No Asterisk Mike

December 6th, 2021

Bucs fans and NFL fans know Mike Evans alone owns the NFL record of seven consecutive seasons to start a career with 1,000 or more receiving yards in each campaign.

Joe loves the record and thinks it speaks volumes for his consistency and greatness, especially when you consider one of those years he was snagging balls from Josh McCown and Mike Glennon. And America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston — and Ryan Fitzpatrick — are not star performers or pillars of accuracy.

With the NFL expanding to 17 games this season for the first time, Joe is hungry for Evans to get 1,000 yards again without needing a 17th game. You know, extend the record after the first 16 games without requiring an asterisk to explain you needed the extra game.

Evans was the No. 2 dog yesterday in the crushing of the Falcons, almost quietly racking up 99 yards on seven catches while Chris Godwin busted a franchise-record 15 receptions.

After that showing, Evans now has 794 receiving yards this season through 12 games. So he’s on pace to hit 1,000 yards after 15 games, not 16 or 17, and Joe is confident Tom Brady will make sure Evans hits the 1,000-yard mark before that 16th game is over. Joe would bet $100 it means something to the greatest Bucs receiver in history.

Evans also is tied for second in the NFL with 10 touchdown catches and has 57 receptions for the season.

35 Responses to “No Asterisk Mike”

  1. Robert Says:

    So at that pace CG would put up more receptions than ME in 4 games.

    greatest in Buc’s history isn’t aying much.

  2. JGhotier Says:

    This is one of the many reasons I don’t care for the 17th game. Greed often prevails though.

  3. D-Rome Says:

    Good point Joe. I hope so as well. Using an asterisk on athletic achievements is dumb and one could argue putting an asterisk on every record broken after the NFL expanded games from 14 to 16.

  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    HOF buc period and it should be on the first vote

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Robert Says:
    December 6th, 2021 at 8:54 am
    So at that pace CG would put up more receptions than ME in 4 games.

    greatest in Buc’s history isn’t aying much.

    Yes it does, CONSISTENCY, no one has 7 seasons of a thousand to start their career in the HISTORY of the NFL. Not just for the Bucs.

    Mike is the Gold standard in the league as the WR with the most TDs since 2014.

    So say what you want, but Mike has been consistent for his entire career.

    Mike is nowhere near perfect, but he has been a good teamate, and no off the field stuff.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. Reach87 Says:

    Funny. Someone thinks being the greatest in Buc history is nothing. 2 x superbowls (when some teams don’t have any), and being the best in Buc history is nothing? Preposterous! Go Bucs!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why wait….206 yards vs Bills & he’s there!!!

  8. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Why would there be an asterisk ? He already broke the record in a 16 game season so anyone breaking the record after him will have done it with 17 game seasons included. Maybe 18 if the NFL has its way. I get the point of what your saying though.

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Mike Evans was one of the greatest draft picks we ever made!
    He was the secret behind Johnny Manziel.

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    The secret behind Johnny Football? Don’t tell Joe that.

  11. David Says:

    Greatest receiver in Bucs history and top 5 greatest player in Bucs history. 3-4 more years and he is a sure fire hall of famer.

    I asked for 17 games… I hate it. All the BS talk about player safety but then they add another game for money. Whatever. There is absolutely no reason to expand the schedule, at 16 games it worked out great. Now it’s distorted slightly.
    They should have just let them have more off-season work, knocked out one of the preseason games and that’s it, but money prevails overall

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    ME13 better get voted in the HOF along with LVD. Talk about 2 solid gold players enduring all the years of double digit losing seasons. Class acts all the way!

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    Love both of our wideouts. Have both of their jerseys. Here’s how I hope it goes down – CG14 continues to blow up the field each game, while ME13 surpasses the 1,000 yd mark for the 8th consecutive season, cementing his place in the HOF. Of course, Godwin has to remain a Buc for the foreseeable future. Licht will make it happen. Count on it!

  14. Swampbuc Says:

    ME13 gives me the warms.

  15. PSL Bob Says:

    Speaking of Mike Glennon, I live on the east coast where I’ve not been able to watch the Bucs for the past two weeks. Miami gets the Fox broadcast when they’re playing an NFC team. So yesterday I was watching the Dolphins game while listening to the Bucs on the radio (someone has got to put Deckerhoff out to pasture). Well low and behold, Mike Glennon who’s the backup QB for Daniel Jones, started the game in Jones’ absence. God,was he awful. I don’t know how many times he missed open targets. Miami would probably have lost that game if Jones was playing. I don’t remember Glennon being that bad when he was with the Bucs. Maybe just rust from sitting on the bench for so long or maybe my memory sucks.

  16. Joe Says:

    Mike Glennon who’s the backup QB for Daniel Jones, started the game in Jones’ absence. God,was he awful.

    Read this morning he looked pathetic.

  17. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Lovie Smith..”Mike Glennon is the QB of the future for the Bucs”.
    So thankful that those Tennessee Ready days are long past.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. jason Says:

    making a prediction here, NO game we will clinch the division and ME clinches his 8th straight year of 1000.
    its a good year to be a ticket holder. go bucs.

  19. SlyPirate Says:

    Evans has the most 1000-yard seasons to start a career. The all-time leader in most consecutive 1000-yard seasons is Jerry Rice. He did it 11 times in a row. I’d love to see Evans match that record, next.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady doesn’t care much about anything but SB’S but also cares about his teammates, I have NO doubt barring injury Evan’s gets his 1000 by week 16.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d like 1200 yards and 16 TDs, please.

  22. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    ME13 is a very good WR, is been the ONLY one for all those dark years mention above, so someone got to catch the ball, if you know what I mean.
    It can’t be missed, unless intentionally, that CG is more versatile, smarter WR, so BETTER.
    I never have seen a WR to do sooo many different plays in one game, let alone the record he established.
    I wish CG health/not-injury, cause that is the only thing he can’t control, and we may have one of the greatest WR we have seen.
    Congratulation to CG, and JL MUST do anything to make sure he remain a Bucs for long time.
    Is good to have both ME and CG, yes it is. If releasing ME13 can be part of the deal to keep CG here, I will do it in a heart beat.(hypothetically speaking)

  23. Dewey Selmon Says:

    OJ Simpson was the only RB to rush for 2,000 in a 14 game season. Does the other 7 or 8 backs that did it in 16 games get an asterisk? Or someone who does it in 17?

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I remember there were fan here who wanted to get rid of him after his second season.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    crazyBucs_CL Says:
    “ME13 is a very good WR, is been the ONLY one for all those dark years mention above”

    That statement is simply not true. Go back and check those rosters.

  26. D-Rome Says:

    I remember there were fan here who wanted to get rid of him after his second season.

    I also remember you thinking Jameis Winston was going to lead the Bucs to a deep playoff run.

  27. Crickett Baker Says:

    After all the covid empty stadiums I understand and accept a business decision for the 17 games. Believe me, there is incredible overhead to keep an empty stadium open. As for Mike, I love him. He is so consistent and makes difficult catches all the time. I am so glad to finally see an article about him. He just doesn’t seem to get enough credit nor kudos. GO BUCS!

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    Greatest WR in Bucs history and it’s not close.

  29. Buczilla Says:

    Mike is a unicorn. A superstar, first ballot hall of fame receiver who doesn’t b!tch about not getting the ball enough, is a fantastic teammate, and does great things in the community. We are truly blessed and lucky to have this dude.

  30. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @”…doesn’t b!tch about not getting the ball enough,…”
    How you get 1000+ yards if don’t get the ball “enough”??!!??
    ..and yes, he “b!tch” with every part of his body, not just mouth..hands,face-making,items-smashing… he is a good WR, but he got his “skeletons”.
    His has been lucky with Bucs, cause since he got drafted, he has been the best offence player we had. The rest were just garbage. Is different now.. right? we are loaded.

  31. Sucatkane Says:

    Loaded yet still getting over 1000 yards hum that might mean he is good

  32. Eddie Marz Says:

    To the fan or un-fan who said Godwin would pass Evans catch total in four games, you’ve got to be kidding, I hope. That’s the team record, he doesn’t do that every game, just like Brady doesn’t throw 4 touchdowns every game or he would get 68. Find a better way and a more intelligent way to put down a great receiver like Evans if you can. GO BUCS!

  33. unbelievable Says:

    Always love the idiots who think Evans isn’t worth keeping. Let’s you know their football opinions are worthless.

    Year in and year out, it never fails.

  34. Roseanne Brescia Says:

    Mike Evans is my guy. He’s great and he definitely!!!! Will Go over the 1000 mark for soon. He’s a great player.
    Go Mike show them you can do it!!
    Can wait to see the game on Sunday.
    Love Those Bucs!!!!

  35. daniel Da Man Says:

    Difference between AB and Evans ‽ one is a great player, great citizen of the NFL and a very classy person., the other guy is a person of no character no ethics no redeeming qualities. Bench him or trade him afterwards the suspension. BUCCANEERS can show some class that character really does count in and outside of football.