Catch, Don’t Complain

October 4th, 2015
The ability to haul in passes by WR Mike Evans would sure help out the Bucs today.

Mike Evans hauling in passes sure would help out the Bucs today.

On face value, just looking at the box score, Mike Evans had a nice game against Houston last week.

He tied a career high with seven catches, for 101 yards and an average of 14.4 yards a catch.

But those who watched know a bigger truth: Evans had a game he would like to forget.

Oh, those drops. Per, Evans was targeted 17 times. Not a good catch ratio there.

Evans, of course, took blame for the close loss due to his many drops. Look, Evans is a helluva talent and Joe is not going to dog him too much, but the former high school basketball star still has that basketball mentality that everything is a foul and his screw-ups are not his fault.

Joe would sure like to see Evans, rather than perform histrionics and crying to the zebras for a flag every time he doesn’t make a play, just worry about catching the damn ball and let the refs sort out what was a foul and what wasn’t.

At least Evans is aware that his outbursts do more harm than good.

13 Responses to “Catch, Don’t Complain”

  1. rayjay1122 Says:

    AMEN JOE!!!

  2. (Formerly Jolly) Bucs Fan Says:

    Agreed. Stop whining about invariables. Do your job.

    It seems sometimes he is missing opportunities to actually make a play cause he is trying too hard to sell a penalty

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    I don’t fault Evans for the drops too much. It’s not like the Texans didn’t know where the pass was going. The turf issue or non issue is questionable. I don’t remember Brindza mentioning that as a factor in his missed kicks. Evans had a decent game at the Texans, who can argue about 100 yards receiving not being positive. He can only do so much, spread the passes around, somebody else is open.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Joe. … cry all the time too!

    … cry about Winston and his bashers

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    It’s okay

    That ‘stupid’ face/look that Winston always gives whenever sheit ain’t going right will be in full force today.

    Then maybe all the bucs fan will be calling for Lovie’s head!!!

  6. J Says:

    Joe you whine about invariables to fend your man crush…

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I feel a bit confident that Evans will turn things around by next week at the latest.

  8. tickrdr Says:

    I am one of those who is very happy to have Dirk Koetter as our offensive coordinator.

    But I do not understand why Mike Evans was targeted 17 times vs. Houston, while Vincent Jackson was targeted only 4 times! Why not more slants and short passes for our rookie quarterback. In fact, Doug Martin has only been targeted for a pass three times this entire season. Jameis Winston leads the league in yds per completion, but his completion percentage is poor, in part because there are fewer short passes and checkdowns to keep drives alive. We all know that the BUCS were only 1 of 12 on third down conversions against Houston, but we are also only 9 of 40 for the year! (22.5%)

    Is this Koetter’s gameplan, or Jameis locking onto his primary receiver?


  9. Tampa Tony Says:

    Stop pushing off to get separation and just catch the damn ball

  10. CalBucsFan Says:

    Once he stops acting like Kellen Winey-slow and quits pushing off and just catches the damn ball he will be fine.

  11. Danr Says:


    ive only been saying it since preseason week 1.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    “Is this Koetter’s gameplan, or Jameis locking onto his primary receiver?”

    tickrdr…I’ve been thinking about this very same thing all week. Why so many times targeting Evans? Is it Koetter or Jameis locking onto his primary like he did at FSU and if it’s Jameis, that’s not good.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Actually it’s not good if it’s either of them.