Quincy Black Was A Slacker

August 10th, 2010

Fans got a look at Quincy Black improving in his first season as a starter last year, and Raheem The Dream has expressed very high hopes for the fourth-year linebacker this season.

Yesterday, Raheem The Dream explained in more detail during his news conference that Black’s growth on the field is part of a personal transformation — from slacker to hard worker.

“Quincy Black is a guy I talked to a lot. He told me. Admittedly so, He said, ‘i kinda coasted through those first two years.’ And he said, ‘it’s my own fault.’ He said, ‘then i developed just a hunger and an itch,” Raheem The Dream said. “Once he became our starting SAM [linebacker], you really started to see the kid get better and better every week. And developed into just a freak athlete man out there.

And now, he’s at that point of his career where he’s going to either, you know, ascend to just greatness, or he’s just going to be, you know, OK. And the decision he’s making right now has got all of greatness pointing towards him.”

Ultimately, players have to be self motivated. And Joe is as hopeful as the next guy about Black.

Joe does find it odd that Black didn’t have his head completely in the right place during the Monte Kiffin era. And Joe remembers the story of Gaines Adams not giving his all in the weight room at that time. And Geno Hayes saying that he didn’t watch film in 2008.

Given those three scenarios, it seems to Joe that something was going wrong when it came to Gruden, Kiffin and young defensive players.

29 Responses to “Quincy Black Was A Slacker”

  1. Gary Says:

    Maybe the slacking was because Monte had the D all set and the young guys knew they werent going to play soon? Thats the only thing I can think of.

    I’m not going to blame Gruden for that, it should have been Monte pushing them.

  2. oar Says:

    It’s Gruden’s fault, don’t you guys know anything. Kiffin leaving to coach with son, Gruden’s fault. Blackouts, Gruden’s fault. Clayton sucks, Gruden’s fault. Crappy econmy, yep Gruen’s fault. Crappy presidency, Guden’s fault. Damn oil spill was even Gruden’s fault. CaptTim’s captsized canoe trip, Gruden’s fault. The list goes on and on.

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    That was what you expected from a Gruden team. The guy had no skills at coaching- especially young players! It was like a big slumber party at One Buc Place! Kiffin had been so castratrated by the Lil Dictator that he was helpless to enforce any discipline. No wonder this team was struggling for mediocrity for years! No coaching, no rules, no discipline. It’s a wonder weveven managed to stay around .500! Thank the lord those days are finally over, like a curse has been removed from the team! If I even hear the name Gruden, I have to spit! ( ok, here they come ! Lol)

  4. eric Says:

    Guys weren’t fired up to play for Monte?

    Wow, just think how good his defenses would have been if they were fired up!

    As usual, Rah will straighten this situation out and improve that sorry Kiffin legacy.

  5. oar Says:

    CaptTim, No disipline with Gruden as head coach? Oh that’s right, it’s nothing like the tough disipline law Raheem has laid down on the team. LOL!

  6. oar Says:

    BTW “If I even hear the name Gruden, I have to spit!” And here I thought you were a classy naval swab?

  7. McBuc Says:

    OAR…Capt Tim is just chumming the water.

  8. JimBuc Says:

    They knew they would never get on the field.

  9. Matt Says:

    The only problem with Kiffin is that there never seemed to be as much competition for ‘set’ jobs. If you were the starter and playing okay, you were pretty much penciled in for the next year. I think that’s what guys like Hayes and Black experienced.

    That being said, I hope we have the right guys around to push their buttons.

  10. eric Says:

    Rah’s special motivational recipe took us to such fantastic heights in year one, just can’t wait for the sequel.

    Hopefully Mr. Black’s “itch” and new found freakish athlete status will permeate with the lads.

    I vote for “you know, ascend” vs. “you know, ok”.

    you know?

  11. oar Says:

    McBuc, Didn’t know tide pools needing chumming? Seems to me, he’s chumming for crappie!

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yup, oar! Raheem is Laying down the LAW! After years of anarchy and party time, it can’t be easy! But finally, we look like a team again! Now excuse me, somebody said Gruden again, so I have to spit! 🙂

  13. eric Says:

    What the hell did that idiot Monte Kiffen know about defense, anyhow.

    Good riddance!

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    There Eric- more concrete evidence that Lil Chucky was incompetent! The articles keep pouring in, all stating that Chucky was a clueless coach, who lucked into another coach’s superBowl team! Soon, the first articles on “the revolt” will surface, and the truth will be unavoidable! Your journey to the darkside of Chucky knowledge is almost complete

  15. oar Says:

    Yeah, I guess Callahan of the Raiders lucked into that SuperBowl too?

  16. eric Says:

    Captain Tim,

    I don’t know about a revolt.

    But revolting would be a good description of the upcoming season, with these clowns in charge.

    You still predicing an 8-8 season? Id like a piece of that action.

    Or. are you all talk?

  17. McBuc Says:

    oar, I use that one all the time. The fact is Gruden won the SB, so did Dungy with the Indy. Dungy may have won one in Tampa if they did not fire him, you never really know. Morris gives allot of credit to Gruden and Kiffin, so this is just a goofy fan thing. I choose to support the guy that is there ands hope he improves, it appears he has been moving in the right direction so I do not understand why people do not want to give the guy a chance. Also, there is nothing anyone can do about it, so why not have fun and hope the team wins. I would stop watching if I was the typre of fan Javier is. It just does not seem like fun, or love of the team that he has claimed to be a fan of.

  18. oar Says:

    McBuc, I’m one of those that questioned the “move”(the move – to replace Gruden with a promoted unexperienced Raheem) and still do, but I am willing to give him a chance. So far? Nothing mind-blowingly impressive, but the season is soon upon us and we will find out!

  19. lightningbuc Says:

    Quincy developed an itch? Yikes. Probably from one too many chest bumps from the coach. I knew Raheem never should have told those guys to take their underwear off and put their face on people. I hope Black gets that checked out.

  20. McBuc Says:

    oar, and that is reasonable. There is no guarantee the Bucs win a game, but there is no guarantee they will be as bad as last year either. This site is starting to be like reading posts on TBO…well, not that bad.

  21. Capt.Tim Says:

    Ok Eric- what’s ya think? You said 0-3 wins . How much? I said 8-8 if Freeman plays at least 12 games- how much?

  22. eric Says:


    Well since you are confident they will win 8 it is simple.

    If they win 7 or less, I win.

    How much? You name it.

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    I got it! Money won’t hurt us(much!) how ‘ bout this ? If you win, I wear an I love Chucky t shirt in front of the stadium . You gotta wear a” Raheem is my dream” t- shirt

  24. eric Says:

    Your on Captain.

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nope, then we are betting my prediction. You’ve been Buc bashing to long to slide – you said 0-3 wins max! You believe it, or was that hater B S ?

  26. eric Says:

    Ok, we split the difference and make it over under six wins?

    Hating is one thing, betting another!

  27. oar Says:

    T-shirts? Come on guys, make it last! How about tatooes?

  28. Jonny Says:

    I like the idea of tattoos.

  29. oar Says:

    oops… “tattoos”. I can’t spell worth krap!