Tom Brady and Mike Evans: Is there a fix for the Buccaneers?
By Rob Leeds
The future for the Buccaneers
Even if this season doesn’t go according to plan, the Bucs do have all of the necessary pieces on their roster to field one of the league’s best offenses. With two extremely talented offensive players like Brady and Evans on the roster, they should heat up eventually.
Tampa Bay also made the right decision when signing Antonio Brown to their roster. This signing obviously helps Brady, but it will also help Evans.
Earlier on in the season, Evans was drawing a double team on almost every single passing down, and now teams will have to think twice before doing that. If Brown, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski are on the field, the opportunities to double Evans will reduce dramatically.
Another thing that Tampa Bay can do is work Evans in on some of the shorter routes. While most of the league would consider Evans as a deep threat, the Bucs can still get Evans involved in the opportunities between the numbers. Routes like these are harder to double, and they could improve morale for everyone when Evans gets more involved.
The good news for the Buccaneers is that they are still winning. This situation would become far more dire if they were losing and Evans was on pace to lose out on an NFL record. As long as the Bucs win, the rest of the season should be smooth sailing, but Tom Brady will have to search deep to find a way to successfully get the ball to Mike Evans moving forward.