Mike Evans Talks “Lotta Juice” & Best Receiving Corps

August 7th, 2021

Joe refuses to go completely wild for a rookie receiver who isn’t going to play very much on offense.

It’s just not going to happen on these pages, not this year. Yes, Jaelon Darden has landed in the perfect receiver incubator out of the University of North Texas. The small speedster slot guy can work and flourish in training camp without the pressure of a major role or expectations.

“Lotta juice” is how Mike Evans described him today after practice.

Joe hears lots of love for Darden’s quicks and energy around One Buc Palace. It’s noteworthy because it’s difficult to stand out for speed when you’re on a roster with Scotty Miller and Antonio Brown.

Evans went on to say that from top to bottom this is the best Bucs receiving corps he’s been around. And certainly that’s no surprise. The days of Donteea Dye, Cecil Shorts and Freddie Martino (still playing in the velvet-lined lounge of the Vero Beach Ramada Inn) are long gone.

Joe is confident the 2021 Tampa Bay receiving unit could go down as the best single-season group in the history of the NFL, especially if Miller can continue to average 20 yards per catch like he did last year.

16 Responses to “Mike Evans Talks “Lotta Juice” & Best Receiving Corps”

  1. Tkras red Bozo lips Says:

    Hopefully Evans can learn the back shoulder fade route in year 8

  2. Bojim Says:

    Jaelon needs to do more than flash. I hope he does.

  3. Darin Says:

    Darden is ABs replacement next season.

  4. Jerry R Jones Says:

    Hopefully Bozo can learn how to Troll in 8 years.

  5. SB Says:

    And ………………..to this very day there is Still no Ramada Inn in Vero beach.

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Bozo, a non sequitur criticism of a receiver on a Hall of Fame path is probably not your best play in these pages.

  7. PSL Bob Says:

    And, when you throw in the TE group, it’s and all-star lineup.

  8. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe how do you know how much he will play? Ever hear of injuries can you tell me the lottery numbers please.

  9. Bird Says:

    The best description of darden i heard was

    “He can get separation in a phone booth” 😂

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Tkras, take off the apron and stop washing the dishes when the games are actually on. Pay attention. Talk with some friends that actually know something about football. Read a book. It will save you the embarrassment of your keyboard clowning.

    Joe, you may need to set up a football IQ test for some of these posters.

  11. David Says:

    Darin… exactly.
    He should return punts and/or kicks And get in for a couple plays here and there but unless there’s injuries, he won’t see a lot.
    I think Johnson will be the first one stepping up if someone is injured.
    I do see him as Brown’s main replacement next year though.

  12. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    I saw a td pass where he got WIDE open after he juked the cb out of his jock strap. Beautiful! This young man will start making Arians run more 4,5 receiver sets.

  13. IrishMist Says:

    SB- But there was a sax player/ band leader named Freddy Martin who was semi famous and played a lot of hotel lounges in the 30s and 40s.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Remember Adam Humphries?

    I remember when people here were saying we should pay him $7-9 million a year to keep around. LOL!

    I thought Hump was good as a #4 WR, but you don’t pay a #4 WR that kind of money. But as a depth guy, he was a great asset, but for some reason people thought he was basically a starter.

    Anywho, it turns out he’s a Redskin now. All you Hump backers that told me how awesome he was and how we had to keep him — and you didn’t even remember he existed until I brought him up.

  15. Beeej Says:

    Apparently he had quite a few concussions with the Titans

  16. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    “Freddie Martino (still playing in the velvet-lined lounge of the Vero Beach Ramada Inn”

    I’ve missed reading that 😂