“Backups From The Preseason Aren’t The Same Guys”

September 16th, 2021

Rookie first-round pick Joe Tryon

It was a double blackjack opening night and career debut for rookie edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

He dropped in coverage, was asked to blitz from the slot and lined up on the edge through 21 defensive snaps. He also had another 21 on special teams, where Joe thought many times, ‘Damn, that’s a beast of a man steaming down the field at top speed.’

Tryon didn’t produce much on defense but he did flash a little.

It was more Will Gholston who flushed Dak Prescott left on the Bucs’ lone sack by Shaq Barrett (lined up on the right side), but Tryon was lined up on the left edge for that play and was pressing the pocket a little.

Bucco Bruce Arians called it a learning experience for his prized rookie.

No more work against  soon-to-be grad students and Alamo and Enterprise rental agents.

“He’s learning what the game is when you’re going against the starters.  You know, backups from the preseason aren’t the same guys,” Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Arians added that he likes where Tryon is with his game and that Bucs fans can expect to see Tryon every week as defensive coordinator Todd Bowles works in various looks for the rookie.

Joe thinks what’s often overlooked with Tryon is Bowles needing time to really figure out Tryon’s strenghts. Tryon is so uniquely talented and versatile. Joe suspects the learning curve for the rookie might rival the learning curve for his coaches.

15 Responses to ““Backups From The Preseason Aren’t The Same Guys””

  1. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Yes I was impressed the times I could key in on his play. Was good watching him come off his blocks trying to make a tackle or running a stunt, he didn’t seem lousy in the sauce out there

  2. webster Says:

    Tryon should not be playing on special teams

  3. AMI_Chris Says:

    It’s a luxury to bring in a #1 pick and allow him time to learn from great vets in front of him. Most top picks get rushed right into the lineup, ready or not.

  4. JGhotier Says:

    Tryon ranked 2nd among all rookies this past week for pressure percentage per snaps played. Not a bad start. Think it was like 16-17% pressure rate if I remember correctly.

    I agree w/ Joe’s last sentence/conjecture here too

  5. Buczilla Says:

    All good news. He’ll get there.,

  6. Will Says:

    Heck might as well throw in no more work against soon to be blog writers either😉

    Those guys got to put on the uniform and play underneath lights and crowds that most of us dream about. They may not have made a roster but still deserve more respect than some give.

  7. ocala Says:

    The Bucs are very fortunate to have him on the roster. Usually takes time to become an elite pass rusher in the NFL.

  8. Mike Says:

    Once he gets a handful of games under his belt, he is going to be a beast.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    I remember I saw him gunning down field to try to catch a receiver. He is fast as hell.

  10. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I was happy to see that he had a decent amount snaps in the very first game of our new longer season. I was overjoyed to see that the the pre-season hype was not overblown. He really looks to be the steal of this draft.

    Because I was one of the many long suffering fans from the previous 14 years, I am also glad to see a potential replacement for JPP (whom I love dearly as a fan!) appear on our roster.

  11. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Tryon should be playing anywhere his coaches want him to be.

    If we fans really want to see a “two-peat”, if we want to see the Lombardi trophy hoisted again in February of 2022, then we should applaud everything done to make our team even stronger in all facets of the game!

  12. Biff Barker Says:

    Agree on learning his strengths for coaches too. Only 60 minutes with the big boys is way to early to tell much.
    The talent is obvious, the speed is freakish! Now, how best to use him in our defensive schemes is the big question.

  13. Bojim Says:

    I concur.

  14. Wild Bill Says:

    I like Tyron a lot. But a bigger need in the draft was a potential shut down db.

  15. BillyBucoff Says:

    This talk about our secondary after one game is fear.
    Key word is potential. Name 1 db that is better at their position than Tryon is as as a DE/OLB?

    The team has drafted a ton of DBs lately.
    If the coaches get worried, they can trade for one still.
    Until then hind sight isn’t always 20/20 if what you ate seeing is incorrect.

    The defense is fine. R. E. L. A. X.