“I Don’t Expect Him To Be JPP”

May 25th, 2022

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka pass rushing inside of former Bucs Pro Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul, aka JPP.

The Bucs need second-year edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka to improve. It’s on Todd Bowles’ must-happen list, assuming he has one.

Bowles was talking about Year 2 of Tryon-Shoyinka today and didn’t back away from placing lofty expectations on the 2021 first-round pick.

“They’re high,” the head coach said of the goals for Tryon-Shoyinka. Bowles went on and noted the athleticism of his prized outside linebacker and that he’s learned enough nuances to apply them this season.

“I don’t expect him to be JPP. I expect him to be Joe. And he has a skill set all on his own that he can be a good player,” Bowles said.

Joe sees Tryon-Shoyinka as a major wild card. Backup Anthony Nelson found his way to five sacks last season in very limited snaps. The Bucs are going to need Tryon-Shoyinka to find consistency in his game and seven or eight sacks himself.

It also seems Bucs coaches want more effort. from Tryon-Shoyinka. The “E” word is always dangerous and it bears monitoring.

15 Responses to ““I Don’t Expect Him To Be JPP””

  1. Robert Says:

    think he will light it up provided they let him play like Rice and not like Bennett. i.e. go after the QB moreso than play the run.

  2. PassingThru Says:

    There’s more to playing OLB than just sacks, and that’s something the Bucs will miss without JPP. I want to see JTS become more than just a speed rusher, he needs moves, let alone counter-moves. He also needs to process the game, which was a JPP strength. JTS was more athlete than football player last season, that will hopefully change to some extent this season.

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    After more than a year off, the dude had to be gassed at the end of the season.

  4. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    We are not going to miss JPP. He couldn’t, or wouldn’t, play the run.

  5. K2 Says:

    When JPP was healthy we was very good against the run. However, last year he did struggle.

  6. GOB Says:

    JPPs shoulder wasn’t the only reason he stunk last year. His legs looked shot to me. Once an athlete like him loses the ability to generate push, it’s all over.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    JPP was 110% heart last year and 50% body……..

  8. Fansince76 Says:

    Very worried about the D Line!

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    If they could put a head on JTS and take away his spastic headless chicken act, it will be good. He and D White need to take headless chicken prevention classes.

  10. Tim R. Says:

    If TS has put on muscle weight during the off-season he will be very effective. He is a bit small to be able to push opposing lineman aside. He will begin to excel if and when his weight increases. He has the speed. Now added power will make him awesome.

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    If Tryon and Nelson have not improved dramatically? This D line is in Big Trouble.

  12. Wild Bill Says:

    Tryon is a tweener. Gotta get bigger. Needs a bull rush.

  13. AA3755 Says:

    I hope they bring back SUE or JPP THEY NEED ONE OR THE OTHER FOR SURE

  14. Clearide Says:

    Nelson should start

  15. Defy9Ordinary Says:

    JTS is still developing in many ways. And he doesn’t have JPP’s motor!! If the Bucs can bring back SUH, they’ll be doing themselves a huge service & helping not only the D-line on the field, but the development of young guys like JTS. Licht & Bowles, let’s get this done > bring back SUH baby!!!