“A Poor Man’s Version Of Julio”

November 8th, 2018

Time for film study. A three-time Pro Bowl defensive back and a retired stud receiver have broken down all things Mike Evans.

Cool stuff here.

The video below is from CSN Washington, featuring Deangelo Hall and Santana Moss.

Hall calls Evans “a poor man’s version of Julio” Jones, stressing he’s not trying to throw shade at Evans. Moss, one of Joe’s favorite receivers in NFL history, claims Evans is “the bully of receivers.” Lot of good Xs and Os here, including how covering Evans changes in the red zone.

Perhaps Hall can come and coach Bucs cornerbacks next season?

44 Responses to ““A Poor Man’s Version Of Julio””

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    So Julio Jones is a rich man’s Mike Evans.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Better Micheal Clayton = Mike evans

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Or should I say Mike Evans is supposed to be what Mike Clayton should of been.

    I don’t care what ppl. Mike Evans Is not a top 5-8 receiver

  4. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Makes you wonder what they would say about ME13 if he did not have “A Poor Man’s Version of Jay Cutler” throwing to him, thru most of his career?????????:

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Buccernutter Says:

    Man our fans are dumb. These threads remind me all the time lol.

    I don’t care what anyone says, Mike is a top 5-8 receiver.

  6. Frank Pillow Says:

    I’ve never seen Julio as disinterested and disengaged as Mike was last week. Strangely, he’s good for one/two real stinkers a year- usually against aggressive, press CBs. Don’t get me wrong, Mike’s the least of our problems- and may go down as the best post SB era Buccaneer, but sometimes, the body language is just not good. Sometimes he seems to get caught up in his own head.

  7. Season Is Over Says:

    Evans is HOFer.

  8. Robert Says:

    this guy drops more key passes and kills more drives than any #1 WR I’ve seen

    keyshawn would own him

  9. Buccernutter Says:

    Mike Evans had more 1st down receptions than any wr in the league last year.

    You guys are ridiculously stupid.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Robert Says
    “this guy drops more key passes and kills more drives than any #1 WR I’ve seen. keyshawn would own him”

    Posts like this make it really hard not to go on the attack, lol.

  11. Buccernutter Says:

    Ya so hard I had to say something.

    Bonzai I gotta give u respect. You’re in the minority of intelligent bucs fans.

  12. ChanEpic Says:

    Mike Evans is the best player on this team and has been since he arrived. He isn’t a poor man’s Julio, he is Megatron 2.0, without a good QB.

  13. #1bucfan Says:

    Don’t even waste your time with ME 13 haters they don’t have anything better to do most of them prob need jobs. He is the best WR in Bucs history an he is a top 8 in the nfl no debate. I’m grateful we have him just sucks his talents might get wasted on this team

  14. Rayjay1122 Says:

    So much is broken on this team. The receiving Corps is probably the only part of the team that is actually good. ME 13 is a baller. Some people are really ignorant.

  15. Buccernutter Says:

    I saw a statistic if we had buffalos defense which is ranked 26th, then we would be 5-3. Maybe better.

    We’re getting there. Offense is legit and will be for a while. Just need to clean up right side of ol and upgrade on RB. Even if we have to move on from Jameis which I don’t think happens, a new QB will have tons of pieces to step right in.

    Now we can focus primarily on the defense and get a solid DC without archaic ideals.

    But the absolutely worst thing about us is our fans. Went to the Carolina game Sunday and saw maybe 100 of us. Most of which were ruder than Panthers fans and much dumber sad to say.

  16. Lamarcus Says:

    Mike evans drops the ball way to much…. It’s a pattern. Can you really rely on that to catch a game winning td?

    Or what happens when a top corner comes to town? Me13 gets shut out everytime

  17. WalkdaPlank Says:

    If you don’t think Evans is a top receiver in this league, especially when the Bucs have had nothing at receiver for the last 15 years except for Vincent Jackson, then you are high on some good stuff.

    Evans is a stud who deserves a better QB.

  18. Doctor_berto Says:

    Dude drops at least one important pass every game. Terrible hands and terrible attitude on the field. Overrated

  19. rrsrq Says:

    Those who doubt ME, name 5-8 better, I will give you OBJ, Julio, Theilen, Thomas (Saints) and AJ Green

  20. joestang Says:

    rrsqr you forgot Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, DeMarious Thomas, Stephon Diggs, Julian Edleman, Larry Fitzgerald

  21. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Thomas, Diggs, Edelman, and Fitzgerald (currently) are not better than Evans. And AJ Green can’t stay healthy otherwise he would be but he isn’t.

    Evans is top tier and idk why Bucs fans can’t see that. Evans is quite possibly the best receiver in Bucs history.

  22. Buccernutter Says:

    Oh wow another surprise dumb comment!

    Stefon diggs, theilens outlier season, demaryius* Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald (2018), Julian Edelman 😂

    Rest are debatable but man you guys are dumb as ****!

  23. BucThis Says:

    Mike Evans= Best Buc Receiver in Franchise history.

    Jameis Winston = Best QB in franchise history.

    DeSean Jackson= WORST free agent signing in buc history.

    Donovan Smith= Laziest Left Tackle in NFL history.

    LVD= Quickest WASHED up LB in buc history.

    KWON= Quickest to talk SH!T but he aint SH!T in buc history.

    Justin Evans= Best secondary potential on the team.

    Gerald McCoy- SOFTEST DL in franchise history. (Seriously, what DL apologizes for hitting the QB?!)

    JPP= Best TRADE in bucs history

    Carlton Davis= Meh.


    Cameron Brate= Worth every penny.

    OJ Howard= WILL be WORTH every penny.

    Chris Godwin= Should be starting in place of Desean “DIVA” Jackson

    Ryan Fitzpatrick= Greatest con man in Buc History.

    Dirk Koetter= DUMBEST coaching hire in buc history.

    Mike Smith= ….like wtf.

    Monken= Koetter 2.0

    Buckner = Love the attitude but wheres the coaching?

    Duffner= Please, go join Mike Smith

    JOES= Your articles reflect how feel towards the outside world.
    Commish= Your podcast reflects how we feel on the inside
    IRA= You represent the knowledge and SAGE we need to follow this team.
    Mr. Brooks= You represent how we communicate to fellow buc fans in person.

  24. Buccernutter Says:

    I’ll actually give u thielen if he continues this but he’s got a lot to prove.

    Funny our best player is overrated though. You guys are cute. And dumb. 😘

  25. Birdman Says:

    To be fair, just about every other receiver could be considered a poor man’s Julio… Just depends on how poor you are.

  26. Brandon Says:

    Don’t see the Evans to Jones comparison. I see Evans as a poor man’s Calvin Johnson, Evans and Jones have two completely different games. Evans is about high pointing the ball, out physically DBs for the ball and being fast enough to keep them honest. Jones is about speed and power and running after the catch. Our poor man’s Julio is Chris Godwin, Evans is a poor man’s Calvin Johnson, DeSean Jackson is a poor man’s DeSean Jackson… because he isn’t quite what he used to be but he hasn’t fallen that far.

  27. PolkFan Says:

    Lol the people on this site are absolutely lost 1000 yds every year , and top tier corner ? Go look at Mr. droy Marshan Lattimore and look what mike did too him smh

  28. pelbuc Says:

    Way overrated and way too many drops. Wouldn’t mind seeing him traded.

  29. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Since most teams rush 4 and get pressure against us that gives them 7 in coverage. No run game to keep them honest. It’s a Bucs life/

  30. BucThis Says:

    Pelbuc= Typical complaining buc fan who much rather indulges in the toxic atmosphere of loafing players in hopes the organization blows everything up every other year because of the drama that follows. All in the meanwhile, completely and utterly ignoring the fact that the one player who gives 100% they are labeling “overrated” and is willing to trade them.

    In other words Pelbuc= moron.

  31. Not there yet Says:

    Lamarcus man even trolls would be offended by your comments. Michael Clayton really? What are you 12? You can’t possibly say that and have people take you seriously or believe you have a fully developed and functioning brain

  32. Cannon Says:

    Lmao… I can’t believe there are haters of Mike Evans.

    One of the best receivers in the damn game… just happens to be playing on the worst team. SMH.

  33. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Mike Evans is Vincent Jackson Jr.

  34. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    BucThis Says:
    November 8th, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    DeSean Jackson= WORST free agent signing in buc history.


    Worse than (DE) Michael Johnson?????????? GTFO

  35. BucThis Says:

    Bucs fan: absolutely worst than johnson

  36. bucked up Says:

    ME is a really good receiver tittering on elite, but he does slack off and I’ve hardly ever seen him layout for catches. WR’s like Julio will try just about anything to catch a ball. ME will jump for balls but he does not like to layout for them.

  37. BringBucsBack Says:

    ME is very good. He can certainly be better though by giving…

    1. More YAC (stop looking for the ground immediately upon a reception over the middle)
    2. Less drops (He does the spectacular then, drops one that hits him between the numbers)
    3. Mental sharpness (many here ie: lackadaisical, fights, drops, penalties etc.
    4. 100% Always (this is really wear Julio separates himself from others)

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Excellent video, well done by the Redskins staff there.

    Also I don’t really think saying a poor man’s Julio is an insult, not the way he means it. I think Julio is literally the best WR in football (yes, better than Brown) and he’s saying he’s the same type of guy just without the speed. Mike has a rap for not being all that fast, which I don’t really agree with, he’s faster than people give him credit for and shows that when he gets the ball in the open. Then again most of the time, like the Carolina game, he’s being double teamed and usually being tackled on the play. Remember that Mike Evans was brought to be taught by VJ, and I really think that’s a perfect comparison. VJ had a bit more speed when he was younger, but he lost it as time went along and changed the style of his play to be a lot more physical, and that is what Evans was taught.

    Anyways, again, good video, really interesting, was good to have 3 mins about the Bucs without doom and gloom.

  39. DayOnePaul Says:

    Hall If Fame?

  40. John Says:

    He’s not even the best wr on the team Godwin runs better routes, high points the ball better, makes better contested catches and just has better hands in general. Mike doesn’t know how to get open on a confident press corner. He gets flustered and forgets how to run his routes. Hopefully future teams we play don’t pay too much attention to the panthers game and the way he got man handled all game

  41. John Says:

    That being said, wr is the most overrated position in football, you don’t need a big named wr to be a good team

  42. Lamarcus Says:

    I do solidly stand that Me13 is one of my favorite Buc and my 4 year son favorite player and Me13 is my households name. He is the best Bucs wr all time by a wide margin Itas just a serious joke and I’ll name who is better today:
    Jones, Green, Beckham, hopkins, tyreke hill, Michael Thomas, Antonio Brown which he is old now, Theilen, and then Me13

    They are just threats to take it to the house every time they touch the ball. Me13 just has a different game and extremely confident in his ability. If you keep saying your the best you will believe it

  43. unbelievable Says:

    Lulz some fans are so misguided

  44. John Says:

    I guess they watched the film