Big Game Repeat

November 13th, 2021

Bucs fans may have forgotten what happened when Mike Evans played in his first playoff game.

The greatest receiver in Buccaneers history was a force, despite playing hurt on a knee he messed up a week prior.

Evans cruised into Washington in January and racked up six catches for 119 yards to help lead the Bucs to their first playoff win since 2003. It was a beautiful thing on a night Chris Godwin had the dropsies and Cameron Brate broke out for his best game of the 2020 season, reminding fans he was still capable.

Joe is looking for another big game from Evans on Sunday.

The guy some consider Washington’s best cornerback, rookie third-round pick Benjamin St-Juste, was ruled out of tomorrow’s game against the Bucs with a concussion.

Washington already lost two corners to injuries and their big-money corner, William Jackson, is returning after missing two games with a knee injury. Joe hopes Jackson is assigned to Evans because that seems like a huge mismatch.

How much banged up Godwin will play tomorrow, if at all, is unclear. But Joe still thinks it’s likely Tom Brady will hearken back somewhat to the way the Bucs played football during the Dirk Koetter era. Fire a ton of balls at Evans because great things will happen.

23 Responses to “Big Game Repeat”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    He got game

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    A statement game will do wonders.

  3. SB Says:

    SB is looking for a big game from Tyler Johnson tomorrow!

  4. The Scourge Says:

    Honestly, it wouldn’t shock me if they come out flat and lose this game.

  5. CocoaBeachBuc Says:

    Guess MedicatedPete didn’t want to be the first poster on this one…. let’s see if he posts at all on this thread.

  6. Swampbuc Says:

    Mike was so clutch in the WTF wild card game. Basically won the game for us with great sliding catches in the 4th. And I’m not sure Godwin has fully recovered from his dropsies.

    I’m all for riding ME13 hard as well as Lombardi Lenny.

  7. Bird Says:

    100 and 1 td

    Got to be over/under

  8. Bird Says:

    Mom finally made meatloaf for medicated pete. He is eating right now

  9. Medicated Pete Says:

    If Big Mike wants his 1000yd season again, he better run crisp routes & not pull-up b/c he ASSUMES the ball is not coming his way or alligator arm the ball.

    Pete predicts 125yd day & 2 tuddies for #13

  10. Coburn Says:

    I remember the photo well. They had hit him hard near the sideline and were gloating over him as he gingerly got up. I remember thinking that was a bad move, angry/banged up Mike is good Mike and then they went right back to him and he out muscled the two into the end zone. Just refused to go down

  11. Craig Says:

    Yes, I remember. It was his first playoff game and he did his thing.

    I still think he is the best receiver in the league to hang just past the yard marker and guarantee a first down.

    He has shown more than that these past two years, I do think it is a good place for him tomorrow. With Darden and Grayson going fly, he could keep the chains moving.

    That might be important, because the defense has a couple of questionable problems.

  12. Bird Says:


    The meatloaf cAme

    Mom meatlof. Chaz

  13. SB Says:

    DadGum Bird I would Love some Meatloaf!!!!!

  14. SB Says:

    Why in the heck would that get mod status Joe?
    I just said I would love some meatloaf. ITMTBS?

  15. Bird Says:


    You can post on open thread

    I cannot say meatloaf or the word “the”

  16. Joe Says:

    Why in the heck would that get mod status Joe?
    I just said I would love some meatloaf. ITMTBS?

    Dude, you really know of computer code that answers verbal questions??? Or even typed questions?

  17. Bird Says:

    Cmon joes

    Thats bs. Like peeps arent marked
    Open thread people can post live

    I post …2 hours later

  18. Coburn Says:

    Craig I totally agree with you and have been beat that drum for a while. He is a heck of a bit body possession type, but in this offense he’s asked to pull everyone down field with him and Godwin gets the routes in middle of field more.

  19. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:


  20. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Off the mahd squad after 3 days. Freedom of speech but watch what you say there citizens. I got done peoples panties in a bunch.

    Mike always does good against the WTF. Remember his game as a rookie with the scrub qb we had. He had a career day.

  21. iamrhenry Says:

    Just a test as I have been in mod for years. Do not think there is any nefarious words in this post.

  22. iamrhenry Says:

    Holy cow, its a good day in Tampa Bay, post went right through.

  23. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Here’s my concern:

    Without AB, Gronk and at best, a limited Godwin, why wouldn’t Jack Del Rio bracket Evans, go man on everyone else and bring everyone not in coverage on passing downs, hoping to get a shot at Brady? Del Rio s not stupid.