Chat with Quincy Black
ESPN.com's Scouts Inc. has evaluated every player in the draft and this is what they say about Black: ''Black is a high-motor player that rarely makes mistakes. He possesses good range versus the run and he has developed into a playmaker as a pass rusher. However, he is undersized and will have problems taking on blockers versus the run in the NFL. He also needs to polish his cover skills. In our opinion, Black is a developmental project with enough upside to warrant late-round consideration in the 2007 draft class.''
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Buzzmaster (1:56 PM)
Hey Quincy, what do you think your greatest strength is when you start playing on Sundays?
Quincy Black (1:57 PM)
My versatility is going to be my greatest strength. I played so many positions throughout my career. I showed my versatility.
bigdog, Antioch TN
would you feel more comfortable in the strong safety role are the OL role. with such speed i would think safety is an option?
Quincy Black (1:58 PM)
Safety is an option, but I want to be on the field. Whatever the team asks me to do, I'll do. If they pick me and want me to be a part of the team, I don't think they'll put me in a position where I can't help the team.
Hi Quincy, If you could compare yourself with any LB in the NFL, who would it be and why? Thanks, and good luck in the draft.
Quincy Black (1:59 PM)
I would have to say Peterson from Seattle. He's very versatile.
Mark H. (Bowling Green, OH)
Who was the toughest RB to tackle that you faced in college?
Quincy Black (2:00 PM)
Moore. He was a teammate of mine in 04 and 05. That guy is very slippery. I'm going with him.
Jeff, Albuquerque, New Mexico
First of all, awesome job this season and congrads on a great combine. What are goals for the upcomming NFL season? Go LOBOS!
Quincy Black (2:00 PM)
First of all, thanks. Secondly, my first goal is to make an NFL roster. Everything after that is all about the team. Whatever I need to do to make the team better is what I'm aiming for.
Nate (Waukesha, WI)
How much of a influence is Brian Urlacher on your style of play, and Lobo football in general
Quincy Black (2:02 PM)
Brian Urlacher is a great influence. He does so much and he makes the university visible. He's the face of New Mexico football. He's done a great job of representing New Mexico football. He's someone to compare yourself to, because you always look to the greats. I have a lot to do to get to his level.
chapout (baton rouge )
who would you like to tackle in the pro
Quincy Black (2:02 PM)
That's a funny question. I'd have to think about that. I don't know. Someone who hasn't been tackled before. I want to be the first one to do it.
Brian (Canton, NY)
Your critics are saying that you are undersized for a linebacker. (1) How would you respond?; and (2) Do you think you could move to strong safety in the NFL, given your speed and vertical?
Quincy Black (2:03 PM)
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Maybe I'm not 6-5, 260. I think my size is more than adequate to play in the NFL.
Hey Q, how would like to play LB next to another famous Lobo? Have you talked with the Bears?
Quincy Black (2:05 PM)
That's a compound question. I would love to play next to Brian Urlacher. He has a lot of miles in the game. He's been to the Pro Bowl. He's been the defensive player of the year. Any young linebacker would love to play with him. I've talked to most of the teams in the league, but they haven't shown any more interest than any others.
Hey man. Just a real quick question here. What is it like to be entering the NFL Draft and who if any team would you like to be drafted to? Thanks for your time.
Quincy Black (2:06 PM)
It's a great feeling to know that I have the opportunity to be playing in the NFL. It shows you how hard work and sacrifice where it will take you. It's been a long road, but there's some gratification in it. But all of my goals have not been reached yet. I still have some work to do.
bigdog, Antioch TN
Quincy, I have seen you play and think that you are great at point of attack. have you gained size and worked on your cover skils?
Quincy Black (2:07 PM)
I've gotten stronger in pretty much every area. The workouts have been specialized. I think that I'm one of the best if not the best cover LBs in this draft. I haven't done too much work on that in particular.
Seth (Santa Fe, NM)
Quincy, thank you, for all your efforts to Lobo Football. As a kid, who was your favorite NFL team, and what team now possesses the defensive scheme that you could excel in?
Quincy Black (2:08 PM)
Thank you for your support of New Mexico football. I'm from Chicago, so I follow the Bears. I grew up following them.
Hey Quincy, it was great to see you take the Lobos to a bowl this year when you weren't projected to, what was your most memorable game while you were here? Thanks for all you did and good luck on draft day.
Quincy Black (2:09 PM)
My most memorable game at New Mexico...There were a few that stood out. When we played Texas Tech in 2004. We won by a field goal. The first bowl game that I played in in 2004, the Emerald Bowl. Then in 2005, against Missouri, we were underdogs and were expected to get blown out, but we came out with a W. Every game that I played in at New Mexico has been memorable and I enjoyed the time I spent here.
Rio ((Bellevue, Wa))
If you got the chance to play along with one other defensive player in the NFL, who would it be?
Quincy Black (2:11 PM)
A LBs best friend is the D-line. So any of the great guys up there. So, a shout out to the defensive linemen who don't get the recognition they deserve.
Lars (Portland, OR)
Quincy, would a defense like the Seahawks work well with your skill set, in that they could use you in 3-4 different positions thoughout the season?
Quincy Black (2:12 PM)
I'm not familiar with the defense that they run, so it wouldn't be wise for me to say how I would if into their defense. Because I don't know the intricacies of it.
Did you talk to the Giants at all ? We could use a pass rushing LB now that LaVar is done
Quincy Black (2:13 PM)
I spoke informally with some of the Giants scouts. I haven't met them formally, but I've spoken to them informally.
Erik (Los Angeles, CA)
Quincy, who really impressed you (from your position group) at the combine?
Quincy Black (2:14 PM)
Patrick Willis looked very fluid and good doing the drills. Everyone performed very well. It was great to see all the guys wanting to compete at the combine. A lot of guys choose not to, so I want to give all the guys credit for going out there and competing.
Tillie (Pasadena, CA)
Is Rocky Long taking the Lobo Football Program in the right direction? And what is stopping UNM from becoming the premiere program in the MWC?
Quincy Black (2:17 PM)
I love the direction that Rocky Long has for the program. I think for the program to be successful, the guys have to work harder. The coaching staff is good. It's just wanting it a little bit more and I think New Mexico could be big.
Quincy Black (2:19 PM)
Thanks for all the kind words. I still have some work to do. Thanks for everything and thanks for having me on. I really appreciate.