Mike Evans Returns To Practice!

September 11th, 2015

Hammy trouble still plaguing Mike Evans

It’s looking like wide receiver Louis Murphy will not be called on again to foil legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau (again).

Per the Twitterings of Roy Cummings at practice late this morning, Evans was seen on the practice field in football gear doing football things.

The hamstring he injured 18 days ago was ready to run around with his teammates at three-quarter speed in a non-contact practice.

Yesterday, Lovie Smith said there’s always a chance an important player with an imperfect hamstring could wake up on game day ready to play.

No Bucs fans won’t have to wonder. If Evans was out there today, then he’s sure to give the hamstring a go on Sunday. Joe’s hoping Evans is 100 percent. The Bucs desperately need him to keep their two-headed monster at wide receiver dangerous. Without Evans, Vincent Jackson would be seeing a steady diet of double teams.

Joe was remembering Murphy’s big game in Pittsburgh last year, when he and Mike Glennon connected in the fourth quarter to register on the few fourth-quarter leads ever relinquished by LeBeau defense.

12 Responses to “Mike Evans Returns To Practice!”

  1. Bucco Brice Says:

    Hallelujah! …the more i look at this titans team, there is nothing holding us back from winning this game, except mistakes and turnovers…they can’t match us talent wise, believe it or not…

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    they can’t match us talent wise, believe it or not…

    I believe it Bucco but alas it’s the NFL where the talent differential is not that great. Remember when MG8 has Seattle on the ropes in their own house before genius Schiano took his foot off of their throats.

  3. Howard Cosell Says:

    What about ASJ?
    I thought he was supposed to be a tall receiving threat too.

  4. BucFan20 Says:

    Now if Winston can figure out how to get him the ball in the game!

  5. BucFan20 Says:

    We know Joe does not care for Murphy but at least we have seen so far Winston can get him the ball.

  6. Ed Says:

    I think Evans is a baller and all that, but the timing with Jameis is sure to be off this week. Hell, their timing was off in the preseason and that was with lots of practice. By mid season I think they will have their timing down, and Jameis will know how to get it to Mike effectively.

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I question the wisdom of letting him play this Sunday, if they do. If he was so bad as to only practice now, it seems to me we are risking playing him so quickly. I think he should have at least a week worth of practices first.

    IF they play him, I hope he doesn’t aggravate anything. Then he could be out several weeks or worse.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    I agree, don’t risk putting Evans in if not fully healed. He is not crucial to winning the game.

  9. Couch Fan Says:

    Agreed, if there’s any doubt, keep him off the field. We dont need him to beat Titans but we do need him after that. Get healthy Mike!!

  10. cmurda Says:

    Man, I hate to see some of these comments indicating that we should easily beat the Titans. I don’t care if we are favored or if we have the more talented team, nothing comes easy for the Bucs or their fans. These coaches know a lot more than us on who is ready to play and who is not. I will put my trust in them until they betray that trust. I’m a Lovie fan. He’s now had 2 years to work with getting his guys in and drafting his players. The rubber meets the road this year. We need to see significant improvement this year and I trust that Lovie and this team will deliver enough to give us hope for the future.

  11. FanOfBucs Says:

    JOE, honestly, Mike Evans’ body language at times can seem a bit off, looking turned off or annoyed.. Do you get that sense, or am I just misreading it from the outside looking in?

    -Glad he’s getting healthy.

    GO BUCS!!

  12. FortMyersDave Says:

    On paper the Bucs should win; but I still remember saying the same thing all through watching last year’s home opener vs the Lambs: a game the Bucs should have won but managed to lose before Lovie even began thinking about tanking for Jameis…. Given my experience at RJS last September I just hope that the Bucs manage to put some points up, shut down the Titans and keep any chance of Coach O’Dea’s (can anyone tell me why he was not fired with Marcus Arroyo or did Lovie and Licht expect special teams to suck so bad???) squad from losing the game as the Bucs lost last September in the season opener thanks to a Glover missed block on a FG (unacceptable gaff, should have been released) and then a Mike Evans not getting up and stumbling out of bounds or having someone toss him to stop the clock when the Bucs still had a pulse after the team simply handed the game to the Lambs …….. its very simple Lovie: just ***ing win Baby! I think they can, but then again thought the Bucs should have won 6 or 7 games last season with competent coaching…. Bucs 20 Titans 17…. The Bucs are still a bad team but improving with major issues at the OL, but nonetheless are better than the Titans; the Titans actually did not tank to 2-14 last season; they earned it!!!!!