Major Impact From Joe Tryon

August 20th, 2021

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon.

Before training camp started and Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians and some of his players began making rookie outside linebacker Joe Tryon seem like the next Von Miller, Joe had modest goals for Tryon.

Joe figured since the rookie hadn’t played football since December 2019, that if he were to have an impact, Tryon would show up big in the latter part of the season. Joe also guessed that seven sacks would be a fine year.

But Lance Zierlein of has an idea that Tryon could have a bigger impact.

In picking a rookie that could ball out for each team, Zierlein makes the point that with Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul, the Bucs don’t need Tryon on the field all the time.

Therefore, with Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ fertile, creative mind, he can be picky when to use Tryon and put him in the best positions to make an impact.

Tryon has been impressing teammates and coaches alike with his flashes during camp. The Bucs fielded one of the top pass-rush units in the league in 2020, but injecting a young talent with a comfortable runway for development should allow Tampa Bay to pick and choose its spots for him, which increases his likelihood for early success.

Joe’s mouth waters for Tryon on the field on passing downs alongside Shaq and JPP and Vita Vea and/or Ndamukong Suh and/or Will Gholston.

It’s easy to overlook that Gholston led the Bucs in quarterback hits with 20. The way Vea collapses the pocket, he has to be double-teamed. Then offenses have to stop JPP, Shaq and Tryon. Good luck!

Hey Dak, better ice up, son!

19 Responses to “Major Impact From Joe Tryon”

  1. Waterboy Says:

    I want to see Tryon become a three down player and while the temptation to only play him in pass rush situations is great, I hope Bucs do get him reps on first down and in obvious run situations.

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    If he’s this good already, you can pretty much bet he will be on the field all season.

  3. kyle Says:

    good looking kid, I hope he pans out! he could be a great steal from the draft.

  4. Buxszntkt Says:

    Joe what’s the deal on this newly hyphenated name , Tyron-shoyinka, is that on his jersey going forward, he’s gonna have a nickname now, JTS.

  5. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Seems like Licht has nailed down first round picks. Now if he can do the same with second round picks, he’ll be a hall-of-fame GM.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Tryon certainly has enough speed to drop back in coverage similar to JPP…..I’d expect him to come up with a couple of picks this year…..maybe a pick 6…….along with the rest of the team’s 4 pick 6s vs Jameis…..

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    SufferingSince76 … Lots of hype flowing Joe Tryon’s way right now (especially on JBF) but there are 2 pretty good players named JPP & Shaq who don’t like yielding defensive snaps to anyone (ask Nelson; took him 2 years to get up to 30% def snaps). I can see Tryon getting as many as 40% of the defensive snaps (give or take) this season as a rookie, but he’ll have to earn each & every one of those because neither JPP nor Shaq will go ‘quietly in the night’. Neither will Nelson probably.

    Pretty much the same situation IMO with our ILBs. Minter may be the ‘old man’ of the non-starting group, but I’d still bet that he’ll be the first one they put in for LVD or White should the need arise.

  8. Jason Says:

    Play him on 3rd down for the first 3 1/2 quarters, and then have him play all 3 downs for the rest of the game after we have a 4 touchdown lead. Everybody’s happy everybody wins.

  9. Biff Barker Says:

    Lots of things I’d like to see but sensible fans will leave Tryon’s fate in Todd Bowles hands.

  10. Biff Barker Says:

    Joe, suggest a story on Will Gholston. Us fans need to show him love.He’s got a bit of the LVD forgotten man in the shadows bit.

  11. The Red Mirage Says:

    Dude is looking like a hungry dude eager to learn from the other dudes.

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Agreed on Will Gholston.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    I was disappointed the Bucs didn’t draft Ojulari or JOK at 32.

    Happy to be wrong.

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The Football Gods have been good to us lately.
    Both Wirfs and Tyron basically fell to us in the draft, and we picked them quickly!
    Some forget that both Vita Vea and Joe Tyron were both Washington Huskies.

  15. Pat Trett Says:

    Joe, Windtree is rooting for you!

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    You’re assume Vita is even on the field.

    As Sapp said when he was drafted, the guy isn’t going to play in Florida at 350lb — and so far he hasn’t. He’s constantly injured.

    If he dropped 20-30lbs he’d probably be better in that he might not get constantly injured.

    But who knows, maybe this is finally the year he can stay on the field and he proves he’s more than a 2-down run stuffer, which is all he’s proven that he is to this point in his career.

  17. #1bucsfan Says:

    Joe can you imagine jpp Shaq vea suh tryon and white all rushing the QB. GAME OVER.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    JPP and Suh aren’t spring chickens. Tryon will get game reps. Amen on Will Gholston deserving more attention.

  19. gp Says:

    Not sure who you’re rooting for or why…
    I can say with some certainty that your dislike/disdain for Mt. Vea puts you in a distinct minority, on this site at least.