With Arians Big Guys Like Vea Earn The Ball

Besides the bright spots from the obvious offensive weapons on Sunday, the Buccaneers used an unconventional way to score on the goal line in their win over the Falcons in Atlanta.

In a game that featured quarterback Jameis Winston throwing for three touchdowns plus wide receiver Chris Godwin recording 184 receiving yards & catching two touchdowns, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense went 95 yards near the end of the first half in their win on Sunday against the Falcons. And the drive's last play was a one yard touchdown catch by defensive tackle Vita Vea. Vea, who played running back in high school & was used as an extra blocker in a goal line situation two weeks ago against the Arizona Cardinals, was lined up as a lead blocker in the backfield when Winston took the snap from the one yard line. And the second year player was wide open in the endzone, once he slipped out of the backfield.

The touchdown catch by Vea was greeted by high-fives & jubilation from his teammates. And when head coach Bruce Arians met with the media on Monday, he expressed the moment was a fun one for him too. But Arians also pointed out that big guys have to earn their opportunities to be a part of the offense & Vea's play has done just that.

Click below to hear the full interview with Arians

 

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