When Vea was drafted in the 1st round, Bucs fans were told that Vea would be a future 3T. In the new system, and w Suh signed, it appears as though Vea is mostly relegated to NT.
Does the signing of Suh indicate the Bucs no longer see Vea as a viable 3T? Does this signal disappointment in him? What is the value of the NT in a 3-4 defense? Is it more valuable than in a 4-3? Is it wrong to assume Vea will be mostly a NT? Maybe w Vea losing weight, it means the DL will all be interchangeable?
Just my understanding from what I have read. In a normal 3-4 the NT will 2 Gap and take on double teams. He lines up directly in front of the center over the ball and is responsible for opening lanes for the MLB’s. Todd Bowles system all DL are 1 gap penetrators.
After the disappointment in our defense over the past years I am very excited about the change. I can’t wait to see the new product in a real game. I can now at least watch a preseason game with a little more interest.