“It’s Definitely A Lot Different”

May 11th, 2018

D-line coach Brentson Buckner barks at rookie DT Vita Vea

For a while, manbeast rookie Vita Vea might feel like a fish out of water.

Sure, football is football, but Vea said today things are very different in Tampa.

Joe is not talking about the hot weather or the harsh style of defensive line coach Brentson Buckner.

Joe’s talking technique. Vea was asked today following his first rookie minicamp practice how what he’s learning now differs from the defensive technique he was taught in at the University of Washington.

“It’s definitely a lot different,” Vea said.

“[Buckner] is showing us the actual technique that should be used in the NFL.”

Let’s hope Vea is a fast learner. The Bucs open against the Saints, Eagles and Steelers.

21 Responses to ““It’s Definitely A Lot Different””

  1. Tbbucs3 Says:

    You mean D-linemen aren’t supposed to serve twisty treats on the field?

  2. Bnomo Says:

    May be be the new Warren S.

  3. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Let’s go big fella …go ahead and drop that 17 lbs and get ready to TANGO!!

  4. Walter Says:

    It bothers me that players with so much talent can go through college and not receive an ounce of training on technique, what are their coaches for if they haven’t shown one of their best players how to use his hands to shed a block??

  5. Walter Says:

    Side note: Buckner looks small compared to Vea lol dude really is a mountain of a man

  6. SB Says:

    “Let’s hope Buckner is a fast learner. The Bucs open against the Saints, Eagles and Steelers.”

    F that! Let’s hope that VEA is a fast learner!

  7. cmurda Says:

    @SB. Haha, I’m pretty sure Joe meant Vea but, seriously, Buckner too. I envision Buckner as a future D Coord. I like that man’s coaching style.

  8. Kgh4life Says:

    In college the majority of players don’t have to use technique to beat their opponents, they’re usually just better. The NFL on the other hand everybody is good, so utilizing good technique to beat one’s oppenent is very important.

  9. Walkergodeep Says:

    How df he get that number on the dline?

  10. unbelievable Says:

    @SB Yea I think that’s a typo!

    If Buckner is learning, who is teaching? lol

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Great picture.

    Day 1 of molding elite raw talent into a formidable NFL Defensive Lineman.

  12. John meeks Says:

    Gonna be interesting to see how vita can hold up in training camp,he is gonna be in for a hot camp like he has never seen before.he is one big guy!Warren Sapp had so interesting thoughts about playing in the Tampa heat for a man of vita vea size.this is gonna be a heck of a challenge for vita come training camp!we can talk about the heat but until you practice in it in pads,you have no idea just how hot it is.vita will sleep like a baby at night after practices!

  13. Rodney Says:

    @cmurdar I said on an earlier post that I think Buckner was brought in with possibility of becoming dc if Smith don’t fix the d

  14. Oxycondoms Says:

    Drafting vea is a smarter move with Buckner as a coach. I have a feeling he’s going to need a lot of work mentally as well. If Buckner can bring out the nasty in vea then look out .

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Vea is gonna be just fine. All players go thru an adjustment period in the NFL. In college, Guys like Vea just..manhandle everybody. He’s gonna actually have to start..putting in work at this level. I bet he loses 25 to 30 pounds by the first game of the season.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Rookie defensive lineman rarely do anything in the NFL. Sorry to break it to those who think this guy is starting day 1, but the odds are against that. Perhaps he does, and if he earns that then fantastic, but you shouldn’t expect it. Then again you had people here last preseason saying Evans was a bust literally after his first preseason game – so I’m sure people will think if he doesn’t put up 2 sacks by week 2 of the preseason he’s a bust.

  17. German Buc Says:

    The good news is: for the first time in this century we are not addicted to the immediate success our first round pick! If it takes him some time to learn we just can send out the reigning Super Bowl champion DT Beau Allen.

    Oh god, i have to temper my expectations.

  18. GucciManSoicy Says:


  19. Leighroy Says:

    Remember in college, coaches only get 20 hours a week of practice with the players. So they don’t teach more than the minimum on technique.

    I’ve worked at UGA and learned quickly that most of that time is spent on play calling and gameplan installations. Plus the rosters total over 100 guys including scout players who never dress on game days. Time is too precious, have to focus big picture w everyone.

    Outside the 20 hours: Strength training programs are just that, plus they have “classes” and tutoring. So any work on technique in college is largely up to the individual on their own time, being “taught” by ___?

  20. Owlykat Says:

    Buckner will have Vea ready to start by opening day! Count on it. In preseason he will start with the second team. Vea will work as hard as he can and is the direct opposite of Swaggy thank goodness!

  21. Fire Lichtt Says:

    Great post leighroy. Which makes the Vea oipock. Even more of a head scratcher. Should’ve drafted Derwin. Get a guy who helps from day 1.