Jeff Faine Returns

August 29th, 2012

Many Bucs fans have been bellowing for a return of Jeff Faine to help the Bucs fill the void left by Davin Joseph, but that’s not happening.

The former Bucs captain and players union man Faine is a new center for the Bengals, Associated Press reported this afternoon.

Cincinnati lost starting center Kyle Cook and Chucky’s brother, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, will hand the ball to Faine, who had been training in the Orlando area. It’s quite a stroke of fortune for Faine, who goes from his couch, albeit surely a luxurious one, to a key role for a playoff team.

Joe wishes Faine well.

8 Responses to “Jeff Faine Returns”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    They were desperate. We are not. Despite what a handful of panicky fans might have you believe.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I was glad to see Faine go, to be honest. Tampa will be just fine, even w/o Joseph. We will either find a cast off player, or go with what we have.

  3. Miguel Grande Says:

    I wonder if Cincinnati has the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 gauntlet torture tests or if they are an adult organization that trusts players to show up in top condition. That would allow Faine to get right to work.

    Maybe, the Bengals just gave him a better offer, but I wonder. Maybe, Joe can get a phone interview once he settles in?

  4. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    “…or if they are an adult organization that trusts players to show up in top condition.”

    The Bucs sure didn’t earn that right based on their 2011 performance.

  5. NJBucsFan Says:


    Have you played any type of organized sports? I’ve played multiple sports at multiple levels and there has been some type of conditioning or try out test since middle school. These are professional atheletes and if they want to get paid they should be tested. The military requires testing every year and if you don’t pass your put on a plan to make you pass. You bring this up on multiple stories and have sounded like an idiot each time. Get a clue.

  6. JerseyBucsfan Says:

    LoL. Seemed a bit mis leading. Here’s to hoping we find our guy today

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    @Michelle Pequeno

    Every single team in the NFL has conditioning tests that must be passed. Remember Haynesworth in DC? Shanahan worked him to a pulp and wouldn’t let him join the group until he passed. He whined and complained but eventually submitted and eventually passed it. No organization trusts players to just show up in shape. They are monitored, tested and re-tested if necessary. What a complete dimwit you are for continuing to bring up such a meaningless subject. Grow up or go away.

  8. lurker Says:

    and that didn’t last that long. miquel back with hos conspiracy theory.