Eagles versus Tampa Bay: 10 Buccaneers who are looking to ruin Monday Night Football

The Eagles carry a talented roster into Week 3 on Monday Night Football, but a talented Buccaneers team will be waiting on them.
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The Eagles offensive stars should keep their heads on swivels.

Much of the conversation surrounding the Eagles' offensive attack has involved their inability to create consistent traction and production. Philly is loaded on both sides of the ball, particularly on defense, but the Bucs have defensive stars too (and a few stars in the making).

Here are a handful that Philadelphia will need to neutralize on Monday Night Football. Here's something to keep in mind. Since this story's release, Carlton Davis, Vita Vea, Cody Mauch, and Devin White have all been listed as questionable for the game on the Bics' Saturday injury report.

6. Vita Vea, defensive tackle

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Vita Vea isn't simply some large space eater that occupies space in an effort to create opportunities for others. He's a playmaker that can create highlight-reel moments on his own.

He has already notched 1.5 sacks on the season. It's the responsibility of the Eagles offensive line's interior to move this guy and keep him from collapsing the pocket.

7. Devin White, linebacker

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Here's one of those guys that needn't be introduced to Bucs fans or die-hard NFL fans. Devin White is kind of a big deal.

White earned his spot on the Pro Football Writers of America's All-Rookie Team in 2019. He was named Second-Team All-Pro in 2020 and earned a spot on the 2021 Pro Bowl roster. His 14 tackles on the season lead Tampa through two games.

8. Shaquil Barrett, linebacker

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Shaquil Barrett is another of Tampa's linebackers that can change games on a single play. He can truly do it all. Look no further than his 2023 stat line for evidence.

The numbers: six total tackles, a sack, a pass breakup, an interception, and a defensive TD. Philly will need to know where he is at all times.

9. Lavonte David, linebacker

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Add Lavonte David to a list of talented stars the Bucs field at the second level of their defense. While we're at it, add Joe Tryon-Shoyinka's name to your lists as well.

David has two Second-Team All-Pro nods on his resume (2016, 2020). He has also been named as a First-Team All-Pro (2013). He has already racked more than 1,300 tackles, 29 sacks, and a dozen interceptions. Philly's offense will need to keep tabs on him all night.

10. Christian Izien, nickel corner

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The Bucs struck gold with this guy. A 2023 undrafted rookie free agent, Christian Izien has done a good job when called upon in reserve duty.

His pair of interceptions lead Tampa. He'll earn a lot of playing time. He's a ballhawk whose confidence is growing.

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