Mike Evans and O.J. Howard will bounce back for Buccaneers

Mike Evans, wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Evans, wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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After back-to-back down games for both Mike Evans and O.J. Howard, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should not be pressing the panic button on the impressive duo.

Two weeks into the regular season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-1, already looking like a completely different team than in recent history. The defense has played monumentally better so far this season, allowing just one offensive touchdown and stifling star running back Christian McCaffrey. Offensively, however, the Buccaneers are still looking to get the ball rolling, including how to get wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end O.J. Howard the football.

The offense has not put up the record-breaking numbers they did to start the season last year, nor have they been what a lot of fans were expecting in the first two weeks. The fact is it will take time for the new offensive system under head coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to get rolling for the offense.

This means that there is no reason to panic when discussing Mike Evans or O.J. Howard, as they will likely bounce back very soon and get back on pace for 1,000 yard receiving seasons.

Its is clear that a lot of the anger or disappointment in these two players is coming from fantasy football fans who have been letdown by back-to-back subpar performances. Some of the real fans, though, are starting to get a little discouraged from the output from the duo as well.

Should we really be that surprised, though? Evans played sick against the San Francisco 49ers in week one of the season are we could see him exit the game and throw up on the sidelines. As for the Panthers game, Carolina has had his number in the past and that trend continued as James Bradbury has been able to contain Evans a few different times in his career.

However in this one, Mike Evans will feast on a subpar secondary of the G-Men and put up gaudy numbers for the Buccaneers. Evans will look to get back on pace for his sixth straight 1,000 yard season to start his career with a massive game against the Giants.