Bruce Arians On Joe Tryon: “Somebody Has To Block Him”

August 10th, 2021

Rookie talk.

Rookie outside linebacker Joe Tryon is now riding the climbing hill of Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians’ roller coaster.

Earlier in training camp, Arians made a claim that Joe still finds difficult to believe. He said “sometimes” when going up against Tristan Wirfs and Donovan Smith, Tryon is “kicking their arse.”

Mind you Wirfs is coming off the most dominant rookie season for a right tackle that Joe can ever remember. And Smith locked up Chase Young when Young was publicly frothing at the mouth to get to Tom Brady.

Tryon hasn’t even played in a preseason game yet and last played a game in December 2019.

Of course, the very next day Arians knocked Tryon off his perch saying he cannot be a one-trick pony and expect to shine in Todd Bowles’ defense.

And now, Arians’ roller coaster is climbing another peak. He raved about Tryon while at the same time had a few subtle shots across the bow at his offensive line.

“Somebody has to block him,” Arians said of Tryon after today’s practice. “We’ve turned him loose a couple of times. He’s done a good job working with a couple of personnel groups and getting him free. …

“When we try to block him, he’s hard to block.”

Yes, Joe saw Tryon lurking in the offense’s backfield. And with an obstructed view, it appeared Tryon batted down a Brady pass.

If Arians is not pulling Joe’s leg when he’s talking up Tryon, well, Joe’s going to have to start taking cold showers to chill out if this keeps up.

22 Responses to “Bruce Arians On Joe Tryon: “Somebody Has To Block Him””

  1. Tkras red Bozo lips Says:

    I’m sure he’s making Donovan Smith look like the turnstile that he is

  2. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Not which is going to be harder, keeping JPP or Tryon off the field.

  3. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    This is really good to hear! I hope it’s accurate. If this kid gets say….in the range of 7 – 8 sacks playing on a part time basis, I think we can call him a steal!

  4. geno711 Says:

    Early yet but wouldn’t it be nice if this guy turns out to be a solid contributor from day one. The contract value for the next 5 years as well for someone that can make a true difference in the rush the passer game would be outstanding.

    Wow, Licht could hit again.
    An elite rusher
    A smart development QB
    Another good offensive lineman
    and a receiver ready to take our special teams return game to the next level.

  5. Regulator16 Says:

    Practice…let’s see him in actual game situations.

  6. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    I want to know what Realisto thinks?!?!?!?!??!

  7. ocala Says:

    btw Jason Licht is by far an away the best GM in the NFL.

    IF Joe Tryon ends up being a top candidate for defensive rookie of the year and is at or near double digit sacks as the Bucs 3rd OLB…..the Bucs may have a realistic shot at going undefeated.

  8. Baby Grace Says:

    Where is “Dingleberry”? He would continually say Tryon would be a bust and almost verbatim he quoted some “expert” who said he was slow, couldn’t bend, no burst, tight hips and ankles and more. Every time he posted I would tell him to go look at the tape and you will see that is not the case. If Tryon can stay healthy he will be a star and “Dingleberry” will proven the moron I knew he was.

  9. geno711 Says:

    DingleBerry Says:
    April 30th, 2021 at 12:21 pm
    Players that we should have picked over Joe Tryon based purely on tape:
    1. Azeez Ojulari
    2. Asante Samuel Jr.
    3. Javontae Williams
    4. Tevin Jenkins
    5. Elijah Moore
    6. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
    7. Terrace Marshall Jr.
    8. Brandon Browning
    9. Nick Bolton
    10. Trevon Moehrig
    11. Levi Onwuzurike
    12. Joseph Ossai
    13. Ifeatu Melifonwu

  10. D-Rome Says:

    I’m sure he’s making Donovan Smith look like the turnstile that he is

    I thought the Donovan Smith hate from the knuckle-dragging mouth breathers finally died down after protecting Brady’s blind side all of 2020.

    Guess not.

  11. geno711 Says:

    D-Rome. I am guessing that Bozo is a reincarnation of an old troll that used to post on here. Like Cleanhouse. Not saying for sure but

    Here is an older Cleanhouse comment.

    Clean House Says:
    November 13th, 2020 at 5:14 pm
    I don’t care what anyone says in the affirmative about Donovan Smith.
    It’s pretty obvious he is a consistent weak link, starting to border on turnstyle.

  12. Buczilla Says:

    All of this sounds promising, but as with all things Bucs (old habits die hard), I need to see it to believe it. Licht, for as good as he’s been lately, as never drafted even an average defensive end.

  13. mark2001 Says:

    Cold shower…are we to expect another Cynthia Frelund article soon? Or maybe something involving Kay Adams?

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    I wanna see Tryon when the lights come on gameday. Then only will we know.

  15. Bucamania Says:

    Wanted Ojulari but glad to hear Tryon has been impressive

  16. c-spann Says:

    I liked Ojulari as well, but Joe Tryon was my choice. I think Ojulari was rather small and may not be able to hold on Run D

  17. mark2001 Says:

    I think we are seeing a Master class in young player development from Arians… Pat him on the back when he does something well, and when he starts getting a little full of himself, kick him in the A. Start with a guy with talent, and a good mind, point out what he is good at and the areas he needs to develop. And keep on it, day to day, week to week, etc.. We haven’t seen this in some time, before Arians arrival, at one Buc. Have to love it.

    How different things might have turned out for Jameis, if these guys had their hands on his development from day one.

  18. Destinjohnny Says:

    Just beat the boys

  19. SOEbuc Says:


    “I thought the Donovan Smith hate from the knuckle-dragging mouth breathers finally died down after protecting Brady’s blind side all of 2020.

    Guess not.“

    I wish nothing bad for Smith in the future, but he was T-1 in penalties and T-7 sacks allowed in 2020. Everyone has to prove it again this year.

  20. Ateonetree Says:

    Now imagine rushing tyron and jpp on the same side with Barrett rushing the opposite end…. Against the saints on a 3rd and 10 🤤

  21. geno711 Says:

    Nobody was bad on our offensive line last year. Brady attempted the 2nd most passes and Brady average depth per target was 2nd highest in the NFL. You can not do that without great offensive line play. The 6 sacks allowed by D Smith for number of drop backs was not bad for a left tackle. His total pressures allowed was above league average and that is what allowed Brady’s jersey to stay clean.

    Further, you want guys who show during the playoffs at this point.
    Smith started all four postseason games on Tampa Bay’s run to a Super Bowl win – the first four playoff games of his NFL career. Throughout that four-game stretch, Smith did not allow a sack, did not commit a penalty and allowed just four total pressures.

  22. BruceIsGarbage Says:

    Bruce… The same guy who said he doesnt beleive in rookies… Now all of a sudden he is a master at development… Get real .. Bruce retired from the Cardinals cuz hes an awful coach. Now he hands the reigns to Tom Brady and a sh**load of veterans and yall giving him all the credit… GET REAL!!!