Since the Atlanta game, however, the Buccaneers have had 16 drives reach the red zone but have only scored touchdowns on six of them. If the Bucs were to keep Vea active instead of Davis on Sunday and Vea wasn't able to contribute much, it doesn't seem like it would make much of a difference. Enter Vita Vea. Now, I know we are not looking past Green Bay to the Super Bowl. You're asking me about the Bucs' offense, Myers, and I'm responding with point totals, but that 2019 team had the benefit of SIX defensive touchdowns. Mel obviously knows all this and is wondering if this is a realistic possibility. The Giants went 10-6 and won a Wild Card berth, which sent them to Tampa to play the Buccaneers, who had won the South with a 9-7 record. That's HUGE. I am hoping for his return against the Packers….the man is a BEAST. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea was designated for return from injured reserve and will practice with the team on Wednesday. Wouldn't it make sense to have the roles of Vea and Nunez-Roches reversed for the either one or two games that is left? Return of Vita Vea could catapult Buccaneers to a historic home finale The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one game away from becoming the first team to host and play in a Super Bowl . Of the first 5 games Vita played, the Bucs beat three teams that finished the season under.500 and lost to two teams that finished the season .500 or better. The Bucs (13-5) have a 21-day window to return … I could dive into plenty of numbers but don't really see the point. They are looking to complete the long journey, and join those other four teams who powered through three road games to make it to the Super Bowl. #Bucs are designating DT Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. It wasn’t alway like this though. Arians did not rule it out. 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The result was a spot in Super Bowl XLV against Pittsburgh. After suffering a broken ankle against the Chicago Bears in Week 5, the Bucs designated defensive tackle Vita Vea for a return from the injured reserve on Monday, allowing the third-year lineman to return to practice. The 2019 team was actually better in this regard; it was 5.8 points better than the average, which was 25.5% better than the average total of 22.8. He played college football at Washington and was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft championships, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs are designating defensive tackle Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. Vea has been sidelined since breaking an ankle during a 20-19 loss at Chicago on Oct. 8. In addition to Nunez-Roches and McLendon, the Buccaneers kept rookie defensive lineman Khalil Davis active for their Divisional Playoff Game in New Orleans. Davis, who has been inactive for 14 of 18 games so far, only got into the game for two snaps. Tiny sample size? That bought Green Bay a ticket to the Windy City and a chance to get its revenge on the Bears, which it did in a 21-14 decision. Overall, they finished the regular season as the seventh-best red zone offense in the NFL in terms of touchdown percentage. The key will be if Vita Vea is in any kind of game shape after the broken ankle. Vea was placed on injured reserve on October 13, 2020. That 37.5% TD rate would have been worst in the league over a full season. championships. “He walked real good because that’s all we did today, we had a walkthrough,” Arians said on Wednesday. Learn how your comment data is processed. To go hard to make this work from a game day roster standpoint either defensive. 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