Critical Stretch For Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

November 10th, 2022

His coach speaks out.

It’s terribly difficult to identify a team that lost its top pass rusher in midseason and still won a Super Bowl.

The Bucs lost their top dog two games ago and desperately need his shoes — and production — filled.

Joe’s referring to Pro Bowler Shaq Barrett, who blew out his Achilles against the Ravens. The Bucs made no move at the trade deadline to fortify their edge rush stable. So they’re banking on second-year man Joe Tryon-Shoyinka to step up his game in a way he hasn’t been able to in his young career.

Bucs pass game coordinator/inside linebackers coach Larry Foote — who speaks to media representing the defensive coordinator position the Bucs haven’t assigned to anyone — said yesterday that he’s pushing Tryon-Shoyinka physically and verbally to make the NFL take notice.

“I’m waiting on it. I keep telling him, ‘Gimme that break out game, you know, four sacks, something crazy, be player of the week,’ Foote said. “But he’s playing hard. He’s learning. You know I always tell people he didn’t play a lot of college ball, so this is really probably his second year as a starter playing college and pro. So, you know, the arrow’s pointing up, but he’s got to keep going. [Without Shaq Barrett,] we’re expecting big plays from him.”

At the halfway point of this season, Tryon-Shoyinka has 2 1/2 sacks and has struggled against the run. He’s playing full-time and has been ok, but the Bucs rightfully expect and need more from him.

The rest of this season will be critical for JTS. If he can’t show more, then Joe thinks the Bucs are likely to draft another edge rusher with a premium pick in April.

30 Responses to “Critical Stretch For Joe Tryon-Shoyinka”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    This guy.

    I dunno anymore..

  2. MadMax Says:

    A wasted 1st.

    I was calling for Landon Dickerson that draft….and man is he a beast on that undefeated Eagles O line! Sure couldve used him this year. Oh well.

    When they called his name, he wasnt even on my radar, dismissed probably as def not a 1st or 2nd rounder, well to me at the time.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    He’s got the athleticism but for some reason seems to just miss the play….he’s close but not there.

  4. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    How his name is pronounced….
    Joe Try-No-Show-inka

  5. Craig Says:

    It will help if Hicks stays in the game for a while. Tryon is not yet grown enough to shirk off a double team, though he is getting closer.

    Next season he might be a force, along with Hall. Young linemen, except for a handful of them) need time to develop.

  6. WillieG Says:

    Maybe the Bucs will have Vita line up wide once in awhile so he can give tackles some hell one on one? Then when they’re a bit worn down, let JTS use his speed to get around them.

  7. Dooley Says:

    I’d like to see JTS moved around along the front a little more, there were a few games last season he lined up inside matched up against OGs and looked like a routine breaking & entering. Also, have to keep in mind is rushing the passer isn’t all he’s asked to do, we’ve seen him drop into shallow zones, spy QBs like Lamar Jackson and Taysom Tebow which is a credit to JTSs’ insane athleticism. Would like for him to temper his speed off the edge a bit better along with training his eyes in terms of reading and reacting, because there have also been reps he’s taken himself out of plays cheating inside and giving up containment off the edge.

  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    So far, not impressed with Joe-tryon. A little bit more time perhaps? I don;t know. But he is needed now bigtime. We shall see. He is not there yet.

  9. Bucamania Says:

    I just don’t see it with this guy. Always close but no cigar.

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    JTS has been a starter in roughly 10 games.

    Can’t believe he’s not all pro, yet?

  11. HC Grover Says:

    Plan 9 is still in outer space.

  12. sasquatch Says:

    Its never a bad idea to load up on passrushers, regardless. My guess is JTS wil at least continue to progress this year, and may or may not “break out”… There will still be questions because he’s still learning. Im not worried about him becoming a very good to great player. I think it will happen, just not fast enough for impatient fans. So, yeah, a pass rusher should definitely be at the top of the list, especially since Shaq will be coming off an achilles, which will probably render him less effective.

  13. StretchOMatic Says:

    This from regarding this week’s game. They sure called out the 1st down runs!……. “Geno Smith wins in ways Tom Brady can appreciate: before the snap, against blitzes and under pressure. The loss of Shaq Barrett will show up for Tampa Bay this week because Smith is deadly when given time. Give the Bucs extra time and they are liable to call another first-down run for 2 yards.”

  14. dmatt Says:

    Thusfar, JTS is still trying to find his groove. He has speed but lacks strength and agility. I’m more into #59 Genard Avery. His play style, moves, n size r similar to former Steelers James Harris. I like his first step n strength coming off the snap. His aggressiveness requires extra attention from the offense. Contrary to JTS lack of impact, watch out for Avery as being a difference maker.

  15. Bobby M. Says:

    He reminds me of DaQuan Bowers from Clemson…..physically looks the part but never really doing much on the field.

  16. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    “He’s very Athletic”

  17. gotbbucs Says:

    He’s close. Just give it some more time.

  18. D-Rome Says:

    We all know how this is going to end up. The fans are clinging on to hopium like they did for Noah Spence. It’s going to end the same way.

  19. 1#bucsfan Says:

    D-rome Spence was always injured. I don’t think JTS has missed a game due to injury but I get what your saying. I had high hopes for Spence. Shaq didn’t do much when he didn’t have help from others and I think I’m due time JTS will get there but will also need help from another edge rusher and vea n hicks taking on doubles

  20. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    I understand he hasn’t been the starter very long. But all I keep hearing is excuses for JTS. Either the kid can play or he is a career 2nd string guy. I’m betting he’s a career 2nd stringer. And honestly Shaq Barret wasn’t all that impressive before his injury anyway. So whatever Tampa is as Tampa does.

  21. D-Rok Says:

    Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that JTS has no bull-rush or power moves? He’s quick as a cat, sure, and super athletic, given, but he needs more power.

  22. Pryda…sec 147 Says:

    Love JTS he is getting better regardless let’s get another top edge rusher prospect easy choice build the trenches !!!

  23. Goatfarmer Says:

    B-U-S-T Bust Bust Bust

  24. Crunchbuc Says:

    He didn’t play much college ball so let’s take him in the first round! 🙄. Post number 6,197 since last year saying JTS is a B U S T! Thx Licht. What a stupid pick.

  25. Eckwood Says:

    He wears ladies exercise go fast pants on his arms !! Take off the silly arm leggings and play some football …….. another football player way more worried about his look than playing his ass off !! …… I gotta say as someone mentioned above , 59 was ballin in effort and looked pretty good !!

  26. Goatfarmer Says:

    J – E – T – S Jets Jets Jets!

    They fired Bowles.

  27. Just Frank Says:

    He over pursues every single play. Misses many tackles. I don’t think he’s got the juice.

  28. steele Says:

    JTS has had ample opportunity and has not shown nearly enough. Quick but not strong enough, gets ridden out of almost every pass rush, driven 30 yards downfield.

    Until he gets much bigger and stronger, and develops far more technically, he should be moved around and used differently. His greatest asset is his quickness. And he needs help from everyone else. Bowles should have seen this long ago, instead of stubbornly putting him out there to lose his battles.

  29. Your Mom Says:

    “he didn’t play a lot of college ball, so this is really probably his second year as a starter playing college and pro”

    Why on earth would you draft someone so inexperienced in the first round? You have to be super sure and he needs to light it up right away. Questionable GM decision Jason Licht.

  30. garro Says:

    As weak as he has been holding the edge in run defense and as many tackles as he has wiffed on (pass and run)… I’m not seeing why he is still on the field at all. Pass rush is just part of playing his position. Average numbers for a pass rusher.