A former Buccaneer has been sniffing for a certain leak to come out of One Buc Palace over the past two years.
He didn’t smell it.
Joe is referring to retired quarterback Shaun King, one of four QBs to lead Tampa Bay to the NFC Championship game, and his recent take on the quiet surrounding Bucs backup quarterback Kyle Trask.
When talking about the Bucs’ uncertain future at quarterback, King told WDAE radio that he finds it telling there have been no rumblings out of One Buc Palace over the past two years claiming Trask is impressing enough in practice to make team officials think he’s a starting-caliber player.
King isn’t saying Trask is bad, only that it’s significant Trask didn’t generate any significant buzz.
Combine that with Trask not looking to good against Atlanta in the season finale, King said, and Todd Bowles likely would get a no-hot-seat 2023 season from Team Glazer if he’s given Trask as his top option at QB
Joe gets King’s message and it’s somewhat ironic on this Tom Brady retirement day, since Brady himself was a fourth-stringer in New England for a year and got almost no practice reps. His former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis talked about that today on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Brady, however, was generating all kinds of buzz among the staff for his intensity and work ethic, per Weis. And Bowles went there in a big way with Trask in January.
Joe can’t agree with King when it comes to Bowles and Trask. There’s a lot more evaluating a head coach than looking at quarterback production.
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