Bruce Arians Says He’s Found His “Spy Guy”

October 20th, 2021

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

One way to get rookie edge rusher/athletic freak Joe Tryon-Shoyinka on the field is to face a bunch of young quarterbacks running for their lives.

That was the message yesterday from Bucco Bruce Arians on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Next up for the Bucs on Sunday is likely Bears rookie running QB Justin Fields. Last week it was Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia after seeing mobile Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett. On Halloween it’s Jameis Winston, who is running more this season for the Saints than he every has.

Tryon-Shoyinka was tasked with spying Hurts at times on Thurday, perching himself a few yards behind the line of scrimmage and reacting to Hurts’ lateral movement and chasing him down if necessary.

The Bucs wanted no part of Hurts running in the open field.

And Tryon-Shoyinka did well. Joe even dropped the Tweet below during the game when the rookie flushed Hurts left and out of bounds for no gain and a key clock stoppage.

“Joe’s learning how to play a spy,” Arians said with some excitement in his voice. “We’ve got a bunch of athletic quarterbacks coming up [on the schedule] and with his athleticism and speed he’s a great spy guy. Plus he’s so tall he can jump up, and he can chase them. It’s a nice package to have Shap, JPP and Joe all in the game at the same time.”

Joe would like to see more of Tryon-Shoyinka coming off the edge. But Joe happily will accept this tweak in the rookie’s role. It suits him very well.

22 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says He’s Found His “Spy Guy””

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    CRUNCH….Justin meet Joe, Joe meet Justin.
    It would be nice if Joe could get another 2 sacks on Sunday and at least 1 fumble caused, and hopefully recovered by the Bucs

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    This was Jason Licht’s only good draft pick. This will go down as the worst draft in NFL History by any franchise

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    lol 6 games into the 2021 season and it is already settled, horrible draft lol lol.
    Forget the 2 to 3 years for an honest assessment lol

    GO BUCS!!!!

  4. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Based on recent comments by numerous people, I’m slowly and begrudgingly accepting that Trask may have been an unnecessary pick, as excited as I was initially. Hainsey, may be a reach, but we’ll see. I’m not too worried otherwise. This past draft was a crap shoot cuz of Covid, so I say we tap the brakes on worst draft ever.

    Back on topic, can you imagine if youre Fields, getting rushed by Shaq on one side, so you scramble the other way and JTS9 is gunning for you too. To quote a resident evil meme: “It’d be a Justin Sandwich!”. Not to mention man beast Vita Vea coming in from the middle. Good luck buddy!

  5. lambeau Says:

    Good idea–JTS is fast.

  6. AtlBuc Says:

    His name says it all!

  7. Rico210 aka wutdaBucisthis Says:

    Calm down. Let them play would you.
    Lol, I’ll admit, it hurts your chances in the draft picking last. But so what. I’ll take that pick again please and thank you.
    Go Bucs

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    No kidding!?

    I missed JTS as a spy Thursday night.

    @Buttrs: Remember how Cappa was pretty much a non-entity as a rook? How casuals called him a “bust?” How it took a year or two for him to bulk and strong-up to NFL standards? I would not give up on Hainsey just yet.

    And I am VERY happy that Trask does not have to be rushed into service as rook QBs are on bad teams. At least he won’t have the trauma of getting the crap beat out of him every week, scarring the psychological development. And what greater development than to study under the GOAT without pressure?

  9. BuccaneerButters Says:

    @Cobra, good point on Hainsey. He definitely hasn’t had much if any time for me to give an actual decent opinion on. Licht knows his linemen too. Also agree with Trask, my worry tho, is that Brady will stay much longer than what everyone expects and we’ll either lose out on him to free agency or something of that sort. In a perfect world. Brady stays as long as he wants and Trask becomes the franchise qb we’ve wanted for years once Brady retires as a Buc.

  10. Bradinator Says:

    The only thing I don’t like about the “spy” role for him is that he’s not rushing the passer more. His presence certainly kept Hurts’ numbers down. JTS is fast!

    As far as the picks, Hainsey was having a good camp til he got hurt and missed most of it as well as the pre-season games. The man plays every O-line position. Pretty valuable I’d say. Darden, well the man comes from a small school and needs time to catch up to the NFL game. outside of blue chip 1st rounders, most WRs are not very good until year 3. How many reps is he likely getting with our stable of WRs? Grant Stuard looks like he’s playing well on Special teams. I don’t want Trask to hit the field for awhile. He’s learning from the best ever with no pressure on him.

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    Everyone drafted after JTS is a career backup. That’s not a bad thing.

  12. Hodad Says:

    I’d be happier if Tryon for now just rushed the passer. I think if you’re going to spy the QB White, David, or bringing an extra safety into the mix would be the way to go.

  13. David Says:

    Seriously? People are trying to grade the draft already? They drafted a back up quarterback, a back up receiver and return guy, a back up and future o lineman, a back up edge rusher, and a few others that are excelling on special teams.

    But people want to grade the draft now… So grateful we have Jason Licht and his crew running things and not the morons that post here

  14. daniel Da Man Says:

    This is what championship do, week in week out. Go BUCCANEERS.

  15. daniel Da Man Says:

    This is what championship team’s do, week in week out. Go BUCCANEERS.

  16. Biff Barker Says:

    The only thing I don’t like about the “spy” role for him is that he’s not rushing the passer more. His presence certainly kept Hurts’ numbers down. JTS is fast!

    Brad, Don’t worry about the pass rush. Fields knowing he has a fleet footed spy is what exactly we want. We force him to throw under pressure instead of tying to run. Sooner than later, he’ll put one up for grabs.
    Americas QB taught us that!

  17. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Only reason they haven’t played the rookies is there isn’t anyone who we would take off the field for them !! That’s why I keep saying we need to trade our 1st or second round pick for a good corner back ! Because this is the last year we will have THIS TEAM ALL TOGETHER !! This is the year we go ALL IN .. GO BUCS

  18. Derrick Says:

    I would think Devin White would be a natural spy. Fast, seek and destroy player who doesn’t have to cover. Send JTS off the edge.

  19. Wild Bill Says:

    I like Troyinka in the spy role. He lacks size for bull rush. But he sure as he’ll has speed. This may be an interesting niche role until he bulks up next year. For now he is better suited in a finess role vs power/speed role.

  20. Buccsfan1 Says:

    We really need to add another DB to the roster to help our depleted secondary,injuries keep piling up and it’s makes out defense vulnerable.You see what Stafford did against us,and if we would have been at full strength I think the outcome is a lot different,win or lose we would have been more prepared!!!

  21. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Thank you for inserting some sanity into the conversation! Draft grades are irrelevant when given 6 weeks into the regular season, especially after a SB win

  22. Nate1111 Says:

    All we need is a healthy team in the playoffs