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Mike Evans: Playing with Desean Jackson is going to be awesome

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The Buccaneers may have the best 1-2 punch at wide receiver in the NFL this year.

That’s the word from Mike Evans, who thinks he and DeSean Jackson will combine to be a pair of receivers that other defenses can’t stop.

“This is going to be awesome,” Evans told the Houston Chronicle. “Obviously, I think we could be one of the best tandems in the league. DeSean is an explosive receiver. I think we can do great things together. As soon as he got signed, we had dinner and we connected right away. We knew each other already. I’ve always been a fan of his game and the swagger he brings. Having him on the team will be very helpful.”

With Jameis Winston throwing to Evans and Jackson, the Bucs may have an awesome passing game for many years to come.

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18 Responses to “Mike Evans: Playing with Desean Jackson is going to be awesome”
  1. laserw says: Jul 8, 2017 1:50 PM

    Jackson is brittle and doesn’t like to play many games. The Tampa Bay Rusty Tide will be lucky to have Jackson healthy for half the season.

  2. bcetour says: Jul 8, 2017 1:53 PM

    OJ Howard, Cameron Brate, D Jax, Evans, Humphries, Godwin.

    Martin, McNichols, Rodgers, Sims.


    Awful lot of top end options. If they stay healthy, and balance it well, best of luck stopping them.

  3. MichaelEdits says: Jul 8, 2017 2:06 PM

    This is true, but as luck would have it, I’m a Panthers homer. #KeepPounding

  4. Cleanosaur says: Jul 8, 2017 2:09 PM

    Desean Jackson is the first version of Percy Harvin minus headaches

  5. dway096 says: Jul 8, 2017 2:10 PM

    A lot of people are still sleeping on the Bucs. We’ll see how you all sleep when those cannons are repeatedly firing vs your team.

  6. Ron Jull says: Jul 8, 2017 2:14 PM

    Be interesting to see how he feels after a few games with MeShaun….if Jackson can actually stay on the field.

  7. bearwithjetpack says: Jul 8, 2017 2:22 PM

    Nothing says “many years to come” like a 30 year old speedster.

  8. sellingadream says: Jul 8, 2017 2:43 PM

    DJax will continue to defy his critics. Best field stretcher in the game. Doug Martin is going to benefit the most.

  9. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jul 8, 2017 3:26 PM

    dway096 says:
    Jul 8, 2017 2:10 PM
    A lot of people are still sleeping on the Bucs. We’ll see how you all sleep when those cannons are repeatedly firing vs your team.

    And a lot of Bucs fans have them in the Super Bowl before a single snap has been taken. Enthusiasm is great, it’s also in ample supply across the league this time of year. If you want to talk trash at least let the team start walking the walk before you start talking your talk.

  10. tonebones says: Jul 8, 2017 3:28 PM

    Let’s not forget that Jameis Winston is still very young and still not anywhere near his prime. He and Evans have been a really good combination so far. O.J. Howard adds a very explosive T.E., who played at Alabama where the QB couldn’t throw the football. He should have an awesome rookie season. Desean Jackson is almost an afterthought. He could easily score 15 touchdowns on long passes, and not do much else in between. The bread and butter of this offense for the next decade will be Evans and Howard. Jameis Winston should challenge some of the all time NFL passing records if he stays healthy and plays long enough. Bucs’ fans should be lining up for season ticket packages. This is going to be a memorable era.

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 8, 2017 3:45 PM

    Possibly on the half the games that Jackson bothers to make an effort in.

  12. tgillespie74 says: Jul 8, 2017 3:49 PM

    Jackson will give you 3 catches for 120 and a TD or 4 catches for 30. Every time he gets hit you don’t know if he’ll get up. He’s always hurt and doesn’t block. I understand he’s a dangerous deep threat when healthy but the problem is him being heathy.

  13. bucfaninclearwater says: Jul 8, 2017 4:37 PM

    Cannons will be firing!!
    #GoBucs #stickcarrier

  14. tylawspick6 says: Jul 8, 2017 4:44 PM

    desean jackson is past his prime
    and costs too much

    some teams do not get it

  15. RogerThat! says: Jul 8, 2017 4:46 PM

    It’s like everybody says, ” Wherever DJax goes, championships follow.” Oh wait, nobody says that. My bad.

  16. TheodoreBabyHandsBustAqua says: Jul 8, 2017 6:29 PM

    The Bucs are primed for a 10-6 season. Not buying this team for the long haul yet. Playoffs likely, then one and done.

  17. wrongnessmaximus says: Jul 9, 2017 6:20 AM

    Evans may say that now, but wait until there’s a few tough losses and Jackson doesn’t feel like he’s getting enough looks. Jackson will quit on his routes and quit on the team. Then his off field things will come into play.

  18. hukdeep says: Jul 9, 2017 9:03 AM

    Does he still drop the ball before going over the goal line?
    That could be a problem for Tampax bay and MeShaun.
    Jus sayin

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