“I forgot about that,” Evans said. Brady is a quarterback who needs to intimately understand every detail of his offense before he can play his best football. Mike Evans is active and will play today in Bucs' opener vs. Saints. Still, there’s a ton of reasons to believe that quarterbacks, at the age of 43, simply can’t get it done: one being that there haven’t been any. The relationship the quarterback and receiver have developed in a short time is among the reasons the Bucs (2-1) sit alone atop the NFC South entering Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers (1-2). Green happy to 'feel like my old self again', Fantasy football waiver wire for NFL Week 7: Travis Fulgham, Justin Herbert among top pickups, Jets still attracting Super Bowl bets ... seriously, Eagles WR Travis Fulgham's globe-trotting, odds-defying rise to the NFL, McClure, ESPN Falcons reporter, dies at 48, Arians praises Brady's '60-yard dimes' at practice. He's a superstar -- the most accomplished player in our game in history, and he's just like everybody else," Evans said. Coach Anthony Lynn and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen said the rookie did not get rattled despite Los Angeles being down by double digits in the fourth quarter last week against Carolina. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans will suit up for the team’s Week 1 tilt against the New Orleans Saints. Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans will suit up in the team's Week 1 contest against the Saints after a stressful week of reports. “He’s a great red-area threat [with], I think, his size, his quickness, his elusiveness, his hands, everything,” Brady said. The end result was a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown by Mike Davis. The former No. Bucs wide receivers coach Kevin Garver said Evans has "a lot of respect" for Brady, who will help push the star receiver. “He can make some great throws; he definitely doesn’t feel pressure around him. “Mike is one of the great receivers in the NFL. Evans, who showcased an impactful connection with Brady during training camp, was the only Buccaneer player to miss practice on Wednesday. The sixth overall pick in this year’s draft was 2 years old when the 43-year-old Brady made his NFL debut with New England in 2000. Los Angeles has lost two straight after opening with a victory over Cincinnati. Herbert has thrown for 300 yards in his first two starts and has shown poise. "He just works extremely hard, he's always taking care of his body. Sharp Bettor Makes Massive Bet on Bucs, Brady, Buccaneers’ Rookie Accidently Knocks Down Tom Brady, Donald Trump on Buccaneers Ownership: Fantastic People. Safety Derwin James from FSU and center Mike Pouncey from UF are out for the season, and they will be without four other defensive starters for Sunday’s game, including defensive end Melvin Ingram and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Los Angeles could also be missing a pair of starters on the offensive line. He's just cool. Tom Brady has helped play a big role in Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Mike Evans battling back from his hamstring injury. Evans only had two catches for two yards, but both catches were touchdowns, helping the Bucs get the win on the road. He keeps his head down the field, he can run with the football [and] he makes great reads,” Bowles added. "I think those are the things that Mike's focusing on, so obviously he's gotta do those things on his own, but I think playing with a guy like Tom, I think that it does help from a motivational standpoint when you're playing with a quarterback of his caliber.". Bucs-Saints: Mike Evans’ Availability for Tom Brady’s Debut Revealed, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Tampa Bay Buccaneers and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Tom Brady is taking a lot of grief for seemingly forgetting what down it was at the end of Thursday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears, but there’s one thing he hasn’t forgotten. TAMPA — Bruce Arians doesn’t blame Tom Brady for looking for Mike Evans when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to the goal line. Injuries and turnovers keep getting in the way for the Tampa Bay duo. Judging Week 6 overreactions: Are the Steelers the NFL's best team? He’s a really great player. Wide Receiver Mike Evans will play for the Buccaneers against the Saints in Week 1. I'm appreciative of that. Mike Evans says Tom Brady is "already up there as one of my favorite teammates" and that the Bucs new QB is "trying to turn me into a living legend as well." Share this article 322 shares share tweet text email link Andrew Joseph. Tom Brady’s arrival in Tampa Bay was supposed to allow Mike Evans to take his game to a whole new level.

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