Former Bucs Making News

July 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.”

32 Responses to “Former Bucs Making News”

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    I liked Rah and really hoped for the best when he was here. I wore my blinders and rose colored shades, but this is all sounding like a big Circus now. I can hear the stories now, “RGIII is just awesome, but he has no speed at WR or weapons to use”. He’ll be a 1000 yd rushing QB for sure, playing run for your life with Jeff Faine holding his lower back and blocking one handed, calling the wrong protections. I had no idea Ruud was still in the league, but at least he is better than all the other cast-aways on Shanahan’s Isle.

  2. JonnyThumper Says:

    Where’s Sabatino?

  3. Have A Nice Day Says:

    It didn’t sound as if he was saying no one passed the test. Just not everyone.

  4. Kennedy Says:

    He said “everyone didn’t pass”

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    He meant to say that others didn’t pass the test either but he was sent packing for it. He wasn’t lying.

  6. william Says:

    All he said was everyone did not pass, meaning he was not the only one that failed.

  7. Vic Says:

    Let’s face it. We don’t know what he said, other than that he whined like a school girl.

  8. Sambizle Says:

    William is correct that’s easy to see. And he didn’t whine about it either…. “I’ve just got to take advantage of the opportunity that I have now.” That sounds like taking it like a grown-up and moving on.

  9. Architek Says:

    I hate when people do not accept accountability for their own actions. He didnt pass, what does it matter what the other players did or did not do?

  10. Big Marlon B Says:

    He said “everyone didn’t pass” which is the equivalent of “everyone failed”. What this uneducated mongoloid meant to say was “not everyone passed”. There is a big difference between the 2, and anyone with a decent grasp on the English language should be able to differentiate.

    Joe is right….although I don’t think Briscoe was lying, he is just too dumb to realize he didn’t say it properly. Sure he has talent, but everyone at this level does. I prefer the smart, hard working guys any day of the week. Work ethic issues are the same reason he dropped to the 6th round in the 2010 draft. Good riddance u lazy bastard.

  11. Paul Says:

    I think Antonio Bryant is trying out for Seattle as well.

  12. Paul Says:

    out of shape Antonio Bryant*

  13. Paul Says:

    Joe, bad reading dude! Brisco was being a stand up guy and said only nice things. He used improper grammar and a double negative, but meant to say not everyone passed.

  14. Paul Says:

    Whats your agenda against Briscoe. Wheres the part of the quote that he lauds Greg Schiano and how good of a coach he is? Wouldn’t fit your agenda? Maybe you should try political reporting.

  15. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Paul – First off, if Joe had some sort of agenda, Joe wouldn’t have offered the link to the entire story on Briscoe. Joe follows accepted copyright protocol, unlike other outlets, and only reprints small portions of articles, versus large percentages of stories or entire stories, and encourages readers to read the whole piece.

    Second, all Joe wrote was that Briscoe delivered a “great laugh” and “lied about his teammates.”

    This is an opinion-driven website that works hard to deliver facts and reporting as well. Joe doesn’t hide his opinions.

  16. princespanky Says:


    Briscoe did indeed mean that not everyone passed. However I think if you play a skill position there is absolutely zero reason to not pass. So maybe Briscoe looked over and there was a bunch of lineman that didn’t pass….. he should still not be ok with his own failure. The reality is that all the stud receivers passed easily. If he wants to be the best he better show up ready to work.

    Bye Bye Briscoe you are the weakest link, enjoy your baby mama drama.

  17. BucPacker Says:

    @Paul – Antonio Bryant is mentioned here and why do you shoot the messenger. If Joe didn’t have likes and dislikes and opinions this site would be almost worthless

  18. Bobby Says:

    No way a WR should fail the conditioning test. Briscoe has some serious issues and I’m glad we cut him.

  19. Pinnacl3 Says:

    Yea. That was pretty much GARBAGE about Briscoe. Whichever “JOE” wrote that should apply for FOX NEWS. The common reader/fan most definitely read that for what it really was saying. Spin doctors and Grammar Enthusiasts can do their best, but the intelligent reader won’t buy the reasoning(BS) behind calling this former player a liar.

  20. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Architek Says: July 31st, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I hate when people do not accept accountability for their own actions. He didnt pass, what does it matter what the other players did or did not do?


    I agree. I clicked on the link and read the article.

    “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.”

    1) He made no mention of the fact that his personal stuff going on at the house was a lie…and that he actually didn’t show because he felt going on a tv reality show with his girlfriend was more important.

    2) He made it sound like he had to take the conditioning test because he hadn’t been to the camps…when in fact EVERYONE had to pass that test.

    Paul…Joe was right.

  21. Pinnacl3 Says:

    @ Dutcher
    The writer did make it seem like he(Briscoe) had to take a conditioning test because he(Briscoe) didn’t attend OTA’s.I get that. In answering the questions asked,he(Briscoe) was as forthright as he could’ve been. He simply implied that he wasn’t the only player to fail the conditioning test. True statement. He didn’t lie.
    “JOE” was wrong.

  22. Paul Says:

    How did Briscoe lie?

  23. Pinnacl3 Says:

    @ Paul
    He didn’t lie. The school system failed. Reading Comprehension failed. The shot at Briscoe failed. You, Paul, are correct.

  24. Paul Says:

    @Paul – Antonio Bryant is mentioned here

    Why can’t I comment on that? I posted that it was an out of shape bryant trying out for the hawks. It didn’t say anything about that.

  25. Paul Says:

    Thats all I’m saying. Briscoe was trying to be professional in his interview but it’s getting taken out of perspective.

  26. Eric Says:

    Everyone didn’t pass means everyone didn’t pass.

    Meaning 100% of those taking the test did not pass. Not that everyone failed. He simply meant that others besides him failed and weren’t released. I artfully expressed but not a lie.

    Faine may be missed more than expected, and it would be cool if AB got back in the league. Dude had maybe the most spectacular receiving year ever by a buc in 08. Why not wish the man well along with Ruud and Rah?

    Keep opinions coming Joe, it is your site after all! Most everyone loves em.

  27. #1 Bucs Fan Says:

    @ Paul – BREAKING NEWS! Joe can write what ever he wants! He found a few excerpts from a story and decided to write about them since they were interesting. Not to be undone, he linked the story for those who wanted to read it in it’s entirety. The parts he cited were interesting indeed. I don’t like the fact that a player trying to make an NFL team quickly mentions that there were other players that failed the conditioning test. Worry about yourself, not anyone else. He didn’t show up to the preseason workout program which looks bad on a player trying to make a team with a new coaching staff. Then to come out and fail a conditioning test? seriously? And you are more worried about how Joe wrote the article? Hopefully you can’t vote. I’d hate to see you vote for a president because he talks good.

  28. Paul Says:

    #1 Bucs fan You are getting a little too personal. We can arrange a meeting if that’s what you are looking for.

  29. Paul Says:

    #1 Buc Fan Sorry, I happen to be a veteran and take my right to vote seriously. What have you done for us?

  30. #1 Bucs Fan Says:

    @ Paul
    Getting too personal? Relax dude, I don’t know you from Adam. I’m glad you take pride in your right to vote and now that I know you are a veteran, I thank you for the service you did for our country. I take pride in my right to vote as well but that doesn’t give me the right to threaten people on a blog because someone didn’t know my age. Looks like your guilty of “taking things out of perspective”.

  31. #1 Bucs Fan Says:

    @ Joe

    By the way, I liked this article. In fact, your articles always provide a realistic objective not found on a lot of websites. I’m not sure why your readers continue to bash you.

  32. BigMacAttack Says:

    Eric, it is funny that you can’t find as much love for current players as you can for the cast-offs. Once they leave I don’t care what they do. If they were former greats like Lynch and Sapp, totally different story, but the players you mention were mediocre on their best days. On bad days……. well that’s why they’re gone.