Tempering expectations for Vita Vea The Buccaneers have been without

#1 von liny195 , 18.12.2018 08:22

2018 first round pick Vita Vea for the entire preseason. He went down with a calf injury early in training camp and has been out ever since. He appears to be on his way back Buccaneers Vinny Curry Jersey , but once he does return, what can the team really expect from him?It’s obviously never ideal for a rookie to miss his first training camp. There are so many valuable reps to be had throughout the month of August, especially for a rookie that still has some developing to do. NFL.com’s draft profile noted that Vea “lacks feel for double teams and blocking schemes” and is “too quick to default to brute force over technique.” Those are the types of things that coaches and veteran teammates could have worked on with Vea during training camp. There isn’t much time in game week practices that will be devoted to development. So what does that mean for the rookie? With that time gone, it’ll be tough for him to burst onto the scene quickly in 2018.Even before the injury, there didn’t seem to be any type of grand expectations for the Washington product. The thought seemed to be that he would rotate in with veterans Beau Allen and Mitch Unrein Cheap Vita Vea Jersey , easing his way into the NFL game. He was expected to get time on run-stopping downs, while developing and working his way into pass-rushing situations. But now? All of that is still the case, but probably even more so. Vea has to catch up, which means the Bucs and their fans will have to be patient.After last Sunday’s practice, head coach Dirk Koetter seemed both frustrated and encouraged with Vea’s situation. In one breath Cheap Gerald McCoy Jersey , he said: There’s some frustration there. Not having your No. 12 overall pick at practice for a month isn’t ideal. But even still, Koetter seems to think that Vea, being a defensive tackle, will be in a better position to step in and contribute once he’s healthy:It seems plausible that a defensive tackle will have an easier time picking things up than one of those other positions. Vea will show flashes, likely more in run-stopping situations early on Buccaneers Chandler Catanzaro Jersey , but patience will be the key. Fans can’t expect a ton from him this year. It’s more than likely going to be frustrating at times, especially when guys like Derwin James and perhaps Minkah Fitzpatrick are having early success. But careers in this league are far more of a marathon than they are a sprint. Vea might not be a world-beater in year one, but all hope isn’t lost because of that. Just try to have patience.NFL Power Rankings: Buccaneers are up and down after the bye Good news is, Tampa Bay didn’t lose this past week. Bad news is, they still lost positioning in some power rankings during their bye week. (Lol! What the hell?!)The Bucs did move up in a couple lists. But overall Cheap Mike Evans Jersey , they still find themselves looking up at the majority of the league.In Week 6, they travel to Atlanta to take on the 1-4 Falcons. Their record is a bit surprising and the reason for their losses are because of their defense — mainly due to injuries they’ve suffered on that side of the ball.Quarterback Jameis Winston returns as the starter after serving a three-game suspension. This will be a good week for the Bucs to get back to winning after dropping the last two games.Below is a roundup of where Tampa Bay sits in the power rankings of various outlets after Week 5.ESPNThe MMQBUSA TodayYahoo! SportsAnd over at the mothership, SB Nation keeps the Buccaneers at No. 18.


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