Mike Evans No. 43; Vernon Hargreaves Victimized

July 19th, 2018

Joe apologizes for those seeing this post in the wee hours. It might get you so jacked up for football season that sleep will be impossible tonight.

What Joe’s got is a video pumped out yesterday on social media by the NFL. It’s their assessment of the 50 best catches of the 2017 season.

One Buccaneer is celebrated, Mike Evans, for his touchdown grab in Buffalo. It’s ranked No. 43 overall.

Vernon Hargreaves is also seen on this video that includes interceptions. Unfortunately, Hargreaves is spotted getting torched in Minnesota. And upon further review, he interfered with receiver Adam Thielen.

Regardless, the video is great stuff. Enjoy!

Joe is toasting a cold one in hopes DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin and Brent Grimes join Evans in the 2018 edition of this video.

19 Responses to “Mike Evans No. 43; Vernon Hargreaves Victimized”

  1. Pete I Says:

    Nothing surprising about this video.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    GRRREAT video Joe!!! Mike Evans’ catch (#43) was actually quite ho-hum compared to almost all of the others … some of the most incredible one-handed catches I’ve ever seen. Makes ya realize though how much luck is involved in the game … for the vast majority of those catches, defensive coverage was excellent AND the QB got an undeserved completion.

    Watched the play where VHIII got burned over & over (intriguing). What I noticed was: (1) Hargreaves lined up 8 yds off the receiver, then took 1-step backwards BEFORE the ball was snapped;
    (2) VHIII was cleanly beaten before the ball arrived but the receiver had to slow down to play the ball;
    (3) Tandy provided ZERO help as a safety;
    (4) the Bucs DLine rushed FIVE & they ALL went to the LEFT side (not only did they run into each other, but all 5 got gobbled up, PLUS the Vikes had a couple more blockers just standing around waiting for one of the Bucs DLinemen to bust through, which they never did;
    (5) there were at least 2 other Vikings receivers wide open on that play.
    (6) I have no idea what our 2 LBs were defending against.

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Great video…and good way to start getting fans pumped before camp start. Keep ’em coming Joe!

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Evans catch highlights jameis and Evans doing a nice job of putting the ball where only Evans can catch it and Evans working to get free.
    The highlight of the play to me was, Jameis moving out of the pocket and throwing a perfect pass to Evans.
    Jameis is more acurrate on routes with some side to side movement IMO.
    I also think we have seen less of this type of pass to Evans and too many
    overthrown Go routes.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    But no YAC……

  6. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Go Routes to both Evans and DJAX in the last two years. ^^^^^^^^

  7. JameISNOT Says:

    Good stuff Joe. There is a great possibility that our wideouts will make the list with Fitz throwing the ball this ENTIRE season.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    Watching VHIII get torched made me want to hit the sauce early.
    Consider that we have the same DC from last year and we’re expecting different results. Better talent? Sure. Scheme? Wellllllllllllll!!!

    Cautiously optimistic!

  9. BringBucsBack Says:

    I counted 4 catches from Antonio Brown, alone. Stud!

    4 Catches from Browns’ players; a little surprising. Studs!

    Even saw two well placed passes leave the hand of Joe’s favorite coach-killing, first-pick-getting, similar-stats-with-our-savior, perennial “back-up” Josh McTouchdownCown! Stud!

    0 for Julio? Still stud!

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Defense Rules, in your opinion, if the defensive line had been better, could the play turn out different?

  11. BucNole Says:

    Here is a ? for my informed Buc Brothers:
    Is it possible that Grimes is holding this Defense back?

    While he is our best corner, his style of play may influence a lot of things – for instance – he doesnt seem to be a move corner – IE always on the left side
    That would seem to favor the Offense every game – making it easy for OC’s to create mismatches by moving their best WR around – and AWAY from Grimes.

    your thoughts???

  12. BucTown Says:

    Joe, I’ll give you a dollar if you’ll stop using that pic of an angry young Whoopi Goldberg every time you do a Vernon Hargreaves piece.

  13. Joe Says:

    angry young Whoopi Goldberg


  14. Grt1 Says:

    Why is Hopkins , Green, Anderson,OBJ,Brown, and Diggs. On this highlight multiple times and ME only once. Jameis haters this is the NFL you can’t hit your Wr in stride , every ball is contested point blank end of story. Stud Wr make those contested catches with their shear athleticism. ME is good but not top 10

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    BucNole- IMO, it is up to the defensive coaches to pick up on this and adjust accordingly. For instance, if their throwing to the non-Grimes side all the time, roll safety help and cheat the LBs from time to time.
    It can also be a benefit in this instance, knowing the one side is sewn up, IF you have decent coaching.
    It’s a good question. If I’m the OC last year, that’s exactly what I would do. Make mismatches and put my best WRs against the Bucs’ worst DBs.
    For the Bucs to defend better depends on a good pass-rush and better DB and safety play. If we get pressure, our defense will look a lot better IMO.

  16. Owlykat Says:

    Grimes should be forced to cover the other team’s best player and whoever we have opposite Grimes needs to be allowed to play press cover. Our DC’s bend don’t break zone defense was as porous as Lovie’s stupid zone defense. The three QBs in our Division know how to exploit zone defenses in their sleep. Smitty needs to Coach from the sidelines and use the new personnel he has for an aggressive pressuring defense and give our Offense plenty of tries to score while resting his defense. Moreover, Koetter needs to stop running pansy no contact practices so Smitty can fine tune his defense to stop offenses aggressively! And he needs to be hands on coaching it too! Otherwise Smitty and Koetter will be unemployed next season!

  17. Joe Says:

    Our DC’s bend don’t break zone defense was as porous as Lovie’s stupid zone defense.

    One of the stupidest things Joe has ever heard was that a guy like Mike Smith, with how many years in the NFL as a defensive coach, couldn’t find a way to put Brent Grimes on Julio Jones.

    Surprised the Glazers didn’t step in at that point. What are they paying him for?

  18. Owlykat Says:

    Joe I have been a poster on your site for many years and your site was the first site I pulled up, but your excessive censoring of posts lately is very unbecoming of your site. The First Amendment gives American Citizens freedom of speech. I don’t know who or what has been trying to hold you responsible for the content of your posters, but it is very unamerican! Perhaps you need to start your article with the statement that the opinions of your posters do not reflect on your or your site’s beliefs or opinions. If you are being threatened by the NFL tell them their attempts at censorship are Unconstitutional and you will not be bullied.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Joe- The Julio Jones ‘incident’ will remain one of the biggest mysteries since Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance!
    In short, whatever we did LAST year did NOT work! I hope Smitty can get his head out of his culo!
    We’re expecting the same guy from last year’s debacle to bring us to the promised land! Color me suspicious!