Road “Energy” A Work In Progress

December 7th, 2021

Vita Vea speaks

There are sort of two different Buccaneers teams.

There’s the undefeated beast at home in The Licht House. And there’s the team that’s sluggish and a little disjointed in the road.

Manbeast Bucs defensive tackle Vita Vea talked about that on the Buccaneers Radio Network yesterday, noting the Bucs have “spectacular” energy at home but don’t live up to that in other cities.

Vea explained that Bucco Bruce Arians has made fixing the issue a major priority but the team hasn’t lived up to the goal/order. Vea offered no excuses or reasons for slow starts the past two Sundays in Indianapolis and in Atlanta, only saying it’s a work in progress.

How did the Vea explain the Bucs’ struggles on the Falcons’ first possession? “I felt like we weren’t all the way ready yet,” he said.

Joe gets the whole concept of a home-field advantage. It’s been real for decades, but there’s still no reason to come out a little flat. The Bucs are a veteran team of dudes with rings, a team with perhaps the greatest leader in the history of sports and a seasoned coaching staff.

Home games next against the Bills and the Slimy Saints before the Bucs try the road again in Carolina on the day after Christmas.

13 Responses to “Road “Energy” A Work In Progress”

  1. SB Says:

    Just beat Buffalo and move on.

  2. PassingThru Says:

    Joe is on target with this thought. The twin low-points this season were the back-to-back road losses to inferior teams. In both games the team looked lethargic, undisciplined, and clueless. They’ve improved since then, but have a ways to go.

    Road games are still a work in progress, and a work that this team will have to master once the playoffs begin. The Bucs have a one-in-five shot at the first seed, which means to me they’ll play at least one quality team on the road during the postseason.

  3. PSL Bob Says:

    I have a feeling if we have to go on the road during the playoffs the juice will be there. That thing I said would never happen with this team in 2021, complacency, I now believe is a real factor. The good thing is they seem to get better as each road game wears on. Same thing happened in the playoffs last year. They were nail bitters til the end and then either the O or D stepped up.

  4. BillyBucco Says:

    I think the Rams beat the Cardinals and Baltimore beats the Packers so if the Bucs win out, there is still a great chance at the #1 seed.

    Only the Bucs and Packers are undefeated at home.
    They just need to take care of business and see how it falls.

    Right now the Bucs would play WFT at home.
    Green Bay would get SF.
    Dallas would get LA.

    That would benefit Tampa I believe.
    If all the home teams win,

    Arizona vs Dallas
    Tampa vs Green Bay

    Still favors Tampa because we matchup well with the Packers.

    A LOT can still change but as long as we don’t play the Rams 1st, I think Bycs win until NFC Championship at least.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    who cares…right now we just need to protect this fuggin’ house…

    a win vs. the bills will go a long way…

    a loss will be a big setback against playoff caliber teams, and team psyche…

    this is a must win to stay on that upward trajectory and building momentum in december…

    a loss here and then winning out vs. the hapless strobe light saints, and then 3 scrub games, will not solve the problem…

    we must win this game and step on the bills throat while they are down and out, before taking care of the scrubs

  6. adam from ny Says:

    after this game the next true test should really be considered the first playoff game…

    after the bills:


    all fuggin’ scrubs…

    yup, send sean payton the memo, he is now a scrub team

  7. David Says:

    I don’t care what the records are… None of the teams left on the schedule are a joke except the Jets.
    Panthers, saints, bills all have pretty damn good defenses. This year has already proven anyone can beat anyone else. It’s happened over and over.

    They need to get healthy, come out fast and keep limiting those penalties

  8. SlyPirate Says:

    Winning 4 of the last 5 and the Bucs will finish 13-4. A new team record.

  9. alton d green Says:

    come on guys. I guarantee Bilichick isn’t talking past their next game. His famous interview; “On to Cincinnati” So come on everybody, kick the s*&% out of the Bison Bills

  10. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I see no way the Rams beat the Cardinals. I give The 49ers more chance to beat them than the Rams.
    I just absolutely love to see the Rams lose, as much as I love to see the Saints lose.
    The Rams have really mortgaged their future to win now. LOL, they don’t even have a draft pick, until Jesus returns!

    Yes, we are a great team, at home, but we still managed road wins against the Falcons and the Colts!
    The Colts are a very good team, I think they are better than the Buffalo Bills.

  11. timbucs2 Says:

    Can I just say… looking back at past success for this team, we crapped the bed after our first super bowl. It was so very disappointing, and the team was not the same after that. Years of looking “okay” and then sucking.

    Now, we just won a SB again in dominant fashion, and the follow-up is that we are a game out of the best record in the NFL after 13 weeks, with the NFC South title waiting for us. We’ll figure out the road sluggishness, but I am just basking in the fact that #12 has brought a sense of sustained stability and success to this franchise.

    Let’s go beat the Bills baby!

  12. Biff Barker Says:

    Chris@apple, lol, we both love to hate the same teams! Hating some teams players and coaches is what football is all about.

  13. Biff Barker Says:

    The Bucs will hit the playoff mentality at some point. Let’s not forget the three playoff road games we won last year.
    This is a team stacked with seasoned winners who can smell it. We only need to play just good enough to win then we hit high gear in postseason.