Evans Says “More Swagger” Is A Focus

May 22nd, 2018

Bucs stud receiver Mike Evans visited with Joe and local media after practice and one topic was defense.

Players have been back in the house for a month, conditioning and participating in the first “OTA” practice today.

Joe asked Evans whether he’s detected a different vibe or feel from the defense over the past month.

“We’re trying to, you know, emphasize more confidence and more swagger,” Evans said. “We tried that last year and we started off pretty good until, you know the first game of the year guys got hurt and then kind of lost that a little bit. We’re just trying to do that this year, just keep the confidence and the swagger because we know we have a really good team and we know we can play with anybody and beat anybody if we play our best ball.  So we’re just trying to have that swagger and make it fun.”

It’s a noble goal there by Evans and the Bucs. Joe has talked to Evans about “swagger” previously, and he’s definitely a strong believer that it matters.

The Bucs might need a lot of belief and attitude, “swagger,” to pull off an opening day win under extreme stress in the Superdome.

31 Responses to “Evans Says “More Swagger” Is A Focus”

  1. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    More Swagger and less Swaggy please…….

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    “we started off pretty good until, you know the first game of the year… ”

    Ha – an instant classic

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    ^^^LMAO! I read that and thought the same thing Pickgrin!

    “you know the FIRST game…”

    Enough TALK! More WALK! Put it on the field.

  4. unbelievable Says:

    lol pickgrin nailed it again. Had the same exact thought

    Now is swagger what they really need more of?

    I think they need toughness. Mentally and physically. That’s what wins games.

    You start winning games, dominating your opponents, and the swagger comes with it.

  5. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face. — Mike Tyson

    You are only as tough as your softest link. mr mccoy will prevent anyone from ever confusing bucs with a tough team.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Discipline and execution is what is needed here. Swagger does not win football games. I wish all the swagger would go away. Swager: walk or behave in a confident and typically arrogant or aggressive way.

    This team needs to get rid of the swagger. Swagger is worthless in football. Swagger is when Evans was suspended, or when JW gives stupid pep talks.

    Swagger gets you penalties and losses.

  7. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:


    Playing soft conservative football gets you punked and embarrassed weekly with an extended stay in buccaneer cove the nfc south basement. Bucs need throat stompers not compassionate clowns.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    “We had it until the first game.”

    Swagger comes with the confidence you are a bad ass. False swagger is easily vetted out and smashed.

    Like last season. The first game.


  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    SWAGGER???? What ever happened to simply out-scoring opponents for the all elusive “W”????????????????

  10. Steven007 Says:

    Reality (Trollmax) how hard was it to write “mr mccoy” instead of your usual go to insult? I bet you had to backspace once or twice. Joe, let this clown go back to his original name already and stop pretending there’s some kind of “ban”. SMH.

  11. webster Says:

    Obviously some of you guys never played before. I know the term “swagger” was not out in the late 90’s early 2000 but when you saw how sapp and rice etc with their antics on the field and brovado in interviews……that was swagger. When you saw ronde scoring a td pointing to is back, that was swagger. Some of you guys are funny. Swagger is another word for confidence. The bucs have not had a confident TEAM in a long time. So for those who seem confuse, replace the word swagger with confidence. Hope this help

  12. 813bucboi Says:


    I said the same thing….lol….

    that’s like saying, I thought I could fight until I got into the ring with an professional boxer….

    someone needs to tell the players and coaches “swagger” is earned with each win!!!!!


  13. SCBucsFan Says:

    Steve he gives it away with his punctuation lol

  14. Says:

    There is no one on the roster with more swagger than #14. A pro’s pro. Confidence and a Cannon.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  15. Steven007 Says:

    SCBucs, right? Plus when he replies he always does the posters name (with no punctuation) then one space, then childish comment. Always. I’m waiting for a Jameson and/or stripper reference. I guess he’s dipping his toe in hence his not using his usual GMC reference. He’s oh so sly, ha-ha. But he is dropping some of his favorite tropes (soft, conservative, basement, etc). I listed a bunch over the weekend. I mean there’s obviously a very, very limited amount of things he can reference given his complete and utter lack of nuance. But it’s fun calling him out. He’s as transparent as water.

  16. Tom Edrington Says:

    The best teams just show up, win and go home……..the wanna bees invent stuff like “Swagger” when there aren’t enough wins in the W column…..

  17. Axn Jxsn Says:

    Swagger is the confidence that comes with competence!

  18. German Buc Says:

    99.97… just wondering if you believe in your posts or if you just try to get the trolls started.

    Look, I really like Fitz and it’s great to have him as a veteran back up and insurance policy. But before repeating that kind of praise you may want to double check his career stats: http://www.nfl.com/player/ryanfitzpatrick/2506581/profile

  19. Ed Says:

    Just make plays and do your job, swagger is for show offs

  20. Chris K Says:

    The king of all the Donkey trolls (tmaxipad) is Beotch? I’m starting to think Steven007 is right.

  21. Steven007 Says:

    Chris K, he’s taking the Joe’s for fools. It’s exceedingly evident. That said, Reality (Trollmax) here are a few tips. If you’re going to go through the trouble of creating a new avatar, at least don’t use one that’s actually a phrase you’ve used AS Trollmax. I mean, come on. Also, most frequent posters have their own signature style. If, hypothetically Realist was banned, and then a few months later some “new” poster came aboard with the avatar “For you sheep and so called fans” and started…oh I don’t know!!!!!!!! Speaking in an unmistakable brogue of hyperactive, narcissistic braggadocio!!!!!!!! And called everyone (except for him) sheep and so called fans!!!!!!!!, and hit us with an ‘OMG another “For you sheep and so called fans” repost’ – we’d all know who it was immediately. Same with Trollmax. The tropes don’t change.

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    That P.O.S Tmaxipad is back, under a different poster name,
    Still spouting the same stupid Sh*t

    And, as is always the case- one troll lures another troll out of the toilet.
    We have a troll repeatedly saying the same dumb post about the “Amish rifle”

    Trolls are trying to make this site unreadable

  23. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Steve you spend a ton of time worried about tmax. He occupies your head free of rent. You might want to seek professional help.

  24. Chris K Says:

    Beotch, I would say someone who’s obsessed with bashing one of the better football players our team has had over the last decade with asinine comments may actually be the person in need of professional help.

  25. superslacker Says:

    I’m not sure what swagger means here. To me, swagger is fake confidence and prima donna type stuff… I guess others define it differently. Real confidence is quiet and doesn’t pose.

  26. Papa578 Says:

    Play tough, build confidence, win games…swagger will elvolve naturally.

  27. BucEmUp Says:

    They just all need to stay quiet, stay focused and want to win….you know, what winning teams do. Stop talking and show up as a team not a bunch of over paid divas

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    People, please, Tyson said it’s “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”… it’s not face, it’s mouth, which sounds much better. I don’t know why so many people are quoting this lately, but they’re all saying it wrong.

  29. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax, I am not the least bit worried about you I assure you. I am just having fun calling your obvious arse out. That is all. Don’t worry, I’ll continue.

  30. RustyRhinos Says:

    Swagger is saying we are coming to your stadium and Winning our first game in your house. Going into their house and beating them into the floor and winning the game in convincing fashion. Then taking that Swagger into the next game, and Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.

  31. MTM Says:

    I’d settle for more catches and less drops. Swagger comes from being successful not being full of yourself. There’s a big difference.