Big Step For Joe Tryon

August 1st, 2021

Bucs rookie OLB Joe Tryon.

Joe brings this up from time to time but it still makes Joe’s ears perk when he heard it coming from the mouth of Bucs rookie outside linebacker Joe Tryon.

Joe is looking toward November or December for Tryon to (hopefully) make an impact off the bench.

Why so late?

Joe is convinced that a man who hasn’t played football since December 2019 is going to have some rust, especially as a rookie in the NFL.

“It felt good you know,” Tryon said of being able to pop people with pads and a helmet for a change. “It’s been a long time coming – I feel like I made strides and today was a good first day of pads.”

Now Joe didn’t see Tryon flash yesterday. A couple of times Joe looked for him but didn’t see him on the field. Doesn’t mean he didn’t flash for coaches.

Now in the previous two practices, the last two of underwear football/soccer practice, when there was no hitting allowed, you could see why Tryon caught the attention of scouts and the front office. When he moves laterally he is damn quick and when he sees a clear path to the quarterback, his 0-60 acceleration is pretty cool and pretty quick.

Tryon seems to be doing the smart thing: He’s bird-dogging Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul to try to learn from them.

“I pretty much have been shadowing Shaq [Barrett] and JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul),” Tryon said. “In the meeting rooms they’re dissecting film, telling us how we should do it and just watching what they do and trying to implement it into my game.

“Already I see strides. It’s a blessing to be in this position. They’re two amazing pass rushers in the NFL and I feel like I’m in a great position.”

That’s a helluva advantage Tryon has. Most first-round pick rookies don’t have anyone worth a s(p)it at their position because that’s why there were drafted in the first round.

With the Bucs, Tryon has two. That makes a big difference.

As training camp grinds on at One Buc Palace, Joe is going to pay attention to Tryon now that he has pads on for the first time in 20 months.

As for JPP, Tryon had a one-word description for him.


15 Responses to “Big Step For Joe Tryon”

  1. Bird Says:

    JPP the oversized mauler
    Shaq the undersized speed demon
    Both capable of double digit sacks

    Not bad to learn from both ends of edge rusher / outside linebacker spectrum

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    He looked like a JPP type at UW. Long, swimmingly body that collapse the pocket He could be a a gem rookie Edge/OLB the Bucs have always been searching for.

  3. SB~LV Says:

    It’ll come down to how fast he is …
    Learner that is…
    Like Devin White in his rookie year DC’s will school him and the opponents OL film room will yuk it up the following week reviewing game film

  4. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    That picture. Is that a tank top on top of a t-shirt? Tryon looks like he’s auditioning for Flashdance-The Remake. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  5. The Red Mirage Says:

    If Tryon gets 5-7 sacks this year then it’s a success IMO. I’m with you Joe I would expect him to flash later in the season if he’s going to.

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    Between the coaches and 1st string, team-first, players, I think all rookies are in an excellent position to learn quickly. There are great mentors at all of the skill positions. Hopefully, it will stay like this for years to come and the Bucs will maintain their dominance within the League.

  7. ClwJB Says:

    Well, plan on seeing all three of them in the field in passing situations sooner rather than later – speed and pressure KILLS!

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    ClwJB … Interesting possibility, but I’m having trouble visualizing any way to get all three (JPP, Shaq AND Tryon) on there field at the same time. We certainly wouldn’t take LVD or White off the field, so we’d be down to 2 ‘heavies’ on the DLine. I’d think that you’d end up with a much lighter DLine in that event, and that might make creating pressure through the center harder (IMO that’s a huge factor in allowing our OLBs to feed). Might also make us more vulnerable to delayed runs through the center. Interesting possibility nonetheless though.

  9. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Joe Tryon no doubt has two of the best teachers in the league. JPP and Shaq will make him that much better.

  10. FlBoy84 Says:

    “Is that a tank top on top of a t-shirt? ”

    Thought it was a sports bra the first time I saw one too, lol. It’s actually pretty common to see on players on many teams in various sports now. It’s a GPS training device that tracks players movements, heart rate, energy output, calories burned, etc.

  11. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    “… I’m having trouble visualizing any way to get all three (JPP, Shaq AND Tryon) on there field at the same time. ”

    JPP lines up inside occasionally. His sack in the Super Bowl came on a play when he lined up inside.

  12. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    FlBoy84 Says:
    “Thought it was a sports bra the first time I saw one too.”

    Oh, sheesh, now it looks even worse! Couldn’t they put in a full length shirt? LOL. That looks ridiculous.

    Thanks for the clarification.

  13. Leighroy Says:

    It’d be no different than subbing Tryon for Gholston. I could see it on 3rd downs for sure!

  14. Jerry R Jones Says:

    Tryon is SO LUCKY to be where he is. What an absolute blessing it is to be able to soak it up like a sponge, from 2 of the best in the game. I like the idea of coaching him up hard and perfecting his technique, before releasing the hounds.

  15. FlBoy84 Says:

    Glad to see the Bucs have gotten to the point that they’re able to draft guys at positions that don’t require them to start immediately. Tryon, Trask, Hainsey, and Darden getting the benefit of learning from established players and eased into the lineup is only going to benefit their development.