First off, let me apologize for the delay in posts; I write this from the spotty internet of South Africa. But who cares, I’m here to watch the world’s football … but more on that in the days ahead.
As for the football you care about, ESPN.com did an interesting article recently on Bills’ 7th year WR Lee Evans. Author Tim Graham basically argues that when Lee Evans entered the NFL six years ago from the University of Wisconsin, he did so with the league at his fingertips. As the 13th overall pick in the 2004 draft, Evans - a gifted receiver with great instincts – should have at least a few pro-bowls to his name by now. Conceiveably, his name should be one in the same class as those of Johnson, Wayne, or Fitzgerald.
And yet … he’s not. So far, Evans only has two seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving and has an empty shelf in the accolades department. As Graham notes:
While he’s respected around the league for his speed, hands and character, he still hasn’t emerged as a star. ”
“Absolutely, I have something to prove,” Evans told me after Wednesday’s early practice to open Buffalo’s mandatory minicamp. “The reality of it is, I haven’t done anything yet.
Again, read the article here and you be the judge. Is Evans able to break through on the Bills? If not, could he do so on another team, or do the shortcomings of his play fall squarely on his shoulders? We’ll let the comment column tell the tale.