“We Want To Keep It Up There Around 30 Plays A Game”

November 23rd, 2021

It seems Bucco Bruce Arians has joined the #FreeJoeTryon movement.

No argument from Joe, especially with Jason Pierre-Paul looking washed out as he tries to perform with broken fingers and a torn rotator cuff.

Last night, Tryon-Shoyinka got snaps as an inside rusher (see Joe’s photo above) in addition to his versatile play at outside linebacker. The rookie was having fun with his new experience on Twitter and Bucco Bruce Arians was all smiles about it on the Buccaneers Radio Network this evening.

In the five games after JPP’s return from injury against Miami, Tryon-Shoyinka averaged 20 snaps per game. Last night, he was at 29 snaps, and Arians said that’s just about the goal.

“We want to keep it up there around 30 plays a game,” Arians said, referring to the rookie’s weekly snaps.

In previously, weeks Arians referred to Tryon-Shoyinka as being capable of playing safety and many other positions. That showed last night with his inside work.

“He’s a bright, bright player,” Arians said today.

Joe is convinced the Bucs are going to need a more mature Tryon-Shoyinka to make a key play or two in the playoffs. The best way to get him ready for those moments is to put him on the field now.

21 Responses to ““We Want To Keep It Up There Around 30 Plays A Game””

  1. Jersey buc Says:

    Kid flashes almost every snap he’s in! Like to see more of him. Def needs to control that speed a bit but he def. can play

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Imagine how fast JTS could move on that turf in Indy next Sunday #FreeJoeTryon

  3. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Constantly downfield around the ball carrier taking good angles and last night was applying some good heat too!

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    His speed across the field is like Devin White fast.

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    Needs to start
    Jpp is hurt

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Watching JPP on a number of plays last night, he doesn’t seem to be getting any meaningful penetration. Maybe that’s by design right now so he can seal the outside, don’t know. But that’s different from how I’ve seen him play prior to his injury. Perhaps the torn rotator has limited his bevy of moves to get around OLineman so they’ve opted to let him focus on sealing the edges?

    JPP returned to the lineup in the Miami game, and has averaged 75%-80% of the def snaps since that game (6 games starting with Miami). He’s gotten 2.5 sacks in those games (2 against the Bears), plus 5 hurries & 1 QB Hit for a total of 9 pressures. When healthy, he does roughly twice as good as that. Still, he’s a warrior & inspires the other guys on defense big-time I’m sure. Problem is he’s kjnda disappeared in the last 2 games.
    Just wish they’d get him a few less snaps (down to about 50%) and let JTS & Nelson get some more experience.

  7. Ed Says:

    What is really exciting is to see Devin White or JTS flushing out QBs. They are so fast that even great QBs that can throw on the run have accuracy issues when those guys are chasing their tails.

    Carson Wirtz is tough but he will never want to take on those guys, run out of bounds and play another down.

    On the fast turf at Indy those 2 players can show how speed kills.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Just re-watched parts of the game & heard one of the announcers say that JPP & LVD had gone to junior college together. Small world.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    IF JTS can give JPP 30 plays off, that’s a major win heading into the postseason. Keep him as upright and healthy as we can as JPP is a warrior and teaching the kid how to be a pro. I love it.

  10. gp Says:

    JTS’s play definitely seems to be improving. I haven’t seen him ‘flash’ past the QB so fast he couldn’t make a play for the past couple of games.
    Whether that is due to maturity, or experience, or new moves, or maybe the game is just “slowing down” for him, I agree wholeheartedly that we need to utilize he and Nelson more.
    Let JPP get the start, and then limit him to either first down or third down snaps. Not just to save him for post season but also to prepare JTS for it.

  11. Leighroy Says:

    DR – the announcers are correct, except that the two played at Fort Scott Community College by 1-year apart. JPP in ’08 before transferring to USF and LVD in ’09 before transferring to Nebraska.

    Ed – I agree, but I’d like to see these flushes turn into sacks. There I go sounding like Joe about pressures versus sacks, and thankfully the former were effective against the inept Giants. Devin White most times last night looked again like a blitzer looking more for a blocker than the QB. JTS got outrun by Daniel Jones!

  12. Miller5252 Says:

    If it wasn’t for a couple of balls being tipped by JPP it would have been another game of him and Shaq not doing anything. Shaq wanted to be DPOY…. He hasn’t been close to that in some time now, and with JPP’s injury, he’s not doing much. Our backup DE’s look like they’re getting home or close to home on a more consistent basis. Let the backups play more and see if our pressures start increasing. Cause it ain’t there with our starters.

  13. orlbucfan Says:

    Where is Fort Scott? Wow, JPP went to USF? I am a dummy about college ball cos I don’t watch it. I do recall LVD being from Nebraska. Seriously, JPP has got to retire; there is no reason for him to play hurt. JTS is faster than White. You watch highlights and he’s like greased lightning. He and VV compliment each other like nobody’s business. Wait until his experience catches up to his speed…scary. Boy, ain’t it finally fun to be a Bucs fan. 😊🏈

  14. Brandon Says:

    I saw him line up at NT for a play that was blown dead for a false start penalty on the Giants. The next snap was at RDE.

  15. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Love JTS getting this work. Keep it up rook, you’re killing it.

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  17. cmurda Says:

    Definitely liking JTS inside and liking the kid all around. He’s got a heckuva motor. He was yet another solid pick by Licht.

    Side note. I followed the tweet link from Joe in the article and there is a great breakdown on how terrible the holding call was against Wirfs. In the breakdown, Wirfs position and strength were praised on the play while making clear that no holding occurred. The officiating across the board in the NFL has been terrible. Instant replay for calls is necessary but not if it is going to be anarchy against the system like the PI replays were. It’s all been laughably bad and the problem will need to be addressed as it is really talked about more and more. Sean Payton got shafted again which I thought would never happen.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Just wait till JTS gets his grown man body!

  19. AMI_Chris Says:

    What a luxury to be able to ease your #1 pick into the lineup! Better for his learning curve and his confidence.

  20. J Dubb Says:

    I wonder if this was the plan all along to not play much early in the season to guard against him hitting the rookie wall, knowing he would be needed in the latter parts of the season to keep the older guys fresher going into the playoffs.

  21. Greg Says:

    Vita Vea back this week to anchor the inside, allows the dogs to run rampant!!