Turn It Around: Mike Evans Gets Back on Track in Week 2


After a disheartening almost concerning week one, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ all-star wide receiver Mike Evans shined in week two. Evans was stellar in Sunday’s game against Carolina. He and Tom Brady were clicking in the team’s home opener, a welcome sight for any Bucs fan.

Bounce Back 

Evans caught one touchdown to go with 104-yards on seven receptions. Compare that to last week’s two-yards and one touchdown and I’d say the chemistry is starting to show. Seeing Evans come out and have a great game was very exciting. With Chris Godwin out in week two with a concussion, Evans came through when the team needed him the most.

Brady threw for 217 yards yesterday, a slight drop-off from last week. However, the drops from a few players didn’t help. With Evans finally gluing with Brady, the future looks bright for the Buccaneers’ offense.

Brady’s Bunch

Another plus is that Godwin just got cleared to play next Sunday in Denver. So, the one-two punch between Evans and Godwin will be hard to stop when they’re going on all cylinders. Godwin had a good week one, catching for 79-yards.

It didn’t take long for Evans to get used to the offense under Brady this past Sunday. Although there is still some bugs to workout, hopefully his brilliance continues. Evans made some incredible plays Sunday and he looked way more comfortable. Plus, he wasn’t hurt. If we remember, Evans played week one with an injury. That alone can throw a player off. But against Carolina, he looked sharp and consistent.

Although Brady’s numbers dropped a bit, he still looked good. And like Evans he looked comfortable. There were some things to work out, but it was definitely a step in the right direction. Brady completed 23/36 passes and threw for two touchdowns. However, he also threw two interceptions.

The Buccaneers have something to look forward to now. Evans is starting to prove once again why he’s a top five receiver in the NFL. With Godwin coming back, opposing defenses will have a tough task ahead of them.


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