There Is A Reason Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Is Flashing

August 7th, 2022


Joe loves talking to Joe Tryon-Shoyinka after practices. Dude always has a smile on his face.

We hear too much about guys who love football. It’s nice, but it is so, so overused. Joe guesses there are not too many guys who last in the NFL if they don’t love football.

That’s not hype with JTS. He comes off the practice field after working his tail off for two-plus hours in 90 degrees under the brutal Florida sun, and even though he is drenched in sweat and still sucking air as if he just ran a mile, JTS has a smile on his face. So cool.

JTS had a reason to smile yesterday. He was a pain in the posterior for Bucs quarterbacks — a pair of sacks and looking like the guy the Bucs hoped they found in the 2021 draft.

Well, to hear Bucs coach Todd Bowles speak after practice Saturday, it’s becoming easier to see why JTS has raised his game. Because the Bucs have streamlined JTS’s responsibilities.

“Last year we moved him around a lot, and we had other pieces, but this year he’s concentrating at outside [linebacker] and he’s understanding the little things,” Bowles said. “I think Coach [Bob] Sanders has done a great job with him thus far, teaching him the nuances of the outside [linebacker] spot and he’s getting better and better.”

Some background intel: Joe was talking to a Bucs type this summer. Not everyone in the Bucs’ organization was familiar with Sanders, Bruce Arians’ old friend who served as a defensive coach in various capacities at Florida for a decade working with Steve Spurrier (Sanders even coached with the Orlando Apollos of the AAF with Spurrier, the lone champion in the league’s too short history). Sanders joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, after Todd Bowles left there to be Jets head coach.

Anyway, once folks at One Buc Palace got to know Sanders and see his work, they were blown away. And now, one of Sanders’ responsibilities is coaching up JTS.

JTS certainly has his priorities right. Rather than heading back to the west coast after his rookie season, he stayed in Tampa and worked out with the Bucs. JTS also went to a pass rushing camp, which Joe chronicled.

So between JTS busting his tail, the Bucs streamlining his workload and Sanders taking JTS under his wing, Joe now gets why JTS is flashing in practice.

19 Responses to “There Is A Reason Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Is Flashing”

  1. allen Lofton Says:

    Good news for the Bucs

  2. FrontFour Says:

    Looking for JTS or have a breakout year and glad to hear they’re streamlining things. You could see he struggled with being moved around last year.

  3. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Obviously because he worked out with Ed O’Neil this summer aka Al Bundy. The original AB.

  4. Oxycondoms Says:

    I do remember last preseason jts was turning heads so cant get too excited but its definitely better than noone talking about him like the case with trask

  5. 1#bucsfan Says:

    We need him n saq to step up big time. We did not get to the QB enough last year which left our injuried secondary exposed a lot. Gotta get to the QB.

  6. Power of Pewter Says:

    These days, it’s expected players will stay in shape during the off-season. Seems a given that a young first round draft pick will study to up his game. And coaches are expected to coach. I don’t see anything remarkable about this story. It would be newsworthy if they *weren’t* doing their jobs. What’s next…a story on a fireman putting out fires? A mechanic fixing cars? I guess it’s a struggle finding things to write about…

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Nice that JTS is flashing on the field. The injury to JPP and the reduced pass rush definitely was part of the problem.

    That being said, Joe, if Cynthia Frelund starts flashing on or off the field, please let us know.

  8. Mike Says:

    Really hope he blows up for the Bucs this year, much like a young JPP did in his 2nd season in New York. That would be something! He’s got the talent and the work ethic, so I’m pretty sure it is just a matter of time.

  9. Infomeplease Says:

    Seems there is light at the end of the pass rush tunnel vacated by JPP! Seeing is believing!!!

  10. Buccos Says:

    You couldn’t find a picture of him with a smile on his face?

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Streamline and simplify. What a concept.

    Hey Todd — how about following that philosophy to your defensive backfield? I mean imagine how knowing your assignment could help a player play faster with fewer mistakes. I know. Novel.

  12. Bird Says:

    He put on some man weight for this year.

    And he goes up against tristan wirfs everyday. Cause i think JTS will mainly rush from left and shaq from right. He will feast on some guys this year that are not even close to being in same building as wirfs.

  13. mark2001 Says:

    Bucco… couldn’t find a picture of Cynthia with nothing on but a smile on her face? We are talking priorities here, man.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Go Shoyinka go!

  15. Buccos Says:

    Mark2001- yes of course. It’s just that twice in the article Joe states that the guy always has a smile on his face. And then he contradicts himself by posting that pic.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    And Bucco… we keep seeing the same two pictures of Cynthia. So we seem to be talking about the same issue… just from a little different perspective.

  17. Tim Says:

    When I first had heard that we got Bob Sanders on the coaching staff, I thought it was the former hard hitting safety from the Colts, coming in to show our secondary a few things.

  18. Irishmist Says:

    I’ve said this before, but I think the Bucs made a mistake when they had JTS playing the spy against running QBs. He’s fast for an edge rusher, but not quite as fast as the more athletic QBs in the league. Seems like they always beat him by a half step for long gains. Devon White should be the spy, he has the speed to catch Lamar Jackson, Trey Lance, Mahomes and Allen. I still remember how Derrick Brooks used to get in Michael Vick’s head and frustrate him when the Falcons played us. Against athletic QBs, our edge rushers need to corral them and keep them in the pocket, then White can clean them up from the inside,

  19. David Says:

    When he leans in coming around the corner it’s such a reminder of Simeon Rice. He’s looking bigger than Rice ever did now though. Did he bulk up a little bit this off-season?
    I think I remember reading that. If so, that’s a good thing to help against the run.
    Can’t wait to see how this new line progresses this year. Would love to see him hit the 10 sack mark