“It Hurts Really, Really Bad”

October 30th, 2016

MikeEvans2Allow Joe to take you inside the Buccaneers’ locker room.

Even the crickets were silent.

Joe hasn’t seen it that quiet in a long time. The overtime loss/overall choke job took quite a toll.

Mike Evans had a rough day with just four catches on 11 balls thrown his way. He blamed himself for not having enough “juice” to run down a deep ball by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. Evans blamed his conditioning.

And Evans said he let his team down on not winning battles on late third-down catches. Joe will add Evans is being awfully hard on himself.

Joe asked Evans to put his feelings into words.

Mike Evans: How would describe the disappointment in the locker room to the regular fan?

JoeBucsFan.com: I can’t. I mean, I hate losing. My teammates hate losing. It’s just, and it was that close. You know, we thought we had it won and they snuck it from us. Great game by them. But it hurts really, really bad. That’s the only thing I can say.

Not Evans’ best day, to be sure, and he did have a drop. However, like today, Evans is going to be double-teamed all year long. He’s not going to have any easy afternoons going forward.



35 Responses to ““It Hurts Really, Really Bad””

  1. JonBuc Says:

    Plus…he never, ever gets a call. He was speared in the back of the head…”nothing to see here!”

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    This defense is embarrassing, gave up over 500 yards passing. Lovie had this team last year 10th in yards against in the NFL and Joe demanded he be fired then spent all preseason talking up how great it was to have Mike Smith here – you know Mike Smith of those soft Falcon defenses.
    This is what you get when a GM listens to radio show callers and sports blogs.
    Never ONCE did Joe demand Lovie Smith get fired. There are archives here, you know. So much to write about, yet you make stuff up. –Joe

  3. EA Says:

    So who’s asking the questions now?
    They seem to play harder on the road, I’m not sure why but the whole team plays soft here at home.

  4. San Francisco Joe Says:

    Anyone who blames this loss on Winston is a complete moron. It’s easy to see how many more weapons the Raiders have. In fact, I have watched the Raiders closely all year and this was probably the best fight that anyone has given them on the road. This is a team that absolutely dismantled Jacksonville, the Saints, Baltimore, and the Titans at home. Considering how many injuries we have, I don’t know how you can be upset over this loss. The Raiders have been lucky to remain injury free all season. While I believe our lack of running game was why we ultimately lost, Do NOT blame the defense for this game. Keep your cool Bucs fans. Your team is not nearly as bad as some of you guys are making it out to be. Winston is in his second year with ONE real weapon on offense. Give the man a f**king break. This may not be our year but to say lets blow up everything is totally moronic. We need receivers for our QB just like the Raiders got receivers and weapons for Carr.

  5. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Rod munch, That defence last year was much worse. We just played a soft @ss schedule

  6. BucinJAX Says:

    This past week the o-line was described with the term domination. Today we saw an abomination. Hang your heads low boys. Then get over it and get after those Falcons. Block, block, block for whoever is healthy enough to run behind you.

  7. BusteisWinston Says:

    Anyone who doesn’t blame Busteis for this loss is a complete moron. If Glennon was the QB today the Bucs win. We could have Julio, Antonio Brown, AJ Green, Odell Beckham, Gronk and Greg Olsen as our weapons and it wouldn’t matter with Jameis. With Jameis we need 5 Yao Ming’s to catch his moon balls. For an alleged franchise QB, Jameis has the kind of accuracy you see from Ryan Leaf. He can’t hit an open receiver in stride to save his life. Without his jump balls to Evans, his stats wouldn’t deceive people into thinking he’s a franchise QB.

  8. Guzzie Says:

    Zero pressure late, it looked like flag football, not even a blitz got close, we aren’t very good

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    This hurt big time…

    This is the nfl…we win the next 2 games we are right back in it

    Jameis was horrible but where was the screens?

    More and more screens

    We need playmakers. If we had sims catching passes we would have blown out the raiders

    Me13 is very good ay the 2nd and 3rd level but is absolutely useless on the 1st level los 10 yard slants and screens

    Crabtree and cooper make their living off quick slants pulling away beating man coverage that me13 cant do. Yes this is high probility effiencient passing attack with is tough to defend

    It all equals to what kobe has repeated state…

    The most talented team roster makes the playoffs

    Its that simple

    Do or die thursday

  10. Ray Rice Says:

    U got the Q/A backwards. Lol

  11. 404Buc Says:

    We have no pash rush whatsoever. That’s was the difference. Period.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Idiot haters are out in full force I see.

    Running their keyboards this week…

    Yet surprisingly silent all last week…

    Can you say this site is full of trolls??? I can.

  13. San Francisco Joe Says:

    @Busteis You are really losing a lot of credibility here. Jameis would be the first to say that he didn’t play well. Nonetheless, he had ZERO turnovers despite constant pressure & threw 2 TDs. He also made plays with his legs when there was space available. Sure, he definitely overthrew balls but is that the reason we lost? No! This team is built to RUN THE BALL & the balance was not there today despite an early lead. Consequently, running the ball is actually the way to beat the Raiders. You should think about re-watching the games before you make all of these moronic posts. #5 is not pointing any fingers right now and that’s exactly the type of QB that I want to lead this team.

  14. BucsFan90 Says:

    Mike dropped the ball so many times today especially on 3rd downs. Catching 4 out of 11 is borderline terrible for a #1 receiver

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Come on Joe – you didn’t call for Lovie to get fired? I just misunderstood you for you a year, along with pretty much everyone that reads this site?

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod…were you expecting a lot less yards put up today by the Raiders offense?

    Good…so did all the other teams fans that they played so far.

    So you have that in common with the rest of the NFL.

  17. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Amen SFJoe..you nailed it, and so did 1987..

    The trolls are all out today..keyboarding away..like Kobe said, and not many times I agree with him..we’ll win the next two and be back on the swing..

    Look at Cards..they lost again and their fan bas ain’t screaming all over the place..

    Geesh, you bandwagon trolls..go help your mother do the dishes..

  18. Bucnut2 Says:

    Hey everyone- keep smoking whatever you are. this is the type of game semi-compedent QB’s win. JW is HORRIBLE!!! make all of the excuses you want but he could he not hit the broad side a barn. HE holds the ball to long, stairs down receivers and has a slow release. He’ll be Canada’s QB in less than a year. He has NO place in the NFL!

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod…check that though…cause I think it was over 600 yards.

    Let’s bring back Lovie.

    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah freaking way!

    You guys will just have to keep crying over him.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    There’s our troll….

    Did your mom make your bed for you this morning Bucnut?

    Bucnut’s got 10 years of whining about JW to do…

  21. Bucnut2 Says:

    87- I’ll stop talking about JW the minute he looks like a NFL QB. I think he never will. Bottom line, he sucks. We need to draft a QB next year, Jaboo is a bust,

  22. Bucnut2 Says:

    87- by the way, my comments about him will end way before 10 years as he will be driving a beer truck in Tallahaasee in the next couple of years.

  23. LargoBuc Says:

    Despite our lack of talent, this team played hard. They left everything on the field and it wasn’t enough. That sucks. But that is also a nice change of pace. The team playing their ass off for 5 quarters. This team isn’t there yet but it’s alot closer than we have been in some time.

  24. BusteisWinston Says:

    Franchise QBs don’t consistently have completion percentages in the low 50s. I get people wanna believe Busteis is going to become something one day because we drafted him #1, but he’s not. He’ll always make plays that tantalize you, but he’ll never be consistent enough to rely upon as a true franchise QB. He’s like Tannehill, good enough to dupe you into giving him a big deal, but never good enough to take you to the next level. If you can get some nice picks for Busteis you trade him ASAP. Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz are both well ahead of Jameis. Sometimes you gotta realize a mistake and move on. Mariota was the call, but we whiffed

  25. DallasBuc Says:

    We saw the re-emergence of Mike Clayton Evans circa 2015 today.
    I was at the game and he didn’t have just “a” drop. Another head case

  26. Buc-a-Noles Says:

    One thing I noticed about Evans, he does not like to lay out for a pass. He will jump for them, but I don’t think I have seen him layout for one. He is a very good WR but not great.

  27. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Agree with Largo Buc…but this one hurts like muther #=$*%&

  28. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Winston did not have a good game, but does anyone here realize that Carr threw for 500+ yards. I guess the D gets a pass and this one is all on Winston. Even with Winston struggling we still should have won this game. I forgot that this isn’t a team sport and Winston shouldn’t have anyone to pick him up when he isn’t sharp. What was I thinking?! Our D played great, I guess. Bucnut2, I’ll have more respect for your opinions when I see you posting after a good game by Winston. You are all over JBF when he’s playing bad, but every time he turns it around and starts playing well I don’t see you anymore. I admit when he plays bad. Can you do the same when he plays well. Haven’t seen it.

  29. Eric Says:

    Haven’t you guys noticed that Dak Prescott, Wentz, and Carr have top 10 offensive lines that are great at pass protection. Jameis makes our pass protection look much better than it actually is. He is literally running for his life almost every play. If you give him the Oakland Raiders offensive line to pass it won’t matter who his receivers are his numbers would be just as good as any of those three. Now that we don’t have a valid running back, our offensive line doesn’t look near as good as it did even in the running game

  30. Chucklehead Says:

    How many ho hum locker room post game depressing experiences will it take before they decide to play winning football?

    When you keep getting rolled at home game in and game out, I start to question their pride and guts.

    Has getting stomped become the norm?

    Are they going into these games believing they can win?

  31. Chucklehead Says:


    It looked to me like Winston had that shaky 2nd quarter and Koetter put on the brakes.

    Its not all on the qb. But, there are a lot of turds round here that keep their mouths shut when we win but cant wait to pop off about what a terrible qb Winston is when we lose.

    Hey, Oakland is good. And they would have torn us apart if it werent for all the penalties. Just about ever defensive stoo we had today, was because od Raider penalties. They out worked us, out coached us, and out played us.

  32. sho nuff Says:

    this defense suck…own it…

  33. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Chucklehead, I agree. Winston could be 29-30 and Bucnut2 would be crying up a storm about the one bad throw.

  34. Crtlew Says:

    Could have Carr or Mariota on our team. They made poor choices in the last couple drafts.

  35. Pickgrin Says:

    Chucklehead Says:
    “there are a lot of turds round here that keep their mouths shut when we win but cant wait to pop off about what a terrible qb Winston is when we lose.”

    Agreed – I can’t hardly stand to read comments on JBF when the Bucs lose. Negative posters who thrive on badmouthing “their team” literally crawl out of the woodwork. This site is like a magnet for haters and negative personalities.