Hey, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Is Versatile Too

May 6th, 2022

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

Since the Bucs drafted defensive tackle Logan Hall at No. 33 last week, his versatility has been spotlighted. He can play both inside and outside.

Hey, the Bucs already have one of those guys.

Because he has such a quick first step, the Bucs at times lined up second-year man Joe Tryon-Shoyinka inside on passing downs to try to create mismatches. And the way new Bucs outside linebacker coach Bob Sanders raved about JTS’s abilities earlier this week, it doesn’t seem like that experiment is finished.

“The more you do the more valuable you are,” Sanders said. “The more gifted you are the more things you ought to do.”

Sanders said JTS’s gifts “warranted” working him inside. Mentality is the key for JTS, Sanders noted.

“If he is a spy, just understand and don’t follow your own jersey,” Sanders said. “Don’t overcommit too soon because he has the speed to run those guys down. … I don’t think [the Bucs] asked him to do anything he was not capable of doing or that was too much for him … The expectation is for him to take that next step and I think he will. I really do.”

Let’s think about this for a moment: If Hall can play inside or outside and JTS can play some inside in addition to being an edge rusher, doesn’t that have the potential of creating chaos for opposing offensive lines?

If you are moving these two around, the opposing offensive line can get confused?

Yeah, baby steps. Both of these guys have to establish themselves as good NFL players before you can get cute with their assignments. But the possibilities are fun for Joe to think about.

9 Responses to “Hey, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Is Versatile Too”

  1. SKBucsFan Says:

    Am hopeful JTS put on another 25 lbs + of muscle this off season. 350 pound O-Linemen are hard to push back if you don’t get a step off the snap. We need him to be more of a threat every snap he takes.

  2. VSyl Says:

    I’m convinced he will become a more impactful player next season.

  3. Buczilla Says:

    Like Joe always says, so many good players blow up in their second years and we are going to need Tryon to do so against our brutal schedle.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    This duo seems similarly gifted/talented. Lots to look forward to with this new D.

  5. teacherman777 Says:

    Imagine if we had doubled down at OLB last draft instead of drafting Trask?

    Imagine having 4 young 1st and 2nd round guys on the D-Line?

    Vea, Tryon-Shoyinka, Hall and another 2nd rounder (instead of Trask)

    Last year was our chance to build EPIC depth on the D-Line.

    I will always believe that 1st and 2nd round picks should be for the trenches.

  6. Mike Johnson Says:

    We need this kid to step it up to another level this year. Don’t know if
    he can but we shall see.

  7. Biff Barker Says:


    Why make a fuss over draft order when your best pass rusher was undrafted?
    4th round Gholston has led the team in QB hits -never is hurt either.
    1st rounder JTS has done nothing but run around or loaf.
    1st rounder Vea cant play enough snaps but can really play menu bingo.

    And you want to bitch about Trask? Who’s going to replace Brady? No QB’s can be drafted in the first two rounds?

  8. Hodad Says:

    Joe missed a whole year of football before last year. He’s going to come out firing this season, mark it down. He won’t be waiting in JPP’s shadow anymore, the floor is his. Having just come off his rookie season, I’m sure he’ll be a big help to Hall. One things for sure, they’ll be together for OTA’s of which JPP never would attend. Licht has quietly put a nice young group of picks on the D line.

  9. Bobby M. Says:

    I think what you’ll see is some movement up and down the line but the chess game will come from blitzing White, Shaq and maybe the safety or nickel corner. Young guys tend to have vanilla assignments, either stop the run or rush the passer….they dont ask them to make reads or drop into coverage. That’s how we’ll know if JTS is ready….if Bowles is comfortable dropping him back or out on a RB occassionally. That’s the stuff that really screws with the QBs. JPP had kind of mastered the art of getting to spots where he wasn’t anticipated and getting his mitts on passes.