Bucs Have Learned How To Use Quincy Black

June 30th, 2010

One of the excuses floated when future Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks was jettisoned like a used beer cup was to get Quincy Black more playing time.

With few exceptions, Black didn’t exactly remind Joe of Brooks, unless fans wished Brooks was back.

Things should look better for Black this season, so the Bucs linebacker said. That’s because Raheem the Dream has learned how to utilize his skills, so reports Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.

While Black played strongside linebacker, he often was asked to play far off the line of scrimmage. Once Tampa Bay realized Black (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) was better utilized closer to the ball, Bucs coach Raheem Morris changed his strategy.

“We went a little more under front because of a guy like Quincy Black,” Morris said. “I don’t know if we ever had a linebacker with Quincy Black’s physique, rush ability, how big he is, how strong he is, how physical he is and also fast.

“We were able to take advantage of some of his strengths.”

Bucs fans are hoping that now that Raheem the Dream has a season under his belt he has learned quite a bit. Joe hopes one of these lessons is how to get the most out of Black, which could go a long way to improving a subpar defense.

23 Responses to “Bucs Have Learned How To Use Quincy Black”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    I think Raheem is under-rated for his DC abilities. He knows how to use talent, get them motivated and doesn’t let pride and ego get in the way (see Jim Bates).
    I think we see a lot of maturation this year.

  2. Mauha Deeb Says:

    The Dream might be a top tier HC/DC. It seems to be working for the Cowboys, albeit they have a much, much, much, much, much, much, much better OC.

  3. TJ Says:

    Not trying to be negative nancy but What was Black’s stats last year cuase men lie women lie stats dont. This under they use him in he rush’s the passer I dont think black had more than 5 sacks last year or even 5 TFl’s I have been wrong before though. Just think we have alot of hope on Defense to the Crowder’s, Kyle moore’s, Bennet’s of the world in reality they stank it up. I am a Bucs fan but I am also realstic Do I expect Kyle Moore who had 0 sacks last year to jump up to 10 sacks I have more faith in a lottery ticket

  4. Louie Says:

    Wasn’t that the plan last year (to use Black on the DLine in certain situations)? I hope it actually WORKS this year.

    @Mauha Deeb: “The Dream might be a top tier HC/DC”. Yea, a 3-13 season would make someone think that — kook-aid drinker!

  5. eric Says:

    “The Dream might be a top tier HC/DC”

    MEDIC MEDIC, man down……………………….

  6. Danny R. Says:

    “The Dream might be a top tier HC/DC”

    DC maybe, but definitely not HC. Definitely gotta check if “Mauha Deeb” is on the Bucs payroll…

  7. bucfanjeff Says:

    I notice mostly negative fans(?) come to joebucsfan….sheesh.

  8. sgw94 Says:

    Not sure what happened but my comment was eated. Ill repost an explanation on my blog

  9. sgw94 Says:

    See if this works.


  10. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Louie There is no traction to any reply you have made to me. Go to a mirror, take a good look at yourself and don’t tell anyone what you see. The fact that you overlooked the “might” in my comment shows that you didn’t even think for a second after you read it. You simply replied in spite for spites sake. Go to Abe’s Mugs, get some good food in you, and come back when you have something relevant to say.

  11. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Let me reiterate HC/DC with an emphasis on the DC. I was commenting that The Dream maybe a top tier DC(I had to put HC in because, well because he is a HC). Wade Phillips is by far and large a better HC than The Dream. Next time I’ll leave out the HC since so many of you are prepared to smash any and everything that is The Dream and rightfully so.

  12. Bucnjim Says:

    One of the effects of not being able to stop the run is teams are content to just run. The Bucs were behind all year long so teams would just line up and physically dominate us up the middle. There for Ruud would get his tackle count up and the DE’s would do nothing more than redirect the runners. I know all about the lack of good players on the D line last year but you can’t get a sack when the QB is handing off the ball 80% of the time. The Bucs had better start to get some 3 & out’s this year or it will just be a continuation of last years efforts. No Defensive Stops = No Offensive oportunity as well. Teams aren’t going to throw the ball until you can stop the huge leak in the middle of the run defense.

  13. JimBuc Says:

    Mauha Deeb — you must be new. This is not a place to post anything that is even remotely positive about Morris. Even if you qualify your comment with a “may” or a “might,” the Gruden Fan Club, which is also the Morris Hate Club, will come and get you! Watch out!

  14. oar Says:

    Out of the shadows, it’s the comment gua…..oops I forgot I promised not to hurt anyones feelings again. Sorry brain fart.

  15. JimBuc Says:

    oar — you hurt my feelings! well, not really. Now on to the substance.

    Mauha Deeb said Morris might be a good DC/HC. After one post that was responsive to the article, three posters zoomed in to challenge Muaha Deeb’s post, not to respond to Joe’s article (wait, I thought I was the one who did that??) In order, Louie (a card carrying member of the GFC/MHC), Eric (the co-president of the GFC/MHC) and Danny R (a new member of the GFC/MHC) all jumped on MD, even breaking out the ever-popular claim that MD might be “on the Bucs payroll.”

    LOL. Oar, what was it you call me? “Comment guardian”? I am sensing a double standard. If you comment on another poster’s comment by expressing a pro-Bucs sentiment you are a “comment guardian” or a comment Nazi.” If you comment on another poster’s comment but you bash Morris or the Bucs, no title? Hmmmmm…..nice.

  16. oar Says:

    JimBuc, Do you have any sense of humor or why is everything so serious with you?
    BTW not everyone on the Raheem-joyous-OTAs-wagon is a Gruden lover or have some underlying hate agenda for the firing of Gruden. Contrary to “your” opinion, I know several friends and co-workers who hated Gruden and still think Raheem is a joke as headcoach. I guess, unfortunately some of those people aren’t on these blogs to voice thier opinion on it.

  17. JimBuc Says:

    oar — tone gets lost. I was joking actually. Maybe it came across as a defensive? Not as I intended.

    I agree that not all members of the MHC are members of the GFC. I am actually a member of the GFC, but I also acknowledge his shortcomings. I am not a member of the MHC, but I agree that Morris has a long way to go to being a good HC. I am just for letting the guy have a real opportunity.

  18. oar Says:

    JimBuc, I guess it didn’t then, but its cool. I too, am for giving the man his chance(s). I hope he can continue to have the defense achieving and hope Olsen can get the offense clicking, it’s just suspect to me and hard not to laugh at some of the things said and done, this year and last. I too liked Gruden. I just don’t think he is or was as bad as some folks think or post on here.
    BTW I don’t mind any nicknames. My wife and brother have made me numb to those. As long as its funny or makes us laugh, I’m in.

  19. JimBuc Says:

    oar — I suspect that neither Morris nor Gruden are as bad as some claim.

  20. oar Says:

    JimBuc, I agree, did hell freeze over? Was that a pig that just flew by my 2nd floor office window?

  21. eric Says:

    I don’t care if you say there is .000000001 chance that Morris will become a top tier HC, you still need a medic!

  22. JimBuc Says:

    Eric — right on cue with your fair, balanced and objective analysis. What time does the GFC/MHC meeting start Mr. President?

  23. safety Says:

    I think stats lie easily as much as men and women. The phrase “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” comes to mind.
    No matter what, Black will be fun to watch.
    It’s good that Coach Morris has faith in his players.