Mike Evans Talks About Changed 2020 Approach

January 23rd, 2020

Mike Evans blew his hamstring when he caught an early touchdown pass against the Colts on Dec. 8.

As a result, he’s got a different approach this winter.

Evans explained on the Buccaneers Radio Network before he bolted for vacation following Jameis Winston’s pick-6 to end the season.

“I’m excited for next year. I’m going to work extremely hard. Usually, I take a lot, a lot of time off and let my body heal but I’m kind of fresh right now other than my hammy being a little tweaked,” Evans said.

After time with his newborn son and intense gorging, Evans said he’ll hit his workouts and true training regimen early in February — earlier then usual.

“I always feel very fresh when I come into the season, but we’re going to try something new this year. I’m going to hit it harder,” Evans said. “I’m going to get on my diet plan a little bit earlier. I usually wait on my diet plan because I eat bad as hell. When I go to Texas, I eat Whataburger all day, pizza, wings, seafood, crawfish. I’m going crazy in Texas.”

“… In the offseason, there’s a time and a place for [that kind of eating}. … During the season, you know, i can’t be putting all that bad stuff in. I’ve been doing pretty good at that. I’ve hired a chef the last two seasons and I’ve been the lightest I’ve been in my career.

“I’ve been able to run and last longer when I’m out there. You know, I can run a deep route, come back, and not be as gassed as I used to be. Playing at 240, 245 was tough earlier in my career. I couldn’t get in and out of my breaks as fast as I can now. I’m quicker now at the line of scrimmage. I’m not as strong, but I’m still strong. So I like my body type right now. That was huge, getting a chef and watching what I eat.”

Just more evidence of how professional Evans is. He’s always looking for an edge.

Past offseasons for Evans have included workouts with Jameis in Texas. Will those continue if Jameis has no contract?

16 Responses to “Mike Evans Talks About Changed 2020 Approach”

  1. LordCornelius Says:

    There are times the guy looks like he’s 80 years old getting up after falling down so do whatever you need to man lol.

    I miss late night Whataburger in FL… honey butter chicken biscuits..

  2. Kobe Faker Says:

    “So if we were in playoff contention

    MEME and his hammy will be out the last 2 weeks

    We need to get a top 10-15 1st round pick for this guy

    his body will never ever last 19 games in a season”

    Kobe Faker

  3. Ace Says:

    Kobe has gotta be a troll.. when has Mike Evans ever been a diva or a “MEME” player like you posted? always a class act and always a team player. Must not even watch just on here talking garbage 24/7

  4. BigHog Says:

    BIG MIKE is what you call a grown man…let him be!

  5. BigHog Says:

    BIG MIKE is that guy…let him be!!

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    Anyone who speaks ill of Mike Evans is ignorant, ungrateful and soft in the head.

    This man gives everything he has. He re-signed when others wouldn’t have.

    Enjoy, the off-season, Mike Evans. You deserve respect and gratitude.

  7. Craig Says:

    Jameis needs a QB whisperer to keep him ready for whatever may happen. If he could open one season, somewhere, and be ready, with good mechanics as muscle memory he could have a good season.

    All of his seasons as the Bucs QB have started too slowly and have put us in a hole to start with.

    I wish Mike the best with staying better shape, I know that it gets harder every year.

  8. Adrnagy Says:

    Eat whatever you want. But on game day start fast and finish strong. Play with fire all game.

  9. pick6 Says:

    i have seen few players as overtly committed to upping their game from one year to the next as Mike Evans. he always seems to have a plan for a specific thing work on each offseason and invariable he shows up better in that area. he’s talked in the past about learning the art of the contested catch from Moss (mastered it), getting his emotions under control (the weekly whine-fests to the ref disappeared after his second season), tightening up his routes, getting faster, and that’s just off the top of my head. never bet against Mike Evans finding another level

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    continue to get better ME13!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  11. pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Bet. Jaboo and M1k3 going to shatter records

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “Past offseasons for Evans have included workouts with Jameis in Texas. Will those continue if Jameis has no contract?”

    Absolutely! In fact unless JW signs with a division rival I wouldn’t be surprised if they still had some workouts together after JW leaves. They seem to have a good bond off as well as on the field.

  13. #1 BUCFAN Says:

    Sign JW, incorporate fines for interceptions $$$$ per interceptions in his contract. Money talks BS walks.
    Jamis needs to understand throwing the ball away or into the ground is better than interceptions.

  14. Hodad Says:

    That doesn’t sound good eating bad most of the off season, then dieting to get in shape for the season. Be better if he stuck to eating well all year, with cheating every now, and then.

  15. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    Mike Evans is a beast period!

    As Bucs fans, there’s often a feeling that this is a cursed franchise… Mike Evans has been a rare blessing!

  16. westernbuc Says:

    I think Cowherd said Russell Wilson spends $2 million a year on his body