Vita Vea Talks About Overthrowing The Saints

August 25th, 2020

This afternoon, Joe asked Vita Vea about playing more than two-thirds of the snaps this season; that was his total last season.

Vea didn’t want to talk about that, but he was interested in answering Joe’s question about the opening day opponent.

The Bucs got manhandled twice by the Saints last season. New Orleans even ran the ball on Tampa Bay, which was just about impossible for every other NFL team.

Vea said overthrowing New Orleans, starting on opening day, is about becoming precise, fundamentals-focused football players.

“I think we just gotta hone in on our technique, you know, since we’ve been here what three weeks? We didn’t have any OTAs, we didn’t have a real camp or a preseason. I think everybody has to hone in on their techniques since we’re trying to make up for lost time,” Vea said.

“I think just, you know, studying the film, watching yourself and being your own worst critic about that, focused on your technique. I think that’s the biggest emphasis for us right now.”

Technique has been a huge focus for the defensive line this summer. Rookie DT Khalil Davis talked about that over the weekend, as have others.

A lot of folks are quick to say the Bucs might have the best front-7 in the NFL. Perhaps they do, but it’s clear they all know that a new level of detail, precision and execution is what will really get them to the top of the league.

10 Responses to “Vita Vea Talks About Overthrowing The Saints”

  1. Doctor Stroud Says:

    In other words: in order to be the man, you gotta beat the man! Whoa!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We will need a mistake free game to beat the Saints…..a very good team….

  3. Lokog Says:

    I want the defense to hit them hard on every chance they get. You hit em hard and you find out how tough they really are

  4. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Watching his recent press conference was a whole lot of fun!

    He is no longer the overgrown, “Aw shucks” kind of kid he was when came into the league as a rookie. He is becoming the Vita-Man-Beast NFL defensive tackle that we hoped he would be. What a year for him to blossom this year is.

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This is Vita Vea’s third year, right?

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    By the way, the WWE found an interesting way to bring the fans back to their shows.

  7. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    This is going to be an awesome season.

  8. Big E. Says:

    As NIKE Just Do It , we’ll be READY !!!
    #WHO DAT

  9. Snook Says:

    The Saints have started slow a lot in recent seasons. Expect the same this year. Especially with none of their obnoxious bandwagon fans in attendance.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    Vita Vea talking about the Buc fans doubts and concerns about winning the season opener. The real pulse of the fans.