Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady took Wednesday off for his 45th birthday. Well deserved rest for the GOAT, and much needed reps for Kyle Trask. Judging by reports, he’s going to need plenty more.
Trask has shown some good, some bad, and some, well, ugly. The ugly has to be the back to back end-zone interceptions. Free agent safety Troy Warner (yeah, I had to look him up to) was the first to nab Trask’s red-zone mistake. That one was followed by Jamel Dean stepping in front of another red-zone attempt. Reports have it that there were also some dropped potential interceptions.
It wasn’t all bad for the second-year quarterback out of the University of Florida. Trask hit rookie tight end Cade Otton and free-agent receiver Vyncint Smith on two passes through tight windows. Trask didn’t just struggle in the red-zone, he also failed to get the team to midfield during a two-minute drill.
Head coach Todd Bowles was still encouraged with Trask despite the turnovers in practice.
“(Trask) is doing everything he’s supposed to be doing, but he’s confident in where he’s going, he’s understanding things,” Bowles stated. “We’re putting him in a lot of situations where he’s getting some experience at, and that’s all we can ask for right now.”
The Buccaneers face the Miami Dolphins next week in their preseason opener. The team already announced quarterback Tom Brady would not be playing in that game. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to get Trask some more reps, and hopefully that translates into less mistakes.
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