Former Bucs center and captain Jeff Faine opened up about the Bucs in an interview with J.P. Peterson on 1010 AM by way of JoeBucsfan.com.
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 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 a 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.