What were the Buccaneers thinking with questionable post?

Tom Brady, Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

A video highlighting the defensive play of the day has been taken down by the Buccaneers. Their reasons for both decisions seem strange.

Most people have seen the video of the best play at practice for the Buccaneers yesterday.

A ball thrown by Kyle Trask went through the hands of Jaelon Darden where it was then redirected into the skillful grip of Jamel Dean. The defense coming together to celebrate was how the video ended-a supposedly high note to end the day on and drum up excitement for the start of the preseason games this week.

However, the post was deleted a few hours later by the Buccaneers Twitter account. Unfortunately for the Bucs, nothing ever really disappears on Twitter.

This post is only a screen capture of the throw and it already has nearly 165,000 views in the last six hours.

No one should need this explained to them. That ball from Kyle Trask is far from what anyone wanted to see coming from a guy that was drafted in the second round a year ago.

That ball wobbled long before it bounced off Darden’s hands. The pick is not the focus here. The focus needs to be on how technique can be a problem for Trask after a year on the Bucs when technique was supposed to be what kept Trask as a reliable option when his athleticism was not his main selling point.

This does nothing to help Trask’s case. In fact, the Bucs Tweeting this video (and then deleting it) has drawn a huge number of eyes to Trask’s development, and that type of pressure does not usually work all that well for young quarterbacks.

The good news for the Buccaneers is that Kyle Trask has always played his best football when no one believes in him. Maybe we are just going to finally see the Trask that won games at each step of his career so far.

Still, this has not been a great camp for the former Gators quarterback, and while one throw does not define a camp, Trask has done little in his early practices to shut any of the doubters down. A change is going to be needed soon.

And perhaps Tampa screens their posts a bit more going forward to ensure a large portion of the internet doesn’t have a new level of ammunition to use against one of their players in the future.

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