What’s The Fix For Mike Evans?

December 13th, 2015

MikeEvans2Radio listeners to Joe and Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620 last week heard Joe warn that a lunar eclipse was coming today, one that would cause Mike Evans to drop more balls and make foolish decisions.

It was sarcasm, but it was based in a harsh reality for the Bucs.

Predictably maddening Evans was back again today doing what he does best, driving Bucs fans crazy with jelly hands and a loss of control.

In the fourth quarter against the Saints, Evans played more like Gabrielle Reece. And how bout those back-to-back penalties to kick a Bucs drive in the groin?

Evans is the 2014 No. 7 overall pick, a guy 29 games into his career. He’s not a rookie any longer, and he shouldn’t be playing the part of a hotheaded Michael Clayton.

It’s a serious question for the Bucs as they prepare for the 2016 NFL Draft. Do the Bucs trust Evans to be their No. 1 receiver? The guy America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, will rely on for the next eight or 10 years?

At this emotional moment, Joe believes receiver has to be an offseason priority for the Bucs.

63 Responses to “What’s The Fix For Mike Evans?”

  1. Bucnut2 Says:

    Forget Evans, the larger question is do they draft a reliable QB. at this point JW is not

  2. Supersam Says:

    Evans Overated, McCoy overated, David Overrated, Winston Rookie, Jackson old, Lovie Smith Outdated.

  3. SCBucsFan Says:


    He’s a rookie who had a bad game. Even the best QBs have bad games. Get outta here with that BS.

  4. Bucnut2 Says:

    Supersam agree and JW overrated

  5. Supersam Says:

    One could say Winston plays down to his competition, which is a very bad trait. The Siamts defense is god awful and Winston played like they are the 85 Bears.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Evans didn’t lose this game for us….

    Our D couldn’t get off the field…..Brees picked us apart & we were soft against the run……penalties at the worst times and a crucial dropped pass by Dye cost us the game.

  7. Bucnut2 Says:

    SCB- can’t get out of here. Everyone told me JW is the savior NOW

  8. PanthersSuck! Says:

    Play the game and shut up!

  9. lurker Says:

    who cannot see us as better with jameis christ than without? blasphemers! i can feel the fanwagon getting lighter.

  10. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    Evans good, ODB better
    ASJ good, Richard Rodgers better
    Sims average, UDFAs usually better

    I think the notion our offensive drafting was brilliant isn’t true. We could have done better with every pick.

  11. Rojas Says:

    Winstons a rookie. The defense couldn’t get off the field and got picked apart, an couldn’t pressure brees. We need to draft 2 DEs

  12. Bucnut2 Says:

    JW looked like a rookie today. those, joes included, anointing him as savior need to back off. HE looked like a rookie today against a really bad defense

  13. Jon Says:

    Those people are just trolling, soft internet stuff. Go bucs

  14. lurker Says:

    you could see evans last year complaining and get “hurt” and not get off the field. hopefully he will grow up soon and play/act like a professional football player.

  15. Rojas Says:

    Hope Alshon Jefferey doesn’t get the tag and the Bucs go after him.

  16. Tim Says:

    I admit Evans is quite frustrating. But not a great day for the offense. More dropped passes. More dumb flags. But this defense is still the real problem. No pass rush. We cant see to cover anyone. Kinda crazy how many 3rd and longs the saints converted today. Just kinda sucks to finally get your hopes up a little bit then they come out and play like this. But i feel like the offense is ahead of where I thought they would be. Once they grow more…. And if we can ever get a good defense i think we can be a really fun team to watch.

  17. tval Says:

    Lol @ goofball bucnut. How miserable are you jameis is walk-away r.o.y.??

  18. Supersam Says:

    Winston has some serious serious accuracy issues, if they don’t get it corrected we could be looking for a new quarterback. Especially if there is a coaching change, Lovie is married to Winston, a new coach won’t be. He’ll bench his ass, to many over throws.

  19. 74 bucs fan Says:

    Welcome back all you haters. Calm down. It’s one game and the Bucs are simply not there yet to make a run. Improvement has been made and we are on a good path. Get a life you cry babies! Grow up

  20. chipbuc Says:

    Ive only got one thing to say to Bucnutsack and Notsosupersam, is bite me you negative aholes. You only show up after the bucs lose, how predictable.

  21. tval Says:

    So winston on bad day still looks better than marcus..lol

  22. FireLovieNow Says:

    Another serious Question for the Buc’s would be can JW learn how to throw the deep ball. Signed Charles Sims.

  23. JabooBuc Says:

    Wow! A lot of stupidity found on this site. I suppose it was Winston getting the hands to the face penalty on a third and long sack? Or, did Winston get called for the defensive holding that denied the offense a chance to get the ball back at the end of the game? Was It Winston that repeatedly allowed the Saints to convert on 3rd and long throughout the game?

    Unfortunately, much like this site, there are still a lot of losers residing in Tampa that are not familiar with what it takes to win at this level.

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is plenty of blame to go around for this game….

    Evans made some good receptions….
    ASJ played well
    Martin continues to run hard
    Jameis was hit and miss today

  25. Imsickoflosing Says:

    I don’t blame this loss or any loss and one player. This team is pathetic and week after week they are mismatched. I really wish I could stop being a fan. This team will never be a contender. Bad coaching plus bad player evaluation will never lead to a playoff team

  26. AceofAerospace Says:

    I was not a Winston fan until we drafted him, but good grief give the kid a break. If you can’t see that he’s going to be a great one, then I think you just don’t want to see it. Our future is bright. I’m still not sold on Lovie, but I’m done bashing him this year. I won’t lose any sleep if he gets fired but I doubt he will before 2017.

  27. BucTrooper Says:

    No absolutely not. What? He’s going to suddenly learn to catch????

  28. ndog Says:

    Supersam and BucNut2 you guys are flat idiots. There truly Is nothing more to say.

  29. Dcbucsfan Says:

    There are some very football ignorant people commenting on this thread!
    You know who you are, but on second thought, you probably don’t!

  30. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m nearly over the loss too, that was some weird funky crap out there that was cringe worthy for the most part. The Bucs were constant bumblers. Brees was barely pressured. It was over at 14-0.

  31. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    The Bucs are getting there. We have a talent deficit on D. The loss of Kwon really hurt today. But this is the NFL, and no matter what happens, you need your top WR’s to catch passes at crunch time and ME drops too many when it matters. If he can stay healthy in the offseason and all next preseason I think he will get past the problem.

    Dye shouldn’t be on the field but that drop was freaking horrendous. We need some vet depth at WR. Proven hands guys.

  32. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    Jameis Christ is fine, don’t worry. He’s still the savior of this team and of Lovie’s job. Lovie deserves a ton of blame for how flat and poor this team played. Inexcusable with the playoffs on the line.

  33. Rob Says:

    Quit making excuses for this Buc team of under achievers. We are by far the most undisciplined team in the NFL. Normally , a team coached this badly gets their head coach fired. I’m ok with that. Lovie can’t keep these players from beating themselves. Find someone who will do something about it. Ridiculous idiots

  34. OneLove Says:

    The PLAYERS deserve ALL of the blame for that performance on the field today!!

  35. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Defense ends, corners, safeties, wr, kr, those are a lot of wholes to fill. What a let down today.
    Go Draft

  36. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK….Joe….where is the article on Winston’s inaccuracy?

    You like to pick on Evans…..and expect every catch to be made…..even the high hard ones……every Buc reciever has missed them.

    I like Jameis and am excited about him going forward….but…

    Let’s spread the blame around….there is plenty to be shared.

  37. gotbbucs Says:

    My word there is some idiots in buc fan nation. I love how you trolls have nothing to say when the team is winning.

    Jameis will be fine. We have not got one reciever that can separate from defenders. Evans was a top 10 pick, sure, but that doesn’t mean that he should be able to do it all. Keep adding talent to that position and things will become easier for everyone.

  38. Couch Fan Says:

    Again when all 3 phases of the team plays like crap with no passion or energy, the fault lies at the feet of the head coach who cant get his team prepared to play on a weekly basis.

  39. Clodhopper Says:

    All I can say is when my wife acts like him, midol and chocolate helps!!

  40. Bobby Says:

    Winston had an off game. In shocked! I thought that kind of stuff only happened to rookies….

  41. Tnew Says:

    Tired of the silly JW is the issue, Trying to compare him to Drew Brees is not even close to reality. If he has a wr corps that could catch the ball in key moments…, The last pass he threw could not have been any better. Dye might have taken that one inside the 10 if he catches it. I guess Jameis could’ve come in and played linebacker to stop one of the last runs. If at this point you truly believe that he isn’t the guy, you should evaluate your viewpoint and ask yourself, what do you really expect from your 21 yo rookie.

  42. Ndog Says:

    All this talk about Jameis being inaccurate is a bit much. Was he perfect today, no but if Dye catches that ball we tie the game and everyone is happy. The bottom line is the ENTIRE team took turns today messing up. Dropped passes, bad penalties, missed throws, missed kicks, poor run blocking, no pass rush (does McCoy even pay here) and bad tackling. Jameis was the least of our problems. Of course all of you people that are ripping Jameis probably wanted Mariota. Well I’d you think Jameis played bad today take a look at your boy today.

  43. Tnew Says:

    And of the overthrow to Simms, yep he missed that but that could’ve easily been a hold on the linebacker. That messed the timing up just enough. Biggest thing is the throw he made on the next play was perfect.

  44. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    Couch Fan Says:
    December 13th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    Again when all 3 phases of the team plays like crap with no passion or energy, the fault lies at the feet of the head coach who cant get his team prepared to play on a weekly basis.

    This is a man who speaks the truth

  45. Bryce Says:

    This one is easy the bucs took the saints lightly

    and they kicked the crap out of the bucs at all three phases the game

  46. JaMarcus Leafwhich Says:

    This site is dedicated to Jameis. When he’s done ok he’s all of the sudden a top 5 qb but when he overthrows his receivers nothing is ever mentioned. For the fools who continue to say Mariota sucks think about this… name me one player on his offense or team for that matter that is a pro bowl player. Winston on the other hand has a bunch including a top running back and two 1000 yd receivers not to mention a capable o line. Mariota has none of the above yet still has multiple 300yds games, how many does Winston have? Let me save you ten minutes, he has zero. Nuff said Winston excuse makers

  47. loggedontosay Says:

    How many people here now like Bucnut2 who has been MIA waiting for the Bucs to have a disappointing game then magically appear. Me as a Buc, I will allow you to rejoice in your misery. I hate the loss, but I love the team. Jameis Winston played an excellent game today. The numbers are not there because the team is not ready for the pressure. Gerald McCoy cannot provide anything special on defense, yet he wants to be the leader of the team. Lovie Smith coached the game to conservative and to predictable. I am disappointed in the loss, but there is not an ulterior motive for my disappointment at there is with the all the nuts that showed up today. It is really sad when the nuts like Buc(smelly)nuts2 are not aware that people are aware of their ulterior motive. When the year started Buc fans had no hope; we had a little hope-now the disappointment. I still root for the Bucs, and I think they are the best team in the NFL as delusional as it may be. Still my team. Less go Jameis Winston.

  48. JaMarcus Leafwhich Says:

    Jaworski was spot on no matter how much chin nuts you people have! Imagine if he didn’t have giants as wide receivers who have extraordinary catch radius, that’s what he needs to excel due to the all the poorly placed balls. Need proof look at his only good year in college he had Kelvin 6’5″ Benjamin. The following year he had crazy interceptions galore. Our wr’s are so used to a ball placed 2ft from where it’s supposed to be, that’s why they can’t catch the occasional well placed ball, they just aren’t used to it.

  49. Buccfan37 Says:

    The game played out like a retro old style Bucs division loss. The games where Brees picked the Bucs apart near effortlessly.

  50. Larry Says:

    Why do they not run Martin more?? Last week he carried the first 6 plays of the game. Today, only 11 carries total and he averaged over 7 yds per carry.

    I know, let’s give Sims 5 carries and 8 passing targets????

    Do they realize that Martin would be leading the NFL in rushing if they gave him more than 11 carries??

    Blame this one on coaching.

  51. Brett Says:

    Who is the WR’s coach? Maybe they need a change. People catching the ball as a group have been far from stellar. Or maybe they just need another year and another off-season.

  52. Trubucfan22 Says:

    The offense was the problem today. If you didnt expect brees to put up 30 points on our defense then you were drinking some funky kool aid. The saints might not be a good team anymore but brees is stil brees. A HOF qb, with a plethora of weapons. Jameis and friends needed to keep up with brees. And against the saints defense we should have been able to do that. This loss is on the offense. Numerous offenders, from qb, to wrs, to o line. A total failure on offense today.

  53. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Bucnut2 loves when we lose so he can be right about Winston. Nice fan. At least pretend like you want Winston to be here.

  54. 74 bucs fan Says:

    Every team has an off day sometimes and even hof qbs have so so days. Winston was on target again on that final drive. And for you idiot mm supporters, like the idiot that said mm have multi 300 yards games, ummmmm…you do realize that qbs don’t get the yards added to their total when the ball is dropped right? Pretty sure we lead the league in drops. Hmmmmmm…funny how that works. Not to smart are you?

  55. BucwilD71 Says:

    Seriously need to bench evans. Cut the repeat offenders, ultimately changing the lose undisciplined mentality .. it’s a team effort rookie wall peaked his head toda. Hopefully they raise their heads high, get a defensive coordinator trade Mccoy while he has some value and get some defensive ends that are qb killers.

  56. JaMarcus Leafwhich Says:

    @74 your are so smart I never even considered that hmmm. Hey D bag don’t you think the Mighty Titans and their super talented receiving core drop passes hmmmm maybe every team has guys that drop passes hmmmm. Freakin idiot. Weak minded fool wipe that Win jizz off your face. Dude has been inaccurate since forever. Try catching a ball that’s mostly off target see how many you miss. Yeah they get paid go catch passes but he also gets paid to throw accurate balls. If you’re not accurate you won’t be around long, just ask RG3 and Kapernick who both have put up much better numbers and won games including leading players to the playoffs.

  57. godzilla13 Says:

    Mike Evans is his own worst enemy. Where is the coaching? Where and who is his mentor? Why can’t anyone on this team get through to him that his crybaby attitude and selfish PF and OPI penalties are hurting those around him? Dropping passes can be fixed with practice and repetition. Before practice, during practice and after practice, work on catching the @#$% ball. When will he figure out that complaining to the refs does not help get a call? You know how players contracts have performance based incentives? How about bad performance based deductions for dropped passes and penalties? Call Mike Williams Jason or trade for a starting WR. The way I see it there are to many players on this team with something called “entitlement”.

  58. youngjohn9 Says:

    Some of yall not real fans.

  59. JabooBuc Says:

    Hey JaMarcus Leafwhich, how many of the pro bowl quality players on the Bucs were pro bowl quality last year? I seem to recall we had the first pick in the draft for a reason and that we had no pro bowl quality players last year. I wonder what the major difference could be?

  60. mike10 Says:

    Priority #1 = Defensive line!

    We have a SOFT ASS D Line! Give Brees time, you lose every time.

  61. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs pass rush salsa didnt have any heat to it at all.

  62. mike10 Says:

    And When is Evans going to grow up and put his big boy pants on… dropping those sorry ass catches. Maybe it’s because he’s fairly new to football, relative to everyone else who’s been playing since pop warner.

  63. loggedontosay Says:

    JaMarcus Leafwhich Says:
    December 13th, 2015 at 8:13 pm
    @74 your are so smart I never even considered that hmmm. Hey D bag don’t you think the Mighty Titans and their super talented receiving core drop passes hmmmm maybe every team has guys that drop passes hmmmm. Freakin idiot. Weak minded fool wipe that Win jizz off your face. Dude has been inaccurate since forever. Try catching a ball that’s mostly off target see how many you miss. Yeah they get paid go catch passes but he also gets paid to throw accurate balls. If you’re not accurate you won’t be around long, just ask RG3 and Kapernick who both have put up much better numbers and won games including leading players to the playoffs.

    Whit chick copulate with black dudes all the time man. Get over it.