Kyle Trask’s Turnover-Less Streak Grows

August 2nd, 2023


Somewhere, Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is smiling with a wisp of jealousy.

Kyle Trask’s summer of dreams continued last night at the Glazer Shed at One Buc Palace. Trask, for the third-straight practice, has not thrown a pick. No, really.

And trust Joe, few things in life make a defensive-minded head coach happier than a quarterback not throwing picks. So Bucs coach Todd Bowles was sky-high on how Trask played.

“It’s a great thing,” Bowles crowed. [Quarterbacks’] number one responsibility is don’t turn the ball over. He’s been doing a good job of not turning it over.”

Well, Joe always thought the quarterback’s top priority is to score points, hopefullym ore than the other team. Alas, Joe won’t quibble here and ruin Trask’s moment in the Glazer Shed’s fluorescent lights.

Yes, it looks like in the early days of August, there really is a quarterback competition. Props to Trask for totally remaking himself in a handful of weeks and demonstrating the Bucs weren’t just conning folks with a faux quarterback competition.

[Editor’s Note: Joe’s practice notes from last night are running late because they’re sitting on Joe’s desk at One Buc Palace. Joe left there last night around 11:30 p.m. after recording the next “Ira Kaufman Podcast.” Joe’s making a special trip to One Buc Palace today to get the notebook. They’re coming, just a little late. Apologies for the delay. — Joe.]

27 Responses to “Kyle Trask’s Turnover-Less Streak Grows”

  1. Brandon Says:

    I heard Mayfield turned it over again last night (picked off by rookie FA) and Trask did not. I also heard Trey Palmer was uncoverable.

  2. ATLBuc Says:

    We’re waiting for those notes Joe. I was wondering what was going on. Thank you and keep up the great work!! We really appreciate you guys

  3. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    “in a matter of weeks” JBF turning into Joe’s comedy shop. It takes longer than that as we all know. It is only apparent because practice is real now. The kid has been a hard worker his whole football life but he is not very public, probably an introvert. I don’t care as long as we win.

  4. First Name Greatest Says:

    Head scratcher that Bowles doesn’t know what the QB’s most important job is…

    This guy is lucky Arians is his friend/mentor Bowles has NO business being a Head Coach

  5. b4l Says:

    In what universe do you draft a QB in the second round and refuse to develop him and give him a lot of snaps in the preseason?

  6. Dooley Says:

    “Well, Joe always thought the quarterback’s top priority is to score points, hopefully more than the other team.”

    You gotta be able to keep the ball in your possession before you can put it in the paint, Joe. You’d think 5 seasons of Jameis Winston throwing 80+ INTs that our fanbase would have a high priority for ball security and understand how bad ball security can severely hamper the teams’ ability to score.

  7. Proudbucsfan Says:

    Tighten up Joe’s 🤣

  8. Fred McNeil Says:

    True, you have to score more than the other guy. But like Dooley says you’ve got to maintain possession too.
    The answer is balance.
    Joe’s notes are littered with both Trask and Mayfield pushing the ball down field quite a bit. From the description it sounds like Trask is doing slightly better and being more careful.
    Mayfield is having quite a few balls batted back. You can’t coach height.
    Again, all I have to go by is what I’ve read. Is this stuff on YouTube?
    I did finally got a DVR so I can rewatch the games to see for myself what happens, but the practices aren’t on regular cable.

  9. JD Still Says:

    Last night toward the end of practice a scuffle broke out between the offense and defense over a rough hit near the goal line , it was getting heated and physical , Kyle Trask didn’t hesitate and jumped right into the midst of it and calmed things down before anybody got hurt , that is leadership that you can’t teach, either you have it or you don’t!

  10. garro Says:

    It’s OK Jayboo they love watching you eat Ws in Nawlins.

    Go Bucs!

  11. PopsMalone Says:

    Get it after it Joe! We need those practice notes! Thank you sir.

  12. ChiBuc Says:

    Joe: “Well, Joe always thought the quarterback’s top priority is to score points, hopefully more than the other team.”

    How can you still think this after Jameis’s 30 pick season? We score lots points for us and the opponent.

  13. KC Buc Says:

    Well you can still score plenty of points while turning the ball over, Famous is the poster child for that. But you need both security and points to win. Bowles tends to coach a good defense, but not a defense that scores many points. So pressure is probably on our offense to have security and produce points.

    Looks like Trask is really killing expectations, even our media QB Joe turned the ball over yesterday by fumbling the practice notes! Jokes aside, appreciate the effort that goes into them and always excited to read the next batch.

  14. Craig Says:

    Let’s hope it is but a small step for Trask and a giant leap for Buckind.

  15. Pewter Power Says:

    Best scenario is trask wins the job if you think about it. Wasted a 2nd round pick on a guy who never played a full game, that would be just embarrassing for Licht.

  16. BillyBucco Says:

    You ate NOT forgiven. Lol
    We jokingly say that in my family all the time and it seemed appropriate.

  17. nooyoker Says:

    Now we know the answer to the mystery of why the Bucs, with Kyle Trask the only quarterback on the roster, not only passed on quarterbacks Will Levis and Hendon Hooker in the early rounds of the draft, but failed to draft any quarterback in any round.

  18. nooyoker Says:

    “Joe always thought the quarterback’s top priority is to score points”

    In practice?

  19. Joe Says:

    In practice?

    If you can’t score points in practice, why should Joe believe you can in a game? Especially when the Bucs aren’t tackling (yet).

  20. nooyoker Says:

    Joe Says: “If you can’t score points in practice, why should Joe believe you can in a game?”

    I don’t recall points scored by a quarterback being even mentioned in any of your practice notes from the past two years. But the tables have turned, haven’t they?

  21. Duane Says:

    Coach Bowles is absolutely correct – the quarterback’s number one job is to not turn over the ball, not to score points. For if a qb loses the ball, he cannot score points, well points for his own team, that is.

    Then after not throwing or fumbling the ball, the no. 2 job is to score points.

    It’s fundamental football, Joe.

    Nos. 1 and 2 are very close in importance of course.

  22. Duane Says:

    We’ll see if the present difference in turnovers persists throughout the preseason. But we can be certain that if the present trend continues, with one quarterback being a turnover machine and the other one is not, while still moving the ball and scoring points, the decision on a starting qb is going to be east peasy for Coaches Bowles and Canales.

  23. kyle Says:

    we are talking about practice….haha ridiculous.. lets see a few quarters of fake preseason football…

  24. Kidfloflo Says:

    Imo, Baker is gonna be a Favre/Jameis type of gambler and sling ball in tight spots make some entertaining plays and tds, but also throw more picks. Trask will seperate his play by being more conservative and ball control type of Q B which will lead to more emphasis on great defensive play and lower scoring games. At the end of the day they probably would end with the same record playing whole season, just depends on what kind of QB the coaches want to lead this team

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m reading these in order, so only now seeing this loser commentary by Bowles.

    So if your QB gets you 3 points, but doesn’t turn the ball over, then he’s done his job?

    No Riskit, No Biscuit got the team a SB, and yet Bowles learned nothing from it. Brady literally tied his career high in turnovers the year the team won the SB. What an incredible loser mentality by Bowles.

  26. EternalSon Says:

    Go Trask!

    My gut is Brady is coaching him up.

    Go Bucs!

  27. Pablothepoolboy Says:

    Yeah that SB team w Brady had to have about 1/2 a season to jell and then they took off and didn’t look back. And the takeaways they had in the playoffs were a huge part of that. How many times we see an INT turn into a TD {see Winston}. Now he did bring the team back but the freebies are too much to overcome. Any turnover can result in giving easy points to a team. If they only have 20 yds to go for a FG that’s 3 free plus it puts juice in the defense and it demoralizes your own D. That is a coach’s #1 preach to the team, 2nd is takeaways, that’s how valuable they are.