Lots Of Special Teams Still Planned For Joe Tryon

August 23rd, 2021

Joe’s draft-night cringing will continue.

When Joe Tryon was drafted No. 32 overall as a potential manbeast edge rusher in the Jason Pierre-Paul mode, his new head coach said he would be a special teams warrior. Bucco Bruce Arians was fired up to see his athletic young prize perform on fourth.

Since then, Tryon has been very impressive in practice and his performance in two preseason games shows he is loaded with pass-rush talent. So would the Bucs still stay committed to playing Tryon on special teams and risking him getting injured there?

Joe asked Arians that today, and he fired back that absolutely would be a fixture on fourth down.

Arians noted that the Seattle Seahawks play all their starters on special teams and other teams use starters on special teams.

That’s nice, but Joe doesn’t care about other teams. The Rams don’t play starters in preseason, for example. There’s also a reason Antonio Brown isn’t returning punts when he’s the team’s best punt returner.

Joe will continue to ask the football gods to spare Tryon and not let him become the next Jacquies Smith, the young and successful Bucs pass rusher whose career was torched when he blew his knee out covering a kickoff in 2016.

27 Responses to “Lots Of Special Teams Still Planned For Joe Tryon”

  1. geno711 Says:

    Who is Jacquies Smith?

  2. Bojim Says:

    Please. No special teams!!

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    Arians bad decisions will be exposed this season. Brady can only cover Bruce’s ass for so long.

  4. PassingThru Says:

    I’d prefer not to see Tryon on special teams, or in the current case, the not-so-special teams. It isn’t the talent, it’s the coaching that’s a problem.

  5. SlyPirate Says:

    Rushing the punter … sure.

    Kickoffs … no.

  6. buxszntkt Says:

    it’s go for broke this year, literally. BTW , we have now seen how bad our special teams are , they needs something (someone) to provide some competence.

  7. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Joe Tire Iron should be on the field every chance he gets.

  8. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    I agree. Don’t waste this guy on special teams. Save him for the DL.

  9. dls5492 Says:

    He will be awesome on special teams! Not a waste,

  10. m0j0 Says:

    We need good athletes who can tackle on special teams, and he certainly fits the bill.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Ronde played special teams basically his entire career. No reason Tryon needs the kid gloves treatment.

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Must be great being Arians. He is a superbowl coach who, since he got here has done nothing but drive around in his golf cart talkin smack. I guess when Brady leaves, so does Arians. Can’t blame him though. Ride the wave Brucey boy..Ride It.

  13. Wild Bill Says:

    So a future star who will be a rotational player for now should be sitting on the bench getting splinters on his arse? I say bs! Get him on the field as often as possible. Heck, give him some practice at tight end! A lead blocker for punt returners. Anywhere where his size, speed and talent fits.

  14. Mike Says:

    Joe, the best players should play about 10 snaps on the key periods of the game. Just don’t play the starters at the punt or kick returner. Other positions have no different risk of injury compared to the defense.

  15. Buczilla Says:

    Jacquies Smith. Totally forgot about this dude. Just another reason why I love you Joe’s and what ya do. 😛

  16. unbelievable Says:

    I was so angry when I saw Jaq Smith out there on special teams that year…

    And then in a turn of events that surprised absolutely no one (except the inept coaching staff), he got badly injured on ST, and never played again.

  17. Bob Says:

    Do we really want to take a chance on this guy being hit by a future waiter trying to make their team?

  18. Ash Says:

    Special teams looks scary terrible and the running game looks uninspired the scheme still looks so easily predictable good thing we have a fantastic pass game and Brady.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Looks to me like Bucs’ special teams can use all the quality talent they can get. Tryon’s a rookie & not a starter. The more game experience he gets the better he’ll become.

  20. BucBrady Says:

    His name is Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. Not sure why JBF refuses to call him by his name. One would think he gets to decide what his name is.

    Other Bucs sites have shown him this respect.

  21. kyle Says:

    bucbrady take it easy..have a beer or something…

  22. QBKilla Says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I think i saw number 9 covering punts like a gunner Saturday night. I’m sure the coaching staff noticed too.

  23. August 1976 Buc Says:

    How much football has this guy played in the last couple of years? Not much, put him out there and let him play and actually get some kind of NFL game experience.
    He is going to be used by T Bowles in different packages throughout the season. And you know as he shows he can handle it, T Bowles will use him more and more.
    Hopefully he progresses like everyone would like to see and he becomes a dominant force on Defense.
    So again, get him on the field let the guy play.

    GO BUCS!!!

  24. adam from ny Says:

    joey shoyinka “the gunner”


  25. Alan Collingwood Says:

    As I recall, Ronde Barber INSISTED on playing punt return, even though he wasn’t a returner

  26. teacherman777 Says:

    Don’t put him on special teams!!!

  27. David Says:

    I still have the visual of smith’s injury on that kick off. Zero reason for our only good pass rusher at the time to be out there for special teams. Couldn’t believe it. Lol