Mike Evans Is “Fine”

October 22nd, 2015
 Bucs WR Mike Evans will soon snap out of his funk.

Mike Evans will soon snap out of his funk.

Entering the season, the Bucs figured to have a dynamic offense.

With a rejuvenated Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, “America’s Quarterback” barking signals, and budding star Mike Evans, what rookie QB wouldn’t succeed with those weapons once he figures out the NFL?

So far? Martin, check. Jackson, check. Evans? Not so much. In fact, Evans has made more of a name for himself this year for being injured or dropping passes than anything productive.

Yesterday, Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said there is nothing wrong with Evans and it is just a matter of time before he busts out of his funk.

“We just need to get Mike started,” Koetter said. “He’s fine. We just need to get him started. He missed that first game, [we] threw him a bunch of balls in the Houston game and we were inconsistent throwing and catching [in] that game, he missed some practiced time – we just need to get him started. When you have multiple guys that need touches, it doesn’t always work out perfect. We have to do what we have to do to try to win games. We have two good guys on the outside.

“I’m sure Mike is a little bit frustrated. It is what it is. We’ve been down this road before with other guys. We’ve just got to get him started. There is nothing he is doing wrong. He’s playing hard, he’s practicing hard.”

And he is blocking hard, as pointed out on an All-22 tape by none other than Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

Joe isn’t too worried about Evans. Notice last year he didn’t do much until a few games into the season.

Of course, a cynic would say Evans hasn’t done much since the Bucs last played the rotten Redskins — 12 games ago.

19 Responses to “Mike Evans Is “Fine””

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Mike Clayton Evans until he proves otherwise.
    Catch passes. Score touchdowns. That’s the job.

  2. JAB83 Says:

    He is a game changing player for sure… Time to change some games for the good guys this week!!! Can’t Wait!!!

  3. Dreambig Says:

    Man, we should get off this young man already. So he got injured and is having a slow start. He caught some balls last week against the jags and had some good blocks, but all anyone can talk about is the Houston game. Time to let it go. He already proved last year, he is a hell of a receiver and most likely he will be again.

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    OBW, Jameis put the kabosh on Joe(s) “America’s Quarterback” bs with his own honest assessment:

    JW: “I’m nobody in the NFL….”

    Like his awareness, nice showing in last game, gotta look good against the bad teams, should have another good game on Sunday, will learn to not throw those game-changing picks….

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Opposing teams have Evans in check somewhat. Stay tight on him, wait for his attempt to hand check and give him the same back. Evans is not clearly open much, not really a jumper and reaches up to clear the defender’s reach attempting to catch the pass. Not much of a dunkaneer, a possible reach at that draft spot. Now he’ll go out and have a good game.

  6. P'cola Buc Says:

    Love the draft selection of Mike Evans. That being said I’m hoping that the sudden fame and fortune he has achieved at such a young age hasn’t got to his head too much. If so, perhaps a slight mental adjustment might work wonders.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like the title says…..Mike Evans is Fine….he will produce….

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    last year Evans had 3 big games. And 2 of those was with MG8 as Qb,,,,Just saying!!!

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    Well, as long as “Mike Evans is fine” then whewie we dodged one there! Thanks for clearing that up. Glad I no longer have to acknowledge the dead ringer Michael Clayton impersonation he has been acting out on Sunday’s when his fragile ass has actually been suited up and out there.
    The only excuses I am will to accept this year is from rookies. The incompetent HC on down get no free passes from this fan. People need stop accepting blatant mediocrity from the professionals.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe I’m not even going to bother worrying about Evans anymore. I’m also not going to bother explaining why you call him”America’s QB”to the same people over and over and over again. It seems they just can’t grasp. They always think it has something to do with his on the field performance. So I give up. Clueless people without a clue.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    DallasBuc says :

    “People need stop accepting blatant mediocrity from the professionals.”

    Once again I’ll ask you. What good does that do? You think the soccer brats read JBF?? I accept the team for what it is, my team with the hopes that it gets better. I play no part in them getting better. Do you?

    You be the fan you want to be. Miserable and pissed off all the time and the rest we’ll be the kind of Buc fans they want to be. We’ve got a enough negativity on this site to balance out the positive fans. Unless you want just straight negative all the time, for everyone. Which again leads me to the above question.

    What good does it do?

  12. Capt. Tim Says:

    Sophmore slump.
    Its happened to some of the greatest to play the game.
    Last year, he took ’em by suprise
    This year- they are lying in wait for him.
    Lets see if he can throw some new things at them.

    But the crying has to stop

  13. DallasBuc Says:

    87- what good does having and stating any kind of opinion do? No it doesn’t affect how well they play but as a Bucs fan that is unhappy with various aspects of the team and how it is run I like to vent about it. This is a small escape for me as I assume it is for the large majority. JBF seems like the best place to do that. Kinda also thought that all this was basically understood and kinda goes without saying. Guess I don’t get your point? If you are just complaining that I am too negative in my comments then you should be used to it by now since my opinions reflect how well I feel the various aspects of this team are functioning. If you don’t like the negativity then blame the people responsible for fielding a shtty product, signing poor football players, releasing good football players and, yes, dropping well thrown passes.

  14. tickrdr Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    October 22nd, 2015 at 9:19 am

    last year Evans had 3 big games. And 2 of those was with MG8 as Qb,,,,Just saying!!!
    And he had four catches for 65 yds and a TD in MG8’s first start against Pittsburgh, but then suffered his groin injury and missed the remainder of that game as well as the Saints game to follow.


  15. Buc1987 Says:

    DallasBuc…there’s NOTHING wrong with venting or being negative. It’s when you tell everyone else how they shouldn’t be satisfied or how to be a fan. You do it a lot too. It’s like anyone that has anything positive to say about the team just pisses you off to no end and you want them to be on the same page as you.

    I think I made my point loud and clear. Do you or do you not say stuff like this repeatedly almost daily? “People need stop accepting blatant mediocrity from the professionals.” or stuff like this “You Buc fans need to start holding this team accountable.” Like I said you’re basically telling anyone that has good thoughts about this team to act accordingly and by accordingly you mean like you. I don’t know how everyone else takes those words when you say it, but that’s how I take them. Unless you have another meaning behind your statement that you make nearly on a daily basis. I take as you hold them accountable by venting at how dreadful they played so everyone else should to. Which simply is not going to happen and even if we all did think that way. Again it won’t do any good.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    If this site had nothing but positive comments I wouldn’t be here. The same goes for the negative comments. The site has fans that are hopeful every week and the site also has fans that are straight up expecting disaster every week. Both sides are still Buc fans.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Damn it I’m tired of playing Dr. Phil. Oprah where’s my show?

  18. Capt. Tim Says:

    Hes trying to hard. Needs to ease his way back into promenance, take time to shake the rust off

    I think he’ll be back to normal this weekend. Redskins beware

  19. Brandon Says:

    Yes, continue to blast Jameis, he has half as many wins now in 5 starts as Glennon does in 19. It’s not about having a decent numbers in a blow out loss, it’s about doing the little things right to win a game.