The Streak Continues For Anthony Nelson

August 21st, 2022

Edge rushers Anthony Nelson and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka got off to quick starts last night.

During the first Bucs defensive series last night against Tennessee, seemingly right on cue, the Titans tried to change Bucs history.

It was 4th-and-2 and the Titans were going for it at the Bucs’ 45 yard line. The play was a bootleg to the left with a play-action setup. And coming off the right edge, outside linebacker Anthony Nelson didn’t fall for the fake and swarmed in on Tennessee QB Malik Willis, who could not escape. (See the screen shot above.) The play ended with Willis getting sacked by Joe Tryon-Shoyinka (No. 9) near the left sideline.

The interesting part here was head coach/defensive playcaller Todd Bowles noting last week that Nelson is the only guy he’s ever seen that’s never fallen for a bootleg throughout his college and pro career.

 “That says a lot about a guy. He has great vision, great intelligence,” Bowles said. “He doesn’t look muscular and everything but he’s very strong. He knows how to play. He’s very savvy and he’s a big part of what we’re doing. … We depend on him.”

The streak continues for fourth-year man Nelson, the Bucs’ fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. It was a strong game last night for him and Tryon-Shoyinka, and that should have every Bucs fan encouraged. Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett got the night off.

17 Responses to “The Streak Continues For Anthony Nelson”

  1. NCBucfan Says:

    Not worried about the D one bit. Looks like they very well could be carrying us, if we have any chance this season. Nassib even looked really good, when he was coming off that edge! They could get tired real quick though, the Saints are going to abuse our O line as currently constructed!

  2. NCBucfan Says:

    Nelson is gonna get paid next year! Sadly it prob won’t be by the Bucs

  3. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Yes they looked good last night. At times they lived in the backfield, though JTS did bite on what seemed to me a phantom juke move by Willis when he had him lined up for a solo sack. It took him too long to recover once Willis got past him.

  4. SKBucsFan Says:

    That’s because he is smart enough to know that regardless of if it is a bootleg his job is to continue after the QB until the ball clearly leaves his hands. There are 10 other guys out there that can stop the pass if it’s made
    His football sense is what keeps him effective.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    D-line was getting a lot of pressure last night.

    Unfortunately our o-line is literally falling apart. But I’m sure Brady is stoked about having 3-4 new starters on the line… just stoked I tell ya.

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    The D looked solid last night. Nelson looks ready to dominate.

    Nassib, on the other hand, got bullied. He needs to add strength, fast, if he wants to help or even make the team. There are scrubs I’ve never heard of that played better than him.

    Maybe go to him and Rudolph and tell them, either restructure for the vet minimum or be cut.


  7. Craig Says:

    The D-line was, maybe, the one bright spot in last night’s game.

    Maybe, because they couldn’t tackle at all when a runner got past the first batch.

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nelson, JTS, Nassib, and O’Connor all looked great lasr night. They really did.
    The rest of the team was terrible.
    Couldnt tackle, black, or Pass.
    At least we did punt and kick decent.
    Trask proved that he could beat 3rd stringers last werk,
    But not 2nd stringers this week.
    If he starts- we will run out of WRs fast.

    Logan hall has spent 2 games, laying on his back, getting ran over. I said earlier,
    If he wast our top draft pick- no way he’d make the team. But to safe face- he’ll be kept for a couple years before we cut him.
    Probably same deal with Trask.
    It was a bad night. Losing Stennie made it a horror movie

  9. NCBucfan Says:

    And there is no reason Gabbert should be on this team! I’d rather have Glennon back over this bum! Total Fn garbage! Arians had a love affair with him, and I don’t get it. Somebody please say I’m wrong.

  10. Goatfarmer Says:

    You’re not wrong about Goobert but you are about Glennon. All his weaknesses are just amplified now. Think back to the Bucs Bears game when he started for them. That’s all you need to know about GlenNon quarterback .

    There’s a reason he’s unemployed. Couldn’t even sustain a spot with the horrible Giants who still have no quarterback.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our defense looked really good last night…….their QB was hard to get on the ground but we were all over him. They scored because of our turnovers & short field.
    Our punter looked good….unfortunately, he got too much action.

    One wonders how Trask would look with Evans, Godwin, Gage & Julio, along with the starting Oline.

  12. NCBucfan Says:


    I was being sarcastic, I wouldn’t want Gabbert or Glennon anywhere near the field!

  13. Bird Says:

    He is a glue guy. No question. A big dude too

    Not the best against the run but pretty solid on passing downs. He will contribute and have good year which may cause another team to offer more money

  14. Tony Says:

    I didn’t want Trask from the beginning. No QBs really make it out of Florida. No QBs really make it out of Florida, Ohio St, Michigan or USC. Only two that really did are Brady & Palmer. Other than that pretty much no QB makes it from any of them.

  15. Bucamania Says:

    Yeah haven’t heard much at all about Logan Hall. Saw him get pressure on one play but not much else.

  16. David Says:

    JTS has looked impressive. Can’t wait to see what the starting D line is capable of

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    NC – sorry dude, I deserve a sound beating for not detecting the sarcasm . Reading too many BucBoytard love notes about the Kyle.