Bucs And Kyle Trask “Ideal Situation”

May 6th, 2021

When the Bucs drafted Florida quarterback Kyle Trask with their second-round selection, it caught the eye of one analyst.

And that would be Tyler Sullivan of CBS Sports.

In writing about draft winners and losers, Sullivan says both the Bucs and Trask both came out winners. The Bucs, Sullivan writes, get a chance to groom Trask with no pressure on him to learn in a perfect quarterback atmosphere. A “win-win.”

… Like the rest of his fellow second-tier quarterbacks, Trask is going to need time to develop and what better way to be groomed in the NFL than learning behind Tom Brady in a Bruce Arians offense? Trask has a similar playing style to Brady as well, which should only further help his development. A true win-win for both sides here as Tampa Bay now has a potential heir to Brady whenever he decides to hang up his cleats.

Joe’s only issue with drafting Trask is, well, he fits the quarterback profile Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians covets. But here is the thing:

Do we even know if Arians will be around in 2023 (when Brady is expected to be a free agent again)? Shoot, we don’t even know if Arians will be back in 2022. If the Bucs win another Super Bowl, he could just doff his Kangol hat, lift a glass and say, “Sayonara!” Who would blame him?

This concern could be wiped out if the Bucs already set up a transfer-of-powers succession plan between Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich behind locked conference room doors at One Buc Palace.

34 Responses to “Bucs And Kyle Trask “Ideal Situation””

  1. crazybucs_CL Says:

    i like the plan, lets hope it is going to work out as they wish to…. is not easy, but they are willing to give it a try, and they are serious about it. Thats all we can hope for now…..

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    As much as I hate to say it, Garbage Gabbert is the best insurance policy should TB go down since he knows the system.
    Wouldn’t want to throw the rookie into that.

  3. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Remember when Mike Glennon got $15 million per year from the Bears? If Trask proves to be a decent NFL QB, he’ll have value to either the Bucs or another NFL team.

  4. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Dooosh: If a 10 year NFL player is “garbage”, what does that make you? If you’re as soft as your posts, I doubt you played high school or college football.

  5. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Trask subject is rapidly getting old Joe. Every possible speculation has been rehashed to death.

  6. Youngbucs Says:

    Yea give BL his shot!!!

  7. Allbuccedup Says:

    At least its a plan, I see Arians sticking around for a couple of years if only a consultant.

  8. Bucanero Says:

    I did play HS varsity football in Texas and got my team to quarter finals after decades of not winning the district. That doesn’t mean a thing so leave Doosh alone. We’re fans, we can call our backup QBs garbage Gabbert and Kyle Trash if we feel like it. We were all here hoping to hit the jackpot with Glennon and being patient for Jameis calling for weapons. Hell we even rooted for Trent Dilfer when our top scorer was the kicker. Football is fun for all the regular Joes who don’t get to be millionaires for bench warming.

  9. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The hatred for some of the Bucs players by supposed Bucs “fans” is ridiculous. I don’t hate ANY of the Bucs players, the only ones I didn’t like were the ones who either didn’t play hard or played like they had money bet on the other team.
    You’re right, I’m wrong, it doesn’t matter if someone played football or not. I just don’t get the “garbage” or “trash” comments. What exactly did Gabbert and Trask do to “earn” your hatred, if you feel that way?

  10. SB Says:

    Is it just me or is it weird in here?

  11. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Where did I say I hated Garbage Gabbert?
    He’s not a very good QB and I wish we had a better veteran option.


    I hate that Durable Donnie doesn’t give 100% effort all the time.
    I hate that he’s still on our team. I think he’s a liability and very likely to be the reason TB gets hurt…… I hope I’m wrong.

    I can accept Gabbert because of the situation but I don’t have to like it.

    But I’ve never said I HATED either person.

    Joe in Michigan, you have a real flair for drama and limited reading comprehension skills.
    Maybe spend less time on here and more time watching Lifetime or Bravo.
    That seems to be more your speed.

    Oh…..and I played football for 6 years, usually offense and defense in the same game.

  12. SB Says:

    Thanks for that video Joe!
    I watched the whole thing. That dude is actually pretty well versed and explains things well!
    People gettin on me for messing with you about proof reading.
    It is proof that the Bucs are more relevant and your site is Growing!!!

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Dooosh: You’re weak.

  14. DoooshLaRue Says:


    It is weird, right?
    Michiganders are like that.

    I blame the Governor!

  15. Ash Says:

    The banter between fans is part of what makes being a fan fun we are passionate about our team. It’s nice to see different points of view because alot of us have different opinions if you don’t enjoy it don’t engage in the conversation.

  16. Bucanero Says:

    I don’t hate the guys. I am happy Gabbert is back. That way we have a guy who knows the playbook if his number is called (knock on wood)…. The best way they can shut our mouths is by making plays and that is going to be hard while they remain bench warmers and I think we can all agree that we hope that remains the case for a long while. In the case of Trask well, I was not thrilled with the pick and it is nothing against him really, I just wanted a player who could contribute this year in some way shape or form and the only way Trask could do that would be a case I don’t even want to entertain. I just want to the Bucs to win again in 2021, that’s all I care for. If Trask takes his golden opportunity seriously and he has whatever JL and BA saw in him then it will come through regardless. For the moment, he is nada, a third stringer not worth much consideration until proven otherwise.

  17. SB Says:

    Doosh, one of my best friends is also a Contractor/ Architect is from Michigan. Went to Michigan and is a diehard. He lives in Siesta Key, Fla and his son chose to go to UF!!!! I think he had an aneurysm through his son’s 4 years there.
    I can barely understand him anymore LOL

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can’t we all just get along?

  19. geno711 Says:

    Gabbert and Donovan Smith are good pro’s IMO.
    Donovan looked worse with Jameis Winston. Luckily the coaching staff, GM and Brady realized that he is worthy for a super bowl team. We played last 8 games and Donovan Smith was a stud during that stretch.

    Not sure why there is still hate for him when he performed during the most important part of our history ever.

  20. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Dooosh: You’ve been whining, crying, and sniveling about Donovan Smith being the starting Left Tackle on a Super Bowl winning team for a while now. You have no credibility.

  21. rrsrq Says:

    Remember when Shaun King was drafted, he was the third string QB. After injuries to QB1 and QB2, he led the Bucs to the NFC championship behind a great defense and not much on offense. This team has a much better offense – so if he has to play – we dem Bucs and I could see the defense rising to the top AGAIN

  22. Joe Says:


    Thank you.

    I see Arians sticking around for a couple of years if only a consultant.

    Joe has thought about that. Good way for Arians to pull in an easy salary.

  23. BucEmUp Says:

    When Arians lraves, and the staff is gutted, the owners just need to make sure to keep Jason Licht and hire coaches with the same philosophy and stay away from vanilla, soft zone coverage with 15 yard cushion. Be creative on offense and dont let the defense call your plays pre snap. Hire good coaches!!!!!!!!

    Im not a huge fan of Bowles but he got shafted in NY. If leftwich gets the job I am going to the top of the skyway. Maybe coach Brady?????

  24. “That guy” Says:

    Joe, even if a head coaching transition happens between Bruce arians and Byron leftwich(I think the more likely candidate would be tod Bowles), Trask fits what Byron leftwich likes to do, he was a pocket passer in Pittsburgh and Tampa. I believe our bucs hit the nail on the head in this draft with the trask, tryon, and hainsey picks. None of them have to step in and start, and all of them of have a solid position group of veterans to learn from. Tod Bowles and Byron leftwich also like to use a good rotation on the D line and O line to keep the players fresh and give their opponents different looks, so I can see Hainsey and Tryon getting their chance to contribute. Trask might get some garbage time reps to get his feet wet, but he fits the HC and OC scheme, and he will be a Tom Brady understudy, I just can’t find a negative. My grade for the draft was a B. Even after the 3rd round, Arians addressed the special teams, which was the weakest group after losing andrew Adam’s and Ryan smith.

  25. Guzzie Says:

    Why is everyone assuming Leftwitch is the heir, I’d rather have Bowles

  26. C2asante Says:

    Anyone who calls himself Doosh already has zero credibility. Trask may or may not pan out as a good pick but the bottom line is a Super Bowl winning organization who has been right with most of their moves believes he was the right pick to make. I will roll with their credibility over a doosh on a message board

  27. Bucsfan951 Says:

    DoooshLaRue Says:
    May 6th, 2021 at 6:21 pm
    As much as I hate to say it, Garbage Gabbert

    I will gladly be trash and have a 10+ yr nfl career, over $21 million dollars in earnings, work with Tom Brady, AND a super bowl ring. Trash, indeed. Smh

  28. Bucsfan951 Says:

    “ Oh…..and I played football for 6 years, usually offense and defense in the same game.”

    Oh, he goes both ways… that explains a lot.

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    Hope springs eternal

    “Trask subject is rapidly getting old Joe. Every possible speculation has been rehashed to death.“

    Seriously. Everyone has their opinion already. We could of got him at the end of the third year or traded up in the third is my only problem. Welcome to the west coast Trask🏴‍☠️ We can move on now…

  30. SOEbuc Says:

    *end of the third round

  31. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    Brady is the”assistant head coach”. Look at the team after the twelfth game. Fire the Cannons!

  32. Aceofaerospace Says:

    At least they have a plan. Don’t know exactly what it is, but at least we’re no longer rudderless. Oh, and they’re reigning super bowl champs.

  33. Durango 95 Says:

    Looking forward to pre-season watching Trask on the field along w/ his perceived weaknesses. Which have been typed about in this forum ad nauseam. No problem, we know the culprits so it makes it easy to just skip over them.

    Regardless, since this is a Bucs forum JBF will continue the Trask coverage regardless of the criticism coming from the self appointed player evaluation types.

    Including the DingleBerries-dangling, dead horse-beating, attention-grabbing, non-casual player evaluating, on field statistics-dismissing, anonymous-posting, self-absorbed, G.M. -want to be- Fugazi.

  34. Buc Unto Death Says:

    Joe, everything about the way the Bucs (Licht/Arians, etc.0 have handled the situation screams for Leftwich to be the successor. and byron is in no hurry to get the HC hat somewhere else when everything great is being lined up for him.