Flowing Kyle Trask Love

August 25th, 2022

The 24-year-old Bucs quarterback who has never taken a snap in a regular season game has the right people at One Buc Palace showing him love.

Yes, Kyle Trask got a couple of great reviews yesterday.

First up, Byron Leftwich, who basically said Trask is doing everything expected of him.

“Man, I think Kyle has been improving drastically,’ Leftwich said before adding, “I think the kid has been improving as much as you can improve given the reps that he’s been getting.”

Then Leftwich sort of implied that the media doesn’t know what it’s seeing from Trask.

“Obviously, the results and the numbers from the game – I think he was a few plays away from you guys thinking he may have had a big game that game. That’s not how it goes, I see him getting better every day though, so he’s improving on things you guys can’t notice, that’s all about playing the game at quarterback,” Leftwich said.

“When you have the turnovers, those are things that you guys notice and things that you guys grade. Other than those types of things we have to protect the football. Other than that, this kid has been getting better every day also. It’s just a repetition thing. It’s hard to play quarterback in this league, right? You compare everything to [Tom] Brady, everything looks bad, right [laughs]? That’s what he’s facing right now. I’m glad that he’s in that room with Thomas because he gets to get better and gets to hear it from Tom also.”

Quite an endorsement from Leftwich there.

Receiver Scotty Miller said Trask’s confidence is soaring and the team knows he can play well.

“He’s a baller,” Miller said. “And now that he really knows the system, understands the system, is getting a lot more reps this year and had the whole offseason … So, it’s been fun playing with him in the games. We all have a lot of confidence in him and he’s coming along and he’s going to be a great player.”

Perhaps next year Trask will be able to leapfrog Blaine Gabbert on the depth chart.

41 Responses to “Flowing Kyle Trask Love”

  1. Onetrickpony Says:

    Sorry, but we are in deep without Brady. Next year get my crying towel out if Brady leaves like I suspect

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Trask seems to be improving at a steady rate. Can’t ask for more, imo.

  3. Dooley Says:

    Let Kyle cook, the pots almost simmering and it should be ready next summer. Also the Gabbert vs. Trask “competition” was nonsense, considering it’s a coaching call at the end of the day regardless of the external comparisons made by fans and media.

  4. Hodad Says:

    Trask has been under pressure without Smith, and Wirfs playing. Johnson, and Wells have been bad to say the least. Trask hasn’t had the luxury of throwing to anything but camp meat, and back ups. Might he look better playing with the starters? You’d have to think so. We knew Trask was a project when he was drafted. I see him as right on schedule. Tom will be gone next year leaving only Trask under contract. Even if Gabbert resigns we’ll be looking at two new faces competing to start next year.

  5. CrackWise Says:

    All of this was made possible by Brady stepping away for two weeks this preseason.

    Geeee Thanks Tom. The team sorely missed you and only got worst without you.

    Oh, and then there is this article. DOPE!!!!

  6. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I have seen steady improvement from Trask.
    IMHO, Brady may be gone next year, so we may have to carry on w/o him.
    But who knows, Brady may surprise everyone and decide to stay ?
    Brady wants to collect Super Bowl Rings, and think about it ?
    There are few teams with our talent level that Brady can go to.

  7. CrackWise Says:

    Oh I missed that last sentence. I forgot, Trask not being the primary back up was a thing.

    I think it is a smart move. You know, considering Tom is gonna die because the OL gets him killed. Why than sacrifice your future to the same fate?

    Two plus two equals KT will suck regardless because I can’t come up with a moniker for him. That is until he has a hassle with some young woman or steals some crab legs.

  8. Beeej Says:

    The only real work the kid gets is during preseason and training camp, he’s not getting thrown out there like most rookie quarterbacks, so it takes longer

  9. BucsNoles Says:

    The best medicine for Trask is to score big early and let him have a lot of clean up work in game situations.
    I think he will be just fine, but he needs to maximize his time with Brady in the QB room and in practice.

  10. Joey Strom Says:

    I’d like to see what he can do with the 1st string offensive line and receivers (preferably next year) before giving up on him.

  11. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Leftwich calls him Thomas. That’s funny.

  12. Robert Says:

    I like what I am seeing. I thing he should be number 2. Cut BG if needed for OL depth….but I’m sure they can find room elsewhere.

  13. FirstTimePoster Says:

    You know who else had never taken a snap in the regular season at some point? Every QB who ever played in the league.

  14. '79 Defense Says:

    That was good to hear and sounds promising.

  15. Somegatorfan Says:

    My Dixie Wrecked

  16. lambeau Says:

    Good thing we don’t have Davis Mills–we need a backup, not a starter.

  17. Greg G Says:

    Trask has shown he has the accuracy (most important), the arm, and the decision making to be a good starter. He’s also shown that his ability to process fast enough and to have the pocket presence to succeed in the NFL isn’t there yet.

    Now…without 1. starting caliber players around him, and 2. an actual game plan catered to reading and beating a specific defense it’s really hard to truly grade his processing ability. And without a consistent line in front of him to get used to, it’s also hard to truly grade his pocket presence.

    Is he our QB of the future? We really don’t know. But he’s got all of the tools and has shown the ability to be that guy. But damnit if it’s still not a 50/50 gamble at this point (2nd year into his career). Which is frustrating.

  18. Canabuc Says:

    Let’s remember and pause for a minute. He has been playing without any of the top four wide receivers. He has been playing with backup offensive lineman except for new center Hainsey.
    These were his first live game raps in a year. Because he is a pocket passer rather than a mobile quarterback the performance of the offensive line really dictates how much time he has to make a passing play. He will not be able to scramble as much as some of these new Ultra mobile quarterbacks. As such I am not surprised that he has taken some sacks and made a few mistakes with the amount of pressure he has seen. That said he has thrown some spectacular passes that require significant NFL arm talent and skill. He is also been plagued by having some receivers drop some very key passes including a 40-yard pass by Miller last game as well as an obvious touchdown pass to Geiger.

  19. Buc92’ Says:

    Gabbert won’t be here next year lol , stop the foolishness


  20. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Canabuc. Trask needs to work on his pocket awareness and presence because he is a pocket passer. He shouldn’t have to scramble. Brady is a unicorn. An outlier and should be exempt from discussion of any pocket passer. If you’re gonna be a pocket passer in today’s NFL, you need elite processing speed ,pocket awareness, high football IQ, and a quick release.

    Kenny Pickett was playing with bench players and still had success. Trask shouldn’t have to play with first teamers. Remember, he’s not facing first team players on defense. It evens itself out. If Trask didn’t play for FL, he wouldn’t get as much love from his fan boys. Gator bias is real.

  21. BucBoy Says:

    Canabuc states some very important facts.

  22. GOB Says:

    My problem with Trask, has always been when he was selected. QB draft stock always rises, closer to the draft. He probably should’ve been a 4th round pick. You don’t pick a QB in round two, with a Superbowl roster. If Licht had it to do again, I seriously doubt they pick him that high, or at all. Unless he turns into a viable starter, it’s a horrible pick. For all you Trask fans, answer me this. Do you honestly think they’d do it again? Or draft another player with that pick.

  23. Craig Says:

    Gotta laugh GOB, Brady was a sixth rounder and very few first round QBs transition to the NFL.

    Trask at the end of the 2nd was a great pick, which we will probably see next season. He will be more than fine, right now I see him as better than six starters on other teams.

  24. GOB Says:

    Craig, I really hope you’re not comparing Trask to Brady. Answer my question. If the bucs had a do over, would they waste a second rounder on Trask? He couldn’t beat out Blane freaking gabbert last year, and still hasn’t from all accounts. Face it, he’s a project. I don’t think they believed they were getting a project, or they wouldn’t have wasted the 64th pick on him. Have fun next year watching Trask challenge Winston’s int numbers. Go Gators, go Bucs!!! BlahahHa

  25. SB~LV Says:

    Not drastically

  26. Joey Strom Says:

    Craig, who are the 6 NFL starters that Trask is better than?

  27. matthew veal Says:

    Look, 10 seconds or longer plays might end up being the way of the future. I hope so, better to watch as long as the refs let the players play. And if this happens, Trask will be mvp of the nfl.

    I’m hoping, but Joe seems to think otherwise and he is better at this game than me.

  28. Craig Says:

    Yes, they would spend that 2nd round pick the same way. Mainly because there wasn’t much in the pipe for QBs in the last draft.

    No, I am not comparing him to Brady, though he shares many traits with him. What I was saying is that draft position does not make the QB make.

    Would you rather have Trask or:
    Jacoby Brisett
    Davis Mills
    Carson Wentz
    Daniel Jones
    Marcus Mariota
    Geno Smith

    I would prefer Trask.

  29. Arealbucsfan Says:

    U guys REALLY let schools dictate which player u wanna root for huh? Lames!

  30. BucBoy Says:

    GOB wishes we had drafted sack machine Justin Fields instead of Trask. Fields had the lowest QBR of all quarterbacks last season and the fans in Chicago are not happy. But he has the right “look” the NFL wants so he went in the first round. What a joke.

  31. GOB Says:

    Craig, I would take Mills over Trask in a heartbeat. I think the bucs would too. Maybe even Jacoby. You have four absolute busts on your board. If that’s the company you have Trask in, I feel sorry for him. The kid may end up being a fine QB. But, we’ve seen no evidence of that thus far.

  32. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Trask showed what I wanted see: not afraid to get hit. Actually has an arm (that was a knock on him). Shown touch and accuracy.
    All he’s gotta do now is jus process the game faster. I WISH we could’ve gave JW a year to sit. Look how he was doing last year after watching brees for a yr

  33. Arealbucsfan Says:

    GOB such a troll. “Go Gators!!” Ol lame ahh. “I dOnT LiKe ThE GaTOrs” type of person. Who cares where he went to school!

  34. Anonymous Says:

    Hilarious how everyone seems to know more then the coaches do on Trask’ s development.

  35. beano Says:

    “GOB Says: But, we’ve seen no evidence of that thus far.”

    What do you think Brady would look if he didn’t play at all last season and this preseason played with nothing but scrub linemen and scrub receivers?

    Trask does have one good game under his belt and one game with bad stats that could have been decent stats had receivers received.

    But haters gotta hate I suppose.

  36. FrontFour Says:

    Through two training camps Trask hasn’t beaten out Gabbert. No excuses. As a RD2 pick in year 2 you’d expect him to be a solid QB2 and be the consensus heir apparent. Guess we’ll see, but he’s not there yet.

  37. BucBoy Says:

    FrontFour, my sources say Trask is actually looking better than Gabbert. Gabbert just has many more years of experience and knowledge, which is what you want if Brady has to miss a game or two in the middle of a Super Bowl run. Not unusual. You obviously know nothing about football.

  38. Oneilbuc Says:

    Lol 🤣🤣🤣 yall really don’t understand business and relationships the only reason why Gabbert is the number 2 or even on this roster is because of his friendship with BA. No other team wants Gabbert sorry butt. They didn’t even want him as a backup quarterback. We are the only team that wanted Gabbert it’s other backup quarterbacks that’s better than Gabbert and everyone knows it. So please stop with the he couldn’t beat out Gabbert none sense. Clyde Christian already said that Trask was not going to be the number 2 before minne camp even started. I knew than he wasn’t going to be the number 2 regardless how he plays. And to me this whole coaching staff on offense ain’t never proved nothing their whole careers . Remember other than BL this is the same coaches that coach Payton Manning to a 100 interseptions in his first 5 years . So they have no creditability to me they don’t get no credit for Brady they’re not even really coaching him . If BL wants a head coaching job he’s going to have to prove it by winning without Brady .

  39. Oneilbuc Says:

    I give Trask 2 good games because of the Texan game last year that close out the preseason especially when I found out he didn’t take a snap all year during the season in practice. But I’m not surprised this franchise has destroyed a lot of quarterbacks and never developed one of them but it’s the quarterbacks fault lol 🤣🤣🤣. And by the way Trask is really a accurate throwing quarterback for what I saw other than those 2 floaters he threw. A lot of those passes would have been catches if he was with the first strings.

  40. Ben Harvey Says:

    I dont understand some of the hate this guy gets. Did anyone see Trey Lance play yesterday with the starters!? I’m okay with Trask over saturating behind Gabbert for a year when Brady leaves. Seems like many teams rush QBs into regular roles when they aren’t ready. Less than 50% of those turn out. Trask’s development has been delayed even when the Bucs chose to keep Griffin on the roster. I still scratch my head on that one. Trask didnt get any reps in practice, only individual is what I have heard. Really this is his first year playing in full practices. I like what I have seen. He just needs more.

  41. Anonymous Says:

    Trask will be the starter next year with two years of learning and playing with garbage players. He will finally get to practice and play with real football players and meaningful snaps where he can prosper. Playing with garbage street players have been effecting his image negatively in the eye’s some of his critics as it did playing in a bowl game against Oklahoma when he didn’t have to play in that game. Otherwise he was projected to be drafted in round one after SEC Championship game against Alabama. None of other qb’s of his class have been efficient as they were drafted a head of him.