Mike Evans has a day.
Yeah, so this is a bit vague. But I said I’m starting easy.
The Saints have seen plenty of Mike Evans throughout his career. But he’s always been his own worst enemy on the field. He could never catch the ball consistently, and that all but nullified his elite physical tools.
Well, now he’s fixed the catching problem. And he’s tearing the league apart. From what I understand—which isn’t actually much—he’s the backbone, front bone, arms and legs of this Buccaneers offense.
He’ll no doubt have Delvin Breaux shadowing him all game long. And last season I would have thought that enough to contain the breakout receiver. But it’s hard to contain a guy like Mike Evans. Breaux is still playing very well, and I expect he’ll cover Evans better than most. But the aura I saw around Breaux has faltered in recent weeks. I see he’s just a man, and he’ll have his hands full on Sunday.
So Mike Evans, a day. The first of my bold predictions.