Sharp Joe Tryon Critique From Bruce Arians

August 2nd, 2021

Joe Tryon

After all the hype and excitement surrounding Bucs first-round pick Joe Tryon after yesterday’s practice, Joe thought today it might be a good idea to ask Bucco Bruce Arians what his late-yesterday film review of Tryon’s play revealed.

The head coach brought the rookie edge rusher/outside linebacker down to earth.

As the saying goes in the NFL, “Film don’t lie.”

Arians barked that Tryon needs “to learn to stay in his gap on defense,” and he took it a step further.

“He can’t freelance,” Arians continued. “He gave up a couple of really big runs jumping around blocks and trying to make plays instead of just doing your job.  One thing, he’s got such great talent, and he’s obviously a hell of a pass rusher, But there’s more to the game than just that and just do your job and do it really well.”

It’s very early for Tryon and, of course, lots of guys have had special careers — and made a ton of money — just being excellent pass rushers. But the Bucs have had the NFL’s best run defense over the past two seasons and the standard is high.

If Tryon wants to play a lot this season, then he’s going to have to be disciplined and tighten up his run defense. Joe is confident. This is what training camp and preseason are for, and the Bucs have superior assistant coaches and on-field mentors.

20 Responses to “Sharp Joe Tryon Critique From Bruce Arians”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Tryon needs to learn from JPP who is great at both pass rushing and stopping the run.

  2. BA4President Says:

    I wonder if he’s one of those guys who has always been able to ball out however he wanted in high school and college, because his athleticism was so much greater than his peers.

    Sometimes those players aren’t asked to be as disciplined in high school and college, because the highlight reel speaks for itself. That said, the NFL is different and everyone has insane skills.

    Hopefully that wasn’t the case for him, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    He is young, and he will learn. He has both Talent and Speed, 2 things you can’t coach.

  4. geno711 Says:

    There have been a lot of guys in the past that have made a special career on just being a pass rusher.

    But I think that Arians statement is 100 percent on point.

    Joe or anyone else – Please name the best current NFL player that is “making a special career” out of just being a pass rusher.

    I think all the active leaders in the NFL on sacks are good all around players:
    Miller, Wake, Houston, Jones, Kerrigan, Jordan, Watt, Watt, Donald, Campbell, JPP, Mack, etc.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Seems like he is a great pick. Will be coached up by staff and teammates. Great future with the Bucs.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    He’s a bum….a bust….trade him or kick him off the team…..worse than DaQuan…….(sarcasm)

  7. Medicated Pete Says:

    TB12 should start punching teammates in the face during practice like Michael Jordan used to do.

  8. PassingThru Says:

    Yeah, it’s important for an EDGE to not freelance for the glory, or be continuously overaggressive in QB pursuit angles. It’s important to read what’s transpiring both before and after the snap. If you continuously rush the passer like a crazed jackrabbit, the offense will run right at the gap you vacated.

    For example Chandler Jones is great at getting to the QB, but it comes at a price. He’s less effective at stopping the run.

  9. mark2001 Says:

    This is part of the mental game of developing a young and talented player. Point out what he is doing well with a pat on the back, and then Kick him in the A for his rookie play in maintaining his gaps. Meaning…son….you have real talent…but you have a long way to go. So keep your head in the playbook, listen to your coaches and fellow star players, and keep your body in the gym unless you are practicing/playing.

  10. Waterboy Says:

    Loved the Tryon pick when it was made and had he played his last year in college, he likely would have been a top 10 pick- these are the types of draft picks that winning organizations continuously make! Now is the time to coach him hard as once players start having individual success, they are much less receptive to hearing criticism! Granted you only have to tell the great ones, once how to do it correctly and having JPP and Shaq ahead of you is priceless in terms of learning from the best!

  11. MidAtlanticBucsFan Says:

    Medicated Pete is at it again LOL. Where’s the popcorn, Joe?

  12. Robert Says:

    I think Joe said it. He will be a beast by late season given enough snaps.

  13. BucEmUp Says:

    Good thing we have him as depth right now. He will no doubt be used on obvious passing situations where a run just isnt feasible.

  14. firethecannons Says:

    Glad to see Arians bring this kid down a peg, no doubt he has a long way to go, it is easier to be a rook starting at the low end of the peg than starting at the top and having to maintain perfect. Good, sounds encouraging.

  15. sasquatch Says:

    Just a rookie eager to impress. He’ll learn.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Gets overlooked but a huge part of our defense is how well our OLBs stand up against the run.

    We’re all gonna be watching Tryon during the preseason to see if he can bring some QB pressure. But pay attention to how he plays the run. This could determine how much playing time he gets. I dont se Bowles giving a bunch of snaps if Tryon is a liability vs the run.

    Todd also likes to drop his Edge guys into coverage as well. The position is a lot more complex then steady pass rush.

  17. Wild Bill Says:

    The kid is just focused on what he does best. He needs lots of coaching and pro game preseason experience to become a more complete player. May not be much of a factor this season other than playing on obvious passing downs when the Bucs are up big. A development project with high potential eventually. Hope he gets a lot of preseason play.

  18. Mike Says:

    I hope he will not be another Jamie Collin of the Patriots and Detroit, a talent player but also a freelancer.

  19. LongSeason Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    August 2nd, 2021 at 11:40 am

    He’s a bum….a bust….trade him or kick him off the team…..worse than DaQuan…….(sarcasm)

    Sarcasm he says. Always with this guy the sarcasmc. . . (sarcasm). 😉

  20. LongSeason Says:

    LongSeason Says:
    August 5th, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    August 2nd, 2021 at 11:40 am

    He’s a bum….a bust….trade him or kick him off the team…..worse than DaQuan…….(sarcasm)

    Sarcasm he says. Always with this guy the sarcasmc. . . (sarcasm).

    Long Season, always being a copyninja. Mr. Monkey See Mr. Monkey Do! (bad joke) grrr. . .

    Nicely done Tampabaybucfan. Hope all is well.