“I Didn’t Feel Like We Lost”

October 30th, 2015

MikeEvans2The groin-stomp loss to the Redskins on Sunday was just that, a horrific shock to the system. Mike Evans took that to a new level last night.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Evans said the loss was so shocking he couldn’t accept it.

“Nothing hurts as bad as that. That was unrealistic. I couldn’t believe it. It was unbelievable,” Evans said. “It just didn’t hit me. It didn’t hit me until the next day. I was like, ‘Man, we really lost.’ I didn’t feel like we lost. But in the win column, we didn’t get one. They got a win. It hurt.”

That just about captures the emotion perfectly. Joe  hopes the Bucs have the mental makeup to bounce back from a loss that devastating and ridiculous.

A trip to Atlanta, a back-to-back road game, feels like a lethal poison. The Bucs must find a way to start fast again to regain some confidence, and keep the Falcons and their crowd in check.

23 Responses to ““I Didn’t Feel Like We Lost””

  1. DB55 Says:

    Please stop asking ME to run a quick post. It’s just an INT waiting to happen. Streak, fade and deep posts that’s it. COME ON MAN!!!

  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    He ran the skinny post perfect last week. And jameis threw it perfect. Not sure why you are criticizing that. Jameis can make any throw.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    I was watching and I could not believe you lost either. Perhaps the Bucs stand a chance for the upset in some parallel world, no turnovers, no penalties, no those ain’t these earthly Bucs.

  4. OAR Says:

    That’s the difference between losers and winners… that crazy little thing called the score!

  5. R.O Says:

    Would rather lose that way, than the playoff loss to the Skins where we only gave up like 150 yds on defense but couldn’t score enough points to win. That’s more frustrating…

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Memo to ME: You lost. Every Bucs fan knew it when the Redskins scored 31 points to our 30. And yes, to all of us it felt like we lost. We’ll all feel better though if you don’t let it happen again. End memo.

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wow Joe, that is a great quote. Almost sounds like he was blaming the defense!!! obviously that Lovie is losing control of this roster!!!! 1 more blow out and it could be full on pandemonium in the locker room!!!!

    Now that the Cup-cake part of the season is done, It could get very ugly!!!

  8. Michael Johnson Says:

    Ohhh yeah..you lost allright there Micheal E. Your Defense cannot stop traffic even when the light is red!! And if the Defense does not play at least 50% better against ATL, This game is gonna get ugly fast. That running back of the Falcons is good. R-e-a-l good.

  9. destro44 Says:

    Well Mike thats because you and the offense did your part to win, but your indescribable defense crapped the win away. Get used to it, because it will happen a few more times this season.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    mikes right though he and the offense did not lose the game their incompetent head coach gave it away. like i have said many times before it’s tough when you have to over come the opponent and your own head coach each week.

  11. Joe Cool Says:

    “We’re moving on to Atlanta…” next question.

  12. Cannon Says:

    I can understand where ME is coming from… it sure seemed like the Skins didn’t have an answer for defending ME (despite the Bucs being down two WR’s).

    Fortunately for the Skin’s, they didnt’ have to figure it out.

  13. Cat Says:

    Only a matter of time before they turn on Lovie. Simple as that. Bucs going 4-12

  14. Tony Says:

    This season is all about developing Jameis… period. The great QB’s are the ones who know how to step on a team’s throat – who seize control of the offense – and can steer a team away from their coach’s conservative tendancies. In the long run, this loss will be an excellent growth experience for Jameis. He’ll never look at a lead – even 24-0 – as being safe again. What do you think his response will be next time the coaches try to slow down the offense and milk out clock when they have a lead?

    Remember Washington.

    Jameis’ #1 trademark is his aggressiveness and his never give up attitude. Right now, because he’s a novice rookie, that is being stifled. The Bucs are playing not to lose. The goal now is to play to win. Two words are forever etched in his Jameis’ brain now, and I promise you he’ll never let what happened Sunday happen again.

    Remember Washington.

  15. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    Good post, Tony.

    If that is the case, that would make the loss in Washington totally worth it, IMO.

  16. mike Says:

    “The Tony Promise”. Thanks tony, means a lot.

  17. Mo_Downs Says:

    The good news is the Bucs have 10 games left to win. As a fan I know that on any given Sunday any team in the NFL can beat any other team.

    I look forward to watching the Bucs develop and continue to entertain me.

    Let’s face it, you only have one “home town” team. So, if you only want to watch the top tier teams, add NFL Sunday Ticket to your cable package.

    The Bucs are rebuilding the franchise, in case that wasn’t painfully clear by now. I’m encouraged by the good things that are developing on the offense. So, enjoy your moaning if you must, but the Bucs will be there at the end of the season and may just get into the playoffs…..

    Go Bucs…!!!

  18. rayjay1122 Says:

    The good news is that I am not going to waste my time watching them other than the many times they show the Falcons in scoring position on the NFL Red zone channel.

  19. tmaxcon Says:

    there is never a valid reason to justify a loss especially in a game that you are up 24 points and the coach turns turtle. What you are doing is making excuses for the loss not justifying it. Do you think Atlanta and other teams with first year head coaches went into the season making all these excuses and bs. NO they play to win and expect to win. They evaluate their short comings and put players in the best situation to succeed based on their strengths and weaknesses. While lovie forces players into a system. Lovie and his followers just make excuses and try and justify mediocrity and crap play… it takes time, we don’t have the right players blah blah blah even though their leader picked said players. it’s not for me or anyone else to judge a fan nor tell someone what they should be happy about but some of you truly need to raise your standards. accepting excuse or making excuse after excuse leads to the same losing culture the bucs have had in recent years. everyone whether in life or sports should demand and except nothing short of excellence. winners win and losers make excuses…. simple as that

  20. McBuc Says:

    Tmax, where in this article les these excuces you refer to?

  21. tmaxcon Says:


    it’s directed at the commenters that continue to make excuses for poor play and that positives can be taken from losing. its comical reading when they try to convince themselves and anyone who will read that this team is moving forward and this was positive and that was positive… lovie reign in tampa is a total failure.. there are no positives in trying hard or baby steps. winning is all that matters

  22. Q Says:

    That loss was stomach wrenching like the 99 nfc championship game

  23. Sean Says:

    Luckily for bucs fans and mike Evans real football doesn’t start until tomorrow…