Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans hit with suspension

Lynette Rowe
November 8, 2017

Winston has been dealing with an AC joint sprain and a rear deltoid issue and missed the second half of their loss to the Saints on Sunday after re-aggravating the injury. "Yet there are still ways to improve", Brees said after the teams 30-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Playing a first-and-10 at the Tampa 33, Brees flipped a screen pass to Kamara in the left flat. Quarterback Drew Brees played brilliantly, completing 22 of 27 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns for a stellar 131.9 passer rating, and rookie running back Alvin Kamara accounted for two touchdowns and 152 yards from scrimmage on 17 touches.

"By no means was it ideal", Brees said.

This team is just getting better and better.

The result was having your main target Mike Evans mistakenly come to your defense (you should pay his fine by the way) and afterwards unlike Evans, it bothered me that Winston didn't seem contrite or take accountability.

"I wanted to go at him after that, so I was glad he wasn't ejected", Lattimore said after the game via Nola.com. Kamara has lived up to his billing, averaging a staggering 6.0 yards per carry on the ground, and proving to be a significant weapon out of the backfield in the passing game. I remember back in the preseason when those "Hard Knocks" cameras caught backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick telling Winston that his pregame speech was too long - it seems he has good intentions, but continues making the same overzealous mistakes. There was Justin Hardee's blocked punt and score to make it 9-0 with 6:31 left in the first quarter.

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Winston didn't answer the bell to open the third quarter, turning the chippy game over to journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick who led the Bucs to a meaningless touchdown in the fourth quarter. He remained on the sidelines without a helmet on.

Evans apologized after the game and said he let his emotions get the best of him.

"After he did what he did, it was just a fight all game", Lattimore said - and it was a fight that he won. I shouldn't have hit him in his back like that.

Being injured and losing is unfamiliar territory for a durable quarterback who came into the league winning at every level, but Winston, who routinely says "I gotta be me., has to learn to be an improved "me", a more grown up "me". "It's something that we are going to have to handle internally, but we are going to handle it".

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