going to be a bigger stud than he was last season.

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Two troubling hammy’s huh? Taking turns acting up. It is concerning over the long haul. The other one he had problems with last year could not of been too bad with his eventual production. I’m not sure how much healing time this requires to play effectively.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Is Humphries playing? He can be the sparkplug to get the receiving action uplifted.

  15. Couch Fan Says:

    I’ll never bash a player because of injuries. Hope he gets better quick. We need him.

  16. tdtb2015 Says:

    @bf37 – I’m with you. I would not be worry at all with VJack, Murphy and Humphries at receiving. Humphries is going to be a great 3rd down rec. for us. I can see him splitting time with Murphy after the bye.

  17. Lakeland Buc Says:

    I’m not impress with the vertical passing game anyway,it takes too long for plays to develop. I’m more impressed with our power offense, 2 TEs,1 WR, FB, RB. It may not be explosive, but it gives us strength in the trenches. We can nickel and dime defenses,move the chains while protecting our rookie QB. We need high percentage throws to the backs and TEs, and get yards after the catch. I would rather throw a 5 yard hitch and let the receiver run for 20 yards, than throwing a 25 yard pass upfield. That was our weakness last season, we rarely got yards after the catch. We need Mike Evans as a part of this offense, but we can also win without him. It’s all about schemes and adjustments,that’s what separates the good teams from the bad teams.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    We need you big Mike – get those hammy’s loosened up.

  19. 813bucboi Says:

    @Lakeland…I like that idea…GO BUCS!!!

  20. nucifyouBUC Says:

    If he cant go we need to get Hall up from the practice squad… Hump is an illusion

  21. Danr Says:

    for the record, no bashing on injuries, I was bashing his lack of effort, (displayed in thread in the message board)