Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Makes Key Play Stats Didn’t Catch

September 12th, 2022

Pick assist.

The official gamebook of the Bucs’ 19-3 win over America’s Team on Sunday Night Football shows Bucs edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka had one tackle and was otherwise invisible.

Those watching the Bucs beat the Cowboys 19-3 saw it differently.

JTS may not have put Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on the ground, but Prescott sure heard JTS’s footsteps. More than once Prescott had to dance to make sure JTS didn’t plant him on the turf of Jerry’s World.

The biggest unofficial quarterback pressure came in the second quarter. Ryan Succop had just missed a 36-yard field goal and the Bucs and Cowboys were locked in an old-school Big Ten game of field goals.

With the Bucs clinging to a 6-3 lead, on the ensuing possession the Cowboys went no-huddle with Prescott in a shotgun on 3rd-and-10 at their 26 yard line. Prescott got the snap and with JTS coming around the right corner, JTS flushed Prescott to his right.

While on the run with Shaq Barrett in his face, Prescott threw for Noah Brown on the right side. Antoine Winfield picked the ball and returned it to the Dallas-23. It set up another Succop field goal, a 29-yard boot to give the Bucs a 9-3 lead.

“I got off the ball and tried to get at the quarterback,” JTS said of the play. “That’s why I am here. That’s my job.

“I’ve got to get [the quarterback] on the ground next time, I will tell you that. I’m upset about that.”

Hello. Jameis.

22 Responses to “Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Makes Key Play Stats Didn’t Catch”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Ya. JTS has grown. Matured. Played well. Ecstatic.

    C’mon, DardOn. You’re next. Show this practice session production you’ve been lauded for. Or see ya.

  2. steele Says:

    JTS looks about the same. Typically a great first step but can’t get past his man to get to the QB. Hurries isn’t sacks, on a defense that needs to rack up far more of both.

  3. CrackWise Says:


    I mean if you would rather have the sack vs a rushed throw that leads to a pick, you might have a good point.

    I’m fairly confident however, if they keep forcing the QB to make bad throws. NO ONE will care if they ever get a sack.

  4. CrackWise Says:


    To Dardens credit. He did look quicker and more decisive on his returns. I think it is just a matter of time before he starts ripping of chunk yardage vs cause folks to blow chunks.

    Just my opinion based on what I am seeing.

  5. Leighroy Says:

    If you think JTS played the same as last year, then your vision was impaired last night. He was consistently involved in making plays, rather than plays happening past him, setting the edge channeling RBs back inward towards our LBs and his explosive play to bust that gadget play was his arrival statement. His pressure directly led to an INT, how are you possibly going to complain about that?

  6. Leighroy Says:

    I agree w Goatfarmer on Darden. He failed to catch a punt he should have, he fair caught a punt when the closest gunner was still 10 yards away and he stumbled over Goedeke on a Benn’d around.

    When he did return a ball it seemed like he was running out of bounds after 7 yard gain. I was thoroughly unimpressed.

  7. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Some people are never happy and don’t or can’t see the nuances of a 2nd year player’s maturation or he simply wanted us to drafted his favorite player and we didn’t. I didn’t know our 2nd quarterback played last night

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    The biggest sin was the reverse. Darden got less than the minimum he could have gotten on that play. It was set up and he just ran right into the blockers.

  9. WiscoJoe Says:

    What a draft pick. With Licht in office we might be good for the next decade. Just need a QB plan after ol Tommy Boy but I’ll worry about that when the time comes. Cheers to the W!

  10. gotbbucs Says:

    He was making hustle plays all over the field. He blew up that first reverse play the Cowboys tried. I thought he had a really solid game no matter what the stat sheet might say.

  11. D-Rome Says:

    There was a play that really stood out to me where the Bucs had him drop in coverage and it appeared (before Dak was sacked) that he was able to effectively cover the flat area.

  12. David Says:

    JTS definitely made his presence felt especially in the first half. Then Shaq was showing up big in the second half.
    The stat sheet shows just a few tackles between the two of them but the reality is they were in Prescott‘s face all night forcing him to hurry, make bad throws, and getting quarterback hits.


  13. geno711 Says:


    It would be more interesting if you have a little bit of football knowledge.

    Bucs defense allowed 3.8 yards per pass play last night. You cannot do that if just your cornerbacks and linebackers are good. You have to get pressure from your front 4 guys rushing.

    Do you know how many other teams allowed 3.8 or less yards per pass play this week besides the Bucs?


  14. Bucanero Says:

    Hola Sasquatch

  15. teacherman777 Says:

    Keeping Darden over Tyler Johnson is a big mistake.

  16. Coburn Says:

    I remember the play earlier she’s cowboys tried to flip the reverse and he got upfield so fast the play didn’t have a chance. Huge loss. Too bad our guys let em off the hook after having them so deep. Think it was that first drive where they got the field goal. D settled down after

  17. Bucschamp Says:

    JTS improved. Now waiting for that big dude Hall next

  18. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    JTS has got better this year!

  19. Brandon Says:

    teacherman777 Says:o
    September 12th, 2022 at 8:32 am
    Keeping Darden over Tyler Johnson is a big mistake.

    Because of Johnson’s great special teams value? Anybody that listens to you is making a big mistake.

  20. Ash Says:

    Jts looked improved he is very quick I think the sacks will come defense looked good overall.

  21. Crickett Baker Says:

    I agree with most of you. I saw JTS really show some stuff. He is a diamond in the rough and was all over the field productively in this game. Dardone showed me nothing. Leighroy already said it all. I don’t like him at all trying any sort of kick returns. He closed the book on him for me in this game.

  22. Wild Bill Says:

    Hate to say it but how many games does it take before the Bucs admit Dardull sucks. Cut him now or trade him for a decent pass blocker. After two full training camps he still looks lost in space and/or fearful of contact. I understand it is embarrassing to admit a big draft mistake but the dude shows NOTHING! He looks like a boy among men.