Bruce Arians Talks Vita Vea, JPP Recoveries

August 5th, 2020

For those who missed it, Vita Vea and Jason Pierre-Paul had offseason surgery.

Joe, of course, barely sleeps at night thinking about that. Surgery is surgery, and Joe has long learned not to assume anything when it comes to the Bucs and recovery projections, hopes and dreams.

For JPP it was June knee surgery, and for Vea it was a hand.

Both had physicals upon reporting back to One Buc Palace last week, and Joe asked Bucco Bruce Arians about their timelines this afternoon.

His response was very encouraging. Coach, Jason Pierre-Paul and Vita Vea, they’re coming off some procedures. Do you still expect them ready to go for Aug. 17, when the pads come on?

Bruce Arians: Oh yeah, yeah. Jason, we’re taking our time with him. He’s a vet, you know, but he’s ready to go. Vita will have a little bit of a club on his hand just to protect himself, but he’s ready to go. So yeah, they won’t miss any time. They’re not missing any time because it’s all walk-through right now. It’s just being smart with Jason and not setting him back with overworking that knee right now.

JPP knows all about playing with a club, so he certainly can counsel Vea about that if the club becomes a long term thing.

As for JPP’s knee, well, Joe hopes the Bucs baby him big time. Joe’s focus is on JPP playing effectively in Weeks 3 through 21. There’s no reason to rush the guy.

8 Responses to “Bruce Arians Talks Vita Vea, JPP Recoveries”

  1. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    The DLine needs everyone present to be successful. Shaq needs Suh. Suh needs JPP. JPP needs Vea. Vea needs Shaq. If these four core guys can stay healthy, we’ll see the same ferocious attack we saw last year, plus an improved and more experienced Devin White.

    The CBs will be fine as long as we can maintain constant pressure on the QB. The added pressure should cover our inexperience in the secondary.

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    Lol Joe. Why dont you care about weeks 1&2. Seems wierd. Are you thinking extra recovery time?

  3. Bucs Fan From Philly Says:

    “Weeks 3 through 21” lol I love it. We need him in week 21 for sure!

  4. Clean House Says:

    If there ever was a warrior it’s JPP
    He’s the man!!!

  5. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I will never EVER doubt JPP’s word on anything. I think most of us were shocked when he returned last year after breaking his freakin’ neck, and played lights out. We probably should have known better given how he came back to the Giants after his hand injury with the fireworks. No mistake though: JPP was a key reason why the D played so well down the stretch. If JPP is allowed to be in the building, JPP will be force in the building and on the field. We can count on that!

  6. SB Says:

    Where is Ndog talking about the 29 points our Kicker cost us last yr?

  7. bojim Says:

    Imagine being ‘clubbed’ by Vea?

  8. teacherman777 Says:

    JPP. First Buc to play with Fire since Brooks and then Barber retired.

    Go Bucs!