Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vita Vea finally met his match

Vita Vea, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Vita Vea, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman extraordinaire Tevita Tuliʻakiʻono Tuipulotu Mosese Vaʻhae Fehoko Faletau Vea, better known to the general public as Vita Vea, has finally struggled with something for the Buccaneers in 2021.

Vea, who can already lay claim as the best nose tackle in the entire NFL, continued his incredibly dominant season by having his way with the Philadelphia Eagles. Granted, their offensive line is banged up, but Vea remained consistent regardless of who has been lined up in front of him. Vea and Shaq Barrett practically stopped, dropped, shut ‘em down and opened up shop in the Eagles backfield. After the game though, Vea was finally dominated on the field.

It’s now become custom for opposing players to swap jerseys after a game in a sign of respect after going to war on the gridiron. Vea bestowed the honor with tackle Jordan Mailata, a fellow Goliath of the gridiron in his own right. In what has to be the largest collection of mass ever assembled for a postgame jersey swap, regardless of how many players involved, the Fox camera crew was able to catch the action in the background of an interview with Leonard Fournette.

Absolutely incredible stuff. All things considered, that clip is honestly just medically fascinating. Like where to even begin. It’s a rare sight to see a player, and human being for that matter, wirh the caliber and stature of Vea getting just ragdolled on a field like this.

The way Vea has been playing this far in 2021, it’s easy for someone to figure he’ll only get better with each passing season, nay, each passing game. So drink it in Buccaneers fans, and human population in general. This clip should be the final time you see Vita Vea get truly dominated on a football field. Whether that be in 2021, or beyond.