Joe Tyron-Shoyinka And His Chances To Win Defensive Rookie Of The Year

September 7th, 2021

Odds of winning award.

To hear all the Bucs players coaches and national analysts like Louis Riddick of ESPN, it seems the Bucs have a monster waiting to burst out.

And that beast is Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. T

he outside linebacker draws raves from just about everyone. But as good as he may be, he’s still a benchwarmer. Not that JTS isn’t any good, but look who plays in front of him: Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett and warrior Jason Pierre-Paul. A rookie would really, really, really have to blow up to take away snaps from those two.

Still, some believe JTS is a darkhorse for “Defensive Rookie of the Year.” In a recent edition of the Ira Kaufman Podcast, Joe and Ira briefly discussed this.

Ira doesn’t think JTS will get enough snaps to get the award. Joe believes for JTS to be a serious candidate, he would have to show up big time in the many Bucs’ high-profile games. If the nation sees him destroying offensive linemen and quarterbacks, that will go a long way to making a run for the award.

Over at BSPN, Seth Walder believes putting a few shekels on JTS in a friendly wager to win the “Defensive Rookie of the Year” isn’t a dumb move.

Joe Tryon to win Defensive Rookie of the Year (20-1)

Unfortunately the odds here have dropped at Caesars so this isn’t as good a bet as it once was (though you can shop around and look for a better number), but I do think Tryon should be among the favorites to win this award and he is not. It’s for all the same reasons that I laid out with Barrett: The Bucs produce an incredible sack environment and the quarterbacks they are slated to face averaged the highest past sack rate among all teams’ opponents. Last season Jason Pierre-Paul hit 9.5 sacks while ranking just 43rd out of 46 in pass rush win rate, which goes to show how big an opportunity playing for the Bucs is when it comes to sacks. Tryon will have the chance to catch voters’ eyes with a gaudy sack total.

It will help if JTS plays against teams with crappy offensive lines like the Giants, the Stinking Panthers, the Dolphins and the Bears. What will be interesting to Joe is if Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles tries to use JTS in a package Thursday night to take advantage of Zach Martin being out.

There is one way that would increase JTS’s chances of getting the award. And not one Bucs fan wants to see it.

Someone gets dinged up.

11 Responses to “Joe Tyron-Shoyinka And His Chances To Win Defensive Rookie Of The Year”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Micah Parsons has already been annointed the next Lawrence Taylor because he fell on a fumble that happened right in front of him during the preseason. I guarantee half of all voters have already given it to him

  2. SB~LV Says:

    If he stays healthy Gumby has a great shot at that !
    The guy has unbelievable potential and we have only had a glimpse!
    The guy has 1st overall draft pick ability!
    This front 7 will be amazing

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    As to ROY, I agree, it’ll be difficult to get the snaps. Injuries do happen, however. Hopefully the kid will be ready when his opportunity comes.
    What a rotation though!

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    Speed, length and pursuit. Have not seen the push yet. Seems to get stood up easily. It will be nice to see a few real game snaps. Good luck Rook!

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    @Biff: didn’t Tryon steamroll a guy in PS?

  6. Jonny Says:

    The only thing holding back JTS is his propensity to get pushed around in the run game, especially because he played with pass rush first mindset. He can get trapped easily with his desire to penetrate the O-line right off the snap irrespective of what the offense is doing. That might mean TB will hold him on the bench often until passing downs

  7. SickofLosing Says:

    We haven’t seen a lot of JTS but I like where he’s at. Haven’t seen speed- to- power or counter moves yet but that’s because we haven’t seen much of him. Also he was playing against 2nd and 3rd team, so I can’t wait to see what he does Thursday and throughout the season

  8. Tony Says:

    It’ll probably be somebody like Najee or Pitts for OROTY & Parsons or Surtain for DROTY but yeah I’ve told some people I could see Tryon as a sleeper. He could surprise many.

  9. Buczilla Says:

    The bar for a defensive end to win DROY was set pathetically low by Chase Young last year who had an otherworldly, staggering, 7.5 sacks. Since Tryon plays for us and not a team from the Northeast or Dallas, he would most likely need to double or triple that number to get a whiff from the morons (mostly not all) who vote for the DROY.

  10. RustyRhinos Says:

    I read this “Seth Walder believes putting a few shekels on JTS” and wonder. What was it that made you choose this money description, and not any of the many other terms different nations call their currency. Was it to be cute?

  11. Joe Says:

    What was it that made you choose this money description,

    Who cares (besides you)? Is referring to a biblical denomination somehow offensive in this I’m-offended-by-everything world)?