Dominik Lauds Quincy Black, McCoyAugust 23rd, 2011
So who does the rockstar general manager think were standout performers against the Patriots?
Mark Dominik, without being asked, volunteered his assessment while speaking to Dan Sileo Monday on WDAE-AM 620. A staunch film guy, Dominik likes what he sees from his highest priced talent on defense.
“But the thing that was really encouraging I think that a lot of Buccaneer fans probably are seeing already is the way that Quincy Black is playing. Now that he’s been in the system with Coach Morris and what we want to do and how fast he’s playing on this football field,” Dominik said.
“I was very encouraged by the way Gerald McCoy played the game. I thought he was very disruptive. [The Patriots] had to change their blocking schemes and start trapping him just because he was getting off the ball so good and getting in the backfield, which is what we want from a 3-technique — is to be disruptive and have guys behind him make the plays. So there were some encouraging signs out there. Obviously, the score is very disappointing — 28-0 is what it is. Bottom line. But we can improve because we have time to look at the film and we still have half a month before we play the Detroit Lions here at home.”
Joe was intrigued to hear Dominik refer to the Bucs-Patriots game score as 28-0. Of course, the final score was 31-17. The 28-0 score was at halftime. More evidence how worthless much of the preaseason is.
As for Quincy Black, Joe thought he played well last week, but Black’s got a mountain to prove on the field. And Joe would say that even if the Bucs hadn’t guaranteed him $11 million.