Mike Evans Names His Two Offseason Goals

January 31st, 2017


Yes, Mike Evans talked to Joe about his two primary offseason goals.

And the red-flag crowd might have a new obsession.

To cut right to it, Evans reiterated after a Pro Bowl practice that he’s sure he can improve significantly on his 96-catch, 12-touchdown season in 2016. Whoa!

And Evans added, “I just want to be more durable, more explosive.” He also talked about being healthy and ready for the playoff grind and taking more of an extended-season mindset in training.

For the red-flag crowd, it is rare to hear a 23-year-old player like Evans talk about durability. That’s either a guy who struggled with his body late in the season, or a young man with razor focus and extreme maturity, one internally driven to extreme success.

Joe sure hopes it’s the latter.

(And go figure, Evans said he got “banged up” in the Pro Bowl, and word around the NFC locker room Sunday night was that Evans “tweeked” something.)

Regardless, Evans has matured so much, and that was before Cardinals star cornerback Patrick Peterson shared key secrets with him.

25 Responses to “Mike Evans Names His Two Offseason Goals”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Proud of the new bucs. Looking forward watching big Mike next year with some help next to him. New bucs rule…. No more soft serv

  2. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Do you mean to say their were “soft-serve” players to play in the 2016 season under THE NEW ALL/WORLD STAFF……and what the hell is “soft-serve”, I need to know the criteria for that term do I can call their ass out next year!! CONTINUE TO BUILD A WALL …..but not in Mexico dumb ass!!

  3. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Back to the post …Big Mike, I do believe in you and I believe you can do more or make this offense more complete if you had help from a better receiving group! But I hate the fact that you made a business decision instead of following your heart last year… (The protest thing)!!!

  4. Eric Says:

    I think it speaks volumes that most other players respect Mike and don’t really hate on him except for Norman.

    Sherman, Dez, Odell, Peterson etc. all have nothing but good things to say about him. They are aware of his elite ability it seems. Dude is just getting started and I sincerely believe he will be one of the best Bucs to ever play the game when all is said and done. Possibly even one of the best Wide Receivers ever.

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “BigHogHaynes Says:
    January 31st, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Do you mean to say their were “soft-serve” players to play in the 2016 season under THE NEW ALL/WORLD STAFF……”

    So, how long are you going to pout?

    If this regime succeeds and wins a world title, are you still going to hold your breath?

    Conversely, if this regime doesn’t succeed, and a new one comes in, are you still going to be a baby and pout in post after post, pining for your favorite coach?

    At what point do you become a fan of a team, as opposed to a fan of a specific person?

    You sound like a jilted girlfriend…..GO BUCS!!! AND GO FANS OF THE BUCS.

  6. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    We all need info. Again, I respect the MAJORITY of the posters on here
    Nos Bos
    Harry in Costa Rica
    Tom E
    Lord C
    Love and Warrick Dunn

    You see for the most part, I consider us the #DREADNAUGHTS
    True die-hard BUCS fans that are reasoned, seasoned, knowledgeable, passionate in all aspects of winning…
    Sorry if you don’t like the newly formed club I just created… There are more. I’m sure

    Off topic,
    but had to repost cuz of the Ill hearted on here. Aka the
    Big hog
    Mike Johnson…
    Again there are more I’m sure

  7. Eric Says:


    I feel slated that I didn’t make that list. SMH

  8. Buc1987 Says:



    Cause I’m in the middle where I belong. lol

    Neutral, like Realist.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    I hope his tweak aint serious and doesn’t linger…..we need him to get that deep ball chemistry down with Winston and show the new wrs that we bring in thru the draft or FA how we do things in BUC COUNTRY…GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    WhatdaBUCisthis… who cares about your list and I like DB55 posts.

  11. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Lol no you guys, couldn’t think of all of you
    Damn this site is awesome
    You all make it great
    No slights.

    You guys ARE a main part of the group
    Just could think of you
    Again my bad

  12. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    I like all the post on here 37
    There all interesting

  13. 813bucboi Says:

    @whatdabuc….#respect…..GO BUCS!!!!

  14. Buc15 Says:

    love it whatdabuc. I love seeing the true fans get love up in here and not the fakers like kobe.

  15. Eric Says:

    Now make a list of the whack members:



  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Ha ha ha ha


    Not sure if I would put tmax and reasoned in the same sentence. Broken record, yes – but not reasoned.

  18. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Lol. Your another one I’m assimilating like the Borg into my #DREADNAUGHTS
    LET’S GO BUCS!!!!!!!
    PS like I said in another post, we all lose it from time to time… But WE ARE true BUCS fans united
    We’ll fight from time to time but come around to reason.

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    Love ya Big Mike. Great year man. Keep up the good work and stay focused.

  20. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Love and Warrick Dunn: In the post you’re referring to, I was trying to gain some knowledge about the term “soft serve” never did I mention any Buc coach of the past, seems to me you’ve already put me in a certain box as you try to “read between the lines”….stay out of that lane, you’ll cause yourself a lot of confusion. I pine for this NEW ALL/WORKD STAFF to continue to mold this team in the COACH K WAY…..I am a BUC’s fan!!

  21. SB Says:

    I feel completely left out Whatda……….

  22. gotbbucs Says:

    I thought it look pretty obvious that Evans was banget up at the end of the year.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Best thing for Evans would be to get him some WR help. If Antonio Brown is really available the Bucs need to pony up the picks to get him – him and Evans together with Winston – wow, that would be incredible.


    @ Rod – I’m not sure what Antonio Bryant would command (definetly a first rounder, plus some ) but If the price is right it would be hard to not make that trade. I don’t know how you could make the argument not to. AB > any rookie at this point in his career. I know this team needs a lot of help still, so loosing the picks to aquire him would really suck. But That would be a nasty combo, ME and AB.

  25. Eric Says:

    As much as I want Brown too, there is a reason that he could be getting let go. His selfishness is taking a toll in that locker room and I honestly believe it had an influence on that loss.

    I saw a post on FB where some guy posted that they said Antonio was all about himself and that who cares, focusing on individual stats is not a bad thing for a team or a distraction. The guy had like 200 likes and I was stunned. When I disagreed he said that I must have not played football. Well I did and I can honestly say that one player’s attitude can most definitely effect the chemistry of a team. I honestly cannot see how it would not. Especially when he is arguably the best on the team. Players will resent him. I don’t want that in Tampa.