Almost There

November 19th, 2018

Lost in the historically embarrassing defensive performance against the Giants was Mike Evans getting NFL inches from putting his name in the history books again.

It should happen next week.

Evans added 6 catches on 7 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown to his season totals, outshining Odell Beckham on Sunday and upping his season total to 957 receiving yards. That’s fourth-most in the NFL behind Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and Adam Thielen.

When Evans does hit the 1,000-yard receiving mark this season, it will be his fifth time in five years and he’ll likely get there faster than he did in 2016, when he finished with 1,321 yards.

A fifth-straight season of 1,000-plus yards to start a career would tie Evans with A.J. Green, whose streak ended at five (2011-2015). Randy Moss went six seasons (1998-2003).

Joe is so glad Evans’ contract situation is locked up for several years.

24 Responses to “Almost There”

  1. Jean Lafitte Says:


  2. Ateonetree Says:

    The true face of the franchise!!!

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    With a strong finish – Evans is likely to wind up with 1500+ yards this year.

    STUD WR!!

    BTW – Really Nice play on the long TD catch yesterday Big Mike!

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    We have 1 WR with 1,000 yards, 3 WR with 500 Yards and a TE with 500 yards. Teams don’t normally do that in a whole season.

  5. Boogie Nightz Says:

    All hail America’s Wide Receiver!

  6. Frank Pillow Says:

    He is a cornerstone. A bright spot, along with Howard and Godwin. I also appreciate what Barber is giving this team. Put a C on that kid’s chest and show the rest that effort means something.

  7. CharlieB Says:

    One thing that’s encouraged me about Jameis is that in his last two games playing he’s hit a receiver in stride down the field twice. That’s something that will be pivotal for him to truly be the Franchise QB of a team with the receiving threats we have. His INTs need to be fixed and he should probably avoid interacting with anyone publicly for a couple years, but if he can hit people down the field than his upside will be worth the gamble.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    That long pass reception in the end zone was pure concentration. The ball was directly over his helmet while his eyes focused on the ball. Wish djax could have 1/2 of Evan’s zest for the catch.

  9. uckinator Says:

    What concentration on Evan’s part regarding that long pass in the end zone. His eyes focused directly on the ball while it was overhead. Wish Djax had 1/2 the zest for the catch that Evans has.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’d still take Evans over that pouting, whiny, hair-dyeing prim a-dona OBJ EVERY day!

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe in the aftermath of yet another 🔪 in my spine I appreciate you giving us a tiny detail to be proud of.

    I also believe Payton Barber deserves a story about him on your blog. His game was one of the greatest efforts I can remember by any Buccaneers in some time. I know it means basically nothing since we lost but at this point we have to grasp at any straw we have.

    I’m glad we have this dude on our team moving forward. As Chris Spielman said, you have to build some pieces around this guy.

  12. LakeLand Says:

    Stats, Stats, Stats, More Stats

    They need Wins, Wins, Wins

  13. AZBucsFan4Lyfe Says:

    My biggest takeaway is that he was going hard the whole route. Unlike Djax. Who doesn’t which is why the connection is so bad. If you go back and watch the last pass play. Godwin…..was well ahead of Djax on that pass….But he is supposed to be faster.

  14. FLyBoy Says:

    Its nice to see that 3 of the 4 are from NFC South teams. But I would trade it all for wins and a mediocre Defense…

  15. Doctor_berto Says:

    Still drops every other pass thrown to him

  16. Ed Says:

    He is the best receiver in nfl catching balls he has no right catching while dropping some of the easiest balls he should catch. That offensive pass interference call was an awful call on a great catch. If he payed with Drew Bree he’d catch more balls than Michae Thomas does

  17. OneBucPerson Says:

    Joe, there is another record Evans is closing in on that you haven’t mentioned. If he is able to get 454 more yards over the next 6 games he’ll break Randy Moss’s record for being the youngest receiver in NFL History to catch 6,000 yards receiving.

  18. Bye bye miss Says:

    Garbage time benefit. Too bad those yards don’t help us win. How many other receivers get their yards primarily i prevent defense.

  19. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Love Mike but losers get jacked up about stats because they don’t know how to win

  20. Brad Says:

    I like Evans. He’s having a very nice season. That said, this team is so far away. Especially in D. I would trade Evan for a 1 to a team that needs him more than we do. Jacksonville for Ramsey and a 1? Just a 1 and some cap space? Rebuild the D. Watching this offense, the key guy SHOULD be OJ Howard. There’s no question in my mind.

  21. TBTemojin Says:

    Mike is the truth!! and all these people bitching about YAC can pound sand!!! Leave well enough alone!!!

  22. dmatt Says:

    Mike Evans plays timid. On the play where the defender fell down, Evans could’ve pick up extra yards but as usual, he anticipate contact and falls to the ground. He pushes off a lot.

  23. TOM Says:

    I think the unsung hero of the receivers is A. Humphries who never gets talked about. Whoever said stats are foe losers is right.

  24. Miguel Grande Says:

    Didn’t Mike score two touchdowns?