June 5, 2023

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Maybe Trask is exactly who the Bucs thought he was

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Bucs quarterback Kyle Trask throws to Tyler Johnson during the second quarter of the preseason game against the Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Not given a snowflakes chance in Umatilla by so many on Buc’s Social Media, Kyle Trask stepped up and made play after play en route to handing the Buccaneers a chance to win the game in the end. With that chance, rookie kicker Jose Borregales, who has been having a great pre-season, unceremoniously bounced it off of the goalpost and missed a 49-yarder that would have given the Bucs the win. That being said, it’s only pre-season, and the team takes away much to be encouraged by.

Kyle Trask finished the night 25/33 for 258 yards, a touchdown, an interception, and one fumble.

Trask had a couple of mistakes, but the way that he rebounded and led the team back was inspiring to this fan and thousands more. Trask looked like he did in college by throwing accurate and catchable balls. His touchdown to Jerreth Sterns was a thing of beauty. Trask played his game and didn’t look out of place or “in over his head.” His play mirrored what Head Coach Todd Bowles and others have been saying since camp started. I’ve said many times that Trask is a student of the game and very coachable; he’s cerebral, and it showed Saturday Night with his leadership and play.

The Bucs organization saw something in Kyle Trask.

The Bucs organization saw something in Kyle Trask. Heck! Even the quarterback whisperer (Bruce Arians) signed off on the selection. It hasn’t stopped many Seminole fans and others from labeling the kid as garbage before he has ever played a single down of regular season ball. I, myself, cannot understand this way of thinking. Kyle Trask is a Buccaneer first and foremost and holding preconceived notions because for whatever reason, is really quite unsettling. I’m a Gator! I bleed orange and blue. So, I naturally dislike FSU. But, I was once on the side of Jameis Winston. I gave him every chance to succeed before I jumped ship on supporting him. I think every Buccaneer deserves that chance, no matter his prior history in college or another NFL team. To hold a grudge and become a hater without giving him the same chance that every athlete deserves is of poor taste and bad form.

Our young quarterback is exactly who the Bucs thought he was.

If a player can help this team and carry his own weight then that player should be supported. We are Buccaneer fans; we love our players. Let’s give Kyle Trask a chance to win you over. He is probably the future of our team and may be here for years to come. He has succeeded at every turn in his young football career. He is always coming from the background to lead and impress. He is always waiting for his chance and making the most of it when it arrived. Because it could very well be that our young quarterback is exactly who the Bucs thought he was when they pulled the trigger in the second round (64th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. Go Bucs!!