One reason Joe tosses in bed at night is the idea that the Bucs are banking on a whole lot of production from two players who have a combined experience of one full NFL season.
They are second-year edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and rookie tackle Logan Hall.
Gone are veterans Jason Pierre-Paul and Ndamukong Suh. To paraphrase a Toby Keith song, neither are as good as they once were. But a healthy JPP is a threat and Suh is a beast against the run, and as reliable as they come even if his pass-rushing may have slipped.
For Joe, that’s an awful lot of pressure on a couple of young guys.
But when it comes to JTS, former NFL general manager and current BSPN talking head Mike Tannenbaum, who co-owns The 33rd Team, is expecting a monster year.
How so? Tannenbaum expects JTS to be named to his first Pro Bowl this winter.
… On an extremely talented defense, Tryon-Shoyinka will have plenty of opportunities to rush 1-on-1 against a tackle or a guard. Last season, he had a pass rush win rate of 11.6%, and a 10.2% pressure percentage. Both the pressure percentage and the pass rush win rate were higher than Suh and JPP, by a significant margin. Along the defensive line, he finished 4th in pressures generated, and had the 5th highest pressure percentage on the 2021 Buccaneers. Pressures and pressure percentage are both statistically significant to future sack rate, which could bode well for Tryon-Shoyinka in 2022.
That is the first time Joe heard of those stats being a window into future play. Very interesting.
Joe will make this call right here and now: If JTS has a Pro Bowl season, not only will you see Shaq Barrett have a solid season, you will see the secondary play dynamite football.
And if all that happens, this Bucs team is going to win a sh!tload of games. That’s all there is to it.
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