The Buccaneers already had one of the NFL’s best defensive units before they added Joe Tryon, but now the defense is just unfair.
The NFL has messed up. For a league that usually prides itself on parity and the ability for teams to epitomize the rags to riches story on a yearly basis, allowing the Buccaneers to add Joe Tryon seems to run counter to that notion.
The Buccaneer defense that just kept Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs out of the end zone during the Super Bowl now has the most athletic and explosive pass rusher in the class, and Tryon’s performance in his first game should have many teams wondering why they passed on him.
Not that it should surprise anyone, but Tryon earned a monster sack in his first NFL game. The opposing tackles had almost no answer for Tryon’s moves to the outside, and it was only a matter of time before he hit pay dirt.
After a few reps to get used to the speed, Tryon made a move that had him past the opposing tackle in the blink of an eye, and the quarterback stood no chance.
The Buccaneers added Joe Tryon with the 32nd pick in the draft
The flag by the referees, which was one of the worst calls of all time, was probably an empathetic move in the end for the embarrassed offensive lineman. Honestly, what was Tryon supposed to do there? The call was horrific, and this remains a sack amongst the Buccaneer faithful.
Now, the Bucs have a depth player who can do that paired with the best defensive front seven in the NFL. Todd Bowles probably already has sets that will feature Tryon, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Shaquil Barrett, and we should all feel bad for the opposition once that group rolls out.
Whatever the other teams were thinking, they may want to reevaluate their scouting process for outside linebackers if they keep letting players who move like Tryon pass.
Another massive win for Jason Licht and the Buccaneers scouting department.
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