Warrior Mike Evans

December 20th, 2020

Joe apologizes for the graphic nature of the photograph, but it’s not every day that you see a guy significantly ill on the sidelines head back into a football game.

That’s Mike Evans.

Joe is so damn happy for Evans that the Bucs are just one win from the playoffs, which would be Evans’ first postseason appearance since he was the Bucs’ first-round pick in 2014.

Joe has the benefit of a photographer/videographer at most Bucs games, a digital legend with a great camera and knowledge of football. So Joe gets to see all kinds of stuff that don’t appear on these pages.

The photo of Evans hurling into a trash can was taken in the third quarter and he returned to the field after the sickness session. Evans led the Bucs with 110 yards receiving on six catches.

It was his first 100-yard day since Week 4 against the Chargers. Joe will guess that was the longest streak of Evans’ spectacular career.

Evans sits at 779 yards receiving this season with two games to play. If he hits 1,000 yards, then he’ll set a new NFL record for most consecutive regular seasons over 1,000 yards to start a career.

Joe hopes Evans gets there, but this post is about celebrating all that Evans is and his commitment to winning.

As Bucco Bruce Arians says, he’s never been around a more selfless receiving duo than Evans and Chris Godwin.

Joe hopes Evans is felling well. Joe can’t blame the heat, as the Bucs topped the Falcons in a dome.

36 Responses to “Warrior Mike Evans”

  1. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Yeah, many of the great WRs are true divas. AB was a diva, but he’s no longer in any position to be a diva. Evans is a lunchpail guy and so is Godwin.

  2. David Says:

    ME is the man. Appreciate him and his entire all around game. As long as it flows within the game and they get the win, I’m sure Brady will get him the ball to get that 1000 yards

  3. Zzbuc Says:

    On my the best buc ever!!!
    Love this Guy!!

  4. Bucfanforever Says:

    He looked queasy after he got stopped short of the goal line in the 3rd.

  5. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    At least he puked in the trash can. That’s a lot better than I did in my college days!

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Evans is a tough as hell.
    Still bitches a bit too much, but tough as hell and usually money.

  7. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Love ME

    But man he is ungraceful at YAC.

  8. Tamoabaybucfan Says:

    Longshot to make it….but possible…

  9. Pete Says:

    I am so very happy that he is on the team that i cheer for.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  10. Godlovesbucs Says:

    4 priorities for the end of regular season.

    1. Win next week to clinch playoff spot.
    2. Show ME love and get him over 1000.
    3. If healthy, show ROJO love and get him over 1000.
    4. Get rid of these nasty slow starts.

    I really believe if you do #2 and 3, that will take care of #4. ROJO and ME are so imposing for a defense to stop. The o should run through them.

  11. sincethebeginning Says:

    This is after he got his clock cleaned at the goal line, I’m sure. Watch the slo-mo and his head snap around as he took it basically like a boxer in the jaw. That kind of contact/action can cause nausea big time, not to mention all those little tweetie birds circling your gourd.

    ME13 is an absolute beast, no question about it!

  12. Wvbuc Says:

    and just like that, the entire organization will be quarantined when Mike tests positive for the wuflu tomorrow. That’ll mess with the schedule.

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    Although I believe stats are for losers, I think the Bucs and Tom Brady should do everything within their power to get Mike Evans to 1,000 receiving yards this year. He has earned that opportunity, and he is ROH and HOF as a player and a person.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Would love to know how many yards in PI calls he’s gotten – I’m guessing around 150 yards or so.

  15. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Could have been from that hit when his body got wracked!
    Hope so and it is not the unmentionable

  16. mark2001 Says:

    since..I never heard birds when I got hit like that…I saw slow motion stars.

  17. james m Says:

    it looked to me like mike had a concussion on that play when he got hit at the goal line…..is this after that play>??

  18. TampaTown Says:

    GREAT POINT. I said the same thing

  19. rrsrq Says:

    ME was sick of the way they played in the first half, Brady can’t wait an entire quarter to get ME in involved

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Damn. Hope that’s not indicative of a concussion.

  21. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    He’ll be my favorite Buc ever when it’s all said and done. Heart of a champion. We need to make sure he is truly a champion in this uniform.

  22. DBS Says:

    Quit blaming Brady for everything . There is more to this offense and the plays being called and executed then just Brady.

  23. BuccoDav Says:

    HaHa! Joe wanted Jonny Football with the first pick instead of Evans…

  24. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Evans is the heart of this offense and they shouldn’t have ignored him for so long!! I still think brown is what threw them off rhythm

  25. Bob Says:

    Why the slow starts? Are they playing soft because they were told to start that way or are the coaches not doing their homework on the opposition or just playing defensively, even on offense? Something is not just right to be doing this week after week.

  26. Louis Friend Says:

    Evans took a violent shot that nearly turned his helmet around on the first drive of the 3rd quarter. It looked like a hit that could cause a concussion – vomiting after a hit like that is a sure sign of one. Evans is the kind of tough guy who wouldn’t say a word if he got his bell wrung like that.

  27. Lakelandsteve Says:

    I agree with a few of you about a possible concussion. Neal hit Evans at the goal line in the jaw with the crown of his helmet. That should have been a penalty as well on Neal. As most people who have had concussions or even migraines can attest, nausea is a common side affect. Hope he doesn’t have to enter the concussion protocol though, we need him the next two games on the field.

  28. Buczilla Says:

    Our best homegrown offensive player ever is one of a kind and easily one of my favorite Buccaneers of all time.

  29. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    He took a helmet to the jaw on that catch at the goal line. Ouch that was a mike Tyson left hook

  30. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    Beast. GOAT offensive Buc. Made Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston look good.

  31. SOEbuc Says:

    Sad I had to miss this game.

  32. adam from ny Says:

    everyone saw mike get racked up at the goal line by neal,,,


    mike decided to not play it safe, go for the yac and the td…

    maybe neal should keep his head on a swivel in the next game…

    he could catch a blindsided block or something…

    things aren’t forgotten so fast…

    as we play them again in 14 days

  33. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Not sure where you are going with that post Adam but I watched ME in Galveston in BB for 3 years before he decided to play Football.
    People like to hack on him for some stupid reason, each his own, but I will tell you that the Kid is SOLID to the CORE!
    Don’t believe me? just keep watching then.

  34. Smokeeey Says:

    that’s heart. Hope he didn’t get anyone sick though…

  35. Nick2 Says:

    The nausea I believe was from that concussion type hit near the goal line on the play that setup a touchdown. Evans head was on a swivel when he got hit and it surprised me he could stay in the game. Evans is a warrior no doubt about it that guy is a beast and thankfully hes on our team!!

  36. Listnfrmafar Says:

    He us no Hopkins, Diggs or Metcaf but a solid 2.5 receiver. Edleman would of made that catch, took the hit and scored. Just saying.