Touchdown No. 86 For Mike Evans

October 27th, 2023

After tonight’s Bucs loss in Buffalo, only 16 receivers in NFL history have caught more touchdowns than Mike Evans.

Joe appreciates history and greatness, and Evans is delivering both.

Evans caught his 18th touchdown pass tonight late in the fourth quarter, one that required great focus as the ball deflected off a defender’s helmet. It was the 86th TD of Evans’ career. He left Hines Ward and Hall of Famers Lance Alworth and Paul Warfield in the rear view mirror at 85.

Evans was rather invisible until the fourth quarter. Joe’s not sure how that happens. It’s unacceptable. The film won’t lie and Joe looks forward to studying it.

Regardless, the greatest receiver in Bucs history is now on pace this season for 85 catches for 1,326 yards and 11 touchdowns. And some fans think he’s having a bad year!

Joe appreciates Evans every minute he’s on the field. Yeah, even the drops.

13 Responses to “Touchdown No. 86 For Mike Evans”

  1. BCULAW18 Says:

    I hope he retires a Buc but he probably deserves better this season. With a passive coaching staff, ME’s talents are, unfortunately wasted.

  2. RagingBrisket Says:

    Any reporting on why Evans was all pissed off after his TD? We can speculate but did anyone in the media ask about it?

  3. Alexandre Nascimento Says:

    86th reception TD
    87th total

    Need to be fed more

  4. Beeej Says:

    Bills were playing man, had a guy blanketing ME13

  5. BrianBucs Says:

    Mike is a true warrior.
    He is a true team man.
    Best receiver in Bucs history.
    Bucs should feel honored to have him.
    Hopefully he is still a Buc after Tuesday at 4:00

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    I wish Canales could have got Baker involved more in the game earlier. One catch in the first half for 7 yards…… I would love to see him retire a Buc, perhaps Mike’s decision will be based on who the new head coach will be and who the Bucs will have as qb next year. If he does not like what he sees, who is to blame him for going to greener pastures. Anyhow, great catch for the TD, it made the game seem closer than it really was and burned a lot of people who took the Bills -9.5.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    The film won’t lie- they actually showed a bunch of it during the 3rd quarter…

    What did it show you might ask? It showed Mike Evans being wide arse open, play after play after play… all night long. But the new trio of ineptitude- Bowles, Canales and Mayfield, didn’t even try to get him the ball until the Bucs were down by 14 with time running out.


    Mike Evans deserves better than this pile of horse dung.

  8. Sly Pirate Says:

    Mike looks so disinterested in this team. He’s played with the GOAT. He’s been in an Arians’ offense. This is a joke. Trade Mike. Don’t waste his last few great years here. Give us a good team and a strong finish to root for while the Bucs are rebuilding.

  9. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Brisket, team was still losing and that was his 3rd catch. I’d be mad too. No reason to celebrate while losing. I appreciate him Barry Sandersing the ball.

  10. White Dogg Says:

    Joe. Mike Evans now has a total of 87 career TD’s …. 1 was a fumble recovery in the endzone (86 passing + 1 fumble recovery)

  11. Fred Says:

    He’s gone. Last game as a Buc.

  12. Saskbucs Says:

    Look forward to the game tape review, I assumed in the first half they just had him double covered the whole time. Should let Godwin go wild you would think. If they need to buy Baker more time as well, could they please start rolling him out more? He can scoot, get him outside the pocket and maybe he draws some attention that opens up a passing option. Too much standing in a collapsing pocket and dancing, especially in the last 10 mins.

  13. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I like Baker Mayfield but he holds on to the ball to long. He also hesitates to much when he should be getting rid of the ball to the open windows. It almost like he doesn’t have confidence in himself to make the throw