Mike Evans Awards Most Impressive

October 9th, 2015

MikeEvans2It’s always fun when a Buccaneers player gets a direct question — and actually answers it directly.

Mike Evans was in that boat last night during his show on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620.

Evans was asked by a fan to name what Buccaneer has impressed him most in 2015.

Evans paused, made some thinking sounds, and said he had to give co-honors to Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet, the Bucs’ rookie offensive linemen, second-round picks thrust into the starting lineup.

Their work ethic and play was praised by Evans, and he stressed how much they stand out as rookies. Evans also noted how Marpet has plenty fight in him.

Joe is filled with pride that Evans made those choices. It says quite a lot. He could have picked Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, or his wide receiver mentor, Vincent Jackson, or anyone else.

12 Responses to “Mike Evans Awards Most Impressive”

  1. DEEnice07 Says:

    How about asking him the most unimpressive Buc so far? I agree, wouldn’t be enough time to answer that question on a one hour radio show! We suck Tampa & will all season!! Go Bolts, at least we’ve got one team in the Bay Area who’s worth a ****, Hope I’m wrong but the eyes don’t lie!

  2. scott fitzgerald Says:

    2 great picks! I love our GM. Hes still new so he may not be the best in the league but thats ok. He is a good talent scout and I believe he will get us where we need to be.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    The Bucs have done wonders for Tampa Bay’s hockey team attendance.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I don’t think the Lightning will make it as far as they did last year. Hockey will never match the popularity of football, I mean look, they’re on skates. The Detroit Red Wings are the team to beat this year.

  5. passthebuc Says:

    Ali has a mean streak on the field. The best 2nd round picks for years.

  6. OneLove Says:

    What a Great selection by LOVIE and LICHT!! Team and L&L going to be running this ship FOR YEARS TO COME!!!!!!! EMPHASIS ON YEARS!

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith aka “building this thing from the ground up”

  7. DB55 Says:

    What a great selection by licht cuz we all know darn well Lovie don’t know jack about the oline.

  8. DB55 Says:

    I told ya before game 1 to let the rooks be the captains and let them own this ish. So McCoy wasn’t most impressive, hmmm interesting.

  9. Mo_Downs Says:


    I’ve followed Lovie’s career since his stint as DC for the Rams.
    It’s fair to say that Lovie wasn’t a offensive guru. But, his experience as a DC with the Super Bowl winning Rams would certainly give him a great deal of experience with, and understanding of, the athletic skill that were desirable in the very offensive players he was tasked, as DC, to stop in practice over the course of several years. It’s impossible not to.

    As Bears HC, Lovie put a lot of emphasis on acquiring and developing defensive players that fit his Cover-2 plans. But, it would be a mistake to conclude that he “doesn’t have a clue” about what type of offensive (ball control?) players he wants to compliment his defense in the overall scheme of things.

    As Bears HC, Lovie drafted and otherwise acquired quality vets and high draft picks for the OL. The “FACT” is some of them played up to their potential, some didn’t, some were seriously injured and some never panned out. Gee…welcome the the reality of team building in the NFL.

    A short list of OC’s during Lovie’s tenure with the Bears might suggest to an “informed” fan that he always sought the best OC talent.

    * Mike Martz: HC of the “Greatest Show on Turf” and Super bowl winner
    * Mike Tice: HC of 2002 NFL #1 Offense w/ Peterson, Culpepper, Moss

    So, it’s often problems that are more subtle that make or break a team besides the HC “ain’t got a clue” about offense.

    No fan wants to hear excuses. But, every “informed” fan should realize that the “reason” may be that the other team has better talent. If the Bucs had “0” injuries to their TC roster starters, the progress might be more apparent. That wasn’t the case.

    While we all would like to think that “any” HC, regardless of injuries to starters, should be able to take lemons and make lemonade, that is rarely the case as clearly demonstrated by the current league leaders vs preseason predicted winners.

    The good news is that the L&L have the rest of the 2015 season to demonstrate progress and get some wins.

    Go Bucs…!!!

  10. DB55 Says:


    You must have missed last season then again what do I know. Lovie is the goat.


  11. Pete Mitchell Says:

    Mike Martz had very little to do with the talent on that Rams team being successful. His future stops proved that. Also The Vikes tied for 8th in points scored in ’02. Again their success had much more to do with the players than the coaching.

  12. Sick of Lovie Says:


    Who cares about the past. He sucks now, right now, this very moment. 3-17 with his hand picked guys. Oh yeah, 0 home wins.