What do the Bucs do with Evans!?
The problem the Buccaneers could find themselves in with Evans is: what do they do with him? At this point, head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles are not counting on Evans, and as he has been missing practice, his colleagues have been flying around the practice field.
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Evans has a particular skill set that would more than likely disable him to pay in the nickel in certain packages, meaning he will need to play over the top. At this point, it looks like Mike Edwards can be counted on to start for the Buccaneers’ defense as he has played with his hair on fire through the start of camp; Brice and Whitehead both also have starting experience.
If Evans were to lose out on a starting role to either Edwards, Whitehead, or Brice, he could come in on passing downs in the third level of the defense as Edwards could move down to the slot. Other than this thought of strictly playing in the third level of the defense, Evans’ options are limited.
This is a good problem for the Buccaneers to have, because if Evans cannot get healthy or be counted on by Bowles on the defensive side of the ball, they have enough depth to cover his absence. Yet, there is still another solution to the good problem the Buccaneers find themselves in with Evans.