Former Bucs Making NewsJuly 30th, 2012
A handful of nuggets here about some former Bucs, including Saltines and anchovies peddler Jeff Faine, the man who displayed quite a bit of class saying he agreed with his offseason release from the Bucs.
Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz penned a piece on Faine yeterday that states Faine has been working his own version of three-a-days and expects to sign a new contract soon.
That could happen very shortly. After negotiating with two NFL teams, Faine indicated over the weekend that he is hopeful of signing with one of them within a day or two.
Of course, one has to wonder whether Faine could land in Washington, where it seems discarded Bucs go these days to end their careers.
And that leads Joe to Raheem Morris. During an interview on NFL Network today, Redskins veteran CB D’Angelo Hall repeatedly referred to Raheem as “Coach Raheem,” a title rarely heard during Raheem’s days in Tampa. “Rah” was the most popular way players referred to him. And Joe’s heard other “Coach Raheem” references out of Washington.
Perhaps Raheem is demanding more respect? Hall also said how sharp Raheem is and how “not a day goes by that we just don’t enjoy our meetings, man. We’re just having so much in there.”
Speaking of fun, Briscoe delivered a great laugh, via The Free Lance-Star in Virginia.
Briscoe, 22, didn’t attend the Buccaneers’ voluntary offseason workout program because, he said Saturday, he “had a bunch of personal stuff going on at the house” that has been taken care of. That led to the coaching staff putting him through a conditioning test, which he did not pass and was cited as a reason for his release.
“The conditioning test? Everyone didn’t pass,” Briscoe said. “I feel that was a big reason why – it stuck out with me not passing because I wasn’t there through the offseason training, so they made it seem like I’m not conditioned. [I am]. I’ve just got to take advantage of the opportunity that I have now.”
So everyone failed the conditioning test, Briscoe? Nice way to lie about your old teammates.
Barrett Ruud is battling for a starting job in Seattle, where “Film don’t lie” Antonio Bryant, one of Joe’s favorite Bucs of the Raheem era, is trying to revive his career. Bryant often referred to himself in the third person, but now he’s “The Corvette.”