Quincy Black is Gone

March 14th, 2013

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Joe takes no pleasure or joy in typing this. None at all.

Bucs linebacker Quincy Black has been cut because of the nerve damage he suffered last year and it is clear he will be unable to return.

Now Joe knows he has been Black’s harshest critic. Until this past season, Joe just could not understand how Black was re-signed by Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik, or was even on the field.

Black, until 2012, was about as invisible of a linebacker as Joe had ever seen. Good running backs, like the Rams’ Steven Jackson, literally ran rings around him. And Joe literally means “rings.” Ever see a guy run around a light pole? That’s exactly what Jackson did to Black, as did other top running backs.

Joe can only believe Black improved because he finally had a defensive coach who had a friggin’ clue. Black’s play was actually decent, bordering on good. Yes, Joe is serious.

Look, if you are an strongside linebacker on the NFL’s top rush defense, you are doing something right. Joe remembers the depressing body language of Greg Schiano when Black was hurt, and Schiano said Black was finally starting to hit the promise the Bucs always had for him.

No player wants his NFL career to end when it does. Father Time is undefeated. But no player, nor any thoughtful fan, wants to see a guy leave the game under the circumstances under which it appears Black is leaving.

22 Responses to “Quincy Black is Gone”

  1. Patrick Says:

    I wish Quincy Black well.

    Aside from that, Sean Smith and Brent Grimes are now GONE along with Michael Bennett.

    Pull off the Revis trade! Take our chances!

  2. netto Says:

    Good luck and Godspeed Q…. hope the best for you.

  3. travis Says:

    I hope he can recover and have quality of life again.

    Joe, is there any news on Roy Miller? Continuity on the d line is a must.

  4. Joe Says:

    Joe, is there any news on Roy Miller?

    No, and don’t expect any for some time.

    Miller’s market is very limited. Don’t think he will be signed by anybody this week. He’s like a third- or fourth-tier free agent.

    Joe fully expects to see him back with the Bucs. That is not coming from any inside information. Just Joe’s gut feeling.

  5. Bucfan4life7 Says:

    This really is sad news on Quincy Black as it looks like his football career is over. He really was turning the corner and it is a shame what happen but thank god he didn’t end up paralyzed. I wish the best for Quincy Black and whatever he chooses to do in the future and also wish him good health.

  6. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    God Bless Q. Your body and life is more important than football. Good luck with whatever it is you do after football.

  7. RastaMon Says:

    I wish him well…..nerve injuries are the worst….

  8. Jrock Says:

    I was never a big fan of black, but I really hope his injury isn’t a lifelong ordeal.

  9. Jr Says:

    How much cap does this move free up ?

  10. 4everBucsFan Says:

    Our first draft pick will be Ezekiel Nana “Ziggy” Ansah if he’s there at 13, if we still have 13.

  11. Matt Says:

    @patrick…last i heard grimes is still available…the original report about him resigning with atlanta was false

  12. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I met him once and he was a true gentleman. Your normal life is so much more important than your football life so I hope that he can lead a normal life. God Bless Him.

  13. ElioT Says:

    Hey the Bucs resigned Corvey Irvin and Jacob Cutrera!!!!!!!


  14. st. louis Bucs fan Says:

    good luck Q!! now we need to sign CB Cason and LB Dansby then complete the trade for Revis. cut Wright and with Quincy retiring that should free up $12 mil in cap space i believe. lets get it done!! BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!

  15. andres Says:

    Bad news. He was really coming on.

  16. Westcoastbucsfans Says:

    Bennett to Seattle on a 1yr 5mil deal. Flat out ridiculous.

  17. Killian Says:

    Bennett to Seahawks 1 year 5 mil

  18. Mike J Says:

    As a person, Quincy,get well & prosper. As a player, glad you’re gone.

  19. Paul Says:

    Bennett for 5mil/yr, Bucs must’ve really hated him…geeze.

  20. 76buc76 Says:

    The Buc’s free agency class is a joke!!!They let Bennett walk for 5M!!!Overpayed for Goldston by a million.Let all these 5M corner’s go leaving them with no leverage in this Revis deal.3M for a backup OLB and crappy WR Olgltree.So know what sign Osi for 7M per for 4year’s.Give Grimes 14M per.Very very disappointed so far!!!!

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Hope he get’s better. Glad he’s gone.

    I think Bucs will draft DT, CB, LB in that order.

  22. Paul Says:

    He was finally starting to play half decent. Kind of like when they told Sabby to get more physical and he goes out next game and ko’s himself.