Tampa’s win, however, is far from the biggest story from the game.
Instead, the biggest story is Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans’ ejection from the game due to a scuffle with Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore.
Evans noticed Lattimore starting some extracurricular activities after a play and he immediately went to the aid of his teammates.
One of those teammates was Tom Brady.
After the dust was settled, Evans was seen on the field (via some savvy lip reading) saying to a referee “that’s Tom Brady, what do you want me to do?!?!”
MIKE EVANS SAID “THAT’S TOM BRADY, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO”— Scott Whittle (@TheScottWhittle) September 18, 2022
I love the blatant honesty there from Evans.
The greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL was almost in the middle of punches being thrown and Evans was like “nope, not on my watch”.
Evans might have been ejected, but it was worth it. The last thing the Buccaneers (or the NFL) need is Brady getting in the middle of a fist fight in week two.
Who knows, Evans might have saved the season for the Bucs by getting ejected.
Alright, that might be a bit hyperbolic, but it was still a noble act by the Tampa Bay wide receiver.
Now he just has to hope he doesn’t get suspended for his noble act.
The actions of #Bucs WR Mike Evans will be reviewed today by league officials for a possible suspension, source said. Evans and #Saints CB Marshon Lattimore were both ejected during an on-field scuffle, and the entire matter will be reviewed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2022
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