Koetter On Vea: “Freakish, Freakish Power”

October 12th, 2018

It’s a different world now in the Tampa Bay trenches — or it least it should be on Sunday in Atlanta.

Back in May, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter mentioned bizarre feats of strength performed by rookie manbeast defensive tackle Vita Vea.

“I mean, you can ask those guards that are playing against him. I mean he’s got a move with that inside arm; I’ve seen him left 300-pound men off the ground with one arm,” Koetter said then.

Now after just one game’s worth of film on Vea, today Koetter was again reference Vea performing Festivus miracles feats of strength, as well as extreme hustle.

“Vita has got unbelievable power, freakish, freakish power,” Koetter said of Vea against the Bears. “There was a play in the game where I think they ran a screen or something, to see him run 40 yards down field. But I mean, we all saw what he can do in college. It’s going to take a little bit of time, but he’ll be fine.”

Yes, Joe is very bullish on what kind of difference Vea can make Sunday in what likely will be his first NFL start. Joe also likes that Jason Pierre-Paul has taken responsibility for Vea, and that Vea has such a fierce mentality in the film room.

26 Responses to “Koetter On Vea: “Freakish, Freakish Power””

  1. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Of course this “POWER” will NOT be on display this Sunday.

  2. DI Says:

    It’s a Festivus for the rest of us!

  3. DI Says:

    Damn. I made that comment after only reading two paragraphs only to find out that Joe already made the Festivus reference.

  4. Jimmy Says:

    WWWHHHAAAHHH!!!! His name isn’t Derwyn Jameis though!!!

    I’m going to go cry in my Criminoles towel!

  5. Jeff Says:

    Once the Bucs dump Smith and move to. 3-4, Vea will be that big old bowl clogger we need in the middle! Stoked for 2019!

  6. doolnutts Says:

    Jeff I hope we don’t. We would have to gut the entire DL and LB core as almost none of those players would fit a 3-4…

    JPP was traded to us for this exact reason…
    Gerald wouldn’t fit
    David is too small for OLB 3-4

  7. Season Is Over Says:

    I’m sure glad McCoy took him under his wing for the betterment of the team.

  8. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    I think he is going to make huge impact next game !

  9. Frank Pillow Says:

    Can he accelerate his posterior at the snap vs standing virtually still and having to out maul the G after the play has passed him. Pls Vita, pls show us some get off too!

  10. Not there yet Says:

    I just want to see him progress and eventually become a force, I want to see if he is simply a space eater or does he have pass rushing moves because I think he does and he still can continue to lose some weight which seems to be the plan. I’m ready for the Geraldine era to be over whether he is in the ring of honor or not I don’t care I’m just ready for a new era up front

  11. Knoxville Buc Fan Says:

    Damn you would think this defense would be a little better by now. With the high flying offense the Bucs have,they have to be beating the hell out of Smitty’s kids.

  12. Jeff Says:

    @doolnuts- great points, Bears did it and it paid off big time. Time to start thinking of the future and to hell with the status quo. David and McCoy are old and will be gone in a couple of years. Blow it up! 3-4 is the way to Go!

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Look Man….Vita got in the last game and he was a disruptive force!!! I don’t know how much steam the guys got in him but could you imagine getting 50+ snaps from this guy if he can maintain the same pop?

    We may of had to wait 3 games but I’m not doubting the guy til he gives a reason.

    goo bucs

  14. buddy Says:

    Oh Really he moved a guy vs Chicago. How’d that turn out #KluelesKoetter?? with a big fat L in win/loss column. #Can’twaituntilBlackMonday!!! #Koettergetsfired!!

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    freakish Power? I want to see Vea display it on Sunday. I want to see him smack a few people Down..to the GD Ground. Then we will know..he has that power. Don’t trust you Dirk.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    freakish Power? I want to see Vea display it on Sunday. I want to see him smack a few people Down..to the GD Ground. Then we will know..he has that power. Don’t trust you Dirk.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I just can’t help myself here……still a GMC fan, but here goes!

    I’ve also seen GMC lift a 300 pound man off the ground with one arm….but he was helping them up.

  18. JabooBuc Says:

    I love it when i see people on this site act as though a change in scheme would solve all our problems. Like if we could just play a 3-4 all would be great again!

    This is such a silly notion. Whatever defense or offense you play, just do it well.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    @Koetter … “I’ve seen him left 300-pound men off the ground with one arm.” Aah yes, the legend of Paul Bunyon lives on.

    Wow, so many negative ‘fans’. Might want to consider the OTHER football, because American football doesn’t seem to be very satisfying to y’all.

    No, not you TBBF … THAT was funny. (I know that “I just can’t help myself” feeling all too well).

  20. SOEbuc Says:


    Get ready Vinny, Beau, and LVD cus teams are gonna be running to the right side of the oline.

  21. Tbbucs3 Says:

    There are a ton of NFL free agents right now who have freakish power. Doesn’t mean you can play football.

  22. Issaic haggins Says:

    Please keep blabber mouth McCoy away from Him !!!

    Please have him move in with JPP !!!

  23. Montana Buc Says:

    @doolnuts, @jeff. A switch to a 3-4 wouldn’t be that difficult with our current roster LvD moves to 2nd ILB w/ KwA, K. Beck at OLB. JPP/Spence at OLB/stand up DE. GmC & Gholston/Curry at 5 tech DE and VV at NT.

    Playing Madden Does not equal REAL football knowledge.

  24. MadMax Says:

    All of the impatient peeps….they see….we have a beast in the making.

  25. BUC IT Says:

    I hope he becomes a force because it does sting that we passed on derwin james with our struggling secondary.

  26. ATLBuc Says:

    I studied that play where VV rag dolled that Chicago player. Although he made a good play, that play was an example of why the defense was so bad that day. Many scoffed when the term “over aggressive” was used to characterize the defense on that fateful day but that play exemplified the Bucs over aggressiveness. On that running play every Buc defender took a direct route to the ball carrier. As a result there were 7 bucs players between the hashes and containment was completely lost. When the runner bounced to the outside, like they did all day, they ran for days. They bucs failed to be disciplined and didn’t stay in their running lanes. The great part is that can be fixed