Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Ready To Make An Impact

July 31st, 2022

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

With a season under his belt, Bucs edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka was not satisfied.

Hey, most rookies who live 3,000 miles from home would be expected once their rookie season ends, to bolt back home for some normalcy. Not JTS. Instead, JTS stayed in his downtown Tampa condo and worked out at One Buc Palace.

That showed commitment to Joe. But that was not all JTS did. He went to a pass rushing academy, but not Von Miller’s.

The future Hall of Fame edge rusher hosts a pass rushing camp each summer with fellow NFL players. This is beginning to become a thing among NFL guys of all positions. Players of a specific feather gather during the summer to help each other out, trade secrets, and to try to improve. The thought process is, to quote John Kennedy, a rising tide lifts all boats.

Whenever a player at a specific position improves and gets a big contract, there is a trickle-down effect. It raises the payscale for others. The more guys who get paid, the more other guys will get paid. Ryan Jensen attended such a camp this summer for offensive linemen.

But JTS passed on Miller’s outing.

“Nah, I didn’t go to Von Miller’s camp,” JTS told Joe yesterday after training camp practice. “But I was out in Dallas working out with some of my homies from college and coach Ed O’Neil and they got me right for the season. I had to get right.”

JTS did go to a pass-rushing camp. It was held by current Michigan State assistant Brandon Jordan. For years, Jordan has sort of been a pass-rushing guru for college players. He was hired by Michigan State maybe two years ago.

JTS had been a long-time fan of Jordan’s and often watched his instructional videos on social media.

“I learned a lot!” JTS said. “I was watching Coach Jordan on Instagram since I was in college. And to be able to get on with him, how to move your feet first and how to keep it all connected, it helped me out, helped me progress with my game.”

JTS said the biggest thing he learned was that you have to move your feet first. Then, your feet have to work in sync with your hands. Using Jordan’s tips, JTS said he can tell a difference, even in underwear football.

“Yeah, for sure,” JTS said. “Because you realize how to move your feet. If you use your feet you can turn up the field. So it is definitely something I can use out there, to use your hands and your feet at the same time. Just progressing with the moves.”

When JTS wasn’t going to camps or working with a coach in Texas, he rocked up. JTS put on some man weight on him, muscle. He almost looks like a different person.

Joe would love nothing more than to see JTS blow up this year. Joe has a hunch if JTS had get close to 10 sacks, then Shaq Barrett will have a strong season as well.

And we all know what happens when you can pressure from both sides. Right Pat Mahomes? 🙂

25 Responses to “Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Ready To Make An Impact”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    JTS has all the physical traits to be a great edge rusher…..sounds like he’s developing the mental ones also.

  2. Buczilla Says:

    This guy getting close to ten sacks would be incredible and it’s going to be fun seeing how far he’s come.

  3. Bird Says:

    Great stuff joes !

    JTS putting on some man weight while keeping his quicks im sure
    Cant wait for pads tomorrow. Bucs play fins in under two weeks
    Hard to judge a guy in underwear football but everything i am reading points to JTS ready to make the year 1 to year 2 jump!

  4. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I can see it now, 12 sacks this year for JTS because Aikeem Hicks pressure up the middle with Vita Vea will force the QB outside, where JTS and Shaq will feast!

  5. Kentucky Buc Says:

    I had no idea that Al Bundy was also a pass rush coach. 4 Tds in one game, pass rush coach. Al can truly do it all.

  6. Wade Landry Says:

    He is a good looking kid that flashes some athletic traits. I was hoping for Simeon Rice , not Noah Spence,but would be pleased if he generates 8to9 sacks,consistent pressure and let us not be remiss,play the run well.I think he will be fine,he is surrounded by some good men.

  7. Roberto Says:

    Dear Joe
    Why not think outside the box?
    Can be a crazy thing. Why not?
    Is it possible for Joe Tryon-Shoyinka to play as Tigh End? He has the same measures as Gronk.

  8. Red86 Says:

    I think he’s on the brink of breaking out this year. Hopefully he stay healthy. If JTS has a good year, then we should give him a nickname. I think the kraken should work.

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    I hope someone worked with him on situtional football and recognition. He took himself out of so many plays last year just blindly trying to speed rush the wide adge. His hands and feet were working fine, his brain took him out of those plays.

  10. Jeff Says:

    He looks like he needs some MAN weight on him. Where’s the beef?!!!

  11. Ausgust 1976 Buc Says:

    Total wait and see about JTS. He still might be a year away, who knows. 1st year, he was running himself out of plays so many times. That is the first thing I am looking to see how he has matured, for him to know how to flow with the play and make the play instead of watching the RB go past him for yards by him being out of position as the play develops. The talent is there like most of these players at the NFL level. It is about the 6 inches between the ears, not just talent. Hopefully he takes the next step. Go JTS!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  12. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Need this guy to break out real bad. Like real bad

  13. David Says:

    I have a lot of confidence that he’s going to take a big leap forward. Part of it comes from listening to him and his mentality to be great and a big chunk is because we must remember where he came from last year. He was out of football for two years.
    Like Joe said, if he does well, Shaq does better. The biggest help for both of them is VEA and Hicks being healthy and being in the middle 70% + of the defensive snaps

  14. Beeej Says:

    And, JPP and Suh still aren’t signed by anyone

  15. FrontFour Says:

    Though JTS had a solid rookie season. As an opt out he didn’t play his last season at Washington and Bowles had him moving inside, outside and dropping in coverage. Steep learning curve from just lining up and chasing QB’s in the PAC 10 two years removed. Now’s his time.

  16. D-Rok Says:

    Glad to hear JTS added some muscle meat. More meat is better.

  17. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Kentucky Buc says “I had no idea that Al Bundy was also a pass rush coach. 4 Tds in one game, pass rush coach. Al can truly do it all.”

    You absolutely beat me to it! Great one! Cue the “Chariots of Fire” music.

  18. Todd Says:

    The problem with JTS is that he has no muscle definition.

  19. Mike Says:

    I saw him come off the edge on one of those practice videos early in camp and he looks like he’s going to be a real problem! Excited to see how he does when the pads go on!

  20. firethecannons Says:

    good article Joe–why I read this stuff, fresh material, will remember game day and watch hope that JTS practices what he learned every day till it is second nature then we will see hands and feet moving together in sync and results

  21. firethecannons Says:

    please get new pics of JTS–I live in Az and cannot get to a training camp practice talk about his new physique pls show if possible a side by side of last year to this year

  22. T REX Says:

    What’s his weight right now?

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  25. Ed Says:

    I was thinking the same as Roberto. This guy looks like he could play tight end!!