“The difference” may be a little hyperbole. Vea had a great game, but Green Bay scored 10 points against a Vea-less Buccaneer team earlier in the year. Honestly, Green Bay not having David Bakhtiri was huge. Both JPP and Shap put a whoopin on Billy Price tonight.
I’m sure some will read this as a slight on Vea. It isn’t. I’ll repeat: Vea had a great, impactful game. Going to need that vs. KC or Buffalo.
His push was key on like 2 sacks I saw in particular, but now he got some time to get in even better playing condition and be an even bigger contributor. Hard to not say that shaq and jpp alone dominated their matchups to make the difference, because it sure wasn’t running for 2 yards on every first down.
vea is my second favorite player to watch mike evans being my first and devin white being third. i knew it was a big loss when he went down. shout out to those guys tho they balled out. but hes a difference maker the guy is so unique its not funny.
He bullrushed the guard so many times it was actually funny. Only thing I could think of was Rodgers was lonely in the pocket and needed to talk to his Guard for advice. Vea provided that opportunity. He’s a beast!
I remember that draft; we had the #7 pick, and traded down to #12, just ahead of the Redskins, who were expected to take Vita. Many here wanted us to take Derwin James at #7, but he lasted all the way to #17.
#7 now belonged to Buffalo, who took Josh Allen. The Redskins settled for Daron Payne, a big DT who we just faced. He had a pair of sacks on Brady in our playoff win.
Derwin James? He has spent as much time on IR as on the football field…