Evans’ Grab Was Sweet

August 20th, 2016
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Mike Evans hauls in TD pass Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

The touchdown catch by Mike Evans in the first half from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, was some grab.

Evans was off balance, had to look for the ball. Had to fight a defender for it. Had to high-point it. Yet somehow, twisting like a corkscrew, he was able to tap both feet down just inside the sideline chalk/paint.


Joe bags on Evans for his bonehead moves and his drops, yes. But Joe has always maintained Evans has some of the best footwork Joe has ever seen from a guy his size. It’s almost like he is a ballerina the way he is able to get two feet down along the sidelines.

Hook-ups like that between Jameis and Evans need to happen more and more for the Bucs to be successful this season.

8 Responses to “Evans’ Grab Was Sweet”

  1. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Hook-ups like that between Jameis and Evans need to happen more and more for the Bucs to be successful this season.

    Yes and especially in the End Zone. ME should have many more TD’s this year than last thanks to ability like he flashed with that catch.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Jameis can throw on target a bit more…..his completion percentage will rise considerably….

  3. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:



    ME13 made an awesome catch tonight. I just fear he is going to have to make awesome catches all the time. JW was a hot mess and way off. His sluggish starts seemed to be a constant at FSU. He won’t be able to pull off those slow starts in the NFL and get away with it so easy. He is fortunate Jacksonville played so sloppy with all their penalties.

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I know we ran a pretty basic offense.And I am expecting Jameis to bounce back.But jameis is not getting us in the endzone enough so far.Slow starts
    and off target passes are one of the why’s that need to be fixed before the regular season starts.
    Humphries and Brate failed to produce much in this game.
    When the regular season starts,I would like to see Evans,VJAX,and ASJ be the primary targets,to open up things for Humphries and Brate.
    Not having Martin or even Simms for much of the game turned us into a slow plodding offense.

  5. Jeff Says:

    He needed that catch.

  6. Leighroy Says:

    To further emphasize the difficulty of that catch, Evans also told the sideline reporter during his 2nd half interview that he lost it in the lights, and that it was a lucky catch. I don’t think he explicitly said that part while the camera was rolling but the reporter alluded to it just as they started the interview.

  7. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    And that is prime example of why I hate it when Joe references his catches/target rate. That was an incompletion by Jameis and ME bailed him out on and turned into a completion and a touchdown pass.

  8. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I don’t know why ,but Jameis was erratic on his passes last night.He also threw two other passes toward Evans that were uncatchable.THis is contributing to a slow start that won’t work during the regular season.
    I am sure Jameis faced some pressure and not having his explosive running game may have affected him.Charles Simms barely played also.