Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Not A One-Trick Pony

March 3rd, 2022

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

Then-Bucs rookie outside linebacker/pass rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka sure was hyped by teammates and Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians last summer. And Arians is sticking by his words.

Joe remembers hearing Arians in the first week of practice claim JTS worked Tristan Wirfs so bad that JTS was “kicking his arse.” Joe would like to remind listeners that Wirfs was the NFL’s All-Pro right tackle.

JTS’ teammates regularly boosted his rep as being a monster. Early on JTS showed flashes he could be a fearsome pass rusher. That tailed off so much in the second half of the season that Bucs fans began to grumble.

Never fear, Arians said earlier this week of JTS. Arians suggested JTS is still learning to play at the NFL level. And when he does, look out!

Joe already referenced asking Arians about where JTS can rush, but here is the quote:

“I think he can do both – that’s what is great about him,” Arians said of JTS’ ability to get to the quarterback from both the outside and the inside. “He is going to be a premier outside guy as he learns to use his strength more, and not always relying on all that speed. But yeah, I think he is going to be a dominant player outside.”

How far along JTS is will likely determine if the Bucs make an offer to free agent Jason Pierre-Paul. Joe doesn’t think JPP with get substantial offers. How many teams will throw a vault of cash at JPP and 33 years old and coming off surgery, having played perhaps his worst year of football last season?

The way Joe looks at it, JTS really, really has to get better defending the run. Last year he was pretty much a designated pass rusher. As general manager Jason Licht explained, JTS has to bulk up.

14 Responses to “Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Not A One-Trick Pony”

  1. Niles Says:

    Should have taken Trask in the first round as the second round had better defenders than this bust.

  2. Buccos Says:

    You could see the talent and he had some good games. Not bad for a guy who took a year off and was basically a 2nd rounder.

  3. SufferingSince76 Says:

    You can’t fairly label him a bust, yet, Niles. He’s only played part time for one season. Give the guy some time.

  4. mxdrmsalt Says:

    lol Niles really showing how much he knows about football and definitions overall.

  5. OBVIOUS Says:

    I can’t quite tell if Niles is a little ninny or if it’s a little Nancy.
    DEFINITELY one or the other. NOTHING less and certainly NOTHING MORE….

  6. kevbeth5 Says:

    Niles = idiot

  7. Tim R. Says:

    If Joe gets bigger and stronger to go with his quickness he will be very hard to contain. It will also help with his stopping the run. He is young and has a bit more to learn. In time he will be an awesome player.

  8. SB Says:

    Dudes……Niles is Medicated Pete.

  9. Biff Barker Says:

    This next season will pretty much tell the story.

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Medicated Niles…Can you imagine being so mentally weak that you had to change your name? I think Swamptard is “buddy” now.

  11. BUCman Says:

    Joe in Michigan…….. I agree completely about who “buddy” is

  12. tampabuscsbro Says:

    niles/medicated pete/tmax

  13. Wild Bill Says:

    Said it before but I think the kid could be an awesome tight end if he can catch. If he muscles up without losing speed he could be an awesome pass rusher. He was a raw prospect when drafted and by the time he develops, if he does, he will be at or near free agency. Just don’t see him as an every down starter anytime soon.

  14. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    I saw the thing man fall back in coverage on TWO players in front and back while also keeping an eye on the qb. Breaking off his rush to run after ball carriers down field and he broke thru a double team to pressure Wentz on his final hail Mary pass. He struggled as he should have after being out for a while year but he showed some good skills. Far from a bust that the closet clown Niles yapped about. A prospect with potential