Mike Evans Talks Devin White

June 26th, 2019

Yes, rookie Devin White has been anointed savior of the Bucs defense in his role as defensive playcaller and manbeast linebacker with a “once-in-a-lifetime” attitude.

So what does Mike Evans think about the No. 5 overall pick and the young blood around him?

He answered that question during an exclusive interview after minicamp with JoeBucsFan.com intern Zachary Seifter .

“I love his game,” Evans said of White. “You know, his position, you need to see more like game-time things because the linebackers need pads on to tackle and stop the run, and fit the run and stuff like that. But he’s been looking good. He’s vocal out there. He’s bringing energy as well as, like I said the [defensive backs] are bringing energy. He’s bringing a lot of it, as well. He knows all the plays. Like, our rookies don’t seem look like rookies; like they barely mess up. And when they do, they get it corrected right away. He’s flying around. He’s makes plays. I’m looking forward to seeing what Devin White can do.”

Yes, optimism is flowing around White. Hey, it’s fun.

Joe loved what Evans said about the rookies as a whole — that they don’t look like rookies. What a compliment, and a real clue that the Bucs might have found a couple of players among their first four draft picks of 2019.

16 Responses to “Mike Evans Talks Devin White”

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    I hate the “savior” moniker Joe.
    I can’t imagine it being difficult to stand out when comparing Buc defenses past and present. It sounds like we finally found some football players.

  2. Magadude Says:

    White isn’t a savior until he is. He has done nothing but bring hope. That can be shattered in one play. Yeah, I’d expect Joe to overinflate his flattery for players.coaches that give interviews, and yes, it is noticeably too sweet and syrupy, but that’s Joe’s buisness. Me, I hope Whte and BA bring great things, a total transformation. But being all about the Bucs since they were born, I don’t hold my breath anymore.

  3. Sport Says:

    Class of 2019 Rookies “Band of Brothers”

    These guys will make you forget all about your draft wishes. Even you Joe.

    BA’s plan was sound, get more speed on defense. The new rules have made it a track meet out there. Now we can compete. And when our defense was tops in the NFL there was always talk about team speed and flying to the ball.

    New Identity?

    In BA I Trust!

  4. SCBucsFan Says:

    Had we drafted an edge like Allen the board would be abuzz bashing whatever stiff we had playing MLB, saying the likes of Kamara and McCaffery will be running all over us. Calling for Licht’s head because he offered no solutions to MLB. It’s the Bucs fans way on here.

  5. Greg Says:

    Only Joe is using the term Savior. Its ridicules! There is no reason he should be any more the “savior” than the rest of the team. Everybody has a job to do. Joe needs to get over the draft and let the kid play.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    i recently returned from a 3 week trip where I ran into several LSU fans……every single one of them had very high praises for Devin White. They all said he was much better than Deion Jones and Kwon Alexander….
    They stated that he is an outstanding person and leader.

    Several were upset because they were also Saints fans and didn’t like the idea of playing against him twice a year.

    I suspect the “savior” moniker is Joe’s way of venting his disappointment that we didn’t draft an edge rusher at #5…….

    This is setting a very high bar for White…..but I think he will achieve it.

  7. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Can’t help but hope we look back in a few years and recognise this draft class as the one that ended a decade of terrible defense.

  8. Bucsdelight Says:

    “our rookies don’t seem look like rookies; like they barely mess up. And when they do, they get it corrected right away.”

    I can’t wait to see the product on the field. This would be amazing.

  9. WestChap Says:

    Joe needs to step back and assess every player within their role on the team. His nonsense with America’s QB and Savior while not letting up on the GMC love fest sure seems like posing. Its as if he’s setting himself up for the many “I told you so” posts that he’s already written. Do the Joe’s root for the Bucs or for individual players who they’ve connected with… either through their having advocated for their selection in the draft or great interactions in the community? Yes, we fans and you Joes have been oversold in years past. But, in isolation, JW is on his last chance (and not America’s anything), GMC is a rotational DT in Carolina being paid nowhere near the $13M he felt entitled to, AND White is doing exactly what you expect of a top pick MLB. Meanwhile the new and old DBs are being prepped for a scheme that plays to their advantages. Joes, live a little… celebrate the possibilities of this group. There will be plenty of time for your “I told you so” stuff in December… or maybe not. Go Bucs!

  10. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    Tampabucsfan I’m a server/bartender n I’ve talked to a few LSU fans as well n they all said he is passionate and a dominant force. I even had one that said they loved kwon but but white was way better than kwon he was better at running the d, he was way faster, he was always around the ball n constantly making plays

  11. bucnole Says:

    Agree with some on here – Its not a good thing to be placing too much hope in the play of 1 player. I hope that we will see more leadership on the field and in the locker room – making this a team effort.

  12. Slugglife Says:

    The salty attitude towards Devon White doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. The salt runs deep huh?

  13. Phil Says:

    We can only hope we drafted some players this year. We need them.

  14. Prada...sec 147 Says:

    Licht about to get contract extension!

  15. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Joe is a over paid hack!!! Hes like a little girl who doesn’t get his way!! A real douchebag

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Devin White, Savior?

    Jameis is the Savior..everybody knows that.