Vitale Was “Rocked”

August 9th, 2016

eddie van halenHey, Danny Vitale! Yeah, you! You’re no longer in the Big Ten.

It seems the new fan favorite of the Bucs, the hybrid tight end/fullback SiriusXM NFL Radio host Pat Kirwan has dubbed “Superback,” is learning that the NFL is a bit more physical than playing Purdue.

Yesterday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was raving about Vitale when he mentioned a seasoned pro lit up his world Monday in practice at the Fruitdome in St. Petersburg.

“Vitale is off to a good start and he’s learning every day,” Koetter said. “He’s learning how physical it is. He got rocked pretty good on a lead play by Daryl Smith today. He felt what it was like to hit a real NFL linebacker with 172 starts.”

Hey, Vitale. You are no longer playing the Gophers.

Joe’s not saying this is a good thing, that Vitale got hammered, but Joe is imagining what was going through Daryl Smith’s mind when he tore up Vitale?

“You’ve got a whole lot bigger worries now than trying to beat Indiana!”

13 Responses to “Vitale Was “Rocked””

  1. So Flo Buc Says:

    When he was first drafted I, like others I think, saw the new A Train. Until you read he didn’t really run much. He will probably be a practice squad TE this year when it’s all said and done.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Darryl Smith’s known as a hard hitter I’ve heard and I’m sure that he’s lit up a lot of blockers and runners in his time. Hopefully we’ll see a bunch of that from him this year playing for the Bucs. And oh ya, welcome to the big leagues Superback.

  3. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Ahahaha good stuff. Every player has a moment when they realize there not in college anymore. I’m betting that was the moment for Vitale. It should help in him being a little more aware next time. Daryll will still tattoo your arse. I dare u to call him old to his face. Haha

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Welcome to the big league son.

  5. cometowin2 Says:

    I still say don’t sleep on Vitale. He’s an athletic freak that is very motivated. He’ll light up a few people himself.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He’ll be fine, so long as he doesn’t develop injury issues like so many others on this team.

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Dan Vitale > Drake Dunsmore

  8. Joe Says:

    Dan Vitale > Drake Dunsmore

    Dick Vitale > Dan Vitale > Drake Dunsmore

  9. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    There will never EVER EVER be another A Train! One of a kind that Mike Alstott was! Vitale doesn’t have the smoothness of ATrain. Daryl Smith took him to the movies New Jack City boy! ROCK A BYE BAYBEE!!! Put yer big boy pants on son!

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Gophers lol, I bet that mascot name strikes fear into the opponents.

  11. Clodhopper Says:

    You dogged a lot of B1G teams, Joe. Thank you for leaving Iowa out of it. We get enough grief from Cowturd!!!

  12. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Wow I looked at that picture and thought did someone Photoshop Irsay’s (Colt’s owner) head on EVH’s body? I’ve got nothing pertinent to add to the story, carry on.

  13. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Yawn …. What about the other Rb like storm Peyton mike James what’s up with them