“It Felt Pretty Fresh”

June 10th, 2021

The greatest receiver in Buccaneers history was talking today.

Mandatory minicamp wrapped up and Mike Evans was talking about the offense “looking more dominant this year” and how everything looked great during the three days or practice before the long spring-summer break.

“It felt pretty fresh,” Evans said of the offense being sharp and guys being in rhythm. “Nobody really got out of shape.”

Personally, Evans says he may be better than ever.

“I feel great. I feel great,” he said. ” I’m just learning how to take care of my body better in the offseason. Working out more, working out smarter as well. I feel like that’s been key. And I definitely feel a lot better than I have in the past in OTAs/minicamp.”

Joe can’t wait for Evans to roll up his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season, building on his NFL record of seven straight years to start his career.

Joe believes that one more 1,000-yard campaign this season, combined with his Super Bowl ring and what would be a six-year run of strong Bucs offenses, may be good enough to land Evans in the Hall of Fame without ever playing a down in 2022.

15 Responses to ““It Felt Pretty Fresh””

  1. D-Rome Says:

    I agree with your last paragraph, Joe. It would be enough for a call from the Hall one day. If he earns another ring with another 1000 yard season he may end up being a first ballot HoFer.

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    Mike has the record for most 1000 yard seasons to start a career. Jerry Rice missed 1000 yards in his first season by just 73 yards (otherwise the record would be 12)!

    Jerry Rice still owns the records for …
    Most consecutive 1,000 seasons (11)
    Most 1,000 yard seasons (14)

    I’d LOVE to see Mike tie or top Rice’s consecutive years record. He’d go down in history as the most dependable WR of all time.

    Hearing Mike is learning how to take care of his body provides hope he can accomplish that feat.

  3. geno711 Says:

    On receiving records, Jerry Rice is number 1 in yards receiving over 40 years old.

    Tom Brady is number 2 in receiving yards over 40 years old.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Aaaaand – back to football.

    Love Big Mike

    He really played through some fairly significant injuries last year – Yet played in all 20 games and still managed to get over 1000 yards and 13 TDs in the regular season while sharing touches with the most loaded group of receiving weapons ever assembled on 1 NFL team.

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    Sly- How awesome would it be to see Mike surpass the greatest WR of all time?! A Buc?!
    Stay healthy Mike.

  6. Buczilla Says:

    Consistently great is the best way that I can describe Mike. Also, considering his physical style of p!ay, it’s amazing that he’s only missed 6 games in his entire career. Folks putting Tyreek and pathetic touchdown production Julio ahead of Mike is just nutso man.

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Mitch… you must be young, and don’t remember the scourge of Polio on this country. People rejoiced to have a vaccine. Small pox and disease wiped out much of the Native residents of America. It was killing people for over 2000 years…and it just was eliminated by containment and isolation? Not for the previous 2000 years. Measles…still kills over a hundred thousand people a year. Rabies…good luck beating that without a vaccine if bitten by a rabid animal. Could you please give the sources of your research, because most of it flies in the face of accepted science?

  8. JustAnotherBucsFan Says:

    Mark do yourself a favor and go Google gain of function research and how it was funded by Fauci.

  9. mark2001 Says:

    JustAnother…I did…and right off the bat I found fact check said the statement that he funded gain of function research was false. I would think that those that knowingly denied the existence of the disease or downplay it, had some financial motive for gain. But that wasn’t Faucci.

    Do yourself a favor, and do a google search on all these diseases that vaccines prevent, treat and have occasionally even help eliminate the diseases.

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Last thing I’ll say on this thread, is ask… do you really think Arians, the Bucs organization, and their medical staff, are shooting for 85% because they have some nefarious reason to have players take a vaccine? No they don’t…they are extremely informed with the best information in the world, with the best medical specialists available and in consultation. Not some wacky obscure internet “expert”. But again…your choice.

  11. Eddie Marz Says:

    Like to see Evans continue the streak. Hope he gets more than 13 TD’S this year also. But nothing beats winning it all. GO BUCS!


    Sounds like another Brady influence. Found a new way to condition himself for football etc. Mike’s been around for a while, just finding this out now. Not sure if he can have another 1000 yd season, too many weapons to go to. It will be tough, hope he’s ok with it.

  13. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Almost all of our team is learning from our superior coaching staff, our sports science people, and a few outstanding veterans such as NS, JPP, and TB how to take care of their bodies and minds to an even higher degree than in years past.

    Go Bucs! Stay on top of the heap.

  14. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Joe, thanks for the editing. Seriously.

  15. Bbro Says:

    I’m sure an off season workout regiment is definitely what keeps players ready for the coming up season and heading off early injury. Workouts and improving your game is what separates the good from the great and I hope it’s infectious with our guys. Thumbs up. 👍