Joe Tryon Admits He Has Rust

August 2nd, 2021

Confesses need for lubrication.

Boy oh boy, did Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians ever ignite Bucs fans with excitement yesterday. And to think it may get better.

Yesterday, Arians lauded rookie outside linebacker Joe Tryon. When pressed to identify what was working so well for Tryon in just his second day of wearing football pads since December 2019, Arians suggested that folks should ask Tristan Wirfs and Donovan Smith because “sometimes,” Arians said, Tryon was “kicking their @ss” in practice.


Given how Wirfs already is thought to be a top-two right tackle in the NFL, the words were so shocking Joe didn’t initially believe Arians was referring to Tryon. But in fact, Arians was.

Now Adam Schefter of BSPN rarely twitters unless he is breaking NFL news, which he is wont to do. But even for a veteran scribe like Schefter, Arians’ words about Tryon were so charged, Schefter twittered Arians’ quote out for the NFL world to read.

And Schefter’s tweet got back to Tryon who screenshot it and pumped it out on his Instagram stories account. Tryon added the words, “Still knocking the rust off.”

Joe has maintained in the weeks leading up to training camp that he expected Tryon to make an impact in November and December. Why? Because Joe was and is convinced that Tryon has rust from not playing football since 2019. Further, the last time he played football — not at Bucs training camp — was facing Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Facing the Super Bowl champions’ offense is a tad more difficult than raging on Boise State’s offense.

Joe may have to reassess after Arians stated Tryon was getting his licks in and winning against Wirfs and Smith. But Joe is still on the right track. Even Tryon admits he’s rusty.

If Tryon is “sometimes” doing a number on Wirfs and is rusty, good grief, what will the guy do when he’s well-oiled?

12 Responses to “Joe Tryon Admits He Has Rust”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The Freak 2.0 .. J Kearse maybe who knows, but if you are “breakin out a can of whoop azz” on Wirfs and the boys, you are having a good start to your NFL career.

    If JT aka “The Lethal weapon” can play like this for the season, then the Bucs pass rush is going to another level, and it is already elite now.

    lol Dak beware lol

    Let the good times roll baby!!!!


  2. Mike Says:

    A DE does not need to learn the whole playbook, he just relies on individual skills, so I expect him to contribute immediately in September.

  3. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:


    What’s going on?

    Joe has an erection for sacks and Tyron confesses need for lubrication.

  4. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Iron sharpens iron. I saw something on a Bucs site about Tryon running a 4.5 at his pro day, which I hadn’t seen before, I always saw mid to high 4.6’s, which is still plenty fast enough.

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    This is great to hear because it’s a matter of ‘WHEN’ not ‘IF’ he’ll see playing time if this continues.

  6. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete was a HOF’er at practice then choked like no other in games. Let’s wait till preseason at least before calling him The GOAT

  7. Stonedbuc Says:

    Reminds me of Jason Taylor

  8. Hodad Says:

    Hey Joe, you got your edge rusher.

  9. Buczilla Says:

    How many times have we seen kids have a good sophomore year in college to get on scout ‘s radars and then completely blow up in their Jr. year to become top ten picks? If BA is being truthful, then maybe Licht has managed to draft his first good defensive end?

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Maybe Wirfs is also “knocking some of the rust off”, too. That being said, things are certainly looking up for this kid,.

  11. Wild Bill Says:

    Too often rookies look great in practice and not so great in actual games. I doubt Wirfs was going all out in an early practice. Big guys need to be a bit careful in the early going to avoid nagging pulls etc that can linger into the regular season. Look for a pancake block from Wirfs in the near future.

  12. Brandon Says:

    He hasn’t played since 2019…so 18 months. His rust might be real but far less so than players that have missed 9-12 months due to injury. Not sure Joe understands how the human body works 100%