Calling The “W” For Mike Evans

October 2nd, 2023

Much was made of the Mike Evans-Marshon Lattimore bout yesterday and Joe is giving a clear win to Evans in the twice-annual duel between the greatest receiver in Bucs history and one of the great jerks in slimy Saints history.

It often ends in Evans trying to hurt Lattimore, but yesterday it ended early — not long after Lattimore was crying to referees because he was called for holding Evans. It was an obvious full-blown tackle of Evans before the ball arrived.

Joe got great pleasure out of seeing Lattimore flailing and whining because he was overmatched. Sadly, officials didn’t call Lattimore for punching at Evans after he was out of bounds on one reception. Evans moaned for a flag but quickly got back to the Bucs’ huddle.

Evans left the field late in the second quarter with a hamstring injury after catching all three of his targets for 40 yards, plus the pass interference penalty (8 yards and a first down) Joe referenced above.

More important, it was the the Bucs’ third consecutive win against the Saints.

As for Evans’ hamstring, it’s been described to Joe as “a tweak,” but there’s no official word from the Bucs. And they won’t have to say a thing until the next injury required injury report — Wednesday, Oct. 11.

45 Responses to “Calling The “W” For Mike Evans”

  1. BillyBucco Says:

    Lattimore got beat by Godwin twice as well
    Loved every second of him whinning to the refs.
    And Michael Thomas wanted a flag on EVERY play he didn’t catch the ball.
    What a Bit<h fest that team was. Best win of the year by far.

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    Just hope Evan’s can recover and it isn’t a nagging injury all season. I just wished ME13 could have played the whole game and gotten 150 yards against Lattimore.

  3. Beej Says:

    I believe the term “tweaked” was the term originally used to describe Kancey’s calf

  4. D-Rome Says:

    Mike Evans tweaking his hamstring seems to be an annual thing. Better to get it out of the way early than late.

  5. Citrus County Says:

    Evans will be just fine and we can be happy for no suspensions.

  6. Boss Says:

    ME looked great in the 1st half. Credit where it’s do. He played well and started us hot.

    That said I REALLY liked how this offense hummed after he sat down. They spead the ball more, were less predictably, more efficent and more fun to watch.

    not sure where that leaves us…but these younger cats earned more targets.

  7. DS Says:

    Feel like Baker actually gives his guys a chance, that would have been a TD on the PI

  8. Jack Clark Says:

    “Evans left the field late in the second quarter with a hamstring injury”

    Can the Bucs hire a Yoga instructor to fix Mike Evans hamstring, Calijah Kancey calf, and Vita Vea chest muscles?

  9. Mike C Says:

    Yeah Jack…… it is that easy smh

  10. Beej Says:

    Bears need to strap Chase Claypool into a chair, tape hiss eyelids open, and make him watch hours and hours of Mike Evans video, in order to show him what a professional football player looks like

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Evans was having his way with him. Caught every target except for the PI when Lattimore tackled him lol.

    I think he was set for a monster day before getting hurt. Not I just hope the hammy gets healthy.

    Nice seeing other guys step up too. Hopefully we can get everyone involved more consistently as the season progresses.

    Godwin is a stud.

  12. Lokog Says:

    After the play where 23 knocked out the ball of evans when the play was over did i see licht say f you you marshon?

  13. Mid-Atlantic Bucs Fan Says:

    @Jack Clark – I thought the same thing LOL
    Bucs need to hire better trainers, fitness instructors, and yoga masters to help prevent and take care of these soft tissue injuries.

  14. Buddha Says:

    Nobody in the league can cover Evans one on one!

  15. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Love Mike but it might be time to move on to a younger and faster Mike Evans

  16. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    ME13 is open on every play at 6-5 and 225 just throw it his way. Bucs could never say they have beaten the Saints 3 times in a row , now they can.

  17. Boss Says:

    “ME13 is open on every play at 6-5 and 225 just throw it his way”

    1st off, I doubt he gets a first down for caqtching it from the bench.

    2nd off, as mentioned above the rooks have earned more targets

    3rd off, CG is just as good, even better.

    4th off, and finally……this is not sand lot football. If that’s the case ME can keep his money and sign some tall dude off the street.

  18. HC Grover Says:

    Time to move on to the LIONS…that game is done.

  19. SB~LV Says:

    Sure would be interesting to see the rehab process these expensive investments get. Lots of rubbing, state of the science creams and muscle stimulation.

  20. BucU Says:

    The Saints are a microcosm of the city they represent.
    Criminals and dirty players. Basically the scu* of the earth.

  21. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    ME13 is the BEST Bucs receiver in history and one of the BEST in NFL history , so yeah he IS open on every play you douche.

  22. Buc50 Says:

    No loyalty at all. Evans took pay cut after pay cut to sign better players for our SB run. He’s put up with guys like AB and Jameis and never complained. Now that he wants his money, you guys want to move on. Look around the league at all the diva WRs. We are blessed to have him through multiple QBs.

    Pay the man!

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Best news today so far is the stupid Falcons are sticking with Ridder at QB.

    He is only a 3rd round choice, doesn’t run particularly well (48 yards rushing on the year), and stinks at throwing the ball. I have no idea why they’d stick with that guy, he’s terrible. But the longer they keep Heinicke out the better, since outside of QB they’re actually a pretty good team.

  24. firethecannons Says:

    I would think they have a nutritionist and smoothie maker on the team–all the right stuff for each individual person in their smoothie

  25. cmurda Says:

    Mike was owning Lattimore. I wish Mike didn’t hurt the hammy. He was going to have a field day. Lattimore was smoked on the play that he tackled Mike on. It was a bitch move but it was smart because Mike is easily scoring a TD on that play.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Buc50 Says:
    October 2nd, 2023 at 3:33 pm
    No loyalty at all. Evans took pay cut after pay cut to sign better players for our SB run.


    I love Evans, want him to get a new deal, but that’s 100% fake news. He agreed to restructure his deal, which is great and all, but as I pointed out at the time, all it meant in reality was that he got a big payday upfront to spread out money he’d otherwise get later in the deal. What Mike said at the time is that he’d take a paycut, but the team never asked him to take a paycut, just to move around the money owed, which was good for Mike since millions in 2020 are a lot more valuable than millions in 2023.

  27. cmurda Says:

    Mike was owning Lattimore. I wish Mike didn’t hurt the hammy. He was going to have a field day. Lattimore was smoked on the play that he tackled Mike on. It was a beyotch move but it was smart because Mike is easily scoring a TD on that play.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    I was listening to some Saints podcasts after the game because I wanted to hear them crying, and they didn’t disappoint.

    Again, for the 3 time this season, the other team said Mayfield isn’t a good QB, but their defense made him look like a pro-bowler.

    They said the Saints OC is the worst in football (did they hire Leftwich and I missed it?).

    They said the Bucs have problems in the punting game, that our punter isn’t any good and just kicks line drive punts that are easy to return and they won’t be surprised if the Bucs are looking for a new punter.

    For the 3rd time this year after a defeat, I’ve heard the other teams fans talk about how the Bucs aren’t actually a good team, this was a result of how bad their team played.

    They had the gull to complain about the refs not giving them enough calls, and calling too many penalties against them.

  29. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    ME13 is the best WR in Bucs history and it aint even close.

  30. JimBobBuc Says:

    I loved the play where Rashaad White had a big run to the left and Palmer was flagged for holding Lattimore, but Palmer put a MASSIVE PANCAKE on Lattimore!!!!.

  31. AtlBuc Says:

    I think that Brady would not have thrown any of the three passes Mayfield threw to Mike. Brady wanted receivers to have a certain amount of separation before he would throw the ball. Baker doesn’t mind making contested throws. So, maybe in past Saints-Bucs games it was brady who was shutting Evans down, not Lattimore.

  32. dbbuc711 Says:

    I have total belief that Mike’s hammy tweak was due to Lattimore grabbing his foot to keep him from scoring a TD

  33. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Lattimore’s PI was BS. It sucks that it’s the same penalty for a ‘normal’ PI as it is for grabbing a guys ankle and dragging him down. Should be a warning for a foul like that.

  34. BringBucsBack Says:

    Can we order a case of that magic futbol spray?

  35. Ed McSherry Says:

    Maybe you missed the three-deep-balls-in-a-single-game Brady threw to Mike Evans, ensuring another outstanding and deserved 1,000 yard season for Mike.

    Three of Mike Evan’s 1,000 yard seasons was with all three of Brady’s years with the Buccaneers.

    Except for Randy Moss for a couple of years (which, yes, is a big “except”), Mike Evans was the only legit, deep-ball, elite receiver Brady played with in his 23 year career; it can be well believed that Mike Evans was a major reason why Brady signed with the Buccaneers; and with “Bruce’s Biscuit philosophy:” Super Bowl win anyone?

    Fan tidbits:
    It was a good sign Sunday when the first Buccaneers’ play of the game -wasn’t- a run-play up the middle.

    Some good play-calling from the OC now.

    A positive-negative when there’s a convincing win, regardless of 11 penalties and minus eighty-something yards.

    Good to see Carlton Davis back.

  36. CalBucsFan Says:

    Tip of the hat to the Bucs’ new OC, it is so nice to see all of the movement and subtle variations added to them from one snap to the next time the set appears the same.

    A major concern long-term for me though is the QB backup solution being Trask if Mayfield is injured. Not because Trask is not capable, he is just not as mobile as Mayfield and winning could become quite a bit harder. Mayfield has been remarkably good when pressured, so If the front line doesn’t improve and Mayfield goes down…

    Well, please let it be sooner in the season, rather than later. In the meantime, just in case, I will just keep watching USC’s QB and NC’s Maye with fingers crossed.

  37. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Mike Evans will be on the field against the Lions whether he is 100% or not.

  38. J Says:

    ME’s hamstrings should get a bust in Canton too.

  39. Brandon Says:

    The fact that Evans was on the bike trying to get back in the game tells you everything you need to know about his hamstring. It’ll be fine soon. Expect to see him full speed against the Lions.

  40. Beej Says:

    As for nimbleness of foot, Trask and Mayfield have nearly identical 40 times, for whatever that is worth

  41. BradyGronk Fan Says:

    Mayfield and Brady are too different types of QB. Other than Moss and Gronk, Brady passed more to quick receivers such as Godwin, Edelman, Welker, and Branch.

    Meanwhile Mayfield plays more backyard type football and Evans will get more chances with that type of QB. Looking for a big year from Evans, maybe his best year as long as his hamstring doesn’t continue to bother him.

  42. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Boss you know nothing troll

  43. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Boss. Also ME13 will be Bucs first offensive player inducted into the HOF can’t wait to hear you cry about it

  44. Rod Munch Says:

    Happy to see the PI calls brought up.

    I wish the NFL had an AI chatbot available to the public, because I’d like to know how many yards Evans has in his career in just the Saints committing PI or holding on him. I would seriously guess it’s in the 300-400 yard range. No joke.

  45. Saul Says:

    Pretty sad for what Michael Evans has done for the community and this team and he still doesn’t have a contract. The glazers should be embarrassed for the way they’re treating us