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Bucs’ defense playing better going into game against Seattle

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The numbers still aren’t very good, but the defense of the Tampa Bay Bucs has been playing better as of late. The Bucs have given up only 27 points in their last two games, victories over Chicago and Kansas City. Over the course of the season, the Bucs are giving up 25.9 points per game. “They’re playing with a lot more confidence, we’re playing faster, we’re communicating better,” said Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter. “It starts with that and success…

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Bucs’ receiver Mike Evans says he will stand for National Anthem

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Well, that didn’t last long. Two days after sitting out the National Anthem in protesting the election of Donald Trump, Bucs’ wide receiver Mike Evans announced that he will go back to standing for the National Anthem. “I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday. It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our…

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Bucs’ Mike Evans sits over Donald Trump’s election despite not voting

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Tampa Bay Bucs’ wide receiver Mike Evans will not stand for Donald Trump‘s presidency. Evans, the Bucs’ starting receiver, sat during the national anthem on Sunday. He said later the reason was Trump’s election. “I’m not a big fan of politics or anything like that,” Evans said. “But I told myself, ‘If this happens, America is not right, right now. When he ran, I thought it was a joke. The joke continues.” Evans admitted he did not vote. Bucs’ coach…

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Bucs’ Mike Evans hope to return to make mark against Bears

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For the longest time, they were strangers. Oh, Mike Evans and Jameis Winston were teammates, all right.  Friends. And they both played offense. And if Winston was throwing it, most of the time, Evans was catching it. Still, there seemed to be a disconnect through most of 2015. The stats might say otherwise – Winston threw for 4,042 yards, including 1,026 to Evans. But the two missed on a lot of plays, too. Evans was targeted 148 times, and he…

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Chemistry between Jameis Winston, Mike Evans is working already

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The grand chemistry experiment between Jameis Winston and Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Bucs is off to a flying start. Stop them if you can. The duo was deadly Friday night against the Cleveland Browns in a 31-13 preseason victory. Winston hit 16 of 25 passes for 259 yards and two scores in the first half.  Evans caught five passes for 115 yards. “I think there’s a little bit of a misnomer out there that there’s not a lot on…

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Bucs’ Mike Evans tries to find chemistry with Jameis Winston

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The chemistry between Jameis Winston and Mike Evans is improving by the day. Or, at least, it improved Friday. Winston, perhaps the NFL’s most impressive new quarterback a year ago, and Evans, one of the league’s most disappointing wide receivers, struggled to combine for an impact last season. Evans led the league with 11 drops and caught only three touchdowns, leading him to admit disappointment despite 74 catches for 1,206 yards. “Better than yesterday,” coach Dirk Koetter pronounced. “Part of…

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Bucs’ Mike Evans wants to bounce back to have a better season ahead

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He caught more passes than the year before. He gained more yards. His team won more times. But, yeah, Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Bucs will admit that his second season left much to be desired. He scored only three touchdowns. He led the NFL in drops with 11. He committed 11 penalties. And he was targeted for twice as many passes as he caught. Yeah, it was a regrettable year for Evans. “It was a down year, I’d say,”…

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