Bruce Arians: I Really Like Where [Trask] Is At

August 22nd, 2021

The Buccaneers’ second-round pick quarterback might not be seen much for a while.

Tom Brady is supposed to play at least a half in the preseason finale on Saturday, and it’s certain that beloved backup Blaine Gabbert will get some time, too. So that leaves nothing but scraps for veteran Ryan Griffin and the rookie, Kyle Trask.

Bucco Bruce Arians said the film showed Griffin was a little better last night than when he struggled in the preseason opener. But talking about Trask injected a smile and warmth into Arians’ voice.

“Kyle, I really like where Kyle is at,” Arians said. “Kyle’s doing everything we’ve asked of him. Some guys need to help him out and catch the ball, too, the guy’s that he’s playing with and get they’re head around. But he’s making good progress.”

Again, Arians really seemed a little smitten with his rookie QB. Barring a wink-wink trip to injured reserve, Trask will make the 53-man roster and the Bucs will stick Griffin on their veteran practice squad, a COVID-season initiative that has been carried over to 2021.

It’s all a great sign for the Bucs’ future at quarterback. (Hopefully not near future.)

44 Responses to “Bruce Arians: I Really Like Where [Trask] Is At”

  1. Tbfan55 Says:

    Well bucs might have covid issue on hand now (no pun intended)

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Bruce is exactly right, at 4th string

  3. Tbfan55 Says:

    Boy, I hope Brady got the jab, with this Vrabel news coming out rn….

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Kyle is a right-handed Tebow

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    Very enjoyable watching a rook QB get developed properly, and not be crushed by being rushed into the fray before he’s ready.

  6. Bucnjim Says:

    It’s always been hard for me to understand how college superstars can come into the NFL and look like 8th grade flag football players. They have all been playing for years but you’d never know it. Even just the basics like taking the snap become a huge undertaking

  7. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I know a lot of fans did not like Trask’s games play yesterday but I thought he did well. Remember, the NFL is a lot faster than in college. It usually takes a QB a year or two to catch up. Once he has most of the game plan and plays memorized, his game speed will pick up.

  8. crazybucs_CL Says:

    The ONLY exited thing in two preseason games

  9. csidedave Says:

    Well he has certainly laid the groundwork to win “Most Improved”

  10. Jason Says:

    Off topic, but have we had a single “hammy” issue with anybody this off-season? Way to get better training staff! LFG!!!

  11. crazybucs_CL Says:

    …I dislike John Romano, but I agree on this ..
    “If Bucs are lucky, they will never find out if Blaine Gabbert is the answer”
    …and BG is BA selection……

    BA = Lovie S 2.0

  12. Buc4evr Says:

    I’m a die hard Gator fan, but never ever draft a UF QB, it’s a sure fire recipe for disaster. If this guy takes over for Brady we will go back to the decade of despair. Trask is trash.

  13. Bird Says:

    That makes one person who felt that way. 😂

  14. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Don’t think we really know what we have, or don’t have, with Trask yet. First off, nearly every play he was in for yesterday was a pass play and the D knew it before snap. Secondly, we haven’t seen him with the starters. Lastly, he is obviously still learning.

    He has a stronger arm than I thought he had. Yesterday he brought the heat with a couple of his pass attempts.

  15. SB Says:

    Medicated Pete Says:
    August 22nd, 2021 at 3:10 pm
    Kyle is a right-handed Tebow


    Might be the dumbest thing you have ever said. And THAT is saying a lot.

  16. Medicated Pete Says:


    So, you’re saying he’s better than Tebow ever was

  17. Wild Bill Says:

    Ya for a rookie surrounded by fellow rookies I thought looked about where he should be at this stage. Flashes of potential mixed with uncertainty. By next season or even towards the end of this season he should be a very decent rookie 3rd stringer with more long term potential than even Gabbert. He stands tall, has decent arm strength and reminds me a little of Brady in his rookie year. Give the kid enough time and he may be a good surprise. No short term pressure on the kid and watch how he improves. Good coaching and lots of film study and learning from Brady bound to improve a lot.

  18. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Rooting for a Trask led team will fall somewhere between rooting for Jeff Garcia ( higher end ) and Mike Glennon ( lower end ). There are few things worse than your favorite team trotting out an unlikeable/unwatchable QB. Thank you for coming to Tampa, TB12!

  19. crazybucs_CL Says:

    “I’m a die hard Gator fan, but never ever draft a UF QB, it’s a sure fire recipe for disaster.”
    ….these guys we drafted last 20 years or so…

    Shaun King
    Chris Simms
    Bruce Gradkowski
    Josh Freeman
    Mike Glennon
    Jameis Winston

    …NON of these were Gators, and they sucked big time.
    Trask is NOT trash…. we just have to wait and see how good he can be…

  20. Sparky Says:

    How come none of you expert talent evaluators are on an NFL payroll? Surely a team like the Jets could use your ability to ignore everything a player did in college and then over react to their 30 minutes of pre season play.

  21. Alanbucsfan Says:

    It’s all a great sign for the Bucs’ future at quarterback. – another Chad Henne?

  22. Buxszntkt Says:

    BA knows he will never coach with Trask as starter ! Come on, when Brady steps down so will B.A. he knows Trask is someone else’s mission. The big question is why did BA push for a pocket passer in the second round when he must know he will never coach the dude as a starter. He’s almost forcing Trask on his successor when the rest of the league is moving toward mobile QB’s. BA runs on first down and wants a pocket passer after TB.

  23. SB Says:

    Well that comment didn’t go into moderation.
    It disappeared completely

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    Trask was playing with a bunch of scrubs, had no chance. I’m not worried about him at all – at least in terms of watching the game. Not saying he’s not going to be a bust, but he’s also the last pick of the 2nd round, basically a 3rd rounder, so anyone in that range is only a limited bust in any case.

    But it’s game 2 of the preseason. Chill out dopes.

    The biggest question about Trask, not just from me but many scouts, was if he could get enough velocity on the ball to play at the NFL level, and he has. He’s still inconsistent, I don’t think it’s natural for him right now, but that can be coached – a weak arm can not. Take for example on the last series, near midfield, he really drives a ball down the sideline at the goaline. It’s incomplete, but that was an NFL throw. He had very good velocity, if not accuracy. Again, though, accuracy can improve so long a the arm talent is there.

    Now, with that said, he still wants to loft the ball by default, you saw that a few times when he got in trouble where he just sort of tried to ‘aim’ his pass instead of drive it, and when a ball hangs in the air in the NFL, it’s going to turn into INTs. Again, that can be coached out of him given time. But it’s a fine line between ‘touch’ and INTs because there was no zip on the ball.

  25. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Here comes Hot Rod with his expertise. 💤 The Lou Ferrigno of keyboard tough guys. If we’re lucky…he’ll rapid fire more comments…oftentimes in response to his own. 👎🏻

  26. crazybucs_CL Says:

    “………..could use your ability to ignore everything a player did in college….”
    College??!! How about Tim T and JW??? they did very good in college, but then…they sucked. And the list is soooo long with college disapointments…
    …now below you got two college QB records. One is the GOAT, you know which is the other one?? Well find the GOAT first…😊

    12 200 323 61.9 2427 14 10 133.1
    11 180 295 61 2217 16 6 138
    12 237 354 66.9 2941 25 7 156.1
    12 301 437 68.9 4283 43 8 180

  27. Defense Rules Says:

    @Winny Testaverde … “If we’re lucky…he’ll rapid fire more comments…oftentimes in response to his own.”

    Love the ending on that Winny; kudos.

  28. unbelievable Says:

    There have been just a few Jason Licht picks over the years that I instantly felt were terrible moves:

    Kadeem Edwards
    Roberto Aguayo
    MJ Stewart
    Kyle Trask

    Really hoping I’m wrong about Trask.

  29. SB Says:

    Did I accidentally cuss on that post that disappeared Joe?

  30. SB Says:

    Joe deleted my post Pete
    Basically without going into it all You are comparing a running QB to a pocket QB
    Dumber a comparison can’t be made

  31. Medicated Pete Says:

    @SB so u are saying that Tebow is better than Kyle. We’re in deep trouble. PICK ONE YOU COWARD

  32. Bird Says:


    You better pick one quick. Medicated pete mad. Called you a coward. 😂
    Im gonna go out on a limb and say pete never played a sport in his life
    Do you think he has ever kissed a girl too?

  33. PassingThru Says:

    I hated the Trask pick for two reasons:

    1. Super Bowl windows tend to be brief. Draft position players who can be real difference-makers in the second round, rather than a backup QB. I don’t view Trask as someone who is going to lead to a dynasty, and he won’t do any better than some random vet game manager if Brady is out for a few games.

    2. Over-drafted, at least in my book.

    That being said, it is way too early to call Trask a failure. Even though he’s not facing starters, this was his first extended run as an NFL QB. He (hopefully) won’t see much playing time this season, but with the benefit of a year of practice and sleeping with the playbook, you’ll have a better idea of his abilities next season.

  34. Lamarcus Says:

    We was better off picking Eason last year

  35. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Cobraboy Says:
    “Very enjoyable watching a rook QB get developed properly, and not be crushed by being rushed into the fray before he’s ready.”
    Hear! Hear!

  36. Sparky Says:

    You arguing something I never said. I’m aware college performance is not a reliable indicator of NFL results, especially at QB. But, if you completely disregard it, you’re left with what? 2 quarters of preseason ball with scrubs on which to make a determination about Trask? That’s not enough information, especially for the fan watching from his couch.

  37. Greg Says:

    @ Med Pete. You stepped into this time. Tebow was an amazing college QB no one can argue with his bruising running ability and occasional nice throws with his off the chart leadership energy is in no way similar to Trask other than being Gators. Tebow didn’t have the skill set to have a long NFL career obviously. Trask is in no way comparable to Tebow in the NFL landscape. As mentioned before he is a big bodied pocket passer that is accurate with a good arm. Through his ascension from high school until now he has shown that he is a battler and quiets the naysayers. We will see what happens but Trask has a more promising future than Tebow had. Again we will see what happens.

  38. Youngbucs Says:

    Y’all really judging dude off of a couple of quarters in preseason??? Playing with people who won’t be on anyone’s roster in a week or so???? Y’all need serious help😂

  39. Tony1775 Says:

    He is trash……waste of draft pick.

  40. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Third on the depth chart is where he is. Lol

  41. ItzOK Says:

    Waste of draft pick and waste of a roster spot. Unable to put him on the practice squad. So cut him or trade him He is never going to be the answer now or in the future.

  42. rashad brown Says:

    I noticed that Trask will let that thang rip!!!!

  43. TOM Says:

    I agree BA, I like where Trask is also. On the sidelines.

  44. Oneilbuc Says:

    BA ain’t never developed a young quarterback so I don’t think he’s going to be the one who develop Trask. No excuses Jamies gets bash on this site and now I guess it’s Trask fault also ???