Attention Mike Evans

June 30th, 2016
Wake-up call signing

Wake-up call signing

If Mike Evans didn’t know it already, he should now. There is massive cash available for receivers who lack K-Y hands.

Per the typing in the Seattle Times, Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin is the seventh-highest-paid receiver in the NFL, based on his new annual salary agreed to this week..

Baldwin, 27, will receive $46 million over four years with $24.25 million guaranteed on a new contract that will take him through the 2020 season, a source confirmed.

Baldwin had a career year in 2015, hauling in 78 out of 103 balls thrown his way, notching 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. Joe’s public school education says that’s 77 percent of targets Baldwin gobbled up. Evans caught 74 out of 148 balls tossed at him. That’s a clear 50 percent, a catch-rate Bucs icon Derrick Brooks said is miserable.

If Evans found a way to catch 60 percent last season, then he would have been a lock for the Pro Bowl with 88 catches and 1,450 yards receiving.

Baldwin is a huge name among the fantasy football crowd, but he’s hardly an elite player. His fat deal should be an eye-opener for Evans. At 22 years old, already coming off two 1,000+ yards seasons, Evans can break the bank and be a major NFL force, if he can just tighten up his game a little bit.

Joe thinks new Bucs wide receivers coach Todd Monken can be a difference-maker for Evans, assuming he can stop getting distracted by referees and trash talkers.

27 Responses to “Attention Mike Evans”

  1. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Well Mike is going to the pro bowl along with Winston Martin and Ali watch

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Baldwin will never see all of that money.

    Evans will likely become one of the best WRs in the NFL this year. He’s been working hard. He’s slimmer and he’s been spending a lot of time with Winston. The chemistry is there now.

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    The bucfan 88 Says:

    Well Mike is going to the pro bowl along with Winston Martin and Ali watch

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if three or four D players also make the Pro Bowl, making the most since the glory days…

  4. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Joe the stats guy using one of the most meaningless stats ever to bash Evans again.

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    I said it before, if Evans cleans up the drops and mental mistakes, he can be one of the best receivers in the league. Look at what he did with VJax injured, dropping passes, and being keyed upon by defenses. Watch out!

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Oh all he has to do is catch the damn ball when thrown his way and stop throwing hissy fits when passes are contested?…or in other words, play better?
    What wisdom! Could say that about any player.
    Put the Viagra down fanboys and let him prove he can play better before annointing him.
    Thus far he is one of the majority of players that don’t live up to their potential on this level.

  7. Phil Says:

    Mike Evans needs to purchase the same gloves Odell Beckham wears and he wouldn’t drop anything. Can’t understand why he doesn’t have them.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    85 catches – 1350 yards – 9 TDs is what I expect we will see out of Evans in 2016. (Assuming his hamstrings hold up).

  9. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Allen Hurns of the Jags, got a new 4 year, $40 million deal. That’s a nice contract for an 2014 UDFA. Mike Evans has to focus more on beating his man instead of crying for a call, you’re 6’5 with big hands and speed. You should be killing DBs, it’s all mental.

  10. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @ joe
    Mike Evans catch rate =jameis winstons completion percentage to Evans.
    How do you improve it, Mike Evans catches 15 more through better focus
    and concentration.Jameis is on target to Evans 15 more times and Evans
    catches it..This is the chemistry Koetter is talking about.That will give jameis a 70% completion rate to Evans.and improve Evans catch rate to 70 %.Even Derrick Brooks said he had to investigate this stat to see what effects it.
    Catch rate is not a clear representation of anything unless all factors are considered.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Dallas- Two 1,000 yard seasons is not exactly what I would call a disappointment though. What were your expectations?

  12. DallasBuc Says:

    What do I expect? Oh, I dunno…maybe he could stop watching well thrown passes glide effortlessly through his hands? How about he quits throwing conniption fits every time he fails to beat a smaller defensive back for the football?
    I expect him to play better.
    You can have your useless stats. We all know what we watched last year out of him and it was awful.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    I meant what were your expectations coming out of college. Though he was very productive at A&M, he was nothing like Calvin Johnson. I expected him to be a good player, 1,000 yards per season kind of guy. I HOPED he would be a GREAT player, 1,500 yards per season.
    There is no question his play was awful and I hope he’s working on that. I was just pointing out that even as bad as he played he was still putting up numbers. And you’re 300% correct, numbers don’t mean squat when you’re losing.
    For the Bucs to win he MUST do better.

  14. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We hype the 2015 Bucs offense like they were the 2015 version of ( the greatest show on turf). But the numbers are misleading, including Mike Evans and Jameis Winston numbers. A lot of the yardage came in GARBAGE time, we lost 4 games by a combined 88 points. But Jameis took every snap( he took every snap in the 45-17 beat down of the Eagles). Mike Glennon didn’t take ONE snap all season. Was this a ploy by Koetter to pad the offense stats? I don’t know, but I do know that we scored 18 points or less in 7 games, and we lost 6 of those games. We can blame the defense for all of our 2015 failures, but I wasn’t impressed with our offense at all, I seen a lot of meaningless yards coming in GARBAGE team against our opponent reserve unit. I don’t buy into any offensive stat from last season.

  15. DallasBuc Says:

    I expect him to hold on to catchable passes and fight for contested balls instead of crying like my 3yr old when he doesn’t come down with it. He played like garbage in his limited preseason last year and carried that mediocrity straight through the season.
    He is a top 10 pick and I expect him to play like it. He’s Mike Clayton Evans until he proves otherwise.

  16. LakeLandBuc Says:

    And Jameis wasn’t in these blowout games handling the ball off ( Glennon could have done that). He was in these games, down by 20 throwing the ball, mostly to Mike Evans and Charles Sims.

  17. Mojiska Says:

    @lake land- I think the “ploy” was to get your rookie qb as many snaps and looks as possible, and to work from behind even if it is a blowout. That’s also when it is hardest to pass, when everyone knows you have to throw. Great experience for him.

  18. Dewey Selmon Says:

    The k-y crap is getting old. Whos side are you on. If I was Evans I would lay into you next time you wanted an interview.

  19. DB55 Says:


    The only player worthy of praise and support is GMC. Everybody else sux, is mentally weak or should be booted from the team. Where have you been?

  20. Bucnut2 Says:

    Bob in Valrico- you are spot on! It’s a two way street as far as targets are concerned. I have been within replays of last season and it is roughly 50% drops by Evans and 50% JW making poor throws. Good analysis!

  21. Bucnut2 Says:

    Lakeland Buc- you are totally correct!

  22. Bucnut2 Says:

    No way this offense meets last year’s garbage stats

  23. Bob in valrico Says:

    So is the repeated attempts to blame 74 incompletions
    On Evans.

  24. Brent bull/buc Says:

    He still better with jelly hands than the whole recieving corps combined. He can get open and draw penalties. That takes talent.. Good luck getting that from dye hump bell

  25. loggedontosay Says:

    Evans was playing hurt last year, and he still played at a high level with no help from other receivers. Brate did well in the red zone because Evans was taken out of those plays by defensive coverage. Not like your boy GMC who has nothing but excuses. Point to one play that GMC made that effected the game and that will be the end of it.

  26. Mojiska Says:

    Didn’t he get pressure or a sack on Matt Ryan on a 4th down play that essentially ended the game? Not sure if I remember correctly tho.

  27. Loggedontosay Says:

    Didn’t he get pressure or a sack on Matt Ryan on a 4th down play that essentially ended the game? Not sure if I remember correctly tho.

    Correct! That will be the last that you, Joe, or anyone else will mention. I am waiting for Joe to defend GMC.