Faine Says Schiano’s Style “Desperately Needed”

July 6th, 2012

Former Bucs center and captain Jeff Faine, a man who Joe crossed swords with over the years, opened up on all things Bucs this evening to electronic media czar J.P. Peterson on 1010 AM.

In a stunning show of professionalism, Faine said the Bucs made the “right decision” to cut him (and the mega-millions left on his contract) and re-sign Jeremy Zuttah and sign Carl Nicks.

“I can understand the decision. They made an investment in Carl Nicks. Looking into the future and trying to build through youth, and I think it was the right decision,” Faine said. “I’m going to be playing for two, three more years, and they’re looking to build something to last.”

Faine went on to praise rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and how he communicated with Faine through the process that led to his release.

“I had a fantastic time. I have nothing but good things to say about this organization and how they do business,” Faine said. “I can’t be bitter. I still have years to play, and hopefully win games wherever I go.”

In rather telling commentary about the unraveling of the Bucs last season, Faine said Greg Schiano’s leadership style was “desperately needed.”

“Coach Morris will be a head coach again, but he’s gotta be a head coach of a very veteran team that can handle the style that he brings,” Faine said.

That’s not much of an endorsement for Raheem, considering he led the youngest team in the NFL to a 10-6 record in 2010.

Joe will have more goodies from Faine’s interview this weekend.

13 Responses to “Faine Says Schiano’s Style “Desperately Needed””

  1. Bobby Says:

    Hmm. interesting. It seems….er..wait a second…Thomas hasn’t posted yet with six paragraphs of anti-Rah venom followed by the usual suspects cheering him on. I guess I’ll wait….

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe, last paragraph???

  3. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Class act. It’s good he has a sense of reality and doesnt think he’s gods gift to football. Hope you are successful Jeff for however much longer you play.

  4. upthegut Says:

    I hope Rah becomes a head coach again……..for one of our NFC South rivals.

  5. GenocideD Says:


  6. Oregano Says:

    It’s a beautiful thing when players and management communicate like adults. I think Gruden’s downfall came when he would lie to a player’s face and then stab them in the back.

    Raheem seems like a very nice fellow.

  7. espo Says:

    Crossing swords? Ew

  8. Dini's Biceps Says:

    Every Coach has strengths & weaknesses for example: Tony Dungy needed a team that scores 35 points per game on Offense (b/c having a Defense for 5 years that held teams to 9 points wasn’t enuff)

  9. Eric Says:

    It’s a beautiful thing losing ten straight……

  10. Macabee Says:

    There was never any doubt about Faine being a smart businessman. And evidently, he still is! Practicing an old adage that says “never burn bridges”. You could be one high ankle sprain away from a telephone call and at considerably less money!

  11. Luther Says:

    espo…wrong kind of pirate…he’s talking Buccaneer, Caribbean type pirate.

  12. Brandon Says:

    In being cut, Faine has shown way more class than I ever did (and many others) in begging for him to be cut

  13. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Faine should consider Politics, when his football days are over.