“I’m Rootin’ For Him”

September 6th, 2017

Cheering section

Buccaneers fans, Mike Evans is just like you and Joe.

The second Sunday in September means one thing, hurricane-induced bye week or not.

Joe talked to Evans today about his bye week plans. But specifically, Joe wanted to know whether Evans would be cheering hard for the man who was once Lovie Smith’s ordained “quarterback of the future,” Mr. Mike Glennon.

Glennon will start for the Bears when the Bears kick off at home against the Falcons.

Evans expects to be glued to the tube.

“I love Mike G., man. He threw my first touchdown,” Evans said of Greg Schiano’s favorite son. “We got a lot of history. Really good dude. I know his family real well. I rootin’ for him.

“I’m going to try to watch as much football as I can. That’s the best part about the bye week, you get to watch the other guys around the league. I’m a big fan of the sport. I going to watch Mike, for sure.”

There is a lot of love for Glennon in the Bucs’ locker room, and it’s not just because he’s facing the hated Falcons on Sunday. (Joe will have more on that later).

Regardless, Joe thinks it’s damn cool that Evans is fired up to soak in hours and hours and hours of football on Sunday. A lot of players in the locker room today, certainly understandably, were more interested in getaway plans and family safety.

27 Responses to ““I’m Rootin’ For Him””

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Mitch Trubisky could well be the starter by the time Chicago plays the Bucs.

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    As a side note Evans came off great in Hard Knocks.

    In fact everyone on Hard Knocks came off great except for Bobo.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Certainly not an ideal way for the league’s best receiver to spend week 1…

    Getaway plans? With each new projection its looking more and more like we will barely be getting anything from this storm in the Tampa Bay area. Some wind and rain for sure but I doubt either will be very extreme on the west coast.

    Lets just hope that the storm continues to track east of our beloved peninsula and that even the east coast is spared any direct hits and only has to deal with an offshore storm with manageable winds of less than 100 mph. which experienced Floridians are somewhat more used to.

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    I got Glennon lasting 5 starts with the Bears before the Boo birds demand Trubisky. However I like the kid because of the way he handeled himself here with TB. I just don’t think he sticks as a starter with the Bears.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    What kind of OL do the Bears have? MG8 could always spin the ball but let’s face it…he is a statue in the pocket. Hopefully we’ll get a few sacks on opening day.

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bears should trade Glennon to the Bucs for like a 6th round / 7th round swap and eat half his salary. The Bucs were going to give him $8mil anyways so basically that’s what he would have got. I feel bad for Glennon since he isn’t going to get a legit chance to play there – and they have NO receivers there. The Bears do have a good o-line and a good running game, but everything is going to be a 3 yard dump pass because his WRs aren’t going to be able to get open. Well anywho let’s hopes that’s the case for week 2 anyways.

  7. dooshlarue Says:

    We don’t have a good pass rush.
    Glennon is a pocket passer.
    Everyone knows we make crappy/mediocre QBs look great.

    WTF would happen if he kills it against our D?
    I hope not, but what if?

    There would be mass hysteria on JBF, heads exploding……..

  8. BoJim Says:

    I’ll be rootin for Glennon too.

  9. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    I’m cheering for him especially because they’re playing the Falcons.

  10. Dreambig Says:

    Glennon was a great team mate while he was here. No reason for us to root for his failure … except against us!

  11. Dreambig Says:

    Its a good point Doosh. If we don’t generate pressure, Glennon is decent enough to have a good day.

  12. Dreambig Says:

    If we do get pressure, Glennon is toast.

  13. biff barker Says:

    Glennon wants to start. Simple as that. That’s why his mob was sending up the Bevis and Butthead love bubbles. Teammates felt the same.

    Licht’s offer was serious. Glad the guy got paid. Now earn the money win Sunday.

  14. Easy Denman Says:

    I hope Mike does well in the league, just not when he plays against us.

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:

    We don’t have a good pass rush.

    The meme that simply WILL NOT DIE!!!

    AGAIN In 2016 your Tampa Bay Bucs were tied for 9th…yes 9th in team sacks.

    Top ten in sacks but we don’t have a good pass rush. I suspect if we improve and moved up to the top three I’ll still be reading next year on JBF that we have a non existent pass rush.

  16. webster Says:

    St pete

    Consistent pressure. Getting two sacks in the 1st two quarters and no pressure the rest of the game does not equate to a good pass rush. In the words of raheem……stats are for losers. This is an example of where that thought process applies.

  17. Dooshlarue Says:

    St. Pete
    Where are you getting your stats?

  18. webster Says:

    Another example where stats are for losers…. lovie’s 1st year, the bucs were ranked 9th in defense. Can you honestly say the bucs were a top 10 degense? Of course not. They allowed 70% completion and finished i think in the bottom 3 in points allowed. One stat does not tell the whole story.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Actually the Bucs in 2015 were 10th in team defense and finished 25th in points allowed. But the Bucs offense actually had 4 TDs returned on them, if you discount them (and do so for other teams) the Bucs improve to 24th in points allowed.

  20. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Fun fact, Bucs were also tied for 1st in Pick 6s with 4.

  21. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    In 2016^^^^^

  22. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I used the googles as John McCain used to say. Here is what I linked yesterday. I also checked stats on ESPN’s site which verifies the numbers but not the order of finish by teams.



    Really? How about doing a little work for us like I did. We’re expected to take your opinion over FACTS. It’s nice and glib to say stats are for losers…I could respond just as glibly with opinions are like rear end openings…everybody has one. I must confess though I do not recall answering a challenge from the legendary Raheem Morris. 🙂

    Now break it down for us….you sound like the GMC bashers…point out that he has more sacks than Suh the past two years and they whine…oh but his were at inconsequential times but Suh’s were game changers.

    Give us some examples where we got sacks in the first two quarters and none in the second half. You may be correct but I need to see the actual results not opinons. I haven’t honestly done that much work…I DO suspect that we were more effective in the second half of the season when the D seemed to gel learning Smitty’s D at last.

  23. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I hope Glennon balls out week 1 so he guaranteed a start week 2. Hopefully our D knows all of his tendencies. They should.

  24. teacherman777 Says:

    Because Mike Evans is a class act!

    A true teammate and a loyal friend!

    He has values…

    unlike racists, terrorists, and haters like Tmaxipad!

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    Number of sacks isnt as important as how you got them
    Yes, we were 9th in sacks
    But our DEs suck at pass rush- so we had to blitz constantly
    So, yeah, we had at lot of sacks
    But at the expense of hanging our secondary out to dry. Given up first downs and long plays.

    Blitzing a good Qb gets you killed!

    If you are getting sacks from your down 4 linemen, THEN you are gonna disrupt an offense
    Blitzing constantly,to create pressure,just gets you DBs in hopeless positions.

  26. webster Says:

    @ st pete

    You watched the games. I do not have to provide links. There were many games the bucs would have a sack here and there and the rest of the game there was no pressure unless there was a blitz. I cant believe you are even arguing this fact. Maybe jaquis smith helps with this but there was no consistent pressure outside of maybe 4 games.

  27. webster Says:

    @ rod

    Oh the bucs finished 25 and not 29th in points alllowed. Wow i guess we were a top 10 defense then lol. I call that alternative facts. A top 10 defense does not allow 70% completion and rank 25th in points allowed. Come on buc fans. Really?