Did Frustration From Previous Play Lead To Kyle Trask’s Interception?

August 13th, 2023

By now, Joe has watched Friday night’s Bucs game three times. Hey, there is much to study.

That brings Joe to competing No. 2 quarterback Kyle Trask’s ugly interception on his first possession.

Joe is focused on what happened on the previous snap. Trask quickly threw short inside to Kaylon Geiger. The ball was significantly behind Geiger; he caught it and went to the ground for a three-yard loss. Trask showed his frustration by flashing his right arm out to the side and looking in Geiger’s direction.

That set up 3rd-and-19 from the Bucs’ 38 yard line, which turned into an easy interception for the Steelers over the middle of the field.

It’s possible Trask screwed up the throw to Geiger, or Geiger messed up by extending the quick route while Trask threw to the correct spot.

Regardless, Trask seemed rattled for what was only his fifth snap of the game.

Bad look for Trask.

43 Responses to “Did Frustration From Previous Play Lead To Kyle Trask’s Interception?”

  1. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    It’s never Kyle’s fault. Remember, he almost beat Alabama that one time.

  2. Bucsmarley Says:

    Trask will never develop if not playing. Everyone acts as though rookie qbs shine immediately. No one is saying crap about how poor Cj stroud looked. They need real game reps simply put

  3. Uhhmm Says:

    BA’s Red Pen


  4. Pewter Power Says:

    Geiger probably was inside to far but in preseason why be like that when all you played with in your career is backups. Nothing about this article is more impressive than knowing you watched that game three times.

  5. Capt2fish Says:

    It’s a different world when the red jersey comes off. one thing Trask learned backing up brady….errr gabbert…was how to fetch the starter a juice box. Trask- start trotting….Baker is thirsty

  6. GAPeachy Says:

    I wonder if Canales also called a deep ball since it was 3rd and 19 and you’re going to punt anyway.

  7. Give it a Rest, Trask Bridge Says:

    He looks down receivers. It’s simple.

    I rewatched the game – the safety reads it the whole way.

    Trask did this in practice clips and on his first pass of the game.

  8. Brandon Jeff Says:

    Put Kieft next to Goedecke to help block. If the play takes takes more than 3 seconds to develop, release Kieft into the flat as a safety valve.
    Helps the blocking issue and potentially opens up a fairly easy 5 yard play.
    I know that is simplifying things and probably easier said than done but damn! If the plan isn’t working then try something different!

  9. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Geiger screwed up the route and Trask did his best Brady impression by staring down the receiver after he screwed up.

  10. D Cone Says:

    Let it be known that I am all for Trask being QB1. If not for the other option having the most interceptions and battled balls since he entered the league alone.

    Interception was on Kyle Trask because he threw the ball.

    Baker played the football that was not going to make him lose the job. When he was faced with 3rd and close to 20 he threw a 5 yard slant and jogged to the sideline. 3 @ three and out is not as bad as 1 interception. Just don’t lose.

    Was the same played called in both cases and Baker played it safe to secure the job? Playing not to lose? Bucs are going from TB12 to B3. Baby Baker Bowles.

    Would have rather seen Trask take a shot deep down the sideline. Go for the Home Run instead of moving the chains. Defense on that play dropped to the first down marker and had it covered all the way across the field.

    Brady played to win and maybe that’s why he never sat on Bowles lap.
    Replacement for Brady should be the guy that plays to win regardless on how bad it makes him look. Otherwise you’re gonna have a guy playing not to lose or look bad to insure another one year deal next year. Perhaps in Canada.

  11. Wild Bill Says:

    Only a masochist would watch that game 3 times! The pass protection was terrible all night. The receiver had beat his defender but a second db made a great play and cut in front of the receiver and dB who had been beat. The throw was right on target but Trask never saw the second db undercutting the play. Both the pass and run blocking was terrible all night. Pittsburgh pass rushers crushed the Bucs o line all game long. Not surprised the Bucs pulled Baker really early to protect him.

  12. Wild Bill Says:

    Oh ya, and Wolford had a lot of playing time and did a decent job playing with and against scrubs on both teams

  13. D Cone Says:

    Bucsmarley Says

    No one is saying crap about how poor Cj stroud looked

    #1 Pick went 4of 6 for 21 yards 3 drives with no 1st downs. Two passes were 6 feet over the receivers heads. This one’s gonna get hurt out there.

    Colts Wonderboy was maybe 8 of 12 for 67 with 1 Pick and 2 runs for 7 yards.

    Neither one of the three looked as good as any of Tampa’s and none had the pressure of trying to win the job or trying not to lose it.

  14. BucU Says:

    Let’s face it Jason Licht. Geodeke is an absolute disaster. Straight up lousy player. Trask sucked but the O line was garbage so I’m not putting that on him.
    12 flags for over 120 yards?? That is embarrassing.
    Just another brick in the wall of Bowles’s failures.

  15. D Cone Says:

    Wild Bill Says

    Pittsburgh pass rushers crushed the Bucs o line all game long.

    That same line according to Bowles that was protecting Baker on drives 1-5 and Trask on 6-10.

    Every time I run out of gas in my car I am always too tired to push it up the driveway by time I reach the gas station.

    Up against fresh hungry defensemen all game OLine started at 100% energy on drive 1 and ended much lower by drive 10.

    Sad thing is they could not run the ball on the first drive @ 100%

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A 3rd & 19 interception downfield….sort of like a punt…..

  17. Mike S Says:

    The reality is Trask will get the ball – whether its week one or week five or week seven it makes little difference. Trask is the future of this team.

    In the years to come. Ira and the Joes better hope that Kyle is a forgiving sort after trying to run him out of of town.

  18. Brandonbucc Says:

    This team is simply horrible. All around.

  19. Dom Says:

    I don’t believe we have the long term answer at QB on the roster but I thought Trask had a pretty solid day. He made some nice throws down the field. He had 4 inompletions and 2 were drops. Ko Kieft dropped what would of been a good gain and Kade Warner dropped a short completion. He had the bad throw on the INT. His miss to Durham was more on the offensive line too. He needs to still complete that pass to be a franchise guy but it wasn’t all on him. The screen he threw was inaccurate too. Other than that though his offensive line was terrible and there was no run game. Baker had that nice TD throw but I thought Trask had more impressive throws

  20. westernbuc Says:

    The Trask mob went from counting interceptions in practice to claiming the preseason game doesn’t actually matter.

  21. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Gaytor bois won’t admit the truth still

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    3rd and a mile and Trask was trying to make something happen in a preseason game instead of Baker throwing for his usual 5-6 yard pass if he sat at 3rd and 19.

  23. Stu lynch Says:

    capt2ish that comment bout thirsty was funny as hell still laughing

  24. Stu lynch Says:

    Dom says Dom is dumb pure dumb I think u were watching another game from 2 years ago or u r a Democrat don’t know what truth is lie lie lie

  25. Stu lynch Says:

    Mike s says trask must b u r brother cause know one else wud say such stupid stuff

  26. WyomingJoe Says:

    @DCONE… What are you talking about? All you Florida homers screamed about the first two weeks of training camp is how “smart” Trask was because he had so few interceptions (5 so far btw). And how well he was managing the game, and that was how he was going to win the QB1 job. So, now Baker checks down some “possible” passing plays (we don’t really know do we?) and he’s the one who’s squeamish about throwing downfield? Baker is an all-around better passer than Trask- and you know it. Check out Baker on YouTube once in a while. Go Bucs.

  27. Craig Says:

    I think nerves got a hold on him, especially because it was a night game.

    I think the frustration is because he is better than what he showed the other night. Maybe it will help prime him for the Jets.

  28. Oneilbuc Says:

    This is why this team has never developed a quarterback because the fan base or the local media don’t have no patience. It takes time to develop a quarterback especially for 2 years they neglected Trask because of Brady. The one thing that’s Brady exposed was how weak our franchise and fan base is. Trask threw 1 pick on the other side of the 50 yard line on a 3rd and 19 play. And now he sucks according to some people of the fan base. That’s crazy to me so the first time Baker Mayfield throws a pick he should be bench? So if Mahomes throw a pick he should be bench as well ? This franchise and fan base at least some of them are a joke and I feel sorry for the quarterback the bucs draft.

  29. D Cone Says:

    WyomingJoe Says

    What are you talking about? All you Florida homers screamed

    I’m not a Florida Homer. I’ve been a fan since Bucs were getting their butts whooped twice a year by the Lions, Packers, Vikings, and Bears.

    Was a Cleveland fan when the kicker kicked from straight behind the ball, thru ‘The Drive, and ‘The Fumble. I watched on TV and saw the Referee corked in the head with the beer bottle leading to no more glass bottles being served.

    Tarkington was Maholmes when Maholmes Daddy was a kid.

    QB’s we’re tough back then. Baker took over @ Cleveland and I never gave them another look.

    People still do the Macarena but the Artist never had another hit.
    Baker is a one hit wonder. Had a hit, one that wasn’t bad and the rest sucked but some still bought the record.

    You go watch the highlights and go on pretending he’s great. It’s the low lights that bother me about him.

    BTW I said Trask was responsible for the Interception. He had the balls to throw it though.

  30. David Says:

    Baker played so conservative that was not going to make him lose the job. Kyle played 3rd and 19th which was called in by OC but Baker did not play his 3rd and 15.
    Baker is a loser garbage qb with ugly track record. He knew the qb competition could be over if he had thrown another pick. So he played it safe against Steelers second team defense.

    I never thought there are still Baker’s fans in the league let a lone posting on this blog.

  31. Oneilbuc Says:

    Jamies is playing good so I guess we should have kept Jamies right?

  32. Oneilbuc Says:

    Jamies is a starting quarterback in the NFL and I think he’s better than Carr . Derick Carr is a guy the media love so they make excuses for him . I would rather have Jamies than Baker Mayfield any day !!!

  33. Red86 Says:

    Oneilbuc Says:
    August 13th, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    “This is why this team has never developed a quarterback because the fan base or the local media don’t have no patience.” “This franchise and fan base at least some of them are a joke and I feel sorry for the quarterback the bucs draft.”

    Exactly right. Multiple qbs won the Super Bowl at another franchise as the starter.

    Truthfully, the team may need to go with a center and right tackle first in the draft. Nothing worst than bringing in a qb with a bad o line. A sure way to destroy any qb fyi.

  34. Oneilbuc Says:

    Red86 . I agree 💯 persent bro !! I just don’t have no confidence in Baker Mayfield I hope I’m wrong but after what I saw last year I was done with him .

  35. Crickett Baker Says:

    Oneil, you need to learn English. I do not however have no confidence that you will.

  36. JD Still Says:

    David: you are correct , It seems for some reason they were protecting Mayfield , They were letting him throw 5yard dinks all night ,even when he needed 15, ( 64 passing yards on 9 attempts in a half ! Really!), probably so he could pad
    His completion Stats , never put him in any pressure situations, even took him out in the closing minutes of the first half so he would not have to make any throws under time constraints where he might panic , you would think those were the situations they would want to test him under, the very strange .

  37. Obvious Says:

    One thing IS FOR SURE…

    You hard core Mayfield supporters BETTER HOPE that Trask doesn’t take over because as literally desperate as you people sound, MAN YOU GOT IT COMING!

    BTW, I hope you Trask maniacs LEARN from this. Because IT WILL BE RELENTLESS if you don’t!

    So far, ALL you guys are wasting Your BREATH! We (at this point) DON’T HAVE a Franchise QB on this team! (Just ask ANY Joe) I BET NOT ONE JOE WILL DISPUTE IT. NOT ONE!

    The LOW STANDARDS when it comes to quarterbacks, Are A JOKE here in Tampa!

    Though it IS amusing 😄

    I can’t wait for my franchise qb to Be Drafted so that everyone “Finally” GETS A CLUE!

    Mayfield is not going to save you. Trask won’t be “Allowed” to save you (if he even can). The other guy Woldon might out play BOTH of them. But they don’t want him.

    And if you do the “realistic math” it SURE LOOKS, WALKS, AND TALKS LIKE A LOSING SEASON. Just too many things going against us. Too dis jointed and we’ll be playing this year “NOT TO LOSE” .

    BUT WHEN OUR NEW QUARTERBACK FINALLY ARRIVES (hopefully Caleb at this point. That guy seems to have IT ALL), And we get our New Head Coach, you guys will Look Back and Wonder why you EVER DOUBTED…

    GO BUCS!

  38. David Says:

    Did you watch all the pre-season games so far with qb rookies playing so poorly including C.J. Stroud and Young ?

    How do you know we don’t have a franchise qb in this roster ? We have a rookie names Trask whom we have no idea what kind of upsides we have in him. In three years he hasn’t even played one meaningful regular season game with the starters and you are ready to trash him so fast.

    So all you interested in to take chances on drafting different qb’s every other year without proper evaluations, training or developing any of them. I think you might have better luck playing slot machine at Hard Rock Casino.

  39. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t know why anyone would think he won’t make mistakes. He barely has any NFL game experience. He’s basically a rookie.

  40. garro Says:

    I put that one on Gieger. QBs do’t miss that throw. Gieger had at least three screw ups in the game.

    Go Bucs!

  41. Oneilbuc Says:

    David. I agree 💯% bro that’s why I hope we win to many games to draft a quarterback in the first round. This fan base really don’t understand that Trask probably can be our guy if they would just give him a chance. We still don’t know what Trask is. It’s crazy how 1 pick means he sucks now according to this fan base. But any quarterback the media pump up that’s who this fan base wants. Again Kyle Trask is another quarterback this team drafted and the bucs ruined and next year they will ruin another guy .

  42. Obvious Says:

    Hold up fellas, I didn’t say that Trask “just can’t be”. What I CLEARY STATED is that THEY WON’T LET HIM…..

    Hey, it is what it is. Don’t be janked off at me for setting him up to fail in the first place. I didn’t make that call. You’re SURELY welcome to go back and read my old posts. I have Supported Trask. I have supported Mayfield as well but in a different light Completely aka, “IF” he does become the lead qb.

    In fact, I’ve pounded drums and INSISTED that Trask INDEED has the UPSIDE.

    Now, with that said, I’M NOT SOLD ON TRASK BEING THE FRANCHISE QB THAT WE NEED! NOT EVEN CLOSE….. However, he’s our “current” best bet in my view.

    Do I think there is a better option than Mayfield or Trask? YES! AND YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!

    I actually back the Joe’s point of view on the matter and agree whole heartedly. I at least for now, Do Not see Trask for one being THAT dynamic or capable when he has had his shots. Better than Mayfield? In the “upside department overall” YES.

    However, as the reports have been coming in, and though Trask has in my opinion out performed Mayfield, he HAS NOT Blown ANY MINDS! Put it in perspective fellas, he has just BARLEY out performed Mayfield in practice. IF, IF, IF All was equal Friday night, it was clear that Mayfields experience RULED THE DAY. I’m not saying Trask shouldn’t start, IM SAYING I DON’T THINK HE’S SO GOOD THAT HE IS HEADS AND SHOULDERS ABOVE MAYFIELD.

    Get It? We’re TALKING ABOUT MAYFIELD HERE. Not in league with say PATRICK MAHONES! MAYFIELD! And if he CAN’T blow away Mayfield, then………………………..

    He’s NOT exactly what I want running the show if HE CAN’T DEFINITELY push past a guy who is thought be be at the VERY back of the bus!


  43. Obvious Says:

    And BTW, why don’t you two explain something / anything to me that I haven’t heard or seen yet to change my mind…

    Or Anybodys mind… What secret are you toting around that the rest of us haven’t heard yet? Just strong “HOPE”? WELL JOIN THE CLUB!

    David do you think your opinion is new or unique? Really? O’Neil knows better. But I get and respect where he’s coming from to.


    Keep in mind, I’m not against you. I can tell that both of you are fellow fans and because of that I GET the PASSION. IM ALL ABOUT IT! And THAT’S WHY I’m NOT WILLING to settle ANYMORE!

    Perhaps one day, youll catch up to where I’m at and you’ll come around to my way of thinking on the matter. I suspect that’s going to start right around when you realize that I’m right. And that’s when the walls come crumbling down around the crap sandwich product that we have this season. Of course, that takes time.

    THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU! I hope I’m wrong about this coming season. And IT WOULD BE GREAT IF A DYNASTY LEVEL FRANCHISE QB sprung up from one of the guys already on the roster.

    My sad heart seems to know otherwise. Just too much going against us this year. IM STILL GOING TO TRY AND WATCH EVERY GAME WIN OR LOSE… But without an ABSOLUTE MIRACLE, it looks like a rough one.

    Here’s the thing though, I DO BELIEVE in Miracles. So you never know…

    O… BY THE WAY, you asked if I think we have to draft until we get our Dynasty Level Franchise QB? Well, the answer is… YES! YES! YES! and YES! Unless we can Buy One!

    In the meantime, GO BUCS!