Bruce Arians Said Mike Evans Isn’t Old Enough For Days Off

August 24th, 2021

Hard work pays off.

Joe was communicating back and forth last week with a guy from CBS Sports. Joe told the correspondent that rarely a day goes by that Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians doesn’t have a good one-liner or somehow makes Joe laugh.

Yesterday was no exception.

Arians is known to give his top-shelf veterans days off. The sports science people refer to it as maintenance. Arians just calls them “veterans day” or “vet day.”

One guy you would think would be included, if for no other reason than his street cred, is star receiver Mike Evans.

But no. Arians said yesterday that Evans, 28, isn’t old enough.

“No, he’s too young,” Arians said.

If Joe had to pick one Bucs player who has stood above the rest in training camp — which is a helluva feat given the talent on this team — it is Evans (Devin White isn’t far behind). Evans has been lights out and Arians has noticed it too.

“Yeah, don’t jinx him because he’s had hamstring problems in the past,” Arians said. “He came back in great shape and he’s had a hell of a preseason so far.”

Joe even asked Evans earlier if this was his best training camp. Evans agreed and said he’s in the best shape of his life.

And the guy works. This dude at times looks like he’s going to keel over towards the end of practice. He literally busts his tail to the brink of physical exhaustion.

Remember the old joke about Evans? It wasn’t training camp until he had a hamstring injury? You didn’t hear that this summer.

11 Responses to “Bruce Arians Said Mike Evans Isn’t Old Enough For Days Off”

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    At only 28, this man has a chance to get in the Top 5 all time WRs. At 30, with average years, he will be in the Top 50. And a lot of those goes in the Top 10 never won a SB.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If you gave Mike the day off…he would still show up at practice….and Devin White definitely would….

  3. Wild Bill Says:

    A pro’s pro.

  4. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    The way he works, ME is our Jerry Rice.

  5. Buc50 Says:

    Yeah, remember when people here wanted the Bucs to draft his teammate?

  6. Bucnjim Says:

    Its pretty hard to tell coming out of college whether the QB makes the reciever or the reciever makes the QB. Very seldom is it both!

  7. gbobucsfan Says:

    class act ! Went to the Panthers game in Charlotte this year. Not many fans in the stands. ME13 saw a fan wearing his jersey. He signed a football and personally threw it to him in the stands. Awesome to see!

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    We are blessed as Buc fans to have a team with an awesome attitude.

    ME13 is a prime example but as mentioned D White is a warrior and you can just go down the roster. I’d be typing too long here. Easier now to try to find the losers like Hargreaves. Although in fairness I do not keep up with Houston but I did see one article that indicated perhaps Vernon finally had his much needed attitude adjustment.

    Who on this team now needs an attitude adjustment? I honestly can’t think of one.

    Oh yeah how about our lazy starting QB if only he would lead by putting in enough effort eh? LMAO

    A great hard working team led by the hardest working QB in history!

    It’s a wonderful time to be a Bucs fan! Unless of course your T max. See if the separation there keep me out of the modification time out box. lol

  9. The Red Mirage Says:

    Mike Evans is my favorite player since 55,99,&20. He’s a HOF’er IMO.

  10. PassingThru Says:

    Mike Evans has the talent and stats to make the HOF, but it isn’t a certainty. Despite the 1,000 yard seasons, he’s been laboring in relative obscurity, at least until last season. If Tommy Boy and Mike remain upright and take the team for deep playoff runs the next two seasons, then yes Evans is a shoe-in for the HOF.

  11. Miller5252 Says:

    How much of Evans health this year is because he’s doing the TB12 method now?