Sara Walsh Makes The Case For Mike Evans And The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

July 14th, 2023

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If you asked Joe for the most overlooked Bucs player, Joe wouldn’t blink an eye. That would be Lavonte David.

However, a high-profile NFL Network staffer said in so many words Thursday, ‘Lavonte, make room for Mike Evans.’

NFC South reporter for the NFL Network and graduate of Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Sara Walsh, was anchoring “Good Morning Football” this week when the gang at the breakfast table discussed their “All-Underrated Offense.”

For Walsh, her selection on the Bucs was easy. It’s Bucs receiver Mike Evans. Clad in her new Bucs creamsicle jersey, Walsh extolled the virtues of Evans referring to him as “dominant” and, of course, citing his NFL record of beginning a career with nine straight 1,000-yard seasons.

No argument from Joe. Hell, Joe still gets the shivers from a gaggle of Hall of Fame selectors citing all the current NFL players that could someday have a shot at the Hall of Fame — and they all omitted Evans.

It’s debatable if the current representative of the Tampa Bay area, world-famous columnist Ira Kaufman, will be around when Evans is eligible for the Hall, five years after Evans retires.

Joe thinks Walsh made a case on national television to someday succeed Ira with his Hall of Fame duties. You can see and hear Walsh make the case for Evans in the NFL Network video below.

You go, girl!

22 Responses to “Sara Walsh Makes The Case For Mike Evans And The Pro Football Hall Of Fame”

  1. teacherman777 Says:

    Mike Evans is the GOAT. On the field and off. A Legend.

    RIP to his dad. RIP to Vincent Jackson.

    On a side note.

    Our new LG Feiler is 6 foot 6.

    Our new RG is 6 foot 6.

    Our new QB is 6 feet tall.

    I’m not sure this will be good for Bakers visibility.

    Go Bucs!

  2. Fansince76 Says:

    Mike’s a Hall of Famer no doubt!

  3. NCBucfan Says:

    Mikey’s played great despite playing with Mcclown/Glennon, and Americas Qb Mr Winston most of his career. If he doesn’t get in the HOF, I will go up there and burn the bi$$$ down!

  4. Dooley Says:

    As long as gas is under $5/gal and matches are still free lol

  5. Lt. Dan Says:

    She is wearing #10. Scotty Miller? Shaun King or maybe Jim Zorn?

  6. NCBucfan Says:

    @ Dooley,

    Lol, no kidding!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Absurd to even suggest that Mike Evans will not be voted into the HOF…..

  8. C.j. Massie Says:

    What tampabaybucfan said. Ridiculous.

  9. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    I love Mike Evans as a player , but he needs a minimum of 2 more very productive seasons, sorry to tell you.

  10. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Lt Dan. Trey Palmer?

  11. Razor Ramone Says:

    Rodney Marsh.

  12. NCBucfan Says:

    There are only 10 players in nfl history that have over 100 tds. Dude is gonna easily get past that. Only a total idiot or hater would say evans doesn’t belong in the hall!

  13. Bucnation Says:

    1st ballot

  14. Beej Says:

    Evans needs to hit 100 td’s

  15. RustyRhinos Says:

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  16. ChiBuc Says:

    None more deserving than ME13; however, Joe, isn’t it bad mojo to keep writing Mike’s career epitaph before he has even considered a retirement date? I feel like you’re jinxing the 1000 yard streak.

  17. First Name Greatest Says:

    Name another Hall of Fame Wide Receiver NEVER named an All Pro…

    The lack of awareness in our fanbase is astonishing

  18. Dooley Says:

    “Name another Hall of Fame Wide Receiver NEVER named an All Pro…”

    Mike Evans has played 9 seasons in the NFL, all for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was named a second-team All-Pro in 2016 and has been elected to the Pro Bowl four times.

    what was that about “lack of awareness”?

  19. First Name Greatest Says:

    No Hall of Fame Receivers are elected first ballot who’ve never been a 1st Team All Pro

    Bucs fans who think he’s getting in first ballot are delusional.

    Mike has been in the top 10 in receiving yards only twice in his career
    4 Seasons he’s barely eeked by the 1k mark

    He’s consistently good but rarely great. Take off the Pewter colored glasses he needs 3 or 4 strong seasons to be seriously considered

  20. garro Says:

    Get her on your training program Ira!

    Go Bucs!

  21. Glass Half Full Guy Says:

    ME13’s resume is certainly impressive enough to get him some H.O.F. votes if he retired right now. Unfortunately it seems many of the media types who vote also get caught up in hype and popularity and Evans is a low-key dude. But he also doesn’t make enemies in the media like a T.O did..

    What really helps his case tho is he had 3 years with Brady and all of the national media attention it brought plus he got a S.B. ring which is always a consideration rightly or wrongly. Right, Mr. Marino? Lol

    First-ballot is a rarity for any position and is usually reserved for guys who led the league in stats at their position on a consistent basis it seems. We all love the guy and think he’s great but he can disappear in games at times.

    There are many WRs in the H.O.F. with lesser credentials (as Deion Sanders calls them “second tier”) so I really think ME13 gets in eventually. I’m sure he has Ira’s vote. Lol

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    Mike also has amazing career stats, not just 1,000 yards every year. He’s top five, maybe number three, to get to 10,000 yards and 75 TDs fastest. Why does this question continue???