Advertisement
  1. Sports
  2. /
  3. Bucs

How worried should the Bucs be about Vita Vea?

Also on today’s Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: The Rays lose their series to the Blue Jays and Joey Knight talks USF’s changes for the upcoming football season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) runs drills at the AdventHealth Training Center on the first day of training camp on July 26, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) runs drills at the AdventHealth Training Center on the first day of training camp on July 26, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Published Aug. 8, 2019

Rick Stroud provides an update on Bucs defensive tackle Vita Vea, who left Tuesday’s practice after hurting his knee. He is out until the swelling goes down so team can get another MRI.

Vea isn’t the only Bucs not travelling to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers as the Bucs will have their final walk-through today.

The Rays lose two out of three to the Blue Jays as the offense with runners in scoring position disappeared.

And USF beat writer Joey Knight joins us to discuss the changes that USF underwent this year and what would be a successful season.

Today’s show is presented by May Electric Solar at http://mayelectricsolar.com. Call them at (727) 819-2862 to start saving 90-95 percent on your electric bill.

Listen and subscribe for free on iTunes and the Podcasts app

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. East quarterback James Morgan, of Florida International University, (12) during the first half of the East West Shrine football game Saturday. [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
    Morgan, who leads his East team to a pair of touchdowns, raises his draft stock as do a few others the Bucs should keep an eye on.
  2. Jason Garrett had success against the Giants as Cowboys coach. Now he will face Dallas as New York's new offensive coordinator. [RON JENKINS  |  AP]
    The recently fired Dallas Cowboys coach stays in the NFC East.
  3. Steve Young was a supplemental draft pick of the Bucs in 1984 and started 19 games for Tampa Bay in 1985 and 1986 before he was traded to the 49ers for a pair of draft picks in 1987. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [Tampa Bay Times]
    The Hall of Fame quarterback played two seasons with Tampa Bay before winning a Super Bowl with the 49ers
  4. A Super Bowl matchup involving former Buccaneers great John Lynch, left, and the San Francisco 49ers and Ryan Tannehill, right, and the Tennessee Titans could be tough to stomach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. [Associated Press/DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Rick Stroud | For a lot of reasons, including gifting wins to both teams and GMs who got away, this would be a bad match up for Tampa Bay.
  5. Miami LB Shaquille Quarterman (55) during drills for the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field on Monday. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    “They don’t yet have the mentality of a Miami Hurricane,” the linebacker says during the days leading up to the East-West Shrine Game.
  6. Todd Monken spent two seasons in Tampa Bay, the last as offensive coordinator, before being dismissed along with the rest of head coach Dirk Koetter's staff after the 2018 season.
    Tampa Bay’s former play-caller will be designing game plans for the Bulldogs against the Florida Gators next season.
  7. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 11. [TONY AVELAR  |  AP]
    The former Bucs and Broncos safety has his team one win from the Super Bowl.
  8. Florida receiver Josh Hammond (18) on the field during practice for the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field on Monday. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    Plus Plant High product Jake Fruhmorgen’s journey from Clemson to UF to Baylor to the East-West Shrine Game.
  9. Memphis linebacker Bryce Huff gets fired up after a play during a game against SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. [KYLE OKITA  |  ZUMAPRESS.com]
    Plus more East-West Shrine Game nuggets, including former Navy star quarterback Malcolm Perry practicing at receiver
  10. Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly would be unhappy with a franchise tag of about $27 million on a one-year deal. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The fifth-year starter reportedly wants as much as $30 million per year and would not be keen on a franchise player tag.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement