Smooth Transition For Defense, Says Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

April 15th, 2022

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

So Bucs defenders lost a defensive coordinator. But they gained a head coach.

And to hear outside linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, there will be little to no transition from Todd Bowles as a defensive coordinator to head coach. At least for the defense.

Bowles will remain heavily involved and JTS said, so far, there is hardly a difference in the defense despite Kacy Rodgers and Larry Foote getting new titles.

“It’s really exciting,” JTS said of Bowles taking over the Bucs. “We’ve got a new head coach, but it’s a familiar face in the building. I believe it’s going to be a smooth transition as long as the defense is all on the same page.

“Similar things is what we are going to be doing, similar terms. So, it’s going to be a pretty good transition for me and the defense. I’m pretty excited.”

Joe figures something will change, it almost has to. Joe remembers, for example, under Father Dungy, Monte Kiffin wanted to use a certain type of blitz and Father Dungy forbade it.

Enter Chucky, he gave Kiffin full approval to run whatever he saw fit. And we all saw how that defense played lights out in 2002.

So is there a wrinkle in Bowles’ defense that perhaps Arians didn’t like but now, well, who is going to tell Bowles, “No?”

25 Responses to “Smooth Transition For Defense, Says Joe Tryon-Shoyinka”

  1. Ash Says:

    I highly doubt arians had much input in how Todd ran the defense.

  2. MadMax Says:

    He’s weak, needs to step up….Licht didnt listen to me last draft and look what happened, i dont know

  3. SB~LV Says:

    Kid had not seen live football in nearly 2 years when he stepped out on his first NFL snap. He was often playing and reacting to what he thought he saw and got side stepped or ran himself out of the play. If the game “ slows down “ for him we should see him finish the deal and once he gets into the rhythm he has all the smarts and tools to become a play maker and game wrecker !

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree with the points made by SBLV. JTS may be a real sleeper star this year.

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    Side Show Bob better get 10 sacks this season…

    Go Bucs!

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    Come on Monday people. He was a rookie after a year off due to Covid-19. Give them guy time. Who has come in as a rookie and made a difference? Even Tom Brady didn’t.


    Good points, ModHairKen.

    Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch & Ronde Barber ALL struggled in year 1.

    Not necessarily comparing JTS to those BUCS icons… but just making the point.

  8. ClwJB Says:

    He looked much thicker in the recent pics I saw

    He has the ability- just needs more functional strength in the run game and keep working with Shaq on how to bend that circle on the edge

  9. The Southest Buc Says:

    @joe! Kiffin and Chucky were in Tampa in 2002 😉

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here we go with the “on the same page”…….we keep hearing that from BL……Gronk, Brady…..just about everyone…..
    We’re on the same page……would really like that explained….

    I suspect since there’s a playbook it means following it……

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Agree with 1st comment from Ash.

    Arians let his coaches do as much as possible. And being an offensive guy, I highly highly doubt he stopped Bowles from doing anything he wanted.

  12. Riskitbiskit Says:

    Joeeee. 2002. Love ya

  13. GOB Says:

    @ Ash is 100% correct. I seriously doubt BA forbade anything, other than a 7 am tee time. Remember he told you folks he wasn’t involved in coaching his staff. That was a problem for the bucs, especially last year. Hopefully bowles gets on these positional coaches, and demands excellence. Less days off, less days off…..

  14. Bucs Guy Says:

    I hope there is a big change in the D – more sacks and pressure on opposing QBs.

  15. BradyBucs Says:


    Panthers just sighed Gilmore for only $11M/year.

    Can’t believe we didn’t make more of an effort to go get him to fill one of our biggest needs.

  16. firethecannons Says:

    whose idea was it to keep JPP in despite lack of pressure and sacks (yeah I know–injury) ? was that Bowles or Arians or the guy/coach that said big money gets to play? Hopefully that foolish mindset is gonna be gone.

  17. RPK Says:

    Arians had no impact on the D

    He barley had an impact on the O

    It is a smooth transition for everybody on the team because Arians was the laziest head coach in buccaneer history and did nothing. Go Bucs!

  18. Joe Says:

    whose idea was it to keep JPP in despite lack of pressure and sacks (yeah I know–injury)

    Remember Todd Bowles values stopping the run first and foremost. Even injured JPP was better stopping the run than Joe Tryon.

  19. Drunkinybor Says:

    It’s almost as if the fair weather fans think every single solitary player on a roster should be all pro. Obviously you have your stars but you also have players who fit in and do thier job at a very high level. The important part is DO YOUR JOB. I live this staff unlike previous Bucs coaching staffs that claim to work in favor of players strengths and nit ask them to do something that’s a weakness. I have the upmost belief that this staff will optimize player strengths and get the best out of every player on the roster. I feel let anou this especially hoe we xan come back after. Crappy first half and dominate. That’s the ability to be self critical admit you may not be right and try so.ething different. Great Great attributes

  20. SOEbuc Says:


    Two defensive players in the top three. Start building a badass defense through next few drafts.

  21. steele Says:

    Well, I hope Joe’s transition into year 2 is smooth. He’s got a lot of technique and strengthening to add.

  22. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Hey, Joe.
    JTS might have been a tad soft on the run last year, but I think he’s gonna be much better there this year.
    My scientific analysis?
    Just look at his face.
    Last year he looked like a kid. This year he looks like a fine young man. I’m expecting big things.
    Mark my words

  23. BubbaBuc Says:

    This guy is a bust. First round defenders should produce more.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m still not sold on this JTS!

    It still looks to me like he needs to beef up more.

    Whatever…. I hope he works out. Would hate to see another 1st rnd bust.

  25. Bill Says:

    I think JTS will be fine. I know we have had some crap first rounders. After Dungys crew of of coaches. I don’t think we had the best coaches. When Dungy was There we had backups come in for the injuried and we never lost a Beat on defense. I think they wrecked some quarterbacks that had potential. I’ve was always a Dungy fan I was absolutely crushed when he was fire. I don’t give Gruden much credit because Dungy was just a couple of offensive players from maybe winning super bowls with the Bucs. I’ve always wished he would come back I think he’s is one of the best coaches theres ever was. Monte to was off the stratosphere. Give Joe a chance he got good coaching around him. He doesn’t need his fans knocking his confidence. If you guys can remember back JOPgave him praise for his ability’s. Give him support and he will shine.