Maximizing one’s talent is exactly what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are
doing with outside linebacker Quincy Black. Joe Barry, explained that Black will be an every down player in 09′ for a defense that will use his talents in a “hybrid” type role.
“You’ve got to find a way to keep an explosive athlete like that on the field, You don’t realize he’s that big because he can move and change direction. One thing that is special with Quincy is even if he doesn’t get a great key, a great read or even if he makes a false read, he’s so fast, so quick and so explosive he physically can make up for a potential mistake,” Barry said.
As we alluded to a few days ago, in reference to the pressure packages that will be on display under Bates’ calling plays. The team is putting different blitz packages in daily.
“Coach (Bates) puts a new blitz in almost every day,” Black said.
Tight end Kellen Winslow figures to be a match-up nightmare for opposing defensive coordinator’s with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski plan of splitting him out wide to take advantage of his athleticism.
Corner back Elbert “Talented Beast” Mack, has put on a clinic during the first week of training camp, but has never let his size be a factor in determining what he does on the field.