Mike Evans on drops: 'My bad days are 150 (yards)'
Bucs receiver Mike Evans was accountable for his performance after Sunday's loss to the Giants, saying his six dropped passes were "unacceptable," but he said Wednesday that he feels he's played well this season.
"I'm going to work hard no matter what. If I don't get the outcome I want, I'm just going to keep working," he said. "I've done some good things. My bad days are, you know, 150 (yards), so that's all right. If I can improve on that, then it'll be great."
Evans had eight catches for 152 yards Sunday, but had 19 passes targeted for him, and his six drops were the most by any NFL player in any game in 10 years, according to ESPN research.
"It's very hard having a historically bad day when it should have been a historically great day," said Evans, who had cited rainy weather and humidity among the factors in his drops after the game. "I can't just keep whining about it. I've got to just go play."
Evans said in watching tape of Sunday's game, he took his eyes off some passes before securing the catch, so he understands the small changes he can make to avoid the same problems this week. Evans is from Galveston, Texas, and said while he didn't grow up a Cowboys fan, he knows how much of a fan base they have back home.
"I guess they're America's Team and everybody in Texas loves them," he said. "I guess it would be even sweeter if we get a W against them."