Mike Evans joins teammates Tom Brady and Bucs in private training

Bring in Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have this offseason and almost everything that is done officially and unofficially is going to get attention. Combine this with private meetings during the growing pandemic concerns, and it only makes matters worse.

This is a complete demonstration as the private trainings conducted by the future Hall of Fame quarterback continue to receive aerial coverage by the local Tampa media. Teammates such as Ryan Jensen, Dare Ogunbowale, Ronald Jones and Rob Gronkowski have participated in the trainings. As they do so, the 2020 Buccaneers become a more familiar team, and their potential continues to grow.

The Bucs first introduced star catcher Mike Evans in their new team uniform, and then on Thursday Evans made his first appearance in private practice sessions. As reported by Kevin O’Donnell with the aforementioned air coverage to accompany him.

The tweet itself is largely harmless, demonstrating the ‘Brady Effect’ that has included covering everything from private trainings to harmless visits to the home of offensive coordinators.

Former Buccaneers player and ESPN analyst Booger McFarland was offended by O’Donnell and mentioned the fact that no one is stopping private practice despite NFLPA players not congregating amid growing concerns about COVID- 19.

Booger takes a sort of “act as if you’ve been here before” type of response to news coverage. I suppose the expense of feeding a news helicopter for these purposes so consistently is a bit questionable, but I don’t run your budget, so I’ll leave my thoughts to that.

While I see McFarland’s point, it’s hard to argue with the fact that O’Donnell’s original tweet has more than 1,000 likes on Twitter and has reached far more viewers than the number suggests. Money well spent? You should ask the budget manager.

For now we know that Mike Evans is in the lab with his new quarterback, and whatever work this team is doing to win the franchise’s second championship is a good job.


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