Mike Evans Finished “Smarter” Offseason

September 5th, 2021

When Mike Evans would finish past seasons, he would mow down all kinds of food, gain a bunch of weight and take time off.

Joe calls that “the weekend.”

Evans explained after practice today how his routine has changed over the past two years, especially in 2021.

The greatest receiver in Bucs history said he now hits the gym and his fitness focus sooner, more often and smarter.

Evans said he was getting up to 240 pounds in past offseasons and then would drop 15 pounds to get to his playing weight. Now he’s all about keeping that weight year-round. After the Super Bowl, Evans said he took two weeks off and was right back with his trainer and eating right.

Joe wrote last week about Evans being primed to dominate this season for a variety of reasons. Today’s Evans chatter adds more nugget on the scale.

22 Responses to “Mike Evans Finished “Smarter” Offseason”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Brady told him to get in shape or get outta town

  2. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Absolutely the Brady effect!

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I’ve been a little critical of Mike over the years, mostly for on-field shenanigans, but I really think he is gonna have a monster year.

  4. Buxszntkt Says:

    I think this is a huge plus for the team, watching how Brady takes care of himself. This effect should last a long time. Suh does it as well. We’re seeing all the older great Vets take care of their bodies and perform great.
    I bet in prior years it was pizza and beer for jameis and Evans in the off season.

  5. Bojim Says:


  6. Greg Says:

    TB12 doesn’t need to talk, everybody….. trainers ballboys hell even Pnut vendors know what needs to be done or they won’t have that world Champion feeling again in their lifetime! Goats don’t show up and lead the flock but once in a lifetime. Up your game people!

  7. AtlBuc Says:

    In limited action in the preseason, Mike looks quicker. I think he gets a lot more YAC this year

  8. Catherine Sisemore Says:

    WTG MIKE‼️

  9. Bucyou Says:

    Buxszntkt Says:

    I bet in prior years it was pizza and beer for Jameis and Evans in the off season.
    ………………. How about the crab legs.

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Just shows the maturation of Mike. Saw his conference when he said it…. just trying to improve in every aspect of the game…. even blocking.

  11. Destinjohnny Says:

    He should get with Jerry Rice

  12. Buxszntkt Says:

    Bucyou, yes you are right, cream legs too

  13. David Says:

    Maybe some of that is the early hamstring issues. Hopefully there’s none of them. He does look quicker this preseason, leaner.
    I want 1300+ yards 13+ TDs.

  14. mark2001 Says:

    David…Press conference on Official Bucs website. He said he used to gain about 15 pounds and had to lose it. And now he drinks water all the time to stay hydrated. Sounds like the weight loss and dehydration was getting him, just from the way he was talking. He seems to think he has figured out how to get better the last couple years to avoid much of the problem. Hope so.

  15. Mike Says:

    All gronk and Antonio brown

  16. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    The Tom Brady example plus the Lombardi effect rather. A whole new stratosphere for all of the guys!

  17. adam from ny Says:

    brady prolly said:

    “mike you’re a big receiver, once you lose a step or two your career is over broski…stay on top of sh!t mike, at least while i’m here…when i leave eat all the cheeseburgers and donuts you want”

  18. adam from ny Says:

    once again, mike will get his 8th 1,000 yard season this year…

    even with godwin and AB possibly both getting 1,000 as well

  19. teacherman777 Says:

    Mike Evans!

    What a legend!!

    Love you bro!!!

  20. Eddie Marz Says:

    Brady didn’t have to tell him nothing. Being a Super Bowl champ after years of losing was enough motivation for Evans. Keep the streak going Mike. GO BUCS!

  21. BillyBucoff Says:

    1475 yds and 17 TDs

  22. PSL Bob Says:

    Good for him. It’s much easier to keep a routine going than to stop and then start back up again later. I know, it’s not as much fun, but there’s a lot less pain when you just stick with good habits. True about a lot of things in life.