Mike Evans Schooled Cameron Sutton

January 22nd, 2024

Owned Lions CB.

Next year when the Bucs travel to Detroit, provided Mike Evans returns to the Bucs, Joe will bet that Cameron Sutton won’t be covering Evans.

That’s because Evans had him for lunch yesterday at Ford Field.

Per NextGen Stats, Sutton was lined up on Evans on 32 times of the 40 routes that Evans ran. On eight of those routes, Evans was targeted and he caught five of those targets.

Facing Sutton, Evans rang up 100 yards receiving, finishing with 147 yards and a touchdown.

It happened to be Evans’ most productive postseason game. It also set a Bucs franchise record for most receiving yards in a playoff game.

The 147 yards also gave Evans a total of 709 yards from scrimmage in nine postseason games, also a franchise record.

33 Responses to “Mike Evans Schooled Cameron Sutton”

  1. NE Fan Says:

    Evan’s stepped it up when the D went into pass prevent and gave him a cushion. Baker played ok but I wouldn’t sign him for three reasons, one he holds the ball too long, can’t read D’s fast enough and most of all he has NO idea who Godwin is. As far as Evan’s, sure he made a fantastic side line catch but man way too many drops for a supposedly #1 WR.

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    We still lost, next year the Bucs better do something about the D line and the O line. Detroit exposed them yesterday. O line was horrible and D line wasn’t far behind.

  3. BucsFan Says:

    Make Mike a Buc for life with a 5 year deal. Best receiver to ever wear a Buc uniform. Mike actually looked faster this year.

  4. Zoocomics Says:

    Does everyone know that we play Detroit again next season? I’m pretty sure we get all the NFC divisional winners.

    Meaning? Re-sign Mikey so we can get some revenge. This Bucs team is closer than anyone cares to believe. We re-sign our special players, re-tool that Oline and get a solid edge rusher next season and we’re going to be a handful against this team. I saw nothing special about Detroit yesterday.

  5. Drunk Bucs Fan Says:

    It really is about acquiring a beast for both lines. We have really nice talent on both OL and DL, but are missing a difference maker.

    I saw someone mention getting a stud C and move Bob to G, nice idea. And then if somehow, some way a stud pass rusher can be brought in things will definitely be arrow up.

    I actually like our corners when they are healthy and playing man coverage, but if it takes losing one to get a pass rush from the DL it’s a net positive

  6. Dom Says:

    The O-Line from a pass protection standpoint was pretty good. All of the sacks were free rushers that weren’t on the O-Line. The only one you could really argue is the Hutchinson sack, but we don’t know what protection was called. I thought this was one of our best games running the ball too. LG is a need and I would like to improve at C but it’s not as urgent as LG. Bookends are set,. I think Mauch can make a good leap in year 2 like Goedeke did with an off season to get bigger.

    Needs for next season assuming we resign the core of Evans, AW Jr, Baker, LVD, and Money Chase

    1) Edge
    2) LG
    3) SS
    4) CB
    5) C
    6) TE

    Might want to try to target a LB, WR, DT, and RB in the later rounds too

  7. Boss Says:

    so tired of hearing mike praised when he causes an int that alters the course of a game….

    or he drops every damn bomb thrown to him.

    he only shows out AFTER he has f’d up!


  8. LVMYBUCS Says:

    If we are not careful and don’t think about getter better coaches we are going to be like the Bills, each year we make it to the playoff just to lose.

  9. LVMYBUCS Says:

    I think we can do better then Evans I mean I love the guy but he just seems like he needs to warm up like a old car. I would keep him but not for top money.

  10. Doc Says:

    Sign Evan, before Mayfield, should have signed him in the off season. 8 coaches have been through this with Mayfield, lets not forget he threw the intercetion that ended the season, when the game was on the line.

  11. NE Fan Says:

    I have to say, Bowles isn’t great but could you imagine
    having McDermott and he calls the fake punt on the Bill’s 30? WTF, one score game with plenty of time? If not for the goaline fumble that could have been a TD, McDermott would of sealed their destiny on one stupid play. WOW, how that guy has a job, he can’t get a very talented team to a AFC Championship game.

  12. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Baker’s not signing a 2-3 cheap deal.

    You people are nuts.

    Mike will be 31. Pushes off and has too many drops.

    This crap about retiring a Buc is stupid and costly.

    Lots of players don’t end up on the team that drafted him. No need to overpay a 31 yr old WR. Hell naw.

    Who will replace Baker? Riddle me that one. Evans production will come from multiple players not a 1 for 1 replacement.

  13. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    ^^^Thank god that idiot isn’t the GM

  14. First Name Greatest Says:

    Mike “Drops” Evans gifted Detroit 4 points ina close playoff game…

    No matter the QB, Winston, Brady or Mayfield there always seems to be some odd INT’s when targeting Evans

  15. Conner50 Says:

    A lot of guys on here attacking Evans for drops when they forget he lead the entire league in touchdowns. Tampa wouldn’t have been in the divisional game either without his production through the season. Idiots

  16. stpetebucfan Says:

    Again grasshoppers you see where you place your attention.

    Brady played like a scared old man. OR Brady still had enough “moxie” to find ways around that fear to win yet another SB? Where do you wish to focus?

    CG14 has had some drops. Otton has had some drops. Palmer has had drops.
    White has had a couple. Guess what? EVERY freakin’ receiver has drops.

    Stefon Diggs got hit right in the hands last night and did not catch a critical pass.
    Does Diggs suck?

    Some here are truly embarrassing themselves. Luckily for them they are so damn dumb they don’t even know who moronic their posts look.

    The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with limited competence in a particular domain overestimate their abilities.

    BTW operative words here are “particular domain”. Some shrinks are quick to point out just because someone suffers from Dunning Kruger in one area doesn’t mean it affects all of their lives. And so that explains how some people here are still able to dress, start their cars, eat with utensils…Ok that’s some real hyperbolic snark there. LOL But reading some of these posts…..especially those dissing a future HOFer.

  17. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Tyreek Hill and Puka Nacau both had at least 4 more recorded drops than Mike this year. Guess they should be let go too.

    Mike will be a 1000 yard receiver until he’s 35. No reason to let him go when his production is still this high and his legs still look fresh.

  18. adam from ny Says:

    yeah but that pookie nakookie guy is good !

  19. adam from ny Says:

    i think mike, before all is said and done, has a shot to unseat larry fitzgerald as #2 in receiving yards all time…or at least wind up #3 of all time…if he sticks around long enough

  20. covertwo22 Says:

    I think all the players hitting free agency will re-sign for reasonable contracts. It’s a shame, but even White would re-sign for a reasonable amount but we shouldn’t keep him. The most expensive out of the bunch will be Winfield, but he’s worth it.

    I think Baker will re-sign for a reasonable amount. 20-25 mil a year for a 2-3 year deal. As for Baker, it seems people forget how hard it is to find a solid young QB. Each draft class is full of promising young QB’s who end up being expensive busts. There are only a select few special QB’s in the league, and teams do not let them go.

    He is a middle of the pact QB. He’s not a top 5 QB, but he’s top 10-15. That’s high level for TB. Besides Brady, who you can’t count as a Franchise QB for Tampa, He’s the best they’ve ever had. Or at least has the chance to be the best statistically. People forget how poor the QB pool has been for Tampa.

  21. Dom Says:

    Are we really trashing Mike Evans after he went for 8 catches 147 yards and a TD lol. I get he has some drops that can be frustrating but he’s a true 1 WR and was an All Pro WR this season. He’s the teams only legitimate red zone threat and some of yall want to get rid of him, smh. Re-sign Mike Evans and then have CG play out his last year here in 2024. Mike hasn’t lost a step yet and his size and route running will translate well as he ages. He can still be a dominate WR for 3 more years. Bucs will need to continue to draft WR’s to keep the rest of the room cheap in future years

  22. adam from ny Says:

    sutton = got worked

  23. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    NE Fan will be following ATL and his man crush Billy B next year

  24. firethecannons Says:

    Offseason, we need to turn Trey Palmer into the burner he could be and a difference maker. Good draft pick that could be better.

  25. stpetebucfan Says:


    “but even White would re-sign for a reasonable amount”

    I think White is probably gone…BUT…if he was like Baker and realize that some sites have him as the #7 desirable FA LB’s (LVD is #2) and he’s not going to get the money of a big time ILB…PERHAPS…Bowles and the D could use him to replace Shaq at the right price.

    If DW who seems to get lost in space tackling and covering but is a monster when he rushes the passer, took a gamble along with the team for a season to see if he can produce double digit sacks he could still cash in.

    DW45 is still YOUNG. If he simply rushed the passer and came up with double digit sacks he’ll get fed! Could be a win win for Bucs and DW45.

  26. Bobby Says:

    Evans also dropped a ball that led to an interception. What if Bucs would have scored on this drive in first quarter. Evans played well in second half and 2nd quarter. Buc if we are going to celebrate players highs we better ready criticize them when it is deserved. Evans dropped passes in first quarter and probably had the most drops of his career this past season. But that first drop yesterday was crucial to the game.

  27. Bobby Says:

    Why didn’t Bowles use his final timeout in yesterday’s game so Bucs could get the ball back on offense with final seconds of game?? This is the playoffs!?? Play till the last second right!!??

  28. unbelievable Says:

    – Leads the league in receiving touchdowns

    – Has career day in playoff game, setting multiple franchise records

    – Morons on JBF: “Cut him, he dropped a pass!”

    This is why none of you run an NFL team, or even work for one.

    NE Fan Says:
    January 22nd, 2024 at 7:44 am
    Evan’s stepped it up when the D went into pass prevent and gave him a cushion.

    He had 97 receiving yards at halftime. At that point, Jared Goff only had 99 passing yards. But please tell us more about how Detroit was in “pass prevent” in the 1st half of a tied 10-10 game.

  29. Gipper Says:

    Evans is a real talent, a perfect blend of size, strength and route precision. Let’s not forget ,however, who put the ball right on the money to him all year and through the playoffs. Believe Evans when he says he wants Baker back.

  30. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Evans had crucial drops all of his career. Yesterday was worse bc it became an interception that quickly changed the tone of the game in Lions favor. It got the crowd crazy. The last thing the Bucs needed. If he catches that ball and Edward Sizzorhands aka Jamel Dean makes the interception, momentum would have been in Bucs favor. Sorry but ME has never been clutch and had padded his numbers with a lot of desperation time catches. We need a faster, younger a more sure handed receiver to replace ME and invest in an edge rusher instead.

  31. BradyGronk Fan Says:

    Bucs played toe to toe with Detroit. They lost cause they had more bad luck and mistakes than Detroit. It wasn’t just the Evans tipped int, there was the missed field goal, the unblocked sacks, other players dropping passes, the dropped int by Dean, the end of the game int by Baker on a bad throw, Bowles playing a little scared., etc. Etc.

  32. BradyGronk Fan Says:

    To you guys who want to get rid of a likely HOF receiver who has at least two more 1000 yard seasons in him, look at the teams with no elite deep threat receivers. They’re not easy to find, the Patriots haven’t had a real deep threat receiver for more than a season since Randy Moss.

  33. Conner50 Says:

    Crucial drops all of his career? Name them please. The bucs lost due to the defense giving up 3 touchdowns in a row and baker forcing something that wasn’t there. Quit dissing a future hall of famer like Evans who works his butt off and puts up unbelievable numbers. Never been clutch? That’s a joke. Your an idiot if you think any young wr in this years draft will do half of what Evans will do lol go on somewhere