“He Can See It; He Can Read It.”

August 26th, 2021

Rookie QB Kyle Trask

The Quarterback Whisperer himself, Bucco Bruce Arians, served up a little more information about his rookie QB.

Joe is grateful. The lack of decent detail on Kyle Trask was getting annoying.

Arians was asked Tuesday about his second-round pick on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“He’s really, really good about knowing where the ball goes post-snap,” Arians said. “And he can see it, he can read it. I had said he’s close to Andrew Luck as far as processing information as a rookie coming into a camp. He’s not Andrew Luck but I really like where his progressions are. And his arm’s getting stronger. Clyde’s doing a great job with his mechanics and I think he’s got a really bright future.”

The comment about Clyde Christensen improving Trask’s arm strength got Joe pumping a fist. That’s development!

It reminded Joe of the asinine approach of Commander Greg Schiano. In 2013, Schiano hired his buddy John McNulty to coach Bucs quarterbacks, 25-year-old Josh Freeman and then rookie QB Mike Glennon.

Schiano’s handpicked QB coach hadn’t played quarterback and did not coach throwing mechanics.

Joe pressed Schiano about not coaching up the nuances of throwing and Schiano’s publicly stated response was that Freeman got this far knowing how to throw the ball and the fine tuning of his throwing was not important. And Team Glazer stood for that nonsense!

Man, if Schiano ever took over managing the Rays, he’d probably ditch the pitching coach and spend the money on food thermometers in the clubhouse.

Joe is so glad there’s competent coaching and ownership now at One Buc Palace.

21 Responses to ““He Can See It; He Can Read It.””

  1. Ragin Cajun Bucfan Says:

    Awesome website you built here, Joe. LONG time reader, first time poster. Boy to me, there is something about Trask’s demeanor that yells confidence in ones self and no situation too big. Heck of a thing to have as a rookie to go with learning work ethic and being a PRO ….from the G

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Love reading stuff like this Joe. Kyle Trask should have plenty of time to develop; steady progress is the key IMO. I’d think that getting a young QB to be able to ‘see the field and run through his progressions’ (before getting clobbered) must be the hardest thing that a QB coach has to teach. Sounds like BA is very impressed with where Trask is at right now. Great news!

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    Tossing a weighted football is #1 way to increase arm strength. Someone ask Clyde to see if he’s doing that

  4. Joe in Michigan Says:

    “Joe is so glad there’s competent coaching and ownership now at One Buc Palace.”

    It’s bad when after 1 regular season game you realize the head coach of your favorite team is in over his head.

    Examples: Schiano’s 2013 opening day debacle vs. NY Jets, and Lovie Smith’s 2015 “Tennessee ready” opener.

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I had heard that Clyde is fixing his overall mechanics (i.e. foot work) that is enabling his “stronger” arm.

  6. Beeej Says:

    It’s a crime what happened to Freeman

  7. Bird Says:

    You can see it in games with trask. Watch him next time if he plays saturday. When he steps into his throws (uses whole body) he throws with much tighter spiral/ velocity

    When he uses only arm and sometimes off backfoot , it comes out wobbling like a dying duck. Not everyone can be pat mahommes and throw in any angle / motion / back foot/ one foot / horizontal

    And i like the point …he knows where to go post snap

    Cause knowing where it goes pre-snap dont mean spit. Once bullets start flying some dudes just dont have it

  8. Buc50 Says:

    No weighted footballs in Tampa. Tom doesn’t like that.

  9. Wild Bill Says:

    Give the kid a dam break. He wasn’t drafted to be an instant star. Physically the kid is a Brady clone. Brady never won a 100 yard dash in his life. I know Mahomes is touted as the new qb prototype but he is a rare combination of talent. True pocket passers still represent the cream of the crop. Some mobility is fine, but quick reads a quick release and accuracy and arm strength are the most important qualities for a pro qb. Trask has already shown enough promise to qualify him as a development project with decent chance of being a future starter. Two years from now he may be at least a solid reliable qb. If not, move on relatively quickly. After Brady the present backups just aren’t superbowl level. With patient coaching and development Trask may be a pretty close to Brady clone. And Brady himself will help him get there.

  10. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Joe in Michigan, you are right on in your take. When a common, every day fan can recognize your head coach is inept, its a sad day.

    Now, just imagine if you are a Texans fan and see your HC hire such a DC?! lol, thats rough!

  11. geno711 Says:

    Kay Adams on GMF today. Remembering back to August 1, 2016. Their 1st ever guest on the show. Kay Adams looking a little rough with no or little face makeup. Jameis Winston looking very sharp in glasses.

  12. Buczilla Says:

    Can you imagine if Trask ends up being our first drafted quarterback to develop properly and turns into a good player? Good times!

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:
    August 26th, 2021 at 8:21 am
    Joe in Michigan, you are right on in your take. When a common, every day fan can recognize your head coach is inept, its a sad day.

    Now, just imagine if you are a Texans fan and see your HC hire such a DC?! lol, thats rough!
    Agreed, and Houston has VH3…Unless he’s gotten good since leaving the Bucs.

  14. SlyPirate Says:

    Andrew Luck … That’s who the Bucs should have talked into being the backup this year.

  15. Craig Says:

    It is going to be nice to see him progress. It will be a test to see how much better developing a rookie QB, rather than tossing them into the fire, works.

    Trask landed in a great situation and looks like he is taking advantage of it. I saw him toss a few balls into the ground last game. It wasn’t his fault the O-line couldn’t hold, or that receivers didn’t work for separation or for the ball.

    If, in two years, Trask is better than Trevor or Zac, it will speak loudly for the coaching he is receiving now.

  16. SB Says:

    Medicated Pete Says:
    August 26th, 2021 at 6:33 am
    Tossing a weighted football is #1 way to increase arm strength. Someone ask Clyde to see if he’s doing that


    You continue to out do yourself with stupid comments.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Yeah..I heard much of his problem with “arm strength” has to do with mechanics and footwork. Hopefully that is true, and if we can straighten him out, we may have a pretty good QB on our hands.

    I remember that Aaron Rodgers didn’t get drafted until late in the first round. No question about his arm. But some said his mechanics were very poor and wondered if he could break things down and build it up right. Obviously he got good coaching…and he did.

  18. Greg Says:

    Great news and good coverage Joe. He will be the steel of the draft in five years. Other quarterbacks are being thrown into the fire and they’re going to burn. We’re finally developing a quarterback the right way may be for the first time in our franchise history. My two takeaways from Trask in the preseason is that he’s obviously not a scrambler but he does have more athleticism then what was said about him. His arm definitely looks strong enough. The guy was a hell of a player in school where they did not have a good offense of line no Defense and no running game to support him. And we were one touchdown from beating Alabama in the SEC championship game. Trask put up 46 against the tide. Trevor Lawrence from Clemson was killed by Ohio State who was killed by Alabama. We got the right guy!

  19. Tye Says:

    it is great to hear positive things about the Bucs future QB…
    BUT to see it translate to live game play will be the clincher!

  20. mark2001 Says:

    Bill…personally I think Mahomes takes too many hits….he isn’t a big guy. He had turf toe surgery last year. And historically, that injury never goes completely away.

    When he is right, he is great. But don’t know how many years he can go down and pop up. Or avoid a blind side hit on his less than large frame.

  21. Tony1775 Says:

    Threw that 2nd rnd pick in the Trask….