Lack Of “Mental Errors” Proof Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Is Progressing

September 29th, 2022

It’s too early to tell whether edge rusher Joe Tyron-Shoyinka is taking that huge sophomore-season leap typical of great players.

But certainly Tryon-Shoyinka has been ok as a key cog in the NFL’s stingiest defense.

Joe asked co-defensive coordinator Larry Foote about the guy who tutored as a rookie last season, and Foote said there’s clear proof that Tryon-Shoyinka is progressing.

“The main thing with young guys, he’s not hitting the [mental errors] board that much so you know he’s growing. I tease him a little bit, ‘When are you going to get that breakout game and let the NFL know that you’re here?'” Foote said.

” … … He’s coming along. He’s flying around. I don’t think the sack numbers are there yet but we see him showing up on tape, even last week as the ball just as the ball was coming out of Aaron Rodgers hand. He’s learning the defense … “

Great to hear Tryon-Shoyinka has a strong mental game, but he looks rather raw for a second-year guy from Joe’s vantage point. Perhaps that’s partially because he sat out his 2020 college season as a COVID opt-out.

JTS has half a sack this season, one tackle for loss and two QB hits in 154 snaps.

24 Responses to “Lack Of “Mental Errors” Proof Joe Tryon-Shoyinka Is Progressing”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hall > JTS

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    His numbers might not be Devin Whites, but you can tell how much he has progressed from last year. Logan Hall gives me that type of feeling that he be much more developed year two, but we’re only at week four so he could go off and get 10 sacks this year.

  3. geno711 Says:

    Hall > JTS > JPP

  4. Show Me the TDs Says:

    If that’s the case, Joe Biden is regressing.

  5. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    He’ll be fine. Maybe not quite as soon as we need him to be, but he will get there and be very good.

  6. Dooley Says:

    The sacks will come, JTS will eventually get the timing lined up between his get off and inside counter move, but he’s been around helping provide pressure. To some, JTSs’ play won’t be “good” until he’s checking the right boxes on the stat sheet, but numbers don’t define the entirety of his job detail in this defense.

  7. Eric Says:

    He is better than Noah Spence.

  8. Jason Says:

    Do you guy’s think JTS has that dog in him? I haven’t watched him specifically enough to have an opinion yet.

  9. lambchop Says:


    We didn’t draft him to facilitate for other players once in a while. Playmakers make plays.

    Whoever thinks this guy is better than JPP is a total casual. JPP went up against elite LTs all day long and created havoc. Let’s not even go there. Watch him up in Baltimore now that he had his shoulder surgery. He’s going to get back to doin JPP things up there.

  10. Crunchbuc Says:

    Still a B U S T

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Anyone calling him a bust because of his rookie season is clearly an idiot that doesn’t know anything about football. Defensive lineman, pass rushers, and in particular TEs, normally always stink their rookie years, and only in their 2nd years do they start to show much.

  12. Tap-Out Says:

    Lay the blame at the feet of THE VACATIONERS!

  13. Gahtadreem Says:

    JTS will be fine once he stops overrunning plays. He just needs to keep contain and force things in to our interior D.

  14. Hodad Says:

    Made a mistake leaving the TE open trying to get to Rodgers, but overall progressing.

  15. HC Grover Says:

    He is the Stork of D linemen. Too skinny and weak. We had a Qback once that was kine Storkey. At least he made 1 play last week. Plan 9 From Outer Space is baaack.

  16. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    He’s overrunning every play … He’s kind of like Devin in the way he runs to the play to quickly … Last week he had perfect coverage of that flat receiver then left him to pursue Rogers… That was the biggest mistake I’ve seen him make yet …. Give him time to control that speed better and he’ll be a good player! Maybe not a star but for sure a starter in this league

  17. BigZ Says:

    Reminds me of Eric Curry.

  18. Bucs Win Says:

    Rod Munch. I appreciate you sticking up for a player but dude, this IS year 2 and he’s made zero plays and repeatedly shows he doesn’t have a lick of football instincts.
    Lack of “Making Plays,” is proof that Joe Tryon-Shoyinka is not progressing would be a more realistic title here.

  19. FrontFour Says:

    Bottom line he needs to start making plays. Reminds me of OJ Howard. Great looking athlete but is he a football player. Haven’t seen it yet.

  20. Eckwood Says:

    Needs to play closer to the ball more consistently!! Plays way to pretty !! Hall is already a much more consistent and disruptive player for these reasons !!

  21. Wild Bill Says:

    I really like this guy but what position does his physical skills fit best? I would like to see him try out at tight end. He has great size and speed. Does he have the hands?

  22. teacherman777 Says:

    He needs the snaps to get stronger.

    We really wasted a lot of draft picks these last 2 years.

    We really could have built incredible depth on the D-line.

    Trask: Give me another OLB pash rusher instead.

    Dardens: Give me another big DE like Gholston to develop.

  23. JimbobBucfan Says:

    I have every confidence in JTS. I do expect him to be very good if not exceptional by the end of the season. The consistent Devin White we hoped for has finally emerged in his 4th year.

    I am with Rod.

    It is going to be so much fun to watch how Todd chooses to use JTS in various games as this season rolls on. Go Bucs!

  24. SlyPirate Says:

    Some players are early stars, like Winfield.
    Other players need time to develop, like Dean.
    The thing that matters is they make it.
    JTS will make it to stardom. Be patient.