The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in the win column. For the first time all season, the Bucs top draft pick showed how special he could be.
For the first time all season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put together a well-rounded performance.
The offense managed to avoid turnovers, and Jameis Winston delivered. Defensively, Tampa Bay held the San Francisco 49ers in check forcing a pair of late turnovers to seal the game. Oh, even the special teams units played well, shout out to the Cairo Santos.
It’s may be true that the Buccaneers are looking forward to 2019, but this is a win the team desperately needed. Losers of seven of their last eight games, Tampa Bay, needed something to go right.
Sunday’s win was the perfect formula and will be something the team needs to replicate if they have any hope of making a miraculous late-season run.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the Buccaneers Week 12 win.
Vita Vea proves his worth
He racked up a sack and two tackles for loss and gave a small glimpse as to what he can provide up the middle. He uses his massive frame to force plays to the outside. His size forced San Francisco to double team him, giving Carl Nassib and Jason Pierre-Paul freedom to rush the passer.
Vea’s injury-plagued start to the 2018 campaign seems to be behind him. Hopefully, this performance can propel him to a strong finish in his rookie season.