Jameis: Evans Should Have Led NFL In Receiving

September 7th, 2016

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Falcons manbeast receiver Julio Jones, who the Bucs face Sunday, had 1,871 yards receiving on 136 catches last year.

Mike Evans had 74 catches for 1,206 yards. The 665 yards difference between Evans and Jones? That’s on Jameis Winston, he said today at One Buc Palace.

Jameis was emphasizing the lost opportunities that were on him last year, not Evans’ K-Y-hands issues.

“He’s going to have a great year every time,” Jameis said of Evans, “but like with everybody, it’s just being consistent. Like for me, week to week, I have to be able to create opportunities for Mike. I missed Mike so many times last year. I imagine, if you count how many times I missed Mike last year, he probably [would have] led the NFL in [receiving] yardage. That’s just how talented he is.”

Of course, Jameis is putting all accountability on his back. But it begs the question; How many times did Jameis actually miss Evans?

There’s a lot of talk about Jones breaking the imposing 2,000-yard mark in receiving yardage. Could Evans do it?

Joe can’t go there, but the 23-year-old certainly has no problem getting open.

25 Responses to “Jameis: Evans Should Have Led NFL In Receiving”

  1. BennyBucs Says:

    I don’t think he would have led, but he definitely would have been Top 3

  2. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    At least 4 or 5 more td. Then every1 would be on the bandwagon this year. They knock him for not having the tds, but nobody gives him credit for 1200 yards. SMDH

  3. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I’ve been a huge fan of Evans since before he was drafted. THIS is the year I’ve been looking forward to. We all knew how young and raw he was coming out of college but he has been able to get open on the edge consistently since day one. He’s grown up mentally, he’s in better condition physically and he’s got a good coach. This is the year potential comes to fruition for Evans. It’s going to be extremely fun to watch.

  4. Bucfan76 Says:

    Beast comes to mind…..for both of them.

  5. Bob in Valrico Says:

    they are going to be a dynamic duo as long as they stay together.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    At least Jameis admits to being inaccurate. Something his worshippers ignore about their messiah

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    In 5 years, Winston to Evans will be considered the new gold standard of duos – ala Aikman to Irving, Montana to Rice, Manning to Harrison, etc.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Tony…I’m a worshiper and I’m just fine with his accuracy or inaccuracy at times.

    I’m happy with the gunslinger we have.

  9. Chris Says:

    Buc87, I’m fine with the incompletions, just not the interceptions. This isn’t the league of Brett Favre anymore. The offensive friendly NFL will kill you with the turnovers.

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Tony…I’m a worshiper and I’m just fine with his accuracy or inaccuracy at times.

    I’m happy with the gunslinger we have.”

    Exactly same here. The guy is the best QB I’ve ever seen in a Bucs uniform and it isn’t close. That’s good enough for me lol.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Tony doesn’t understand that a % of those “inaccurate” throws are examples of Jameis throwing with care and pinpoint accuracy to a spot that only his receiver can get the ball. Winston knows what kind of wingspan or “catch radius” VJax and Evans and his big TEs have and I have seen him many times throw away from the defender. It might not look like an accurate throw sometimes but was intentionally placed where only the intended receiver can get his hands on it. Just sayin.

  12. Tampa Tony Says:

    @pickgrin-don’t assume what another random fan understands or doesn’t. With that said with the high throws, or one hopper Freeman like throws are what I consider inaccurate. We saw lots of those in his rookie year and quite a few in pre season. My hope is Jameis grows quite a bit from year 1 to 2.

    After being all in on Freeman after 2010 I’m cautiously optimistic on Jameis

  13. BucInJax Says:

    Chris, most of JW’s interceptions were in the beginning of the year when Jameis was new to the NFL. He had many fewer in the 2nd half of the season. I think his interceptions in the 2nd half were better than half of the starting QBs in the NFL. I’ll bet he’s even better this year.

  14. Ocala Says:

    I’m not sure how long it is going to take for Jameis to be one of the top 3 QB’s in the league, but he will be there eventually.

    Mike Evans also has the skill to be one of the top 3 receivers in the game.

    It’s a great time to be a Bucs fan!

  15. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    WINSton to Evans this season will be defined by one word.. Epic.

  16. BigStinky Says:

    Can’t wait to see it, bring on the season! No excuses

  17. Chris Says:

    BucinJax, last eight games, Winston 12 td-8 picks, first eight, 10-7, so more tds, 5 in one game at Philly, 0 tds-2 picks, last game of the year. So, consistent all year on the picks.

  18. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Man #3 must have gone to the Donald Trump school of leadership. OK snark font off.

    How refreshing to see a man point out the mote in his own eye before addressing the beam in the other’s eye.

    There are sooo many reasons to love this QB but here one thing about him I love as much as anything…no BS! He tells it straight. He calls himself AND his teammates out if it’s needed.

    Koetter is just like #3. This is going to be a fun ride guys. Players and coaches who play to win…who can admit their own challenges and shortcomings…oh and btw IMHO this is the most talent the Bucs have assembled since the glory days. Now if we can just have a healthy year!

  19. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    St Pete if this offense has the talent of that Epic Defense and this defense has the talent of that offense we’re in for a heck of a year! Don’t forget what that offense did in the post season!

  20. Dave Says:

    I do not want to hear that.
    I want to hear Evin’s and V jax and Humphries and shorts and Sims and Spencer and Martin and ASJ and brats etc….
    All having awesome years.
    I don’t want JW getting locked in on one guy, he did that at times class year and at FSU.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nr. Coulda. Mr Woulda and Mr. Shoulda. Hope we can change that..perpetual Buc spin cycle.

  22. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Im absolutely fine with JW throwing picks. He is learning. How is he supposed to learn and test his limits if he isnt taking risks? Try to make that tough elite throw, if it gets picked, oh well, learn from that and get better. Besides any good pass is a risky play. The deeper you throw the more time the defense has to get to the ball too. As the years go on i expect the amount of picks to go down, but with the type of player JW is he is going to take risks in order to get big rewards. And i am ok with that. A 40 yard pick is as good as a 40 yard punt. JW should play with no fear, and have the confidence to make any throw.

    I don’t think Winston is as much of a gun slinger as Favre was. favre would just blindly chuck it deep to Antonio freeman and let freeman make the play. Winston is a bit more decisive with his throws. winston takes coaching much better than favre did too. Winston will do what his instincts tell him to do, but he is a bit more reserved than what favre was.

  23. Biggens Bachman Says:

    Vinny was the most physically gifted qb but Jaboo’s brain was touched by the “Hand of God”! He did miss Mikey a lot on the deep balls but he will fix that. word?

  24. BuccoDav Says:

    ME was targeted 145 times last year. I think Joe said he had 15 or so drops. He caught 74 balls… that means JW3 missed him about approximately 56 times. But who’s counting? Oh, Jameis is…

  25. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree with your point. BTW to all…I do not mean to compare this team to our great team other than to point out this team has the “potential” to develop into another great team.

    I wouldn’t suggest we are nearly as good…YET…I’m simply excited about the possibility that we now can at least have a reasonable hope that in a year or two this team will be great!