Running Right At Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

October 9th, 2022

Big chatter in Atlanta last week was the Falcons closing out the Browns with 14 consecutive run plays.

Joe loves passing, but that’s badass football right there.

Today, Joe sure hopes the Bucs get a lead on Atlanta so the Falcons can’t do what they do best. Regardless, Joe expects Atlanta to hammer away at the run game early and come right after Bucs edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

JTS hasn’t exactly had a breakthrough sophomore season (1/2 sack and 1 tackle for loss), and today he’ll get a steady diet of Falcons ironman left tackle Jake Matthews, who has 132 career starts.

Joe’s really hoping today is a day for Tryon-Shoyinka to break out and look like a beastly first-round pick. You know, play the run tough early (not his strong suit) and then harass Marcus Mariota all through the second half while the Bucs have a lead.

Joe knows the Bucs believe in JTS, but Anthony Nelson’s production is getting hard to ignore.

28 Responses to “Running Right At Joe Tryon-Shoyinka”

  1. Lt. Dan Says:

    Here’s to hoping the light comes on for this dude soon. He’s been average at best…probably below average really though.

  2. Cchead Says:

    Put Hall on the edge. F JTS

  3. Pewter Power Says:

    He looks like he’s just a guy, hoping for a breakout game against sorry teams without their top tight end and top running back doesn’t make me feel any better about our d line

  4. SPARKY Says:

    So why ignore Nelson’s production?

  5. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Nelson should start. He’s a better football player.

  6. Slacker Says:

    This dude is a major weakness. Just runs himself out of the play all the time

  7. HEHATESME1213 Says:

    Hello joe I’ve been a avid reader of your site since the beginning
    First time leaving a comment because of aggravation with jts!
    Since week one I’ve watched this guy run up field 5yds deep on a run play.
    IMO he is still clueless on how to protect the edge on the run.
    In turn we’ve have been smoked when teams go to his side.
    He needs to be sat down and let Nelson have the spot he’s deserved.
    JTS at this point to me is a first round bust!!!

  8. Coburn Says:

    Nelson is a baller. Unfortunately JTS is not at this point

  9. Tony1775 Says:

    Can he play TE?

  10. Kgh4life Says:

    It seems when Nelson is in there he makes plays.

  11. Slacker Says:

    2021 draft class making huge contributions to this team. Tryon, Trask, Hainsey, Darden, Britt, Stuart. Really?

  12. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The guy has been a huge disappointment considering how athletic he is.

  13. SufferingSince76 Says:

    How much of keeping JTS in the game is just hard-headedness by the Bucs? I hope he’s not given 5 years to prove himself.

  14. Tap-Out Says:

    Let the guy develop! Sometimes it takes a little longer!

  15. Eckwood Says:

    Seriously CLOWN lose the arm leggings and play football , the smallest things say all you need to know about someone’s mental make up …….Does nothing good ??? Oh sorry he stays clean during a football game and yes he’s playing 🥴 ………..Total Bust !!
    4 games …. 1/2 sack and 1 tackle , Seriously Todd be the Coach not a friend !!

  16. Dooley Says:


    I agree, but I also think way too much emphasis gets put on sack numbers when what we need from JTS is be a rounded OLB in this system and that’s going to take work on what he doesn’t do well. Great intangibles as an athlete, JTS just needs to 1.) start playing through his man to keep contain no matter the play call and 2.) find a set-up step and countermove instead of just trying to loop around RTs with his length & speed.

  17. PassingThru Says:

    Tall order for JTS. He is still a one trick pony with the speed rush. Sealing off the edge isn’t something in his inventory, nor is dropping into coverage on a situational basis.

    I think the fan base is justifiably frustrated as JTS was way, way overhyped early in the preseason.

  18. Scooter Says:

    Compared to last season’s team in my opinion the upgrade is the secondary, now more talent. The downgrades are center, left guard, and TE (no Gronk). A Vea defensive line without Suh or Hicks is a downgrade. AB was the Buc’s most dangerous receiver, he’s gone. The receiving quartet of AB, Gronk(red zone, 10 year chemistry with Brady),Evans, Godwin is superior to Evans,Godwin,Gage and old, often injured Julio who Tennessee didn’t want.

  19. Buc4evr Says:

    JTS can not hold the edge. Didn’t buy the hype last year, not buying it this year. The guy is a failed draft pick. Bench him.

  20. HC Grover Says:

    dump that chump

  21. HC Grover Says:

    give plan 9 a go pro and let him record the action from his vantage point. away from the action.

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    Something’s not adding up here. JTS was listed as 6’5″ & 259 lbs when he was drafted. He’s STILL listed as that on the Bucs’ site, although everyone was saying that he’d put on tons of muscle during this past off-season. Nearly everyone seemed confident that he’d turn into a beast as a result (ie, last year the big beef was that he needed more beef).

    And yet, no one’s seeing any improvement. Seems like 0.5 sacks, 2 QB hits & 1 TFL and 4 solo tackles in 4 games (almost 200 def snaps) doesn’t exactly scream ‘Keep me in coach, I’m in the middle of a breakout’.

    Going up against ‘ironman Jake Matthews’ probably won’t help JTS’s cause any today. Anthony Nelson is more experienced & is having an excellent start to the year. Personally i’d have JTS on a very short leash.

  23. Bucamania Says:

    Beastly? Nelson should start over soft JTS.

  24. Bucamania Says:

    Picking JTS over Ojulari was a dumb mistake. Licht getting cute again.

  25. HEHATESME1213 Says:

    I’m saying it now he is 100% a bust.
    The bucs organization is crossing their fingers he can pull it together.
    The reality is they drafted him way too high based of raw speed and athleticism.
    He honestly doesn’t have round 1 quality.
    He’s making mental eras that will get you benched at the high school level let alone pro football standards.
    The bucs messed up putting that pressure on him as well he isn’t polished enough to have that role yet!
    He needs to be on the Kyle track program or he’s gonna fall off the ship and drown!!

  26. Jbeachbuc Says:

    We all know Matthew’s will swallow this kid up.

  27. Buczilla Says:

    JTS is looking like another failed Licht drafted edge rusher. It’s still early, but so far, so bad.

  28. Wild Bill Says:

    Been saying try him out at tight end or bench him. 2nd year no improvement.