“It Carried Over”

September 20th, 2017

Mike Evans speaks

Pro Bowler Mike Evans talked about the secret sauce inside the Bucs locker room.

After the win against the Bears, Evans are different this season within the team.

Evans said, yes, it’s different — but it’s awfully familiar at the same time.

“It started last year when we went on the win streak,” Evans told the Buccaneers Radio Network. “The momentum shifted. You know, it seemed like guys were more tight, guys were more cool with each other. Guys doing things off the field, guys having more fun in practice, and it carried over. And then we added, you know, a lot of good pieces to our roster. We added a lot of good guys. They’re great player but they’re good guys off the field, as well. So it just fit right in. We’re just looking to just continue to build that continuity and that rapport. Playing the game as a family, it makes it much easier.”

If you missed Hall of Fame voter Ira Kaufman’s column today, this subject was touched upon with a different angle. Kaufman noted the Bucs are 7-2 in their last nine games and outscoring opponents at a tremendous rate. Very special signs are in place.

Evans speaks of the love flowing within the team and quality of its parts. And he’s not alone.

Two more wins in a row and there will be little room on the bandwagon.

19 Responses to ““It Carried Over””

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    he’s a smooth operator…praying he stays healthy…Peyton Barber will have a HUGE game someday soon

  2. Cannon Says:

    7-2 in the last 9 games.

    Let that sink in for a moment…

  3. Oj "I Got The Juice" Howard Says:

    My boy OJ gona light up the Vikings this weekend.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Was talking with a guy in Minny and he thinks they’ll cover Evans 1-on-1 as they have a good corner who did so to A Brown last week and held him in check. I said with all due respect to Antonio, when it comes to throwing the ball to Evans it’s not about him being open – it’s about high pointing the ball to where only Evans can get it and it won’t matter if Evans is covered or not the ball is still being thrown. He didn’t seem to buy my argument and thinks the Minny corner is too good to have that happen to them. LOL!

    Also he thinks D Jax will get open a few times and probably get a PI call or two called as he blows past the 2nd corner. So he was trying to be fair with his comments, but not sure he realizes that Evans is always open.

  5. GhostofSchiano Says:

    And let’s not forget that “D”!!!!

    Especially one Gerald Tmaxcon McCoy!!! 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 93

  6. AlteredEgo Says:

    ” it’s about high pointing the ball to where only Evans can get it and it won’t matter if Evans is covered”…this scares me to death….Trent Dilfer ended Horace Copeland’s career coming down awkwardly after catching a off target high point ball….FWD…Jameis/Evans

  7. Brandon Says:

    I don’t think your Minny friend realizes that most teams have certain CBs to cover other teams’ Bigs and Smalls. The Steelers have their own Big and Small receiver in Brown and Martavis Bryant… Bryant destroyed them, BTW. Rhodes was on Brown of the Steelers… he’s probably more likely to cover Jackson for us while Evans will be covered by the combo that tried to cover Bryant.

  8. NOSBOS Says:

    Occupancy already fillin up fast Joe. I’m just leaving the grocery store I hear from a distance “Go Bucs!” I look up and yell back “Stick Carrier!”. He responds hell yea. I smile and keep it moving.

  9. NOSBOS Says:

    You told him right Rod. He a Nole but Rhodes in for a long day.

  10. biff barker Says:

    I’ll take Evans in single coverage against anyone on this planet.

    Another vote to send OJ to down the seam. Havoc!

  11. NOSBOS Says:

    I think this brand spankin new NewEra Bucs brim I bought might’ve played a small role in it all.

  12. NOSBOS Says:

    I second that Biff. One on one I don’t care who the corner is. Ask sherman about ME.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    AlteredEgo – They’ve been doing that for 2 straight years now, but it’s a legit concern.

    Brandon – He knows football pretty well and knows that, but he says they’ll probably mess it all up, I think he was down on them a bit after the Pitt game. For Bryant he had 3 passes for like 90 yards, sure it’s a good average, but hardly destroying anyone. Also Bryant has great speed, that isn’t really Evan’s deal – although he’s faster than many give him credit for.

    Biff – Agree on OJ, this might be a breakout week for him, although I don’t get down on him if it isn’t. But if Minnesota can get pressure on Jameis we know how much he loves throwing to the TE – and OJ is even bigger, stronger and faster than Evans – which should be a scary thought for other teams.

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’m starting to believe that Mike is UN-coverable!

  15. Cannon Says:

    Go ahead… single cover big Mike.

    I suspect that most opposing defenses will double Mike and take their chances with single covering Jackon.

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    he’s probably more likely to cover Jackson for us while Evans will be covered by the combo that tried to cover Bryant.

    let djax occupy x.rhodes….he’ll still get open….

    let them bracket mike with t.newman and Harrison….he’ll still get open…


    how will they contain godwin…brate…howard…hump over the middle?….GO BUCS!!!!

  17. Iamabuc Says:

    I am not worried. Jameis will throw the ball to where only Mike E. can catch it. Optimus Prime, ladies and gentleman.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Mike is of course Jameis’ favorite target, but even if he is getting covered by Rhodes or double covered, we still got an entire slew of guys that can catch the ball. It’s not like Mike has never been covered by great CBs or double teamed or both. He usually was in the past and has still had three 1,000+ yards years since he was a rook.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    If anything I’m more worried about Jameis against Rhodes than Mike against Rhodes.