Bucs CB Davis On WR Evans: “He’s A Monster”

Mike Evans is among the finest receivers within the league and the best offensive Bucs participant in workforce historical past. That’s not up for debate.

There are lots of attributes which have gotten Evans to an elite stage standing. However is there one factor specifically that separates him from the remaining?

Cornerback Carlton Davis III goes up in opposition to one of the best of one of the best for the Bucs protection. That features taking part in one-on-one in opposition to Evans in apply, which he did on Wednesday. The bodily traits are one side, however it’s the character of steady effort in Evans sport that can make him a future Corridor of Famer.

“What folks don’t perceive about Mike is he’s a hell of a competitor,” Davis mentioned. “I don’t even suppose folks perceive there’s days the place it’s like day six of camp, he’s going arduous, my legs harm, I’m like barely getting out of my petal and he’s full velocity, full go and he’s on a distinct timing than all people else. He needs it extra. You’ll be able to simply inform that he needs it extra.

Bucs WR Mike Evans – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“He has the bodily skills, he can do all of it, however his psychological and the way he approaches the sport is simply a lot completely different and simply underrated. I don’t suppose lots of people perceive that he’s a monster to go up in opposition to daily as a result of he doesn’t prefer to lose. And when he loses, he will get actually mad, and also you don’t need to see Mike mad – he’s a beast.”

Going into his ninth 12 months, Evans remains to be on the prime of his sport. He’s accrued 606 receptions for 9,301 yards, 75 touchdowns together with a Tremendous Bowl ring. Evans holds the franchise report for receiving yards, touchdowns and receptions. To not point out that he holds the report for many consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to start a profession (eight).

“I’ve been blessed, however I’ve at all times believed in my skills,” Evans mentioned. “Yearly I’m going to come back in tremendous assured. If I’m feeling good, like I mentioned, I really feel like I’m one of the best. I’m simply making an attempt to enhance every year and simply joyful to be right here.”

Evans mentioned that maintaining his physique in form and able to go is principal part to his success.

“Every year I determine stuff out, issues I have to work on and have to do to ensure I’m feeling my finest,” Evans mentioned. “I do the identical exercises, I simply exercise extra now than I did prior to now. That’s why I used to be so heavy, and I watch what I eat now. That’s been useful for the final 3-4 years. Yearly I simply attempt to discover methods to maintain my physique in tip prime form. After I’m feeling good, I really feel like one of the best.

And if he ever will get complacent, he simply appears to be like on the new receivers trying to make the workforce as inspiration to maintain going.

“All these younger guys that are available, they provide me additional motivation as a result of they provide a lot juice and simply need to play,” Evans mentioned. They’ve a dream and so they need to make it. Simply watching them work conjures up me. They’ve been doing nice, I hope I might help them alongside the best way.”