Turned The Corner

April 30th, 2021

Bucs edge rusher Joe Tryon.

Joe understands several fans were and are concerned that first-round pick edge rusher Joe Tryon opted out last season. That’s fair.

But as Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht mentioned last night, Tryon tried to return to the Huskies but it was too late. And as Tryon said last night, it wasn’t like he was just pumping weights at a strip mall gym. He was regularly working out with former Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril working and studying NFL-type techniques.

The PFF tribe pumped out some interesting stats about Tryon that seem to suggest he had really turned the corner as an edge rusher in 2019.

As Joe has stated before, he likes that Tryon has played in an NFL-style defense under the guidance of a former NFL coach, Jimmy Lake, who once upon a time was the Bucs secondary coach under Monte Kiffin when Chucky was running the show.

Given how many solid NFL players Washington has pumped out in recent years (and the Bucs have one of them who is a borderline star), Joe has very good vibes about this Tryon.

21 Responses to “Turned The Corner”

  1. Tbeartbb Says:

    Who is the woman on the clip ?

  2. windbaggery Says:

    Raheem was the secondary coach under Kiffin. Lake was his assistant.

  3. All lives matter Says:

    I think the Bucs if they intend on staying put should target RB Javonte Williams if he’s still there. I’ve been checking out several after first day mocks and they have him going late second early third round.

  4. Joe Says:

    Who is the woman on the clip ?

    Likely Darcie Glazer Kassewitz. She owns a good chunk of the team.

  5. Robert Says:

    WHY did he opt out? does anyone know??

  6. Robert Says:

    and why would they not let him back…is there more to this story?

  7. Greg Says:

    People are going to love him. You cant judge players for opting out when you dont know what all went into his decision. I think there were health concerns for his mother? Anyways people fear Covid a lot less than a year ago when we didnt know what was going on or how to fight it. I hear the guy is built like an action figure so he obviously worked hard at staying in shape. He is a good value at a desperate position since JPP may not be with us after this season.

  8. All lives matter Says:


    Supposedly Tryon’s mother is a nurse, and he felt that the exposure to Covid could have an effect on his family or his team.

  9. TampaTown Says:

    Gotta give props to Sean Sullivan, who correctly predicted this is who we should/would draft at #32 on the Ira Kaufman podcast

  10. sauron's eye Says:

    What a moment, to be a first round pick and go to the Superbowl champs. Can’t wait to see him sacking JW, Matty Iceberg and whoever the Panthers throw out there.

  11. ModHairKen Says:

    I don’t care that he opted out. He is coming in ready to prove something. He wants to be here. He’s got good character. Wirfs and him can be anchors for the next ten years. This is how you build the post-Brady team.

    I’d love to see Michael Carter come here, too.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    The spineless Pac 12 jerked around the schools so much that I don’t have an issue with him opting out if he just didn’t know what kind of schedule he would be playing with his NFL future on the line. The last thing he’d want to do is get off to a slow start, or have the league cancel games, and end up with something like 4 games with 0.5 sacks because he got off to a slow start.

    If he’s as good as the Bucs think he is, then had he played and had another big year he would have been drafted higher. The big downside however is that he only started for one year and hasn’t played football since last decade.

    But in any case Licht has more than earned the benefit of the doubt and I certainly don’t know enough about him to have any educated take — not that that is needed for message board comments.

  13. D-Rome Says:

    Just caught up on the latest JBF posts. I’m very happy with the pick and I’m sure Joe is as well. Heck, I think it was real position of need because we do have aging edge rushers.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Glad he opted out. Less wear and tear, and if he had improved on his 2019 sack numbers he would’ve gone top15.

  15. NashvilleBuc Says:

    Bottom line- he and his family are healthy and he just got picked by the league champions. He played his cards right.

  16. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Got to like our Edge rushers: JPP, Shaq, Tryon and Nelson. Gill might also show something this year. Just need another NT to keep fresh legs – I hoping this happens tonight.

  17. BA4President Says:

    @Robert I heard there was a pandemic last year. They say it was kind of a big deal…

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Not only is his Mother a nurse…..he is from Washington State and that is where this terrible pandemic started in the US. So, folks were extra concerned there.

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    “He was so excited, he couldn’t talk!”

    That’s what I like to hear from a young player coming to the Bucs. No “Prime Time” hot air for us. Just come to work.

  20. Netwalker Says:

    I saw a vid where he said he opted out because the league was changing the season to the spring. He was concerned it would affect his preparation for the NFL draft. The league changed and decided to start in November instead. Somehow he was not allowed to opt back in because he was to late.

    I think this is a great pic.

  21. firethecannons Says:

    I love this sht! NFL draft day 1st round is a sacred holiday!
    Glad to welcome this kid to the Bucs, he is a good vibe all the way around! He has an incredible body too (I am a 59y/o woman)