Advantage Saints In NFC South, Faine SaysMay 25th, 2011
The esteemed Bucs captain Jeff Faine says there’s a team in the NFC South that’s got a serious edge if the NFL Lockout extends deep into the summer or beyond.
Sadly, he’s not on the same page as rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, who had said he believes the Bucs’ youth will give them a post-lockout advantage.
Faine likes the Saints, so he told J.P. Peterson on WQYK-AM 1010 Tuesday evening.
J.P. Peterson: Looking around your division, you think anyone would have an advantage [if the lockout extends to late August]?
Faine: Yeah, I think that New orleans, especially, with the pieces that they’ve had in place for some time. Not much change. You’ve got a hell of a quarterback that’s leading his team in an offseason program. Those guys have played together for some time. They’ve had the same coordinator in Sean Payton and also the head coach for some time. I don’t think there’s a better duo when it comes to head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterback relationship in the league than those two.
Faine may be exactly right, but his style of presenting himself as captain of the Bucs makes Joe ill.