Saints CB Marshon Lattimore ‘looking forward’ to matchup against Mike Evans
With the New Orleans Saints having now captured a comfortable spot in this year’s playoffs, there is little reason for them to go full-throttle in the final game of the 2017 NFL regular season. However, the same cannot be said for rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
Many may remember Lattimore’s scuffle with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Mike Evans back in early November. Needless to say, Lattimore has not forgotten about the incident and is looking forward to his matchup with Evans, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine:
“I’m not about to answer a hundred questions about him,” Lattimore said. “But yeah. I’m looking forward to it.”
Winston had initiated contact with Lattimore before Evans delivered an atrocious cheap shot to the back of the rookie phenom. As a result, the Bucs’ star wideout had been suspended for one game.
Fortunately, Lattimore escaped with the ultimate revenge not just with the suspension but by helping to hold him to just one catch for 13 yards on the day. That said, Lattimore could potentially spoil Evans’ entire year by not allowing him to register the 54 yards he needs to reach his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season. While it may seem like a bit of a tall task, the Saints defense managed to do a tremendous job the first time around.