Who Will The Bucs Play Next? Mike Evans Has A Preference.

January 16th, 2022

Man, Mike Evans was one happy dude after today’s hammering of the Eagles at The Licht House.

Evans deserved and earned the big grin on his face.

Through four postseason games last year, Evans caught a total 11 balls for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was in that ballpark today alone, catching 9 balls for 117 yards and 1 TD.

Evans is a huge sports fan and a true and deep NFL fan. So Joe asked Evans what team he would like to face next week in Round 2 of the playoffs. The 49ers (No. 6 seed) play the Cowboys (No. 3) this afternoon, and the Rams (No. 4) host the Cardinals (No. 5 tomorrow night).

The best receiver in Bucs history had an interesting reply.

He wants to see whatever team “plays the most man coverage.”

Joe asked Evans if he was surprised to get so much man coverage against the Eagles today, and Evans said it wasn’t a ton but it certainly was a hell of a lot more than the zone-zone-zone diet fed to the Tampa Bay offense when it faced the Eagles in October.

When will teams learn? Covering Evans 1-on-1 is usually a death sentence unless it’s Jalen Ramsey and occasionally Marshon Lattimore.

So Joe is rooting for the Cardinals and the Cowboys. Yeah, the Cowboys. Joe sees that aggressive defense and has visions of big plays.

41 Responses to “Who Will The Bucs Play Next? Mike Evans Has A Preference.”

  1. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Rams or AZ, short week and have to fly to East coast. Does Woody Hayes Arians get fined for hitting a player or jailed for assault like the rest of us?

  2. Daren Says:

    Evans is always a stud but he seemed to have even more fire after Brown insinuated Bucs WR Corp was lacking ….

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Stop with the fake news about Marshon Lattimore – the guy commits pass interference on every single plays and ends the game with like 40-50 yards in PI calls. That’s not slowing someone down, the yards count either way.

    As for Ramsey – huh? Evans literally ran him over last year for a TD, had a 5-50-1 line. This year Evans had 8-106 vs the Rams. That’s not owning someone, or even really slowing them down. You might want to re-watch those Rams games rather than quote stats. –Joe

  4. Scooter Says:

    Predicting Tampa hosts San Fran in NFC championship game and it will be 49’ers 4th consecutive road game.

  5. Captain Dan Lawrence Says:

    I’m more interested in who matches up best against the Packers!

  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Yeah that aggressive Cowboy defense can put pressure on the QB, and the way the O line looked many times after the injuries to Jensen (nagging injury again) and Wirfs was not pretty.
    3rd down sack, 3rd down sack.

    Most likely we will see more 6 Olineman plays called

    We will see how the Bucs scheme things, but it was night and day difference after the injuries to the O line

    GO BUCS!!!!

  7. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    I’d rather see the Cards come to town. If the 49er’s pull this off they will give the pack all they can handle

  8. mark2001 Says:

    List..not at all like the Woody Hayes deal. I was watching that game. An opposing player intercepted the ball, was heading for a pick six, and Woody’s national ambitions were drying up before his eyes. He swung on an opposing player making a good play, and running down the sidelines. If I was going to make a comparison to another situation, I would compare it to a much milder version of a Bobby Knight practice chew out.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    I watched the game also, and Woody went berserk on the Clemson player.

    Arians did not go berserk on him, but was over the top none the less with Adams

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:


  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Rod Munch – I watched Evans school Ramsey in that home game last year in Tampa.

    This year, nothing in my memory stands out in terms of Ramsey vs Evans, but perhaps my memory is protecting me from getting re-triggered by that game.

    In any case, I’m hoping the 49ers win and the Cards take out he Rams, because the Rams are the team the Bucs should want to see the least.

  12. HC Grover Says:

    If we win and pack loss do we get 3rd home game?

  13. August 1976 Buc Says:

    HC Grover…..Yes “IF” the Bucs beat their next opponent

  14. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    HC Grover…yes

  15. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Rams could be a difficult match even though the rams haven’t played well down the stretch. Again they need more than just evans and gronk for this offense to get into a rhythm.

  16. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Goodness would you kill your noise with that Guzman? You kept crying the same thing in the in game thread and they proved you wrong. Until teams can stop them Brady has proven that Evans and Gronk are his two most important weapons needed. Everybody else is cing on his cake.

  17. Oxycodoms Says:

    All teams will be tough. If 49ers result holds at least bucs will host a west coast. team who will have 1 less day to prepare since they play monday night

  18. HC Grover Says:

    I hope we get 3 home playoff games and they move the SB to Tampa.

  19. Boo Radley Says:

    Just read this SI piece updated since Bucs win (link below):

    ….”While the Packers are by far the worst among the NFC playoff teams in situational football, the Buccaneers are by far the best. If it’s a Packers-Buccaneers rematch in the NFC Championship Game, the Tom Brady-led Bucs offense vs. the Joe Barry-coached Packers defense looks like a colossal mismatch. Brady threw 30 touchdowns vs. zero interceptions in the red zone, with Mike Evans finishing fourth with nine red-zone touchdowns. They’ll miss receiver Chris Godwin, who finished second with 20 red-zone catches but is out with a torn ACL. On third down, Brady was third in passer rating (110.9) and first in touchdowns (17). Evans moved the chains 20 times. The Bucs were second on third-and-1 behind only Green Bay but 20th on third-and-7 through third-and-10. By ranking fifth in goal-to-go defense, the Bucs finished sixth in points allowed despite being 13th in yards.”….

    The Packers don’t want any piece of the Bucs. Losing the NFC Championship TWICE STRAIGHT to Tom Brady and the Bucs would render Aaron Rodgers “Mr. Irrelevant” and would very likely trigger his retirement. This is why he may be given a SECOND Consolation Prize MVP to “bookend” last year’s. Packer Nation is praying like hell that the Bucs get knocked off next week. But listening to BA and the Players after today’s win, that ain’t going to happen. The Spark has returned to the Bucs and they are realizing just how close to NFL Football immortality they are.

  20. Joshua porter Says:

    Definitely rather play airzona next week. Especially on a short week

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    HC Grover Says:
    January 16th, 2022 at 6:27 pm
    I hope we get 3 home playoff games and they move the SB to Tampa.


    I was thinking the same thing when they said the game could be moved to Dallas. Just move it to Tampa, they still got all the bunting in storage from last year.

  22. Bird Says:

    No more back flips mike. You are last healthy top rated receiver on team 😂

  23. HC Grover Says:

    Cowgirl game is crazy!

  24. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Here is what you want in terms of matchups down the road:
    1) Cardinals
    2) Rams
    3 Cowboys

    And, Niners have better than a puncher’s chance to beat GB. If Garrapolo doesn’t go Garrapolo, Niner win this game. Question is how bad is Bosa’s injury.

  25. cmurda Says:

    Its gonna be the Cowboys. Jimmy G literally is a liability. Dude just needed to game manage and the idiot throws a momentum changing pick. He’s terrible. The entire world knows he’s barely backup material. The 9ers just got bailed out because Jimmy G is so bad that the throw to Kittle was never completed. LOL. The Cowgirls are definitely winning this. The 9ers are choking their way led by their QB right out of the playoffs. Wow. Then the Boys D bails out Jimmy G. Wow. I just don’t think Jimmy G with the help of penalties or not can get any points here. We shall see.

  26. TheRealDrew Says:

    Does anyone remember the Thursday opener against the Cowboys, and you could hear Dak say to Brady after the game “We’ll see y’all again”? We’ll see soon

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    49ers, if healthy, can absolutely beat the Packers. But the Packers, every single week, get some huge break in terms of the other teams injuries, so probably Bosa and half the defense will be injured for the 49ers.

  28. tbbucs3 Says:

    Cmurda…wrong wrong and more wrong

  29. Boo Radley Says:

    Unfrickenbelievable. Jimmy G. tries to give the game away by not getting his line set on the QB sneak. Prescott gives away a miracle given chance to throw a hail mary to win because he handed the ball to his center instead of the ref.

  30. webster Says:

    Joe u tripping. BA and even koetter told you the saints dont play mike evans one on one. The saints tried it this year in new orleans and evans beat lattimore twice deep. One time brady missed evans and the other evans had a 40+ yard td. No team plays evans one on one because he kills them. Thats why he average about 16-17 yards per catch. If he is one on one than thats your @$$ mr. postman. He is unguardable and DCs know that and that is why they will send 2-3 players to his side of the field. If u as a buc fan have not realized that yet, then u are tripping

  31. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m no longer worried about matchups. EVERY team left is good enough to beat us if we do not bring our A game.

    However the good news is IMHO IF we bring our A game and don’t have an major mental meltdowns ala Carlton Davis..we can beat ANY team left.

    I worry about US not them. Our health is improving and that’s the first time I’ve seen the D look resemble what they played like last year. They played with their hair on fire and yes the Eagles are pretenders not contenders but they are still an NFL team and our team made them look horrible the first half.

  32. August 1976 Buc Says:

    If you are a Cowboy fan and you see your “75 million dollar QB” (for this first season of Daks contract), end the game that way is hard to take.

    Hey Ryan Jensen, give the ball to the refs lol, so we do not have something like this.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  33. BUC IT Says:

    Rams make me nervous….

  34. BUC IT Says:

    If we happen to win next week. I think we match up very well with niners.

  35. geno711 Says:

    I really don’t think that Raheem Morris’ defense can stop Tom Brady.
    People talk about Bowles defense playing off the ball. But Raheem made Jalen Ramsey much more average this year by having him play off ball.

    Teams had 59 completions over 93 targets against Ramsey this year.
    That is a 63 percent completion rate against him.

    Think with game film of Rams now in Brady’s book, he will eat them up.

  36. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Go Cardinals!

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    geno711 Says:
    January 16th, 2022 at 9:16 pm
    I really don’t think that Raheem Morris’ defense can stop Tom Brady.

    He’s already done it, this year.

  38. TampabayDJ82 Says:


  39. captivajim Says:

    Brady will NOT loose to Garappollo

  40. adam from ny Says:

    woody got all illy and punched him under the helmet in the neckbone…

    it was less effective than a samoan chop (if you remember the wwf samoans tag team wrastlers)

    it didn’t have much sock to it because he was old, and the player kinda just looked at him for a second before all hell broke loose…

    i always heard that woody used to creep up on players while dressed, who he didn’t think played well, and give them wedgies 🙂

  41. E.Vi. Says:

    Stafford didn’t have any pressure from Cardinals when he has no pressure he’s ok. Wait till he comes to Tampa he’s going to get sacked and intercepted alot. BUCS 31 RAMS 17. EVANS AND GRONK GO BEAST MODE!!!