Vita Vea Thanks Ndamukong Suh’s Chef

January 29th, 2021

NFL players don’t live like you and Joe.

Many established Bucs invest many tens of thousands of dollars into their bodies and diets.

Today brought forth a good example. Manbeast Bucs defensive tackle Vita Vea was asked about keeping his weight in check after breaking his ankle in October before returning last Sunday. Vea quickly pointed to Ndamukong Suh hooking him up with his personal chef to assist him with his rehab diet.

Vea also added that he was in the Buccaneers’ weight room six days per week, which kept him in line. Of course, being at One Buc Palace, means access to team food and direction from the club nutritionist.

Vea, who logged a total 33 snaps against the Packers (13 more than planned), added that he feels great and had mentally prepared himself to ride the bench or play a lot.

Joe can’t wait for Vea’s fury to be unleashed on the Chiefs.

32 Responses to “Vita Vea Thanks Ndamukong Suh’s Chef”

  1. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Joe can’t wait for Vea’s fury to be unleashed on the Chiefs.

    You aren’t alone there Joe.

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  2. Duemig from HELL Says:

    It’s hot down here

  3. TampaTown Says:

    Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders keeping himself prepared both physically and mentally.

  4. Bird Says:

    He is fresh and ready to drive some people into the ground

    Angry runs

  5. Bucfanforever Says:

    Watching the Angry Runs post from earlier, you can see he hasn’t lost his strength.

    This next game will be a blast.

  6. Coburn Says:

    Must be nice right? Many of us working out butts off just trying to keep a roof over our heads, food on the table.. for some of us worried our jobs are being outsourced or obsolete, etc. Heck if you’re the best in such a high valued market might as well enjoy the fruits of it.

  7. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Vita Vea will be the difference maker. The defense KC played earlier this season in Tampa doesn’t compare to what’s coming Feb 7, and that defense really only had one bad quarter. I don’t know about the rest of you, but my confidence is high for our team. Not only would I take that 3 points, I’d give 3 points and be just as confident. Tampa hoists it second Lombardi in 9 days.

  8. adam from ny Says:


    vita is the man…

    33 snaps right off the bat…


  9. Bobby Buc Says:

    damn, i love the camaraderie…. we gotta win it boys!!!!

  10. I CARE NOW Says:

    @Coburn, tell me about it. I just lost my job right before Christmas. About to lose a whole lot more too. As much as I am a die hard fan looking forward to this game. This kind of article makes me sick. I really am happy that these guys can make the kind of money they do playing a game I love but could never play due to physical limits.
    However being the best at what I did for as long as I did it (never even made me rookie salary). Which made/makes everyone’s lives so much better. Just to get screwed over by an economy (or something) that doesn’t value the little guy. Well it makes me not care about the Game and makes me want to see the GameStop and the Movie End.

  11. AMI_Chris Says:

    It’s amazing that some of these guys can be so athletic with those gigantic bellies hanging over their pant waists.

  12. OBF Says:

    VV looked trim and firm last weekend, I don’t know if he was lighter or via proper nutrition more muscle and less flab … kid is going to go crazy on the Chiefs OL !

  13. Coburn Says:

    @I CARE NOW really sorry to hear that. Sounds like a very difficult time. I’m still trying to settle this divorce and at same time oil and gas in Canada is in real trouble. That and most of us are starting to hate our jobs with the way it has become. Lucky to have a job for now. I’m trying to think of what else I can do.. going back to school or night classes would mean a combo of going through life savings and/or having very little custody time which aren’t great choices. I think I’ll b fortunate enough to have some cash to fall back on short term…
    Tbh I’m tuned into the GameStop mess and watching with anticipation

  14. bojim Says:

    I’d like a personal chef but it’s just that I’m too lazy to cook. Glad you’re back Vita!

  15. Cainishere Says:

    I care, sorry to hear that you lost your job. I too believe these players are paid way too much for what they are doing. I understand that they put their health at risk but that is the profession that they chose to participate in. Just like the ex players who now that they do not play anymore want more money for the permanent injuries that they sustained while playing, I mean, did they not understand that football is a contact sport? Now they want to act like it’s a big surprise they have lingering injuries. How about the players who get paid millions only to see them destitute or so poor they barely make it. So what do they do? they go to the NFLPA and file a lawsuit just for money. It really is sad.

  16. OBF Says:

    “players paid too much “
    They are paid just like anyone else in the marketplace, they just have a stronger position than the typical JoeSixPack
    The typical JoeSixPack walks into a workplace and no matter how great a job you do, your boss thinks you do he can find a replacement in no time and the business nor the world will miss a beat or even know it happen.
    The NFL has a global stage with a massive market, only a tiny percentage of the population can do what they do
    Bigger your stage the bigger your pay

  17. ocala Says:

    Vita has a much bigger impact on the defense than most people that do not follow the Bucs closely know.

    It is no coincidence that JPP and Shaq had a ton of sacks and pressures in the NFC Championship.

    Vita moves the line of scrimmage back towards the QB.

  18. Cainishere Says:

    Let’s take a ordinary game. We will use the WR position and our player’s name is Joe. Joe is a super star and makes millions per year. In this one game he participates in on 85% of the team’s offensive snaps and has 14 passes thrown his direction and he catches say 10 of them 1 for a touchdown. Is that really worth 500,00 to 1 million dollars a game? I do not think so. a QB who definitely makes a million to 2 million dollars a game, that is ridiculous. A million dollars is a lot of money that would feed many a homeless person or a child or pay for school books. We need to prioritize our true values in this society rather than piss money away and I realize that players and teams have charity but the player salary today is Ludacris and imagine what it will be tomorrow.

  19. I CARE NOW Says:

    @Coburn, thank you for that. I am glad I never got to the point that I hated my job. Stay strong, pray and keep grinding. That’s my moto.
    @Cain, I agree with your take. They are paid to much but I am not mad at them. It is what it is and it is certainly not they’re fault.
    @OBF, just because an illegal immigrant can replace all of us does not mean it is right. NOR does it mean the value placed on my skills is right. In all honesty, I am just as entertained by a campfire while playing my guitar every night of the week then I am with sports.

    Bottom line, there is enough wealth in the world to make every last one of us (IN THE WORLD) rich beyond our imaginations. Why we don’t have it is a question the greedy should have to answer.

  20. Coburn Says:

    Yeah sounds good. That’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do. I pray doors will open (or close if needed). I really need to get this sorted out and get my head inna better place. Don’t want to rush into a decision knowing many other factors are affecting the way I’m viewing things. It’s hard for me to look at something without saying I can’t do this or I can’t do that. Need my confidence back.

    Anyways good luck to you, hope things turn around.

    Cain I agree. And the fact is those players could also be replaced if it really came down to it. Sure there would be some drop off between them and those other college players, but could be done. We all know they’re not more important than doctors. It’s just how it is because tv deals make x amount of dollars so it’s split between the owners and players. Id rather the players make more and the owners make less… I also encourage any and all foundations from players/owners and league initiatives that do good.

  21. Coburn Says:

    To be honest as silly as it sounds this season has meant that much more to me. First season in years I’ve felt free enough to watch every game. With everything going on has been a real bright spot. If wr win it’ a cherry on top

  22. james west Says:

    get it big dog

  23. IrishMist Says:

    Cooking for those 2 must be a full time job.

  24. Bucsfan951 Says:


    Keep your head up! I know, easier said than done sometimes but things will get better. I hope you’re able to enjoy the game and cheer on OUR team. I hope things get bette for you, my friend.

  25. Miller5252 Says:

    I don’t get why more players don’t spend a lot of money on their health. A million a year spent on food, weight training and healthy living would seem like such a great investment into your future. Because the healthier you are, the better you perform, the more those big contracts come. I think Harrison for the Steelers was spending like $400k on his I read and look how long he played.

  26. Greg Says:

    VV is a difference maker and the KC brain trust is not sleeping well because of it. Hang in there to all affected by these trying times. Sports and particular our enjoyment of the Bucs ride may ease that struggle temporarily and may the horizon be a brighter light for all. Go Bucs

  27. Jmarkbuc Says:


    How much is the TB12 program, I wonder….

  28. Miller5252 Says:

    Jmarkbuc, I wonder if TB12 is free for the guys on the Bucs and it’s been the reason the Bucs have stayed pretty healthy this year.

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    Beast. This line has fire in their eyes for Mahomes.

  30. adam from ny Says:

    yes let’s use vita on offense…

    heck it’s the superbowl…!!

    let him come in instead of joe haeg a couple times as an extra blocker…

    in fact make the big guy eligible…

    also let him fullback here and there, for playoff lenny and rojo

  31. Gettinthebucs Says:

    This dude is going to be a big reason we win this game. Mahomes shouldn’t have a clean pocket most of the day.

  32. Brandon Says:

    Cainoshere. Welcome to a little thing called CAPITALISM. You must be a communist… even in communism the top entertainers make tons of money. I’m sorry that you don’t understand the concept of being the best in your field and being rewarded for it. Maybe you should protest player salaries and stop watching sports and stop whining about economic inequity which is even worse in your precious communism.